The Ecology Group was created in 1995 and it currently includes a team of researchers in a variety of ecological fields. Since its beginning, the aim of this group was focused on experimentally studying the structure and function of Southwestern Atlantic estuarine ecosystems. Initially, most studies focused on predation, competition, ecosystem engineering, herbivory and sediment dynamics at a small-scale. During the last years, research projects became more interdisciplinary, including the study of processes that regulate food webs, nutrient dynamics in land-water or water-water interfaces, at variable spatial and temporal scales. Additionally, more than 30 undergraduate, 27 graduate and 24 post-doc students did their thesis or research activities in our group. Since its very beginning, our group was funded by national (CONICET, ANPCyT, UNMdP), private (Fundación Antorchas) and international organisms (IAI, International Foundation for Science, National Geographic Society, PNUD/GEF/Patagonia, European Union). All research projects are designed to produce valuable information to be published in high quality scientific journals. The group is also tightly related to the undergraduate course “General Ecology”, which is mandatory to obtain the undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the National University of Mar del Plata, and where group members share their knowledge and experience with students.

Factors that regulate carbon and nitrogen stocks and accumulation in Southwestern Atlantic salt marshes

Relationship between physical and environmental gradients with α- and β-diversity of arthropods and micro-mammals, and their ecological roles.

Differences in life histories parameters of bivalves against climate variations and / or climate change (ENSO, acidification, deoxygenation, temperature increase); their response to different trophic interactions (parasitism, predation) and its sclerocronology as a tool for the identification of macro-scale climatie variability.

Spatial variability and factors that regulate marine food webs: effects of detritus supply on estuarine environments, and effects associated with marine fronts and fisheries.
Behavior of intertidal organisms and their role in ecological processes

Factors that regulate species assembly in coastal ecosystems and their associated functions. Relative importance of stochastic and deterministic processes.

Factors that affect and regulate biogeochemical cycles in soft-bottom intertidal systems.

Director
Dr. Iribarne Oscar Osvaldo
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Becherucci, M. E., Pereyra, P., Narvarte, M., Fanjul, E., Iribarne, O., & Martinetto, P. (2021). Tidal action and macroalgal photosynthetic activity prevent coastal acidification in an eutrophic system within a semi-desert region. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 256, 107374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107374
Solis, M. A., Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J. L., & Iribarne, O. O. (2020). A New Species of Haimbachia Dyar (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Crambinae) Feeding on Spartina Schreb. (Spartinaceae) from Argentina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 122(4), 916–928. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.122.4.916
Storero, L. P., Ocampo Reinaldo, M., Narvarte, M., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2020). Trophic interactions and isotopic niche of octopuses and sea stars in North Patagonia. Marine Biology, 167(3), 35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3642-x
Canepuccia, A. D., Alemany, D., Vidal, E. E., Alvarez, M. F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2020). Temporal variation in positive and negative interactions between marsh herbivores mediated by changes in plant traits. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 634, 89–97. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13187
Storero, L. P., Ocampo Reinaldo, M., Narvarte, M. A., & Iribarne, O. O. (2020). Predation and interaction strength of octopuses and sea stars on different functional groups of the rocky intertidal shores of the Patagonian coast. Aquatic Ecology, 54, 193–203. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-019-09736-x
Martinetto, P., Alemany, D., Botto, F., Mastrángelo, M., Falabella, V., Acha, E. M., Antón, G., Bianchi, A., Campagna, C., Cañete, G., Filippo, P., Iribarne, O., Laterra, P., Martínez, P., Negri, R., Piola, A. R., Romero, S. I., Santos, D., & Saraceno, M. (2020). Linking the scientific knowledge on marine frontal systems with ecosystem services. Ambio, 49, 541–556. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01222-w
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Giorgini, M., Miguez, A., Esquius, K. S., Díaz de Astarloa, C., Iribarne, O., Fanjul, E., & Escapa, M. (2019). Regenerative bioturbation by intertidal burrowing crabs modifies microphytobenthic composition and enhances primary production in SW Atlantic mudflats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 632, 43–57. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13134
Botto, F., Gaitán, E., Iribarne, O. O., & Acha, E. M. (2019). Trophic niche changes during settlement in the Argentine hake Merluccius hubbsi reveal the importance of pelagic food post metamorphosis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 619, 125–136. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12947
Addino, M. S., Alvarez, M. F., Brey, T., Iribarne, O., & Lomovasky, B. J. (2019). Growth changes of the stout razor clam Tagelus plebeius (Lightfoot, 1786) under different salinities in SW Atlantic estuaries. Journal of Sea Research, 146, 14–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2019.01.005
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, E., Rocca, C., & Iribarne, O. (2019). Herbivory and dropping effects by small mammals on salt-marsh vegetation varies across microhabitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 322–330. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12735
Montemayor, D. I., Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J., Addino, M., Valiñas, M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2019). Effects of Spartina Wrack on Surface-Active Arthropod Assemblage Under Different Environmental Contexts in Southwest Atlantic Salt Marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 42(4), 1104–1126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-018-00509-7
de la Barra, P., Botto, F., Iribarne, O., & Narvarte, M. (2018). Patterns of habitat partitioning for the portunid crab Ovalipes trimaculatus in coastal Patagonian waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 213, 92–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.08.012
Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J. L., Fanjul, E., Botto, F., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Driving forces behind latitudinal variations in plant-herbivore interactions in SW Atlantic salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603, 93–103. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12705
Hodapp, D., Borer, E. T., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L., Cadotte, M., Cleland, E. E., Collins, S., Fay, P. A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Iribarne, O., Knops, J. M. H., … Hillebrand, H. (2018). Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Ecology Letters, 21(9), 1364–1371. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13102
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2018). ¿Blanco, negro o escala de grises? Determinación de la contribución relativa del nicho ecológico y la teoría neutral en los ensambles de especies. Ecología Austral, 28, 104–112. http://ojs.ecologiaaustral.com.ar/index.php/Ecologia_Austral/article/view/622
Ribeiro, P. D., Navarro, D. D., Jaureguy, L. M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2018). Mudflat use and predation on male southwestern atlantic fiddler crabs (Uca uruguayensis) by gull-billed terns (Gelochelidon nilotica). Waterbirds, 41(1), 68–72. https://doi.org/10.1675/063.041.0109
Alemany, D., Iribarne, O. O., & Acha, E. M. (2018). Marine fronts as preferred habitats for young Patagonian hoki Macruronus magellanicus on the southern Patagonian shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 588, 191–200. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12454
Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., MacDougall, A. S., Stevens, C. J., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Bakker, J. D., Brudvig, L. A., Buckley, Y. M., Cadotte, M., Caldeira, M. C., Chaneton, E. J., Chu, C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C. R., … Hector, A. (2018). Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(1), 50–56. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0395-0
Alvarez, M. F., Cielo Bazterrica, M., Fanjul, E., Addino, M. S., Valiñas, M. S., Iribarne, O. O., & Botto, F. (2018). Effects of two estuarine intertidal polychaetes on infaunal assemblages and organic matter under contrasting crab bioturbation activity. Journal of Sea Research, 139, 33–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2018.06.008
