Carollo, Cristina

Carollo, Cristina
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Dr. Cristina Carollo is Associate Research Scientist and a member of the Socio-Economics Group (led by Dr. David Yoskowitz) at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her research interest spans from ecosystem services to integrated ecosystem assessment of coastal and marine resources to environmental and socio-cultural values. Dr. Cristina Carollo is currently involved in investigating and understanding how natural and anthropogenic modifications to Gulf of Mexico ecosystems affect the provision of services and, eventually, human well-being. Dr. Carollo’s goal is to develop appropriate mechanisms to allow integrating ecosystem services into the decision making process to strengthen the management of Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine resources.

Prior to moving to the Harte Research Institute, Dr. Carollo worked at the Florida Institute of Oceanography/University of South Florida on projects in support of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Ecosystem Integration and Assessment Priority Issue Team, of which she is a member. She specifically focused on building a Gulf-wide metadata repository and data gap analysis.