Email: dtorrespulliza@gmail.com
GitHub: 4reefs
Twitter: @4reefs
Scholar: zA6E3FUAAAAJ

History

  • 2019-present: Visiting Graduate Researcher at J Madin Lab, Hawai’i Inst. for Marine Biology, HI, USA
  • 2018-present: Ian Potter Doctoral Fellow at Lizard Island
  • 2016-present: PhD Candidate, Marine Quantitative Ecology, Dept of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 2006-2016: Founder President, Sinoptica, USA, Costa Rica, Brazil
  • 2002-2006: Research Assistant, Inst. for Marine Remote Sensing, University of South Florida, FL, USA
  • 2000-2002: Research Assistant, USGS Coastal & Marine Science Center, St Petersburg, FL, USA
  • 1997-1999: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geology, UPRM, PR, USA
  • 1996-1997: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, UPRM, PR, USA
  • 1992-1996: BA in Geography at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, PR, USA

Research

My research interests revolve around the use of cutting-edge technological approaches to understanding the hierarchy of mechanisms in reef geometric complexity underlying coral reef biodiversity. Specifically, I’m interested in quantifying and predicting the structural consequences of climate-associated disturbances and how these cascade along ecological lines affecting the functioning of coral reef ecosystems locally and regionally.