We are happy to welcome Cristina Galobart who is joining GR MAR as a PhD Student thanks to the research grants of the Fundation Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno. She will be doing her PhD under the supervision of Dra. Emma Cebrian in the frame of the project AFRIMED Algal forest restoration in the Mediterranean Sea (Ref. EASME/EMFF/2017/188.8.131.52/S4/004 European Comission). Cristina holds a Biology degree and a Master in Ecology, Managment and Restoration of the Environment. Her PhD thesis is about adaptation of conservation and restoration actions of marine forests dominated by species of the genus Cystoseira to future global change.