by Helen Hill for CBIOMES
A warm welcome to incoming Simons postdoctoral Fellow Camila Serra Pompei, a new member of the MIT CBIOMES Group working.
Camila Serra Pompei is a marine scientist especially interested in plankton ecology and its role in biogeochemical cycles. During her PhD, she developed trait-based models of plankton communities seeking to improve the representation of mesozooplankton and their life-history in mechanistic mathematical models.
Working with Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Serra Pompei joins MIT CBIOMES to implement zooplankton functional groups in the Darwin model with the goal of investigating the drivers of zooplankton biogeography and their influence on phytoplankton dynamics and community composition.
Serra Pompei holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Sciences (2014) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and a Master’s in Aquatic Sciences and Technology (2017) from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). After completing her PhD (2020), also at DTU, she spent three months as a postdoc there before moving to MIT.
Story image: In her spare time Serra Pompei enjoys sport-climbing, and hiking. She also likes to knit.
Camila Serra-Pompei, Floor Soudijn, André W. Visser, Thomas Kiørboe, Ken H. Andersen (2020), A general size- and trait-based model of plankton communities, Progress in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102473