Bruschetti, C. M., Addino, M., Luppi, T., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Effects of nutrient enrichment and grazing by an invasive filter feeder on phytoplankton biomass in a South West Atlantic coastal lagoon. Biological Invasions, 20(8), 2245–2256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1699-y
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Jumpponen, A., Veach, A., Ialonardi, F., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. (2018). Nitrogen enrichment suppresses other environmental drivers and homogenizes salt marsh leaf microbiome. Ecology, 99(6), 1411–1418. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2240
Montemayor, D. I., Sparks, E. L., Iribarne, O. O., & Cebrian, J. (2018). Influence of grasshopper herbivory on nitrogen cycling in northern Gulf of Mexico black needlerush salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 41(3), 765–771. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-017-0322-2
Lomovasky, B. J., Brey, T., Klügel, A., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Distribution pattern, density and growth of the stout razor clam Tagelus plebeius in a South-west Atlantic estuarine system. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 98(3), 485–494. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-marine-biological-association-of-the-united-kingdom/article/div-classtitledistribution-pattern-density-and-growth-of-the-stout-razor-clam-span-classitalictagelus-plebeiusspan-in-a-south-west-atlantic-estuarine-systemdiv/9679C23DBA83C6E1EE2B138CC61216EE
Alberti, J., Cebrian, J., Alvarez, F., Escapa, M., Esquius, K. S., Fanjul, M. E., Sparks, E. L., Mortazavi, B., & 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
Lind, E. M., La Pierre, K. J., Seabloom, E. W., Alberti, J., Iribarne, O., Firn, J., Gruner, D. S., Kay, A. D., Pascal, J., Wright, J. P., Yang, L., & Borer, E. T. (2017). Increased grassland arthropod production with mammalian herbivory and eutrophication: A test of mediation pathways. Ecology, 98(12), 3022–3033. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2029
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and presence of a dominant competitor interactively affect salt marsh plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 1178–1186. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12574
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and trampling by small mammals modify soil properties and plant assemblages. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(5), 1028–1035. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12562
Flores-Moreno, H., Reich, P. B., Lind, E. M., Sullivan, L. L., Seabloom, E. W., Yahdjian, L., MacDougall, A. S., Reichmann, L. G., Alberti, J., Báez, S., Bakker, J. D., Cadotte, M. W., Caldeira, M. C., Chaneton, E. J., D’Antonio, C. M., Fay, P. A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., … Borer, E. T. (2016). Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1694), 20150273. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0273
Ribeiro, P. D., Christy, J. H., Nuñez, J. D., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Hood-building dynamics and mating mode in the temperate fiddler crab Uca uruguayensis Nobili, 1901. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 36(4), 507–514.
Firstater, F. N., Narvarte, M., Alvarez, M. F., Fanjul, M. E., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Cordgrass canopy elicits weak effects on sediment properties and microphytobenthic abundance in a harsh environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 550, 101–110.
Martinetto, P., Montemayor, D. I., Alberti, J., Costa, C. S., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Crab bioturbation and herbivory may account for variability in carbon sequestration and stocks in South West Atlantic salt marshes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 122.
Fricke, A., Kopprio, G., Alemany, D., Gastaldi, M., Narvarte, M., Parodi, E., Lara, R., Hidalgo, F., Martínez, A., Sar, E., Iribarne, O., & Martinetto, P. (2016). Changes in coastal benthic algae succession trajectories and assemblages under contrasting nutrient and grazer loads. Estuaries and Coasts, 39(2), 462–477.
Bruschetti, M., Luppi, T., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Effect of an invasive filter-feeder on the zooplankton assemblage in a coastal lagoon. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(06), 1201–1210.
Alemany, D., Acha, E. M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Distribution and intensity of bottom trawl fisheries in the Patagonian Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem and its relationship with marine fronts. Fisheries Oceanography, 25(2), 183–192.
Addino, M., Alvarez, M. F., Iribarne, O., & Lomovasky, B. J. (2016). Interaction between a mobile and a sessile species in SW Atlantic mudflats: Lack of negative effects of the mud crab Cyrtograpsus angulatus Dana, 1851 on filtration rate and growth of the infaunal clam Tagelus plebeius (Lightfoot, 1786). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 476, 65–71.
Storero, L. P., Botto, F., Narvarte, M. A., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Influence of maturity condition and habitat type on food resources utilization by Octopus tehuelchus in Atlantic Patagonian coastal ecosystems. Marine Biology, 163(8), 179. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-016-2952-5
Canepuccia, A. D., Hidalgo, F., Farina, J. L., Cuezzo, F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Environmental harshness decreases ant β-diversity between salt marsh and neighboring upland environments. Wetlands, 36(4), 667–680. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-016-0777-0
Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A. D., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Rainfall intensity modulates the interaction between the marsh cordgrass Spartina densiflora and the mouse Akodon azarae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 523, 71–80.
Canepuccia, A. D., Pascual, J., Biondi, L. M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Small Mammals Along SW-Atlantic Marshes: Diversity Correlates with Inland Habitats but Abundance Correlates with Marsh Characteristics. Wetlands, 35(1), 1–12.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Pascual, J., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). Physical stress modifies top-down and bottom-up forcing on plant growth and reproduction in a coastal ecosystem. Ecology, 96(8), 2147–2156. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Can a single species challenge paradigms of salt marsh functioning? Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1178–1188.
Montemayor, D. I., Addino, M., Valiñas, M., Fanjul, M. E., Alvarez, M. F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Biomass dynamics of the two dominant SW Atlantic Spartina species and its implications on the saltmarsh organic matter accumulation/exportation. Aquatic Botany, 120, 201–204. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377014000886
Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Montemayor, D., Addino, M., Alvarez, M. F., Grela, M. A., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Effect of crab bioturbation on organic matter processing in South West Atlantic intertidal sediments. Journal of Sea Research, 95, 206–216. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110114001038
Galván, D. E., Funes, M., Liberoff, A. L., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Important sources of variation to be considered when using fin clips as a surrogate for muscle in trophic studies using stable isotopes. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(8), 730–738.
Lomovasky, B. J., Gamero, P. A., Romero, L., Firstater, F. N., Salazar, A. G., Hidalgo, F., Tarazona, J., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). The role of Argopecten purpuratus shells structuring the soft bottom community in shallow waters of southern Peru. Journal of Sea Research, 106, 14–26.
Kaminsky, J., Alberti, J., Aguiar, M., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Biological and physical factors affecting the colonization of vegetation-free patches in a SW Atlantic salt marsh. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 531, 33–41.
Martinetto, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). A view from the south on the changing coastal and estuarine environments. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1121–1122.
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Ecological processes at marine fronts: oases in the ocean. Springer.
Cardoni, D. A., Isacch, J. P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Avian responses to varying intensity of cattle production in Spartina densiflora saltmarshes of south-eastern South America. Emu, 115(1), 12–19.
