Maria J. Darias
Dr Darias is a tenured research scientist at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD, France). She conducts research for sustainable aquaculture development in low and middle income countries, and currently focuses on nutrition-sensitive aquaculture. Dr Darias has participated in multiple research projects, and presently leads, among others, the Research Network for Sustainable Marine Aquaculture in Africa (AfriMAQUA) that brings together researchers in the field of marine aquaculture from South Africa, Namibia, Mauritius, Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and France. Research interests include aquatic animal physiology and nutrition, in particular during early life stages.