colors of the south pacific

Mayalen Zubia

Mayalen Zubia is a lecturer at the University of French Polynesia since 2013. Her research activities focus on the diversity of tropical marine flora (macroalgae and cyanobacteria) in the Indo-Pacific coral reefs, in using the integrative taxonomy (morphology, genetic, chemical ecology and microbial community) to better understand the variability of floral assemblages under natural and anthropogenic disturbances (overfishing, pollution, disease, …). In parallel, she’s working on numerous applied research projects for the valorization of this algal diversity.