FRESHWATER AND COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS FROM ARGENTINA: THEIR MAIN PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND BIOTIC PARAMETERS RELATED TO WATER QUALITY.
Abstract:
The present research will continue those begun in 2003 with the purpose of evaluating the water quality of continental and coastal environments from Argentina by means of the estimation of physical, chemical and biotic parameters. As microphytobenthos concerns, after characterizing its community structure at Los Padres Lake during an annual cycle (EXA 582/12), and studied the epipelic algal colonization using artificial substrates (EXA 673/14), the effect of shading produced by macrophytes over these algae will be evaluated by means of an in situ experiment. Related to coastal environments, given that bacteriological analyses from recreational waters near the Treatment Plant of Mar del Plata sewage effluents were carried out before the installation of the Submarine Emissary (EXA 582/12), and that during the present project (EXA 673/14) the designed activities could not be performed, because of the delay in the star
t up of the emissary, it is proposed to carry out the bacteriological monitoring during summer 2016 and 2017. It is of our concern to carry out this research proposing a comparative framework within the regional limnology.
Key words: bacteria – microphytobenthos – continental and coastal waters – water quality.

Director
Dra. Alicia Haydée Escalante
Researcher CONICET
Deserti, M. I., Esquius, K. S., Escalante, A. H., & Acuña, F. H. (2017). Trophic ecology and diet of Hydra vulgaris (Cnidaria; Hydrozoa). Animal Biology, 67, 287–300. https://doi.org/10.1163/15707563-00002537
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Tano de la Hoz, M. F., Longo, M. V., Escalante, A. H., & Díaz, A. (2014). Surface ultrastructure of the gills of Odontesthes bonariensis (Valenciennes, 1835)(Teleostei: Atheriniformes) from a temperate shallow lake. International Journal of Morphology, 32(4), 1341–1346.
Díaz, A., Hoz, M. F. T. de la, García, A. M., Escalante, A. H., & Goldemberg, A. L. (2012). Characterization of glycoconjugates in the pharyngeal cavity and the oesophagus of Odontesthes bonariensis by lectins. Biotemas, 25(4), 157–163. Retrieved from https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/biotemas/article/view/2175-7925.2012v25n4p157
Romanelli, A., Esquius, K., Massone, H., & Escalante, A. (2013). GIS-based pollution hazard mapping and assessment framework of shallow lakes: southeastern Pampean lakes (Argentina) as a case study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(8), 6943–6961.
Domínguez, M. S., Escalante, A. H., Folabella, A. M., & Zamora, Á. S. (2012). Predación selectiva de bacterias entéricas por protistas en un ambiente acuático. Revista Argentina De Microbiología, 44(1), 43–48.
Deserti, M. I., Escalante, A. H., & Acuña, F. H. (2015). New record for the distribution of the colonial hydroid Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1771)(Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in Argentina. Check List, 11(1), 1515.
Josens, M. L., Escalante, A. H., & Favero, M. (2012). Diversity, seasonality and structure of bird assemblages associated with three wetlands in the southeastern pampas, Argentina. Ardeola, 59(1), 93–190. Retrieved from http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.13157/arla.59.1.2012.93
Esquius, K. S., & Escalante, A. H. (2012). Periphyton assemblages and their relationships with environmental variables in a eutrophic shallow lake from Pampa Plain, Argentina. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 7(2), 57–72. Retrieved from http://www.panamjas.org/pdf_artigos/PANAMJAS_7(2)_57-72.pdf
Domínguez, M. S., Escalante, A. H., Folabella, A. M., & Zamora, Á. S. (2012). Selective grazing by protists upon enteric bacteria in an aquatic system. Revista Argentina de Microbiología, 44(1), 43–48. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/img/revistas/ram/v44n1/html/v44n1a09.htm
Pretelli, M. G., Josens, M. L., & Escalante, A. H. (2012). Breeding biology at a mixed-species colony of Great Egret and Cocoi Heron in a Pampas wetland of Argentina. Waterbirds, 35(1), 35–43. Retrieved from https://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1675/063.035.0104
Josens, M. L., Pretelli, M. G., & Escalante, A. H. (2013). Communal roosting of Chimango Caracaras (Milvago chimango) at a shallow lake in the Pampas, Argentina. Journal of Raptor Research, 47(3), 316–319. Retrieved from http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-11-67.1
Researchers
Lic. Alicia M. Folabella
Professor
Domínguez, M. S., Escalante, A. H., Folabella, A. M., & Zamora, Á. S. (2012). Predación selectiva de bacterias entéricas por protistas en un ambiente acuático. Revista Argentina De Microbiología, 44(1), 43–48.
Domínguez, M. S., Escalante, A. H., Folabella, A. M., & Zamora, Á. S. (2012). Selective grazing by protists upon enteric bacteria in an aquatic system. Revista Argentina de Microbiología, 44(1), 43–48. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/img/revistas/ram/v44n1/html/v44n1a09.htm
Dra. Julieta I. Pérez Guzzi
Jefe de Trabajos Prácticos D.S. Microbiología General
Lic. María Soledad Domínguez
Ayudante de Primera Microbiología General
Domínguez, M. S., Escalante, A. H., Folabella, A. M., & Zamora, Á. S. (2012). Predación selectiva de bacterias entéricas por protistas en un ambiente acuático. Revista Argentina De Microbiología, 44(1), 43–48.
Domínguez, M. S., Escalante, A. H., Folabella, A. M., & Zamora, Á. S. (2012). Selective grazing by protists upon enteric bacteria in an aquatic system. Revista Argentina de Microbiología, 44(1), 43–48. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/img/revistas/ram/v44n1/html/v44n1a09.htm
Dra. Karina S. Esquius
Ayudante de Primera Microbiología General
Deserti, M. I., Esquius, K. S., Escalante, A. H., & Acuña, F. H. (2017). Trophic ecology and diet of Hydra vulgaris (Cnidaria; Hydrozoa). Animal Biology, 67, 287–300. https://doi.org/10.1163/15707563-00002537
Alberti, J., Cebrian, J., Alvarez, F., Escapa, M., Esquius, K. S., Fanjul, M. E., … Iribarne, O. (2017). Nutrient and herbivore alterations cause uncoupled changes in producer diversity, biomass and ecosystem function, but not in overall multifunctionality. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 2639. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-02764-3
Romanelli, A., Esquius, K., Massone, H., & Escalante, A. (2013). GIS-based pollution hazard mapping and assessment framework of shallow lakes: southeastern Pampean lakes (Argentina) as a case study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(8), 6943–6961.
Esquius, K. S., & Escalante, A. H. (2012). Periphyton assemblages and their relationships with environmental variables in a eutrophic shallow lake from Pampa Plain, Argentina. Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 7(2), 57–72. Retrieved from http://www.panamjas.org/pdf_artigos/PANAMJAS_7(2)_57-72.pdf
Romanelli, A., Lima, M. L., Massone, H. E., & Esquius, K. S. (2014). Spatial decision support system for assessing lake pollution hazard: southeastern pampean shallow lakes (Argentina) as a case study. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22(3), 247–265. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11273-013-9327-1
Alvarez, M. F., Esquius, K. S., Addino, M., Alberti, J., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Cascading top-down effects on estuarine intertidal meiofaunal and algal assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 440, 216–224. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300004X
Graduate Students
Lic. Ana Cecilia Fabiani
Graduate fellowship
Técnicos
Sra. Adriana M. Licciardo
Técnica Principal de Conicet