Our Mission

EOMAR is a research group at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria that focuses on the ecophysiology of marine organism, plus marine pollution and its effect in the marine organisms. Download a brochure with the main info about EOMAR here.

Marine Ecophysiology

Focused on aspects realted to metabolism, respiration, ammonia excretion, growth, and production in marine organisms with special emphasis on planktonic communities, as their role in food webs and biochemical cycles.

Enzymatic biochemistry

This line of research focuses on the enzymatic reactions that control biochemical processes of marine organisms, and their implications in the health status of marine organisms, and ecosystems.

Plankton Ecology

Research focused on investigating plankton ecology at individual, population and community levels. Its goal is to understand plankton autoecology, species interactions, and the ultimate effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors in the structure and dynamics of plankton communities and marine ecosystems.

Marine Pollution

Studies focused in microplastic pollution. Occurrence, characterization and toxicity of the microplastics, as well as the bioaccumulation and transfer of their pollutants associated in marine food webs (e.g. analysis about the effect of the leachates and plastic additives on plankton, or oxidative stress response).

Microalgae and Climate change

Ecology, identification, control and mitigation of changes in marine ecosystems caused by potentially harmful microalgae and cyanobacteria. Quantification of phytoplankton and phytobenthos. Identification by molecular and microscopic techniques, both optical and scanning electron microscopy.

Meet Us

May Gómez - Coordinator

Theodore T. Packard - Associated Researcher

Susi Viera Rodríguez - Lecturer and Researcher

Emilio Soler Onís - Researcher

Alicia Herrera Ulibarri - Postdoctoral Researcher
Rodrigo Almeda -
Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher

Ico Martínez Sánchez - Research support staff

Federico Maldonado Uribe - Postdoctoral Researcher

Igor Fdez. Urruzola - Postdoctoral Researcher

Natalia Osma Prado - Postdoctoral Researcher

Vanesa Romero Kutzner - Ph.D. Student

Mayte Tamés Espinosa - Postdoctoral Researcher

Daniel Bondyale Juez - Postdoctoral Researcher
Jorge Rapp Cabrera Master Student

Stefanie Reinold - Ph.D. Student

Alberto Navarro Molina - Ph.D. Student
Marta Sampalo Morales - Ph.D. Student
Maite Asensio Elvira - Partner