This post is just to thank everyone who help us in our PhD period. Our PhD took off at the beginning of 2013 at Cadiz University. As you can know, the Thesis conducted by R. Jimenez-Ramos is about the seagrass-grazer interactions under the influence of global change. Meanwhile, the Thesis conducted by L.G. Egea is about the carbon metabolism and dissolved organic carbon fluxes in seagrass communities under the influence of global change as well. This adventure of more than four years, six experiments each one, seven contributions to science conferences each one, three different countries and countless hours of work accompanied either seagrass and extraordinary colleagues ends with the presentation of our Thesis on 29th September and 13th October respectively. We want to thanks our tribunal respectively for their questions and comments that will definitely help us to improve our works for publication and the better procedure of future works (Dr. Rui Santos from CCMAR, Portugal; Dr. Miguel A. Mateo from CSIC, Spain; Dra. Gloria Peralta from UCA, Spain; as a tribunal of L.G. Egea Thesis. And Dr. Lucas Pérez-Lloréns from UCA, Spain; Dra. Teresa Alcoverro from CSIC, Spain; Dra. Elisa Serviere from CIBNOR, Mexico as a tribunal of R. Jiménez-Ramos Thesis).
As professional point of view, we cannot be able to be more satisfied and grateful for the opportunity to learn and investigate a coastal ecosystem as special as seagrass. We would especially like to thank our respective thesis directors (Dr. Ignacio Hernández, Dr. Juan J. Vergara and Dr. Fernando G. Brun, from Cádiz University) for all the knowledge and care they have given us in this period. Additionally, We are grateful for the welcome and learning we receive thanks to our supervisors during the international stays (Dr. Tjeerd Bouma from NIOZ, The Netherlands; Dr. Silverio López-López from CICIMAR, México; Dr. Eduardo Balart from CIBNOR, México)
As personal point of view, this period has been like a roller coaster of feelings and emotions. We feel blessed by all people we have known in our way. Colleagues and friends who have allowed us to enjoy this thesis not only as a job, but as an adventure and an unforgettable experience. Thanks for all guys.
We hope both PhD Thesis will be the beginning of a great career in marine science.
Dra. Serviere-Zaragoza, Dr. Vergara