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Yasmina Rodríguez

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Name

Yasmina Rodríguez

Position

Collaborator

Nationality

Spanish

Birthday

28 Feb

ORC ID

0000-0002-6910-3185

Ciencia ID

F016-4EFA-4EA6

OKEANOS ID

OKEANOS-14

COLLABORATOR OKEANOS MEMBER NO. 14
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About Yasmina Rodríguez

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I hold a Biology degree from the University of La Laguna (Spain) and a Master's in Marine Biology from the University of the Algarve (Portugal). My experience began with the Bioecomac-ULL group 'Cetaceans & Bioacoustics' in the Canaries, expanding into sea turtle conservation projects in remote and challenging environments in Cape Verde and the Galapagos Islands. After several short-term jobs in biology, I decided to transition again into academia. I spent six years as a research assistant at the IMAR/OKEANOS Centre, University of the Azores, focusing on marine litter pollution. Currently (2021 to 2025), I am working on my PhD in Marine Sciences, specializing in Marine Ecology through an FRCT grant. Although I am involved in several studies on plastic pollution in the environment (open ocean, coastal areas, or the deep sea), my main interest focuses on the issue of plastic ingestion and entanglement in marine megafauna. My research contributes to scientific knowledge but seeks to influence policies and initiatives aimed at reducing plastic contamination and preserving marine biodiversity. I am an active member of various OSPAR expert groups on marine litter, and support the Regional Government in reporting to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) concerning the Azores subdivision. At the national level, in partnership with the Regional Government, I collaborate with the National Marine Litter Working Group and the MSFD Marine Litter Technical Group (TG-ML).

Research areas

Primary areas of research

Marine debris and pollution Plastic contamination Monitoring Ecology Conservation Animal behaviour Policy

Research Techs

Technologies and techniques of interest

Ecological modelling Optical imagery (video, photography)

Organisms

Organisms with a greater spotlight

Marine Turtles Seabirds Cetaceans

Ecosystems

Ecosystems with a stronger research focus

Pelagic: Epipelagic Coastal Deep-Sea: Other

Labs

Laboratories where the user operates

Biological Sampling Wet Laboratory Optical Microscopy Cabinet I

Other areas

Other areas os interest

Scientific

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