Ariadna Mecho

Ariadna Mecho

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement
&  Millennium Nucleus Center of Ecology and Sustainable Management of Oceanic Islands (ESMOI)

Research interests

My research is focused to analyze the resilience and adaptive capacity of mesophotic benthic communities (50 – 350 m depth) from oceanic islands and seamounts to climate-related hazards and other anthropogenic threats (i.e. marine litter). The results of that research will provide essential information for management plans that target the preservation and restoration of submarine islands and seamounts.


  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Unexplored diversity of the mesophotic echinoderm fauna of the Easter Island ecoregion | article
Mecho A, Easton EE, Sellanes J, Gorny M, Mah C (2019)
Mar Biol 166:1-17

Chile and the Salas y Gomez Ridge | chapter
Easton EE, Gorny M, Mecho A, Sellanes J, Gaymer CF, Spalding HL, Aburto J (2019)
in: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems () by Loya Y, Puglise KA, Bridge TCL
Environmental drivers of mesophotic echinoderm assemblages of the southeastern Pacific Ocean | article
Mecho A, Dewitte B, Sellanes J, van Gennip S, Easton EE, Gusmao JB (2021)
Front Mar Sci 8:574780

Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Dredging / trawling
Photographs (of Ariadna Mecho)

Research summary (from publications)