Andrea Corredor Acosta
Andrea Corredor holds a bachelors degree in Physics from the Francisco José de Caldas District University (Bogotá, Colombia). Her Master of Science degree included emphasis in Oceanography at the University of Concepción (Chile), where she continued her studies for a doctorate in Oceanography.
Dr. Corredor’s research interests include the characterization of periodic phytoplankton cycles in eastern Pacific seaboard upwelling systems, validation of regional theoretical models to characterize the structure of various sizes of phytoplankton using remote (satellite) sensing data, the application and validation of regional algorithms based on the optical properties of phytoplankton, and the interaction and linkage between the physical forcing of sub- and meso-scale (e.g., eddies) within the structure of the phytoplankton community.
Andrea is also an active participant in the “Young Earth System Scientists” (YESS) community as a South American regional member. She has been given the opportunity to participate as part of this group of young scientists in the sixth cycle of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for 2021.
As part of her postdoctoral research at the IDEAL Center, Andrea is studying the periodic cycles of phytoplankton in Chilean Patagonia and the Western Pacific sector of Antarctica, including the temporal variability of the phenological indices and their relationship to multiple environmental forcing agents during the period 1997-2018.