Rolo Valentina Bautista
MS Student, Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Rolando Santos Corujo
My research project’s primary goal is to integrate coastal physical characteristics, coral species’ traits, and demographic rates into trait-based hypervolume models. This 3-dimensional modeling aims to determine functional quantification of benthic communities and species assembly patterns across varying environmental and disturbance gradients. The work conducted aims to support the management of coral reef ecosystems in Puerto Rico’s Northeast Marine Corridor.