Maria Andrea Pinones
Andrea Piñones received her PhD and M.S. degrees in Oceanography from the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO) - Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at Old Dominion University. Before she moved to the US she received a B.S. degree in Oceanography from the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile. For her dissertation she studied the circulation on the western Antarctic Peninsula and implications for biological production. This study focused on understanding the role of ocean circulation in providing retention/connectivity of Antarctic krill populations and in maintaining biological hot spots regions in the western Antarctic Peninsula. Andrea will start her appointment at the Yale Climate Energy Institute in December 2012, where she will work with Professor Alexey Fedorov to understand the response of the Antarctic Ecosystem to future projected changes in the environmental conditions of the Southern Ocean.