Water bodies may be impacted by the activities taking place in their environment, leaving the organisms that inhabit exposed to different types of stressors (physical and / or chemical) which may cause effects of different kind and degree. The group Environmental Toxicology was created in 2012, with research lines that aim to determine the concentration, dynamics and effects of pollutants in marine and freshwater environments, and its impact through the evaluation of biomarkers of environmental stress.

Also, researchers in this group are responsible for the course Ecotoxicology, of the collage career in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Mar del Plata. In this way, teaching tasks are carried out, transmitting knowledge and experience to the students.

Heavy metals and organic pollutants: Concentrations in marine mammals off the coast of the Province of Buenos Aires.

Bioassays: Exposure in aquatic invertebrates.

Biomarkers of environmental stress.

Chemical speciation of arsenic and development of techniques of greater sensitivity for its determination in waters destined for human consumption (surface and underground).

Hematology and blood chemistry of birds and marine mammals.

Identification of genes encoding biomarkers.

Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes.

Impact of mercury, cadmium and arsenic on foods of marine origin intended for human consumption and maximum limits allowed in our country and in countries, communities and / or Purchasing Markets of Argentina.

Comprehensive assessment of the contribution of heavy metals and arsenic associated with the application Phosphoric fertilizers.
Endocrine disruption in aquatic invertebrates.

Director
Dra. Marcela S. Gerpe
Researcher CONICET.

Professor

Chiodi Boudet, L., Mendieta, J., Romero, M. B., Dolagaratz Carricavur, A., Polizzi, P., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. (2019). Strategies for cadmium detoxification in the white shrimp Palaemon argentinus from clean and polluted field locations. Chemosphere, 236, 124224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.194
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Medici, S., Blando, M., & Gerpe, M. (2018). Preliminary assessment of legacy and current-use pesticides in franciscana dolphins from Argentina. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 101(1), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-018-2352-2
Marcovecchio, J. E., De Marco, S. G., Gavio, M. A., Narvarte, M., Fiori, S., Gerpe, M. S., … Botté, S. E. (2019). Chapter 33 - The Northern Argentine Sea. In C. Sheppard (Ed.), World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation (Second Edition) (pp. 759–781). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805068-2.00039-5
Dolagaratz Carricavur, A., Chiodi Boudet, L., Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. (2018). Toxicological responses of Laeonereis acuta (Polychaeta, Nereididae) after acute, subchronic and chronic exposure to cadmium. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 149, 217–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.11.048
Denuncio, P., Paso Viola, M. N., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Raubenheimer, D., Blasina, G., Machado, R., … Rodríguez, D. (2017). Population variance in prey, diets and their macronutrient composition in an endangered marine predator, the Franciscana dolphin. Journal of Sea Research, 129, 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2017.05.008
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Ponce de León, A., Medici, S., Costas, A., … Gerpe, M. (2017). Blood cadmium and metallothionein concentrations in females of two sympatric pinnipeds species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122, 446–449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.049
Cáceres-Saez, I., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Dellabianca, N. A., Guevara, S. R., Goodall, R. N. P., … Gerpe, M. (2016). Hepatic and renal metallothionein concentrations in Commerson’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) from Tierra del Fuego, South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 108(1), 263–267.
Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Robles, A., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. S. (2015). Histopathological and biochemical evidence of hepatopancreatic toxicity caused by cadmium in white shrimp, Palaemonetes argentinus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 113, 231–240. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Polizzi, P. S., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Romero, M. B., Denuncio, P. E., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. S. (2013). Fine scale distribution constrains cadmium accumulation rates in two geographical groups of Franciscana dolphin from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72(1), 41–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Boudet, L. C., Das, K., Denuncio, P., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. (2014). Metallothioneins pattern during ontogeny of coastal dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 80(1), 275–281.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2017). Metals as chemical tracers to discriminate ecological populations of threatened Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Argentina. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(4), 3940–3950.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2016). The role of metallothioneins, selenium and transfer to offspring in mercury detoxification in Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 650–654.
Polizzi, P. S., Boudet, L. C., Ponce de León, A., Quiroga, M., Rodríguez, D., Atkinson, S., & Gerpe, M. S. (2016). Reference Intervals of Mineral Elements in Plasma of Anesthetized Free-Ranging Adult Females of South American Sea Lion, Otaria flavescens. Biological Trace Element Research, 174(2), 325–327. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-016-0734-z
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Rodríguez Heredia, S., & Gerpe, M. (2015). Metalotioneínas y peroxidación lipídica como marcadores para determinar el estado de salud del Pingüino Magallánico crónicamente empetrolado en Argentina. Acta Toxicológica Argentina, 23(1), 15–24.
Testa, G. M., & Gerpe, M. S. (2013). ¿De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de Medio Ambiente? Una visión integral desde el Derecho y las Ciencias Exactas. La Ley, 51, 1–10. Retrieved from http://ri.conicet.gov.ar/handle/11336/3347
Isla, F., Espinosa, M., Rubio, B., Escandell, A., Gerpe, M., Miglioranza, K., … Vilas, F. (2015). Avulsion at a drift-dominated mesotidal estuary: The Chubut River outlet, Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Hydrology, 529, 632–639. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169414010300
Researchers
Dr. Diego Rodriguez
Researcher CONICET.