Researchers
Dra. Botto Florencia
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Storero, L. P., Ocampo Reinaldo, M., Narvarte, M., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2020). Trophic interactions and isotopic niche of octopuses and sea stars in North Patagonia. Marine Biology, 167(3), 35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-019-3642-x
Martinetto, P., Alemany, D., Botto, F., Mastrángelo, M., Falabella, V., Acha, E. M., Antón, G., Bianchi, A., Campagna, C., Cañete, G., Filippo, P., Iribarne, O., Laterra, P., Martínez, P., Negri, R., Piola, A. R., Romero, S. I., Santos, D., & Saraceno, M. (2020). Linking the scientific knowledge on marine frontal systems with ecosystem services. Ambio, 49, 541–556. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01222-w
Botto, F., Gaitán, E., Iribarne, O. O., & Acha, E. M. (2019). Trophic niche changes during settlement in the Argentine hake Merluccius hubbsi reveal the importance of pelagic food post metamorphosis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 619, 125–136. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12947
de la Barra, P., Botto, F., Iribarne, O., & Narvarte, M. (2018). Patterns of habitat partitioning for the portunid crab Ovalipes trimaculatus in coastal Patagonian waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 213, 92–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.08.012
Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J. L., Fanjul, E., Botto, F., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Driving forces behind latitudinal variations in plant-herbivore interactions in SW Atlantic salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603, 93–103. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12705
Alvarez, M. F., Cielo Bazterrica, M., Fanjul, E., Addino, M. S., Valiñas, M. S., Iribarne, O. O., & Botto, F. (2018). Effects of two estuarine intertidal polychaetes on infaunal assemblages and organic matter under contrasting crab bioturbation activity. Journal of Sea Research, 139, 33–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2018.06.008
Bruno, D. O., Riccialdelli, L., Botto, F., & Acha, E. M. (2017). Organic matter sources for fish larvae and juveniles in a marine-estuarine interface (Mar Chiquita lagoon, Argentina). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100(12), 1609–1622. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0669-z
Storero, L. P., Botto, F., Narvarte, M. A., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Influence of maturity condition and habitat type on food resources utilization by Octopus tehuelchus in Atlantic Patagonian coastal ecosystems. Marine Biology, 163(8), 179. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-016-2952-5
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Can a single species challenge paradigms of salt marsh functioning? Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1178–1188.
Galván, D. E., Funes, M., Liberoff, A. L., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Important sources of variation to be considered when using fin clips as a surrogate for muscle in trophic studies using stable isotopes. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(8), 730–738.
Ciancio, J., Botto, F., & Frere, E. (2015). Combining a geographic information system, known dietary, foraging and habitat preferences, and stable isotope analysis to infer the diet of Magellanic Penguins in their austral distribution. Emu, 115(3), 237–246. http://www.publish.csiro.au/mu/MU14032
Alvarez, M. F., Addino, M., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2015). Combined engineering effects of clams and crabs on infaunal assemblages and food availability in intertidal systems. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 540, 57–71. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v540/p57-71/
González-Carman, V., Botto, F., Gaitán, E., Albareda, D., Campagna, C., & Mianzan, H. (2014). A jellyfish diet for the herbivorous green turtle Chelonia mydas in the temperate SW Atlantic. Marine Biology, 161(2), 339–349.
Bazterrica, M. C., Bruschetti, C. M., Alvarez, M. F., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2014). Effects of macroalgae on the recruitment, growth, and body condition of an invasive reef forming polychaete in a south-western Atlantic coastal lagoon. Journal of Sea Research, 88, 121–129.
Derisio, C., Braverman, M., Gaitán, E., Hozbor, C., Ramírez, F., Carreto, J., Botto, F., Gagliardini, D. A., Acha, E. M., & Mianzan, H. (2014). The turbidity front as a habitat for Acartia tonsa (Copepoda) in the Río de la Plata, Argentina-Uruguay. Journal of Sea Research, 85, 197–204. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110113001032
Bazterrica, M. C., Alvarez, M. F., Bruschetti, C. M., Hidalgo, F. J., Fanjul, M. E., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Factors controlling macroalgae assemblages in a Southwest Atlantic coastal lagoon modified by an invading reef forming polychaete. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 443, 169–177.
Alvarez, M. F., Montemayor, D. I., Bazterrica, M. C., Addino, M., Fanjul, M. E., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Interaction strength varies in relation to tidal gradient and spatial heterogeneity in an intertidal Southwest Atlantic estuarine food web. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449, 154–164. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300333X
Zabala, S., Bigatti, G., Botto, F., Iribarne, O. O., & Galván, D. E. (2013). Trophic relationships between a Patagonian gastropod and its epibiotic anemone revealed by using stable isotopes and direct observations. Marine Biology, 160(4), 909–919.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300004X
Dr. Daleo Pedro
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Hautier, Y., Zhang, P., Loreau, M., Wilcox, K. R., Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Byrnes, J. E. K., Koerner, S. E., Komatsu, K. J., Lefcheck, J. S., Hector, A., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Bakker, J. D., Brudvig, L. A., Bugalho, M. N., Cadotte, M., Caldeira, M. C., … Wang, S. (2020). General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications, 11(1), 5375. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4
Michiels, M. S., Daleo, G. R., & López Mañanes, A. A. (2020). Differential modulation after feeding in different salinities and response to abscisic acid (ABA) and extracellular Ca2+ of aminopeptidase N (APN) activity in the hepatopancreas of the intertidal euryhaline crab Neohelice granulata. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 98(4), 262–268. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjz-2019-0163
Ochoa‐Hueso, R., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Hobbie, S. E., Risch, A. C., Collins, S. L., Alberti, J., Bahamonde, H. A., Brown, C. S., Caldeira, M. C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C. R., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Esch, E. H., Eskelinen, A., Fernández, V., Güsewell, S., Gutierrez‐Larruga, B., … Zamin, T. (2020). Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands. Global Change Biology, 26(8), 4572–4582. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15146
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Risch, A. C., Zimmermann, S., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Schütz, M., Frey, B., Firn, J. L., Fay, P. A., Hagedorn, F., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Harpole, W. S., Knops, J. M. H., McCulley, R. L., Broadbent, A. a. D., Stevens, C. J., Silveira, M. L., Adler, P. B., Báez, S., Biederman, L. A., … Moser, B. (2019). Soil net nitrogen mineralisation across global grasslands. Nature Communications, 10(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12948-2
Silliman, B. R., He, Q., Angelini, C., Smith, C. S., Kirwan, M. L., Daleo, P., Renzi, J. J., Butler, J., Osborne, T. Z., Nifong, J. C., & van de Koppel, J. (2019). Field experiments and meta-analysis reveal wetland vegetation as a crucial element in the coastal protection paradigm. Current Biology, 29(11), 1800-1806.e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.017
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, E., Rocca, C., & Iribarne, O. (2019). Herbivory and dropping effects by small mammals on salt-marsh vegetation varies across microhabitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 322–330. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12735
Zhang, Y. S., Cioffi, W. R., Cope, R., Daleo, P., Heywood, E., Hoyt, C., Smith, C. S., & Silliman, B. R. (2018). A global synthesis reveals gaps in coastal habitat restoration research. Sustainability, 10(4), 1040. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10041040
