Alejandra García

Predoctoral Researcher

a.g.cabanillas@strath.ac.uk

+34 942 20 16 16 Ext. 1333

Biography

Alejandra G.Cabanillas is completed a BSc Zoology at Swansea University and then an MRes in Biosciences applied at Evolutionary Game Theory, at Swansea University. For her PhD in mathematics and statistics, undertaken at the University of Strathclyde,  the aim is to understand the differences between individual-based and whole-forest modelling of kelp forest. The objectives are to develop, test and parameterise both the forest and individual-based models for a range of well studies sites around Scotland. To conduct model experiments to determine the extent, and under what conditions and parameter values, the whole-forest model is able to simulate the behaviour of the individual-based models. Conduct experiments with the models to determine the optimum harvesting strategy to ensure sustainable forest biomass and structure into the future.  

Currently she has received funding from the MASTS-SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme – Modelling to model productivity and sustainability of future macroalgae farming in the north Atlantic under various climate change scenarios here at IHCantabria. 

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