Meet Our Experts
National Geographic grantee Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso studies and protects coral reefs in the tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific. As a researcher at the University of Guadalajara, in Mexico, Paola has studied the ecology of tropical corals, and how they are affected by climate change, ocean acidification, and El Niño Southern Oscillation events. With funding from National Geographic, she has restored coral reefs in two areas of the Pacific. Paola will join the Belize high school expedition.