Anderson, T. M., Griffith, D. M., Grace, J. B., Lind, E. M., Adler, P. B., Biederman, L. A., Blumenthal, D. M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., MacDougall, A. S., McCulley, R. L., Prober, S. M., Risch, A. C., Sankaran, M., Schütz, M., Seabloom, E. W., Stevens, C. J., … Borer, E. T. (2018). Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology, 99(4), 822–831. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2175
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2018). ¿Blanco, negro o escala de grises? Determinación de la contribución relativa del nicho ecológico y la teoría neutral en los ensambles de especies. Ecología Austral, 28, 104–112. http://ojs.ecologiaaustral.com.ar/index.php/Ecologia_Austral/article/view/622
Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., MacDougall, A. S., Stevens, C. J., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Bakker, J. D., Brudvig, L. A., Buckley, Y. M., Cadotte, M., Caldeira, M. C., Chaneton, E. J., Chu, C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C. R., … Hector, A. (2018). Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(1), 50–56. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0395-0
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Jumpponen, A., Veach, A., Ialonardi, F., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. (2018). Nitrogen enrichment suppresses other environmental drivers and homogenizes salt marsh leaf microbiome. Ecology, 99(6), 1411–1418. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2240
Gastaldi, M., Firstater, F. N., Narvarte, M. A., & Daleo, P. (2017). Context-dependent interaction between an intertidal sponge and a green macroalga in a variable temperate Patagonian bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 581, 21–32. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12293
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and presence of a dominant competitor interactively affect salt marsh plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 1178–1186. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12574
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and trampling by small mammals modify soil properties and plant assemblages. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(5), 1028–1035. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12562
Silliman, B. R., Dixon, P. M., Wobus, C., He, Q., Daleo, P., Hughes, B. B., Rissing, M., Willis, J. M., & Hester, M. W. (2016). Thresholds in marsh resilience to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Scientific Reports, 6, 32520. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep32520
Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A. D., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Rainfall intensity modulates the interaction between the marsh cordgrass Spartina densiflora and the mouse Akodon azarae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 523, 71–80.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Pascual, J., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). Physical stress modifies top-down and bottom-up forcing on plant growth and reproduction in a coastal ecosystem. Ecology, 96(8), 2147–2156. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Can a single species challenge paradigms of salt marsh functioning? Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1178–1188.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A., & Iribarne, O. (2014). Herbivory affects salt marsh succession dynamics by suppressing the recovery of dominant species. Oecologia, 175(1), 335–343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2903-0
Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Gruner, D. S., Harpole, W. S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E. M., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Anderson, T. M., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C. S., Brudvig, L. A., Buckley, Y. M., Cadotte, M., Chu, C., Cleland, E. E., Crawley, M. J., … Yang, L. H. (2014). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature, 508(7497), 517. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13144
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K., Firn, J., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Lind, E., MacDougall, A., Orrock, J. L., Prober, S. M., Adler, P., Alberti, J., Michael Anderson, T., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L. A., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C. S., … Yang, L. (2013). Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology, 19(12), 3677–3687. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12370
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2013). Nutrients and abiotic stress interact to control ergot plant disease in a SW Atlantic Salt Marsh. Estuaries and Coasts, 36(5), 1093–1097.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Avaca, M. S., Narvarte, M., Martinetto, P., & Iribarne, O. (2012). Avoidance of feeding opportunities by the whelk Buccinanops globulosum in the presence of damaged conspecifics. Marine Biology, 159(10), 2359–2365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2020-8
Rocca, C., Daleo, P., Nuñez, J., Silliman, B. R., Iribarne, O., Angelini, C., & Alberti, J. (n.d.). Flood-stimulated herbivory drives range retraction of a plant ecosystem. Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13735
Dra. Martinetto Paulina María
Researcher CONICET
Becherucci, M. E., Pereyra, P., Narvarte, M., Fanjul, E., Iribarne, O., & Martinetto, P. (2021). Tidal action and macroalgal photosynthetic activity prevent coastal acidification in an eutrophic system within a semi-desert region. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 256, 107374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107374
Ochoa-Gómez, J. G., Acosta-Velázquez, J., Anguamea-Valenzuela, C. A., & Martinetto, P. (2021). Distribution and structure of Conocarpus erectus L. (Combretaceae) in the northern limit of the Pacific Ocean (Gulf of California). Ocean & Coastal Management, 209, 105645. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105645
Bennett, S., Santana‐Garcon, J., Marbà, N., Jorda, G., Anton, A., Apostolaki, E. T., Cebrian, J., Geraldi, N. R., Krause‐Jensen, D., Lovelock, C. E., Martinetto, P., Pandolfi, J. M., & Duarte, C. M. (2021). Climate-driven impacts of exotic species on marine ecosystems. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(5), 1043–1055. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13283
Anton, A., Geraldi, N. R., Lovelock, C. E., Apostolaki, E. T., Bennett, S., Cebrian, J., Krause-Jensen, D., Marbà, N., Martinetto, P., Pandolfi, J. M., Santana-Garcon, J., & Duarte, C. M. (2020). Reply to: Indiscriminate data aggregation in ecological meta-analysis underestimates impacts of invasive species. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(3), 315–317. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1118-5
Martinetto, P., Alemany, D., Botto, F., Mastrángelo, M., Falabella, V., Acha, E. M., Antón, G., Bianchi, A., Campagna, C., Cañete, G., Filippo, P., Iribarne, O., Laterra, P., Martínez, P., Negri, R., Piola, A. R., Romero, S. I., Santos, D., & Saraceno, M. (2020). Linking the scientific knowledge on marine frontal systems with ecosystem services. Ambio, 49, 541–556. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01222-w
Geraldi, N. R., Anton, A., Santana‐Garcon, J., Bennett, S., Marbà, N., Lovelock, C. E., Apostolaki, E. T., Cebrian, J., Krause‐Jensen, D., Martinetto, P., Pandolfi, J. M., & Duarte, C. M. (2020). Ecological effects of non-native species in marine ecosystems relate to co-occurring anthropogenic pressures. Global Change Biology, 26(3), 1248–1258. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14930
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Anton, A., Geraldi, N. R., Lovelock, C. E., Apostolaki, E. T., Bennett, S., Cebrian, J., Krause-Jensen, D., Marbà, N., Martinetto, P., Pandolfi, J. M., Santana-Garcon, J., & Duarte, C. M. (2019). Global ecological impacts of marine exotic species. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(5), 787. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0851-0
Valiela, I., Pascual, J., Giblin, A., Barth-Jensen, C., Martinetto, P., Otter, M., Stone, T., Tucker, J., Bartholomew, M., & Viana, I. G. (2018). External and local controls on land-sea coupling assessed by stable isotopic signatures of mangrove producers in estuaries of Pacific Panama. Marine Environmental Research, 137, 133–144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.03.003
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and presence of a dominant competitor interactively affect salt marsh plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 1178–1186. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12574
Martinetto, P., Montemayor, D. I., Alberti, J., Costa, C. S., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Crab bioturbation and herbivory may account for variability in carbon sequestration and stocks in South West Atlantic salt marshes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 122.