Professor

McGovern, K. A., Rodríguez, D. H., Lewis, M. N., & Davis, R. W. (2019). Diving classification and behavior of free-ranging female southern elephant seals based on three-dimensional movements and video-recorded observations. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 620, 215–232. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12936
Denuncio, P., Negri, M. F., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2018). Age and growth of Franciscana dolphins from northern Argentina. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 98(5), 1197–1203. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417000765
Marcovecchio, J. E., De Marco, S. G., Gavio, M. A., Narvarte, M., Fiori, S., Gerpe, M. S., … Botté, S. E. (2019). Chapter 33 - The Northern Argentine Sea. In C. Sheppard (Ed.), World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation (Second Edition) (pp. 759–781). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805068-2.00039-5
Vélez-Rubio, G. M., Teryda, N., Asaroff, P. E., Estrades, A., Rodriguez, D., & Tomás, J. (2018). Differential impact of marine debris ingestion during ontogenetic dietary shift of green turtles in Uruguayan waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 127, 603–611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.12.053
Denuncio, P., Paso Viola, M. N., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Raubenheimer, D., Blasina, G., Machado, R., … Rodríguez, D. (2017). Population variance in prey, diets and their macronutrient composition in an endangered marine predator, the Franciscana dolphin. Journal of Sea Research, 129, 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2017.05.008
Denuncio, P., Mandiola, M. A., Pérez Salles, S. B., Machado, R., Ott, P. H., De Oliveira, L. R., & Rodríguez, D. (2017). Marine debris ingestion by the South American Fur Seal from the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122, 420–425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.013
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Ponce de León, A., Medici, S., Costas, A., … Gerpe, M. (2017). Blood cadmium and metallothionein concentrations in females of two sympatric pinnipeds species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122, 446–449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.049
Polizzi, P. S., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Romero, M. B., Denuncio, P. E., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. S. (2013). Fine scale distribution constrains cadmium accumulation rates in two geographical groups of Franciscana dolphin from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72(1), 41–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Boudet, L. C., Das, K., Denuncio, P., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. (2014). Metallothioneins pattern during ontogeny of coastal dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 80(1), 275–281.
Timi, J. T., Paoletti, M., Cimmaruta, R., Lanfranchi, A. L., Alarcos, A. J., Garbin, L., … Mattiucci, S. (2014). Molecular identification, morphological characterization and new insights into the ecology of larval Pseudoterranova cattani in fishes from the Argentine coast with its differentiation from the Antarctic species, P. decipiens sp. E (Nematoda: Anisakidae). Veterinary Parasitology, 199(1), 59–72. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401713005578
Polizzi, P. S., Boudet, L. C., Ponce de León, A., Quiroga, M., Rodríguez, D., Atkinson, S., & Gerpe, M. S. (2016). Reference Intervals of Mineral Elements in Plasma of Anesthetized Free-Ranging Adult Females of South American Sea Lion, Otaria flavescens. Biological Trace Element Research, 174(2), 325–327. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-016-0734-z
González-Carman, V., Mandiola, A., Alemany, D., Dassis, M., Seco Pon, J. P., Prosdocimi, L., … Copello, S. (2016). Distribution of megafaunal species in the Southwestern Atlantic: key ecological areas and opportunities for marine conservation. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal Du Conseil, 73(6), 1579–1588.
Giardino, G. V., Mandiola, M. A., Bastida, J., Denuncio, P. E., Bastida, R. O., & Rodríguez, D. (2016). Travel for sex: long-range breeding dispersal and winter haulout fidelity in southern sea lion males. Mammalian Biology-Zeitschrift Für Säugetierkunde, 81(1), 89–95. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1616504714001293
Davis, R., David, J., Meÿer, M., Sekiguchi, K., Best, P., Dassis, M., & Rodríguez, D. (2014). Home range and diving behaviour of Heaviside’s dolphins monitored by satellite off the west coast of South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science, 36(4), 455–466.
Dassis, M., Rodríguez, D., Ieno, E., Denuncio, P., Loureiro, J., & Davis, R. (2014). Resting metabolic rate and heat increment of feeding in juvenile South American fur seals (Arctocephalus australis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 168, 63–68.
Giardino, G., Bastida, J., Mandiola, M. A., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2017). Estimated population size of two South American sea lion male haulouts from the northern coast of Argentina. Mammalia, 81(2), 197–202. https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2015-0147
Denuncio, P., Mandiola, M. A., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2011). Patrón de cierre sutural y sus variaciones en el cráneo del lobo marino de dos pelos Arctocephalus australis (Zimmermann, 1783). Natura Neotropicalis, 1(42), 5–18. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pablo_Denuncio/publication/264861487_Patron_de_cierre_sutural_y_sus_variaciones_en_el_craneo_del_lobo_marino_de_dos_pelos_Arctocephalus_australis_Zimmermann_1783/links/53f3cf4e0cf2155be354a642.pdf
Giardino, G., Mandiola, A., Bastida, J., Denuncio, P., Dassis, M., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2013). Técnica de marcado por decoloración de pelo en el lobo marino otaria flavescens: descripción y evaluación del método. Mastozoología Neotropical, 20(2), 393–398. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0327-93832013000200012&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Paso-Viola, M. N., Denuncio, P., Negri, M. F., Rodríguez, D., Bastida, R., & Cappozzo, H. L. (2014). Composición de la dieta del delfín franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei en el sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina y su interacción con las pesquerías. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 49(2), 393–400.
