Dra. Déborah Parrilla

Dra. Deborah Parrilla Hernández 


Role: Professor

School: University of Puerto Rico at Humacao

Department: Biology

Telephone: (787) 850-0000 x-9162

Email: deborah.parrilla@upr.edu


2008    Ph.D. In Philosophy (Biological Oceanography)     University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

1996    Master in Philosophy (Biological Oceanography)   University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

1990    Bachelor Degree in Coastal Marine Biology           University of Puerto Rico at Humacao


Academic Experience:

UPRH, Coastal Marine Biology Program Coordinator, 2010-2016.



English and Spanish


PR-LSAMP Faculty Summer Research Internship, 2019.  


UPR Humacao Professors Association.

Service Activities

Humacao Professors Association – Treasurer

Guayccem – ONG Organization with a Center for Culture, Education and Entrepreneurship in Guavate Ward- Treasurer of the ONG.


Professional Development Activities

Training on YSI EXO multi-parameter instruments – held at the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, June 17 and 18, 2019.

Jobos Bay Seagrass and Mangrove Restoration Workshop, April 23 – 26, 2019.

Liason with Para La Naturaleza in the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Project: Coral Reef Conservation Fund, Summer 2019 until present.

Relevant Publications:

Presentation – PRLSAMP – Use of system dynamics modeling to understand tropical coastal ecosystems processes and changes in a climate change scenario. [Project still in progress], 2018. 

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UPR Humacao – Departamento de Biología – Call Box 860 – Humacao, PR 00792
Teléfono: (787) 850-9388, (787) 850-9483
biol.uprh@upr.edu, @UPRH , UPRH