Fricke, A., Kopprio, G., Alemany, D., Gastaldi, M., Narvarte, M., Parodi, E., Lara, R., Hidalgo, F., Martínez, A., Sar, E., Iribarne, O., & Martinetto, P. (2016). Changes in coastal benthic algae succession trajectories and assemblages under contrasting nutrient and grazer loads. Estuaries and Coasts, 39(2), 462–477.
Duarte, C. M., Fulweiler, R. W., Lovelock, C. E., Martinetto, P., Saunders, M. I., Pandolfi, J. M., Gelcich, S., & Nixon, S. W. (2015). Reconsidering ocean calamities. BioScience, 65(2), 130–139.
Martinetto, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). A view from the south on the changing coastal and estuarine environments. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1121–1122.
Valiela, I., Bartholomew, M., Giblin, A., Tucker, J., Harris, C., Martinetto, P., Otter, M., Camilli, L., & Stone, T. (2014). Watershed deforestation and down-estuary transformations alter sources, transport, and export of suspended particles in Panamanian mangrove estuaries. Ecosystems, 17(1), 96–111.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Avaca, M. S., Narvarte, M., Martinetto, P., & Iribarne, O. (2012). Avoidance of feeding opportunities by the whelk Buccinanops globulosum in the presence of damaged conspecifics. Marine Biology, 159(10), 2359–2365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2020-8
Valiela, I., Camilli, L., Stone, T., Giblin, A., Crusius, J., Fox, S., Barth-Jensen, C., Monteiro, R. O., Tucker, J., Martinetto, P., & others. (2012). Increased rainfall remarkably freshens estuarine and coastal waters on the Pacific coast of Panama: magnitude and likely effects on upwelling and nutrient supply. Global and Planetary Change, 92, 130–137.
Teichberg, M., Martinetto, P., & Fox, S. E. (2012). Bottom-up versus top-down control of macroalgal blooms. In Seaweed Biology (pp. 449–467). Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-28451-9_21
Dr. Alberti Juan
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Biederman, L., Buckley, Y. M., Cadotte, M. W., Collins, S. L., Dee, L., Fay, P. A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Hobbie, S. E., Isbell, F., Knops, J. M. H., Komatsu, K. J., Laungani, R., … Borer, E. T. (2021). Increasing effects of chronic nutrient enrichment on plant diversity loss and ecosystem productivity over time. Ecology, 102(2), e03218. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3218
Hautier, Y., Zhang, P., Loreau, M., Wilcox, K. R., Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Byrnes, J. E. K., Koerner, S. E., Komatsu, K. J., Lefcheck, J. S., Hector, A., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Bakker, J. D., Brudvig, L. A., Bugalho, M. N., Cadotte, M., Caldeira, M. C., … Wang, S. (2020). General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications, 11(1), 5375. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19252-4
Ochoa‐Hueso, R., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Hobbie, S. E., Risch, A. C., Collins, S. L., Alberti, J., Bahamonde, H. A., Brown, C. S., Caldeira, M. C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C. R., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Esch, E. H., Eskelinen, A., Fernández, V., Güsewell, S., Gutierrez‐Larruga, B., … Zamin, T. (2020). Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands. Global Change Biology, 26(8), 4572–4582. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15146
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, E., Rocca, C., & Iribarne, O. (2019). Herbivory and dropping effects by small mammals on salt-marsh vegetation varies across microhabitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 322–330. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12735
Chen, Q., Howison, R. A., Bakker, J. P., Alberti, J., Kuijper, D. P. J., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2019). Small herbivores slow down species loss up to 22 years but only at early successional stage. Journal of Ecology, 107(6), 2688–2696. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13236
Hodapp, D., Borer, E. T., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L., Cadotte, M., Cleland, E. E., Collins, S., Fay, P. A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Iribarne, O., Knops, J. M. H., … Hillebrand, H. (2018). Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Ecology Letters, 21(9), 1364–1371. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13102
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2018). ¿Blanco, negro o escala de grises? Determinación de la contribución relativa del nicho ecológico y la teoría neutral en los ensambles de especies. Ecología Austral, 28, 104–112. http://ojs.ecologiaaustral.com.ar/index.php/Ecologia_Austral/article/view/622
Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., MacDougall, A. S., Stevens, C. J., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Bakker, J. D., Brudvig, L. A., Buckley, Y. M., Cadotte, M., Caldeira, M. C., Chaneton, E. J., Chu, C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C. R., … Hector, A. (2018). Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(1), 50–56. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0395-0
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Jumpponen, A., Veach, A., Ialonardi, F., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. (2018). Nitrogen enrichment suppresses other environmental drivers and homogenizes salt marsh leaf microbiome. Ecology, 99(6), 1411–1418. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2240
Mortensen, B., Danielson, B., Harpole, S. W., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Biederman, L., Borer, E. T., Cadotte, M. W., Dwyer, J. M., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Peri, P. L., & Seabloom, E. W. (2018). Herbivores safeguard plant diversity by reducing variability in dominance. Journal of Ecology, 106(1), 101–112. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12821
Alberti, J., Cebrian, J., Alvarez, F., Escapa, M., Esquius, K. S., Fanjul, M. E., Sparks, E. L., Mortazavi, B., & 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
Lind, E. M., La Pierre, K. J., Seabloom, E. W., Alberti, J., Iribarne, O., Firn, J., Gruner, D. S., Kay, A. D., Pascal, J., Wright, J. P., Yang, L., & Borer, E. T. (2017). Increased grassland arthropod production with mammalian herbivory and eutrophication: A test of mediation pathways. Ecology, 98(12), 3022–3033. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2029
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and presence of a dominant competitor interactively affect salt marsh plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 1178–1186. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12574
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and trampling by small mammals modify soil properties and plant assemblages. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(5), 1028–1035. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12562
Alberti, J., Bakker, E. S., Klink, R., Olff, H., & Smit, C. (2017). Herbivore exclusion promotes a more stochastic plant community assembly in a natural grassland. Ecology, 98(4), 961–970.
Flores-Moreno, H., Reich, P. B., Lind, E. M., Sullivan, L. L., Seabloom, E. W., Yahdjian, L., MacDougall, A. S., Reichmann, L. G., Alberti, J., Báez, S., Bakker, J. D., Cadotte, M. W., Caldeira, M. C., Chaneton, E. J., D’Antonio, C. M., Fay, P. A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., … Borer, E. T. (2016). Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1694), 20150273. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0273
Martinetto, P., Montemayor, D. I., Alberti, J., Costa, C. S., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Crab bioturbation and herbivory may account for variability in carbon sequestration and stocks in South West Atlantic salt marshes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 122.
Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A. D., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Rainfall intensity modulates the interaction between the marsh cordgrass Spartina densiflora and the mouse Akodon azarae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 523, 71–80.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Pascual, J., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). Physical stress modifies top-down and bottom-up forcing on plant growth and reproduction in a coastal ecosystem. Ecology, 96(8), 2147–2156. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Can a single species challenge paradigms of salt marsh functioning? Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1178–1188.
Kaminsky, J., Alberti, J., Aguiar, M., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Biological and physical factors affecting the colonization of vegetation-free patches in a SW Atlantic salt marsh. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 531, 33–41.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A., & Iribarne, O. (2014). Herbivory affects salt marsh succession dynamics by suppressing the recovery of dominant species. Oecologia, 175(1), 335–343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2903-0
Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Gruner, D. S., Harpole, W. S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E. M., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Anderson, T. M., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C. S., Brudvig, L. A., Buckley, Y. M., Cadotte, M., Chu, C., Cleland, E. E., Crawley, M. J., … Yang, L. H. (2014). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature, 508(7497), 517. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13144
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K., Firn, J., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Lind, E., MacDougall, A., Orrock, J. L., Prober, S. M., Adler, P., Alberti, J., Michael Anderson, T., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L. A., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C. S., … Yang, L. (2013). Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology, 19(12), 3677–3687. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12370
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2013). Nutrients and abiotic stress interact to control ergot plant disease in a SW Atlantic Salt Marsh. Estuaries and Coasts, 36(5), 1093–1097.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300004X
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Avaca, M. S., Narvarte, M., Martinetto, P., & Iribarne, O. (2012). Avoidance of feeding opportunities by the whelk Buccinanops globulosum in the presence of damaged conspecifics. Marine Biology, 159(10), 2359–2365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-012-2020-8
Rocca, C., Daleo, P., Nuñez, J., Silliman, B. R., Iribarne, O., Angelini, C., & Alberti, J. (n.d.). Flood-stimulated herbivory drives range retraction of a plant ecosystem. Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13735
Dr. Bruschetti Carlos Martín
Researcher CONICET
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Bruschetti, M. (2019). Role of Reef-Building, Ecosystem Engineering Polychaetes in Shallow Water Ecosystems. Diversity, 11(9), 168. https://doi.org/10.3390/d11090168
Bruschetti, C. M., Addino, M., Luppi, T., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Effects of nutrient enrichment and grazing by an invasive filter feeder on phytoplankton biomass in a South West Atlantic coastal lagoon. Biological Invasions, 20(8), 2245–2256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1699-y
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and presence of a dominant competitor interactively affect salt marsh plant diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 1178–1186. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12574
Bruschetti, M., Luppi, T., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Effect of an invasive filter-feeder on the zooplankton assemblage in a coastal lagoon. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(06), 1201–1210.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Pascual, J., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). Physical stress modifies top-down and bottom-up forcing on plant growth and reproduction in a coastal ecosystem. Ecology, 96(8), 2147–2156. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Bazterrica, M. C., Bruschetti, C. M., Alvarez, M. F., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2014). Effects of macroalgae on the recruitment, growth, and body condition of an invasive reef forming polychaete in a south-western Atlantic coastal lagoon. Journal of Sea Research, 88, 121–129.
Bazterrica, M. C., Alvarez, M. F., Bruschetti, C. M., Hidalgo, F. J., Fanjul, M. E., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Factors controlling macroalgae assemblages in a Southwest Atlantic coastal lagoon modified by an invading reef forming polychaete. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 443, 169–177.
Dr. Canepuccia Alejandro Daniel
Researcher CONICET
Solis, M. A., Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J. L., & Iribarne, O. O. (2020). A New Species of Haimbachia Dyar (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Crambinae) Feeding on Spartina Schreb. (Spartinaceae) from Argentina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 122(4), 916–928. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.122.4.916
Canepuccia, A. D., Alemany, D., Vidal, E. E., Alvarez, M. F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2020). Temporal variation in positive and negative interactions between marsh herbivores mediated by changes in plant traits. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 634, 89–97. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13187
Montemayor, D. I., Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J., Addino, M., Valiñas, M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2019). Effects of Spartina Wrack on Surface-Active Arthropod Assemblage Under Different Environmental Contexts in Southwest Atlantic Salt Marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 42(4), 1104–1126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-018-00509-7
Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J. L., Fanjul, E., Botto, F., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Driving forces behind latitudinal variations in plant-herbivore interactions in SW Atlantic salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603, 93–103. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12705
Canepuccia, A. D., Hidalgo, F., Farina, J. L., Cuezzo, F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Environmental harshness decreases ant β-diversity between salt marsh and neighboring upland environments. Wetlands, 36(4), 667–680. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-016-0777-0
Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A. D., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Rainfall intensity modulates the interaction between the marsh cordgrass Spartina densiflora and the mouse Akodon azarae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 523, 71–80.
Canepuccia, A. D., Pascual, J., Biondi, L. M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Small Mammals Along SW-Atlantic Marshes: Diversity Correlates with Inland Habitats but Abundance Correlates with Marsh Characteristics. Wetlands, 35(1), 1–12.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A., & Iribarne, O. (2014). Herbivory affects salt marsh succession dynamics by suppressing the recovery of dominant species. Oecologia, 175(1), 335–343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2903-0
Montemayor, D. I., Canepuccia, A. D., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. O. (2014). Aboveground biomass patterns of dominant Spartina species and their relationship with selected abiotic variables in Argentinean SW Atlantic marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 37(2), 411–420.
Canepuccia, A. D., Pérez, C. F., Farina, J. L., Alemany, D., & Iribarne, O. O. (2013). Dissimilarity in plant species diversity between salt marsh and neighboring environments decreases as environmental harshness increases. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494, 135–148. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v494/p135-148/
Dr. Escapa Carlos Mauricio
Researcher CONICET
Giorgini, M., Miguez, A., Esquius, K. S., Díaz de Astarloa, C., Iribarne, O., Fanjul, E., & Escapa, M. (2019). Regenerative bioturbation by intertidal burrowing crabs modifies microphytobenthic composition and enhances primary production in SW Atlantic mudflats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 632, 43–57. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13134
Alberti, J., Cebrian, J., Alvarez, F., Escapa, M., Esquius, K. S., Fanjul, M. E., Sparks, E. L., Mortazavi, B., & 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
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Can a single species challenge paradigms of salt marsh functioning? Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1178–1188.
Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Montemayor, D., Addino, M., Alvarez, M. F., Grela, M. A., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Effect of crab bioturbation on organic matter processing in South West Atlantic intertidal sediments. Journal of Sea Research, 95, 206–216. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110114001038
Escapa, M., Perillo, G. M., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Biogeomorphically driven salt pan formation in Sarcocornia-dominated salt-marshes. Geomorphology, 228, 147–157. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X14004619
Addino, M. S., Montemayor, D. I., Escapa, M., Alvarez, M. F., Valiñas, M. S., Lomovasky, B. J., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Effect of Spartina alterniflora Loisel, 1807 on growth of the stout razor clam Tagelus plebeius (Lightfoot, 1786) in a SW Atlantic estuary. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 463, 135–142. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811400313X
Dra. Fanjul María Eugenia
Researcher CONICET
Becherucci, M. E., Pereyra, P., Narvarte, M., Fanjul, E., Iribarne, O., & Martinetto, P. (2021). Tidal action and macroalgal photosynthetic activity prevent coastal acidification in an eutrophic system within a semi-desert region. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 256, 107374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107374
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Giorgini, M., Miguez, A., Esquius, K. S., Díaz de Astarloa, C., Iribarne, O., Fanjul, E., & Escapa, M. (2019). Regenerative bioturbation by intertidal burrowing crabs modifies microphytobenthic composition and enhances primary production in SW Atlantic mudflats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 632, 43–57. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13134
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, E., Rocca, C., & Iribarne, O. (2019). Herbivory and dropping effects by small mammals on salt-marsh vegetation varies across microhabitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 322–330. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12735
Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J. L., Fanjul, E., Botto, F., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2018). Driving forces behind latitudinal variations in plant-herbivore interactions in SW Atlantic salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603, 93–103. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12705
Alvarez, M. F., Cielo Bazterrica, M., Fanjul, E., Addino, M. S., Valiñas, M. S., Iribarne, O. O., & Botto, F. (2018). Effects of two estuarine intertidal polychaetes on infaunal assemblages and organic matter under contrasting crab bioturbation activity. Journal of Sea Research, 139, 33–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2018.06.008
Alberti, J., Cebrian, J., Alvarez, F., Escapa, M., Esquius, K. S., Fanjul, M. E., Sparks, E. L., Mortazavi, B., & 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
Firstater, F. N., Narvarte, M., Alvarez, M. F., Fanjul, M. E., & Iribarne, O. O. (2016). Cordgrass canopy elicits weak effects on sediment properties and microphytobenthic abundance in a harsh environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 550, 101–110.
Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Can a single species challenge paradigms of salt marsh functioning? Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1178–1188.
Montemayor, D. I., Addino, M., Valiñas, M., Fanjul, M. E., Alvarez, M. F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Biomass dynamics of the two dominant SW Atlantic Spartina species and its implications on the saltmarsh organic matter accumulation/exportation. Aquatic Botany, 120, 201–204. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377014000886
Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Montemayor, D., Addino, M., Alvarez, M. F., Grela, M. A., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Effect of crab bioturbation on organic matter processing in South West Atlantic intertidal sediments. Journal of Sea Research, 95, 206–216. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110114001038
Bazterrica, M. C., Alvarez, M. F., Bruschetti, C. M., Hidalgo, F. J., Fanjul, M. E., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Factors controlling macroalgae assemblages in a Southwest Atlantic coastal lagoon modified by an invading reef forming polychaete. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 443, 169–177.
Alvarez, M. F., Montemayor, D. I., Bazterrica, M. C., Addino, M., Fanjul, M. E., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Interaction strength varies in relation to tidal gradient and spatial heterogeneity in an intertidal Southwest Atlantic estuarine food web. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449, 154–164. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300333X
Dra. Montemayor Borsinger Diana Ireri
Researcher CONICET
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Montemayor, D. I., Canepuccia, A. D., Farina, J., Addino, M., Valiñas, M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2019). Effects of Spartina Wrack on Surface-Active Arthropod Assemblage Under Different Environmental Contexts in Southwest Atlantic Salt Marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 42(4), 1104–1126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-018-00509-7
Mueller, P., Schile-Beers, L. M., Mozdzer, T. J., Chmura, G. L., Dinter, T., Kuzyakov, Y., de Groot, A. V., Esselink, P., Smit, C., D’Alpaos, A., Ibáñez, C., Lazarus, M., Neumeier, U., Johnson, B. J., Baldwin, A. H., Yarwood, S. A., Montemayor, D. I., Yang, Z., Wu, J., … Nolte, S. (2018). Global-change effects on early-stage decomposition processes in tidal wetlands – implications from a global survey using standardized litter. Biogeosciences, 15(10), 3189–3202. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-3189-2018
Montemayor, D. I., Sparks, E. L., Iribarne, O. O., & Cebrian, J. (2018). Influence of grasshopper herbivory on nitrogen cycling in northern Gulf of Mexico black needlerush salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 41(3), 765–771. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-017-0322-2
Martinetto, P., Montemayor, D. I., Alberti, J., Costa, C. S., & Iribarne, O. (2016). Crab bioturbation and herbivory may account for variability in carbon sequestration and stocks in South West Atlantic salt marshes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 122.
Montemayor, D. I., Addino, M., Valiñas, M., Fanjul, M. E., Alvarez, M. F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Biomass dynamics of the two dominant SW Atlantic Spartina species and its implications on the saltmarsh organic matter accumulation/exportation. Aquatic Botany, 120, 201–204. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377014000886
Fanjul, M. E., Escapa, M., Montemayor, D., Addino, M., Alvarez, M. F., Grela, M. A., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Effect of crab bioturbation on organic matter processing in South West Atlantic intertidal sediments. Journal of Sea Research, 95, 206–216. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110114001038
Addino, M. S., Montemayor, D. I., Escapa, M., Alvarez, M. F., Valiñas, M. S., Lomovasky, B. J., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Effect of Spartina alterniflora Loisel, 1807 on growth of the stout razor clam Tagelus plebeius (Lightfoot, 1786) in a SW Atlantic estuary. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 463, 135–142. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811400313X
Montemayor, D. I., Canepuccia, A. D., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. O. (2014). Aboveground biomass patterns of dominant Spartina species and their relationship with selected abiotic variables in Argentinean SW Atlantic marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 37(2), 411–420.
Lomovasky, B. J., Alvarez, G., Addino, M., Montemayor, D. I., & Iribarne, O. (2014). A new non-indigenous Crassostrea species in Southwest Atlantic salt marshes affects mortality of the cordgrass Spartina alterniflora. Journal of Sea Research, 90, 16–22.
