Melina Crettaz-Minaglia graduated in Environmental Management at the Autonomous University of Entre Rios (UADER, Argentina). She holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering (European University Miguel de Cervantes, Spain) and a PhD in Biological Sciences (National University of La Plata, Argentina). Melina has worked at the Administrative Commission of the Uruguay River (Argentine-Uruguayan binational entity) and the Laboratory of Biological Indicators and Environmental Management of Water Quality (IBGA, UADER), carrying out technical tasks of monitoring and laboratory, research, linkage, and transfer. Her work has focused on the study of harmful algal blooms, the aquatic bioindicators in freshwater ecosystems, and the ecological theory and global change aspects using biological models.
Currently, she works at IMDEA Water as a technician (grant PTA2020-019286-I funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and by ESF Investing in your future).