Denuncio, P., Panebianco, M. V., Del Castillo, D., Rodríguez, D., Cappozzo, H. L., & Bastida, R. (2016). Beak deviations in the skull of Franciscana dolphins Pontoporia blainvillei from Argentina. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 120(1), 1–7.
Dra. Leila N. Chiodi Boudet
Researcher CONICET.
T.O. Mariqui Trassens
Technician
Grosso, M., Trassens, M., Murray, C., & Bastida, R. (2019). Aportes para una caracterización de los ambientes intermareales y su aplicación en el estudio del registro arqueológico en el litoral marítimo argentino. Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano, 28(1), 17–35. Retrieved from http://revistas.inapl.gob.ar/index.php/cuadernos/article/view/1075
Denuncio, P. E., Trassens, M. E., Cantatore, D. M., Lancia, J. P., & Bastida, R. O. (2015). Asociaciones de poliquetos bentónicos y su relación con los parámetros sedimentarios en el sur de la Bahía Samborombón (provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina). Ecología Austral, 25(2), 128–134. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/pdf/ecoaus/v25n2/v25n2a08.pdf
Dr. Pablo Denuncio
Researcher CONICET
Machado, R., Oliveira, L. R. de, Ott, P. H., Denuncio, P., Haimovici, M., Cardoso, L. G., … Borges-Martins, M. (2018). Changes in the feeding ecology of South American sea lions on the southern Brazilian coast over the last two decades of excessive fishing exploration. Hydrobiologia, 819(1), 17–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3618-8
Denuncio, P., Negri, M. F., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2018). Age and growth of Franciscana dolphins from northern Argentina. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 98(5), 1197–1203. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417000765
Denuncio, P., Paso Viola, M. N., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Raubenheimer, D., Blasina, G., Machado, R., … Rodríguez, D. (2017). Population variance in prey, diets and their macronutrient composition in an endangered marine predator, the Franciscana dolphin. Journal of Sea Research, 129, 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2017.05.008
Denuncio, P., Mandiola, M. A., Pérez Salles, S. B., Machado, R., Ott, P. H., De Oliveira, L. R., & Rodríguez, D. (2017). Marine debris ingestion by the South American Fur Seal from the Southwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122, 420–425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.013
Polizzi, P. S., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Romero, M. B., Denuncio, P. E., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. S. (2013). Fine scale distribution constrains cadmium accumulation rates in two geographical groups of Franciscana dolphin from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72(1), 41–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Boudet, L. C., Das, K., Denuncio, P., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. (2014). Metallothioneins pattern during ontogeny of coastal dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 80(1), 275–281.
Giardino, G. V., Mandiola, M. A., Bastida, J., Denuncio, P. E., Bastida, R. O., & Rodríguez, D. (2016). Travel for sex: long-range breeding dispersal and winter haulout fidelity in southern sea lion males. Mammalian Biology-Zeitschrift Für Säugetierkunde, 81(1), 89–95. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1616504714001293
Dassis, M., Rodríguez, D., Ieno, E., Denuncio, P., Loureiro, J., & Davis, R. (2014). Resting metabolic rate and heat increment of feeding in juvenile South American fur seals (Arctocephalus australis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 168, 63–68.
Denuncio, P., Mandiola, M. A., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2011). Patrón de cierre sutural y sus variaciones en el cráneo del lobo marino de dos pelos Arctocephalus australis (Zimmermann, 1783). Natura Neotropicalis, 1(42), 5–18. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pablo_Denuncio/publication/264861487_Patron_de_cierre_sutural_y_sus_variaciones_en_el_craneo_del_lobo_marino_de_dos_pelos_Arctocephalus_australis_Zimmermann_1783/links/53f3cf4e0cf2155be354a642.pdf
Giardino, G., Mandiola, A., Bastida, J., Denuncio, P., Dassis, M., Bastida, R., & Rodríguez, D. (2013). Técnica de marcado por decoloración de pelo en el lobo marino otaria flavescens: descripción y evaluación del método. Mastozoología Neotropical, 20(2), 393–398. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0327-93832013000200012&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Paso-Viola, M. N., Denuncio, P., Negri, M. F., Rodríguez, D., Bastida, R., & Cappozzo, H. L. (2014). Composición de la dieta del delfín franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei en el sur de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina y su interacción con las pesquerías. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 49(2), 393–400.
Denuncio, P., Panebianco, M. V., Del Castillo, D., Rodríguez, D., Cappozzo, H. L., & Bastida, R. (2016). Beak deviations in the skull of Franciscana dolphins Pontoporia blainvillei from Argentina. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 120(1), 1–7.
Panebianco, M. V., Del Castillo, D. L., Denuncio, P. E., Negri, M. F., Bastida, R., Failla, M., … Cappozzo, H. L. (2016). Reproductive biology of female franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Argentina. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(04), 831–840.
Denuncio, P. E., Trassens, M. E., Cantatore, D. M., Lancia, J. P., & Bastida, R. O. (2015). Asociaciones de poliquetos bentónicos y su relación con los parámetros sedimentarios en el sur de la Bahía Samborombón (provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina). Ecología Austral, 25(2), 128–134. Retrieved from http://www.scielo.org.ar/pdf/ecoaus/v25n2/v25n2a08.pdf
Graduate Students
Dra. Paula Polizzi
Postdoctoral Fellow