Alvarez, M. F., Montemayor, D. I., Bazterrica, M. C., Addino, M., Fanjul, M. E., Iribarne, O., & Botto, F. (2013). Interaction strength varies in relation to tidal gradient and spatial heterogeneity in an intertidal Southwest Atlantic estuarine food web. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449, 154–164. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300333X
Valiñas, M. S., Molina, L. M., Addino, M., Montemayor, D. I., Acha, E. M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2012). Biotic and environmental factors affect Southwest Atlantic saltmarsh use by juvenile fishes. Journal of Sea Research, 68, 49–56. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110111001602
Dra. Becherucci María Eugenia
Researcher CONICET
Becherucci, M. E., Pereyra, P., Narvarte, M., Fanjul, E., Iribarne, O., & Martinetto, P. (2021). Tidal action and macroalgal photosynthetic activity prevent coastal acidification in an eutrophic system within a semi-desert region. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 256, 107374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107374
Martinez, M. A., & Becherucci, M. E. (2020). Study of the potential use of the invasive marine algae Undaria pinnatifida in the preliminary development of a functional textile. Journal of Industrial Textiles, 1528083720967067. https://doi.org/10.1177/1528083720967067
Saracho-Bottero, M. A., Jaubet, M. L., Llanos, E. N., Becherucci, M. E., Elías, R., & Garaffo, G. V. (2020). Spatial-temporal variations of a SW Atlantic macrobenthic community affected by a chronic anthropogenic disturbance. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 156, 111189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111189
Becherucci, M. E., Jaubet, M. L., Saracho Bottero, M. A., Llanos, E. N., Elías, R., & Garaffo, G. V. (2018). Rapid sewage pollution assessment by means of the coverage of epilithic taxa in a coastal area in the SW Atlantic. Science of The Total Environment, 628–629, 826–834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.024
Becherucci, M. E., Rosenthal, A. F., & Seco Pon, J. P. (2017). Marine debris in beaches of the Southwestern Atlantic: An assessment of their abundance and mass at different spatial scales in northern coastal Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 119(1), 299–306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.04.030
Garaffo, G., Jaubet, M., Becherucci, M., & Elías, R. (2017). Assessing environmental health using ecological indices for soft bottom in sewage-affected rocky shores: The case of the largest seaside resort of SW Atlantic. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 115, 233–239.
Becherucci, M., Llanos, E., Garaffo, G., & Vallarino, E. (2016). Succession in an intertidal benthic community affected by untreated sewage effluent: A case of study in the SW Atlantic shore. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 95–103.
Becherucci, M. E., Santiago, L., Benavides, H. R., & Vallarino, E. A. (2016). Assessing sewage impact in a South-West Atlantic rocky shore intertidal algal community. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 106(1), 388–394.
Becherucci, M. E., & Seco Pon, J. P. (2014). What is left behind when the lights go off? Comparing the abundance and composition of litter in urban areas with different intensity of nightlife use in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Waste Management, 34(8), 1351–1355.
Seco Pon, J. P., & Becherucci, M. E. (2012). Spatial and temporal variations of urban litter in Mar del Plata, the major coastal city of Argentina. Waste Management, 32(2), 343–348.
Dr. Pascual Jesus María
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Daleo, P., Montemayor, D. I., Fanjul, E., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Martinetto, P., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2020). Dominance by Spartina densiflora slows salt marsh litter decomposition. Journal of Vegetation Science, 31(6), 1181–1191. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12920
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, E., Rocca, C., & Iribarne, O. (2019). Herbivory and dropping effects by small mammals on salt-marsh vegetation varies across microhabitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 322–330. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12735
Valiela, I., Pascual, J., Giblin, A., Barth-Jensen, C., Martinetto, P., Otter, M., Stone, T., Tucker, J., Bartholomew, M., & Viana, I. G. (2018). External and local controls on land-sea coupling assessed by stable isotopic signatures of mangrove producers in estuaries of Pacific Panama. Marine Environmental Research, 137, 133–144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.03.003
Lind, E. M., La Pierre, K. J., Seabloom, E. W., Alberti, J., Iribarne, O., Firn, J., Gruner, D. S., Kay, A. D., Pascal, J., Wright, J. P., Yang, L., & Borer, E. T. (2017). Increased grassland arthropod production with mammalian herbivory and eutrophication: A test of mediation pathways. Ecology, 98(12), 3022–3033. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2029
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2017). Herbivory and trampling by small mammals modify soil properties and plant assemblages. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28(5), 1028–1035. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12562
Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A. D., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Rainfall intensity modulates the interaction between the marsh cordgrass Spartina densiflora and the mouse Akodon azarae. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 523, 71–80.
Canepuccia, A. D., Pascual, J., Biondi, L. M., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Small Mammals Along SW-Atlantic Marshes: Diversity Correlates with Inland Habitats but Abundance Correlates with Marsh Characteristics. Wetlands, 35(1), 1–12.
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Bruschetti, C. M., Pascual, J., Iribarne, O., & Silliman, B. R. (2015). Physical stress modifies top-down and bottom-up forcing on plant growth and reproduction in a coastal ecosystem. Ecology, 96(8), 2147–2156. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., Canepuccia, A., & Iribarne, O. (2014). Herbivory affects salt marsh succession dynamics by suppressing the recovery of dominant species. Oecologia, 175(1), 335–343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-014-2903-0
Montemayor, D. I., Canepuccia, A. D., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. O. (2014). Aboveground biomass patterns of dominant Spartina species and their relationship with selected abiotic variables in Argentinean SW Atlantic marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 37(2), 411–420.
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K., Firn, J., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Lind, E., MacDougall, A., Orrock, J. L., Prober, S. M., Adler, P., Alberti, J., Michael Anderson, T., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L. A., Blumenthal, D., Brown, C. S., … Yang, L. (2013). Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology, 19(12), 3677–3687. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12370
Daleo, P., Alberti, J., Pascual, J., & Iribarne, O. (2013). Nutrients and abiotic stress interact to control ergot plant disease in a SW Atlantic Salt Marsh. Estuaries and Coasts, 36(5), 1093–1097.
Graduate Students
Dra. Funes Manuela
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET
Galván, D. E., Funes, M., Liberoff, A. L., Botto, F., & Iribarne, O. O. (2015). Important sources of variation to be considered when using fin clips as a surrogate for muscle in trophic studies using stable isotopes. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(8), 730–738.
Dra. Rivadeneira Pamela Ruth
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET
Lic. Díaz De Astarloa Clara María
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Giorgini, M., Miguez, A., Esquius, K. S., Díaz de Astarloa, C., Iribarne, O., Fanjul, E., & Escapa, M. (2019). Regenerative bioturbation by intertidal burrowing crabs modifies microphytobenthic composition and enhances primary production in SW Atlantic mudflats. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 632, 43–57. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13134
Lic. Reyna Gandini Leandro Javier
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
Lic Rocca Camila
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
Stellatelli, O. A., Vega, L. E., Block, C., Rocca, C., Bellagamba, P. J., & Cruz, F. B. (2020). Latitudinal comparison of the thermal biology in the endemic lizard Liolaemus multimaculatus. Journal of Thermal Biology, 88, 102485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2019.102485
Pascual, J., Alberti, J., Daleo, P., Fanjul, E., Rocca, C., & Iribarne, O. (2019). Herbivory and dropping effects by small mammals on salt-marsh vegetation varies across microhabitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(2), 322–330. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12735
Rocca, C., Daleo, P., Nuñez, J., Silliman, B. R., Iribarne, O., Angelini, C., & Alberti, J. (n.d.). Flood-stimulated herbivory drives range retraction of a plant ecosystem. Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13735