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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. Oscar Iribarne
Researcher CONICET.

Professor

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
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
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
Hodapp, D., Borer, E. T., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., … 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. Retrieved from 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., … 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. Retrieved from 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., … 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., … 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., … 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
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.
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.
Fricke, A., Kopprio, G., Alemany, D., Gastaldi, M., Narvarte, M., Parodi, E., … 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. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from 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., … 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.
Escapa, M., Perillo, G. M., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Biogeomorphically driven salt pan formation in Sarcocornia-dominated salt-marshes. Geomorphology, 228, 147–157. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811400313X
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Final remarks. In Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts (pp. 53–57). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15479-4_7
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Comparisons of fronts with other boundaries at sea. In Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts (pp. 41–46). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15479-4_5
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Frontal types. In Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts (pp. 5–12). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15479-4_2
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. Retrieved from http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v540/p57-71/
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Management and conservation of marine life. In Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts (pp. 33–39). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15479-4_4
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Comparisons of fronts with terrestrial boundaries and the “ecotone” concept. In Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts (pp. 47–51). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15479-4_6
Acha, E. M., Piola, A., Iribarne, O., & Mianzan, H. (2015). Biology of fronts. In Ecological Processes at Marine Fronts (pp. 13–32). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-15479-4_3
Researchers
Dr. Juan Alberti
Researcher CONICET
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
Hodapp, D., Borer, E. T., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., … 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
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
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. Retrieved from 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., … 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
Flores-Moreno, H., Reich, P. B., Lind, E. M., Sullivan, L. L., Seabloom, E. W., Yahdjian, L., … 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
Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Gruner, D. S., Harpole, W. S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E. M., … Yang, L. H. (2014). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature, 508(7497), 517. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13144
Mortensen, B., Danielson, B., Harpole, S. W., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Biederman, 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
Lind, E. M., La Pierre, K. J., Seabloom, E. W., Alberti, J., Iribarne, O., Firn, J., … 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., 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.
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
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
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
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.
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K., Firn, J., … 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Dra. Florencia Botto
Researcher CONICET.

