Claudia Patricia Ruiz-Diaz
As an investigator I look to make mathematical models of corals taking into consideration all possible environmental parameters that may affect them to be able to simulate the behavior and predict the long term growth of these organisms, individually as well as the reef as a whole. Parallel to this I am expanding my environmental knowledge to thus be able to couple environmental science with mathematical modeling. In this way I will be able to construct realistic models of marine organisms that include those factors that have degraded the quality of reefs in the last several decades. I also would like to expand into modeling of other organisms and also to acquire more tools that can be seen as effective solutions for those problems faced by the reef.