I’m fortunate to be working at RMP, doing what I’m passionate about with a great team committed to generating scientific information to achieve an effective conservation of our marine ecosystems and educate the population about these resources.
Zara is currently a Research Assistant, studying fish spawning aggregation sites (FSAs), monitoring stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD) and other marine resources, and assessing coral nurseries. Her main research on FSAs will allow Honduras to identify and create a baseline for reef fish spawning aggregation sites, closing knowledge gaps while working towards an efficient management of these sites and the conservation of commercially valuable fishes. She has previously worked as a science educator, as a research assistant in projects monitoring manatees, marine megafauna, invertebrates, marine food webs trophic dynamics and deep sea life. Zara graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) with a degree in Biology and has a Masters in Marine Ecology and Conservation (IMBRSea) from Ghent University in Belgium.