Teaching Assistant

Martinetto, P., Alemany, D., Botto, F., Mastrángelo, M., Falabella, V., Acha, E. M., … Saraceno, M. (en prensa). Linking the scientific knowledge on marine frontal systems with ecosystem services. Ambio. 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
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
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
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
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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300333X
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derisio, C., Braverman, M., Gaitán, E., Hozbor, C., Ramírez, F., Carreto, J., … 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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110113001032
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. Retrieved from http://www.publish.csiro.au/mu/MU14032
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. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00227-016-2952-5
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. Retrieved from http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v540/p57-71/
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
Dr. Martín Bruschetti
Researcher CONICET
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Dr. Alejandro Canepuccia
Researcher CONICET
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
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., 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.
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., 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. Retrieved from http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v494/p135-148/
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. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-016-0777-0
Dr. Pedro Daleo
Researcher CONICET
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
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
Zhang, Y. S., Cioffi, W. R., Cope, R., Daleo, P., Heywood, E., Hoyt, C., … 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., … 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. Retrieved from 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., … 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
Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Gruner, D. S., Harpole, W. S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E. M., … Yang, L. H. (2014). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature, 508(7497), 517. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13144
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
Silliman, B. R., Dixon, P. M., Wobus, C., He, Q., Daleo, P., Hughes, B. B., … 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., 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., 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., 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
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
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K., Firn, J., … 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.
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. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Dr. Mauricio Escapa
Researcher CONICET
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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110114001038
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.
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
Escapa, M., Perillo, G. M., & Iribarne, O. (2015). Biogeomorphically driven salt pan formation in Sarcocornia-dominated salt-marshes. Geomorphology, 228, 147–157. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811400313X
Dra. María Eugenia Fanjul
Researcher CONICET
Dra. Betina Lomovasky
Researcher CONICET
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
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. Retrieved from 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
Yusseppone, M. S., Lomovasky, B. J., Luquet, C. M., Rios De Molina, M. C., & Rocchetta, I. (2016). Age-and sex-dependent changes in morphometric and metabolic variables in the long-lived freshwater mussel Diplodon chilensis. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67(12), 1938–1947.
Hidalgo, F. J., Firstater, F. N., Lomovasky, B. J., & Iribarne, O. O. (2013). Grazing effects of the sea urchin Tetrapygus niger and the snail Tegula atra on a rocky shore of central Peru. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93(8), 2059–2066.
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.
Lomovasky, B. J., Gamero, P. A., Romero, L., Firstater, F. N., Salazar, A. G., Hidalgo, F., … 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.
Rocchetta, I., Lomovasky, B. J., Yusseppone, M. S., Sabatini, S. E., Bieczynski, F., de Molina, M. C. R., & Luquet, C. M. (2014). Growth, abundance, morphometric and metabolic parameters of three populations of Diplodon chilensis subject to different levels of natural and anthropogenic organic matter input in a glaciar lake of North Patagonia. Limnologica-Ecology and Management of Inland Waters, 44, 72–80.
Firstater, F., Hidalgo, F., Lomovasky, B., & Iribarne, O. (2012). Grazing and nutrient effects on a high rocky intertidal of the Peruvian central coast. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 422, 9–13.
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.
Gordillo, S., Brey, T., Beyer, K., & Lomovasky, B. J. (2015). Climatic and environmental changes during the middle to late Holocene in southern South America: A sclerochronological approach using the bivalve Retrotapes exalbidus (Dillwyn) from the Beagle Channel. Quaternary International, 377, 83–90. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618214009914
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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811400313X
Dra. Paulina Martinetto
Researcher CONICET
Martinetto, P., Alemany, D., Botto, F., Mastrángelo, M., Falabella, V., Acha, E. M., … Saraceno, M. (en prensa). Linking the scientific knowledge on marine frontal systems with ecosystem services. Ambio. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-019-01222-w
Anton, A., Geraldi, N. R., Lovelock, C. E., Apostolaki, E. T., Bennett, S., Cebrian, 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., … 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
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
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.
Valiela, I., Bartholomew, M., Giblin, A., Tucker, J., Harris, C., Martinetto, P., … 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.
Duarte, C. M., Fulweiler, R. W., Lovelock, C. E., Martinetto, P., Saunders, M. I., Pandolfi, J. M., … Nixon, S. W. (2015). Reconsidering ocean calamities. BioScience, 65(2), 130–139.
Valiela, I., Camilli, L., Stone, T., Giblin, A., Crusius, J., Fox, S., … 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.
Martinetto, P., & Iribarne, O. (2015). A view from the south on the changing coastal and estuarine environments. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(4), 1121–1122.
Fricke, A., Kopprio, G., Alemany, D., Gastaldi, M., Narvarte, M., Parodi, E., … 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.
Teichberg, M., Martinetto, P., & Fox, S. E. (2012). Bottom-up versus top-down control of macroalgal blooms. In Seaweed Biology (pp. 449–467). Springer. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-28451-9_21
Dra. Diana I. Montemayor
Researcher CONICET
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., … 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
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. Retrieved from 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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110114001038
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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811300333X
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., 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.
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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110111001602
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. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002209811400313X
Dr. Pablo Ribeiro
Researcher CONICET
Gutiérrez, J. L., Jones, C. G., Ribeiro, P. D., Findlay, S. E. G., & Groffman, P. M. (2018). Crab burrowing limits surface litter accumulation in a temperate salt marsh: implications for ecosystem functioning and connectivity. Ecosystems, 21(5), 1000–1012. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-017-0200-6
Nuñez, J. D., Ribeiro, P. D., Ocampo, E. H., & Luppi, T. A. (2018). Neohelice granulata burrow fidelity behaviour related to landscape heterogeneity. Helgoland Marine Research, 72(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0518-2
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
Ituarte, R. B., D’Anatro, A., Luppi, T. A., Ribeiro, P. D., Spivak, E. D., Iribarne, O. O., & Lessa, E. P. (2012). Population structure of the SW Atlantic estuarine crab Neohelice granulata throughout its range: a genetic and morphometric study. Estuaries and Coasts, 35(5), 1249–1260.
Di Virgilio, A., & Ribeiro, P. D. (2013). Spatial and temporal patterns in the feeding behavior of a fiddler crab. Marine Biology, 160(4), 1001–1013.
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.
Sal Moyano, M. P., Lorusso, M., Nuñez, J., Ribeiro, P., Gavio, M. A., & Luppi, T. (2016). Male size-dependent dominance for burrow holding in the semiterrestrial crab Neohelice granulata: multiple tactics used by intermediate-sized males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(9), 1497–1505. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-016-2158-3
Graduate Students
Dra. Maria Eugenia Becherucci
Postdoctoral Fellow
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.
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.
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., 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.
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. 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
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, 628629, 826–834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.024
Lic. Micaela Giorgini
Doctoral Fellow
Lic. Ana Miguez
Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Jesús Pascual
Postdoctoral Fellow
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
Valiela, I., Pascual, J., Giblin, A., Barth-Jensen, C., Martinetto, P., Otter, 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
Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., … 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
Flores-Moreno, H., Reich, P. B., Lind, E. M., Sullivan, L. L., Seabloom, E. W., Yahdjian, L., … 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
Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Gruner, D. S., Harpole, W. S., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E. M., … Yang, L. H. (2014). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature, 508(7497), 517. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13144
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
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
Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K., Firn, J., … 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Liberoff, A. L., Miller, J. A., Riva-Rossi, C. M., Hidalgo, F. J., Fogel, M. L., & Pascual, M. A. (2013). Transgenerational effects of anadromy on juvenile growth traits in an introduced population of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71(3), 398–407. Retrieved from http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0466
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. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/14-1776.1/full
Lic. Luciano Peralta
Doctoral Fellow
Lic. Cielo Risoli
Doctoral Fellow
Lic. Camila Rocca
Doctoral Fellow
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
Lic. Clara Díaz de Astarloa
Doctoral Fellow