María C. Uyarra - AZTI

María C. Uyarra

Senior Researcher. Marine and Coastal Environmental Management

Assessment of the marine environment health status, ecosystem approach to management, conservation of marine ecosystems, human activities and marine spatial planning


Herrera Kaia. Portualdea z/g 20110 - Pasaia (Gipuzkoa) Spain


Maria C. Uyarra is an interdisciplinary researcher with more tan 15 years of experience. She holds an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation and a PhD on management of tourism for conservation of coral reefs. After several years working as a consultant, Maria C. Uyarra joined AZTI in 2011. Since then she has been working in several EU funded projects as a manager and participant in topics like: implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, marine ecosystem services, marine recreational activities or ocean literacy. She is co-author of more than 25 scientific articles, several books and book chapters, and editor of a special issue in Frontiers for which she received the Frontiers Sportlight Runner-up Award.