Sonia Morón

I am a Master student in Biological Oceanography at the CAU University in Kiel. My main interest is in the impacts of climate change and multiple stressors on benthic ecosystems. For my master thesis, I focused on the effects of extreme events (Freshening and Heatwaves) on the performance of the sea star Asterias rubens.After my master I will start my PhD studies at the University of Quebéc in Chicoutimi, Canada in 2019. My PhD project will focus on the effects of multiple stressors (environmental and anthropogenic) on ecosystem functioning and benthic communities on the intertidal zone of the St Lawrence estuary. For this, I will perform in situand laboratory experiments to test changes in structure and species composition, and the effects that the combination of stressors can have on trophic interactions.