Magda Vila

Postdoc Researcher

My research focuses on the ecology of marine microalgae (phytoplankton and phytobenthos). In particular, I work on tiny algae that damage ecosystems or affect people’s health or well-being, the so-called Harmful Algal Blooms, and I am also interested in the impacts that people produce to the ocean. I am deeply convinced on the need to disseminate ocean science and educate society on ocean literacy. To this end, I have explored different tools of communication, science outreach and citizen participation through scientific projects.