SERL hosts Fiona Tomas Nash from Oregon State University and IMEDEA (Spain)
Fiona completed her Bachelor's and MSc at University of Barcelona, then her Ph.D. at the same unviersity under Javier Romero and Xavier Turon. She has since worked at Bodega Marine Laboratory, Scripps Intitute as well as the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes, Spain. She now holds professorship positions at Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados in Mallorca, Spain and Oregon State University. Fiona's research focuses on the processes and mechanisms that regulate the structure and functioning of marine benthic systems, with particular emphasis on how human activities transform them. See Fiona's lab website here.
Some of Fiona's publications
Tomas, F., A. Box, and J. Terrados. 2010. Effects of invasive seaweeds on feeding preference and performance of a keystone Mediterranean herbivore. Biological Invasions 13:1559–1570.
Tomas, F., X. Turon, and J. Romero. 2005a. Seasonal and small-scale spatial variability of herbivory pressure on the temperate seagrass Posidonia oceanica. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES 301:95–107.
Tomas, F., X. Turon, and J. Romero. 2005b. Effects of herbivores on a Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadow: importance of epiphytes. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES:1–11.