Yasmín Detrés, PhD


Dr. Yasmín Detrés received her PhD in Marine Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez campus in 2001 and since then have been working as a researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences. During her career she has work with ultraviolet radiation in the marine environment, characterization of photoprotective and photosynthetic pigments in marine plants, remote sensing, water optics, and mineral aerosols monitoring and characterization. Dr. Detrés has been involved in all NCAS-M research and education initiatives at UPRM.  She is also the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the NOAA IOOS Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CariCOOS).

Research Interests

  • Aerosols
  • African Dust
  • UV Radiation
  • Light Pollution