I am a biologist and environmental scientist interested in the taxonomy and ecology of diatoms and how the climate change affects their biodiversity. Furthermore, I am also interested in the use of these organisms as bioindicators. Currently, I am doing a PhD at IRTA’s Marine and Continental Waters Programme. I will be studying and analysing diatom samples from different environments in the Canary Islands in order to know which diatom diversity is found in islands. Before the PhD, during my master’s thesis, I was working also with diatoms trying to understand how drought affect them and which diversity is found in Mediterranean rivers.