Emilia joined the PUR team in 2015 to develop the first marine based community project, combining coral reef restoration with mangrove conservation and agroforestry. Holding a Masters in Marine Biology and a Bachelor degree in Sustainable Development, she is perfectly placed to bridge the gap between marine and terrestrial environments. She previously gained experience conducting research in both laboratory and field environments and has published work on ecosystem resilience to human pressures.
Emilia is deeply passionate about preserving and regenerating biodiversity and she believes that empowering local communities to sustainably manage their natural resources is key to long-term environmental and social prosperity.
Main area of expertise:
– Coral reef restoration and coral transplantation
– Sustainable ecosystem management
– Scientific research, devising protocols for projects