Salvador Zarco Perello
I am a biologist with broad interests on the functioning of living organisms and their interaction with their environments at higher levels of organization. My research focuses on understanding patterns and processes of highly bio-diverse marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs and kelp forests. I am attracted to the study of phenomena that shape natural communities from top-down or bottom-up at different spatio-temporal scales. Right now I am engaged on the study of the early stages of tropicalization of temperate marine ecosystems, particularly on the range shifts of tropical herbivorous fish towards temperate ecosystems due to climate change, their ability to persist on these cold climates and their impact on habitat-forming macrophytes.