Anita Giraldo Ospina

Anita Giraldo Ospina

School of Biological Sciences and Oceans Institute
The University of Western Australia  ()

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre 64 Fairway Crawley, 6009 WA Australia
 +61 8 6488 4545

Research interests

I am a marine ecologist studying marine foundation species and their response to climate change related stressors. My research has included bio-physical interactions, oceanographic modelling and spatial modelling of species distribution. I am particularly interested in understanding how the ecology and processes driving benthic communities differ space, and in predicting how benthic ecosystem will change in response to ocean warming and impacts. My recent work as research associate in UWA has focused on the optimization of methods for long term benthic monitoring of offshore habitats.

Research platform experience
  SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)
  Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
  Dredging / trawling
  Sonar / Multibeam
  Drop / Towed Video
  Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
  Surface-deployed sensors and samplers
  In-situ instrumentation
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