Mariana Fuentes is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, where she is developing systematic priorities for the management of marine mega-fauna to increase their resilience to climate change. Her broad scientific interest lies in informing the conservation and management of threatened marine mega-fauna in a changing climate. Most of her work has focused on investigating the potential impacts of climate change on sea turtles. Her scientific publications have enhanced the understanding of how sea turtles will be impacted by climate change, and her research outputs have been used by the Australian Government to guide their management of sea turtles in a changing climate. Her work has delivered knowledge and capacity at a variety of levels; it has promoted environmental concerns in relation to sea turtles, built capacity of local communities for participation in conservation initiatives and provided valuable information to aid the conservation of sea turtles.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4810, Australia