Gabi Bonelli

In 2013, Gabi obtained a degree in Biological Sciences specialized in marine ecology at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. In 2014, she had her first approach to ocean color remote sensing during a two years research training at the Argentinian National Office of Hydrology. In 2016, she pursued a 7 months fellowship at the French Institute of Research and Development in French Guiana and continued specializing in ocean color remote sensing.

In June 2021, Gabi obtained a Ph.D. degree at the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale granted by the French National Center for Space Studies. The focus of her study was the development of an algorithm to assess dissolved organic carbon concentration in the surface of the open ocean from ocean color satellite data. This model provides high temporal and spatial resolution DOC information in the open ocean, representing a great step towards the understanding of DOC dynamics and distribution. This model brings new insights into the contribution of DOC to the total organic carbon budget and its role in the carbon cycle. Now, Gabi is a postdoctoral research scholar at Asner Lab where she will be focused on the Allen Coral Atlas bleaching monitoring system.