Professor

Chiodi Boudet, L., Mendieta, J., Romero, M. B., Dolagaratz Carricavur, A., Polizzi, P., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. (2019). Strategies for cadmium detoxification in the white shrimp Palaemon argentinus from clean and polluted field locations. Chemosphere, 236, 124224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.194
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Medici, S., Blando, M., & Gerpe, M. (2018). Preliminary assessment of legacy and current-use pesticides in franciscana dolphins from Argentina. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 101(1), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-018-2352-2
Dolagaratz Carricavur, A., Chiodi Boudet, L., Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. (2018). Toxicological responses of Laeonereis acuta (Polychaeta, Nereididae) after acute, subchronic and chronic exposure to cadmium. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 149, 217–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.11.048
Denuncio, P., Paso Viola, M. N., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Raubenheimer, D., Blasina, G., Machado, R., … Rodríguez, D. (2017). Population variance in prey, diets and their macronutrient composition in an endangered marine predator, the Franciscana dolphin. Journal of Sea Research, 129, 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2017.05.008
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Ponce de León, A., Medici, S., Costas, A., … Gerpe, M. (2017). Blood cadmium and metallothionein concentrations in females of two sympatric pinnipeds species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122, 446–449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.049
Cáceres-Saez, I., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Dellabianca, N. A., Guevara, S. R., Goodall, R. N. P., … Gerpe, M. (2016). Hepatic and renal metallothionein concentrations in Commerson’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) from Tierra del Fuego, South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 108(1), 263–267.
Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Robles, A., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. S. (2015). Histopathological and biochemical evidence of hepatopancreatic toxicity caused by cadmium in white shrimp, Palaemonetes argentinus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 113, 231–240. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Polizzi, P. S., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Romero, M. B., Denuncio, P. E., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. S. (2013). Fine scale distribution constrains cadmium accumulation rates in two geographical groups of Franciscana dolphin from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72(1), 41–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Boudet, L. C., Das, K., Denuncio, P., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. (2014). Metallothioneins pattern during ontogeny of coastal dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 80(1), 275–281.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2017). Metals as chemical tracers to discriminate ecological populations of threatened Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Argentina. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(4), 3940–3950.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2016). The role of metallothioneins, selenium and transfer to offspring in mercury detoxification in Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 650–654.
Polizzi, P. S., Boudet, L. C., Ponce de León, A., Quiroga, M., Rodríguez, D., Atkinson, S., & Gerpe, M. S. (2016). Reference Intervals of Mineral Elements in Plasma of Anesthetized Free-Ranging Adult Females of South American Sea Lion, Otaria flavescens. Biological Trace Element Research, 174(2), 325–327. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-016-0734-z
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Rodríguez Heredia, S., & Gerpe, M. (2015). Metalotioneínas y peroxidación lipídica como marcadores para determinar el estado de salud del Pingüino Magallánico crónicamente empetrolado en Argentina. Acta Toxicológica Argentina, 23(1), 15–24.
Lic. Alicia D. Robles
Doctoral Fellow

Teaching Assistant

Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Robles, A., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. S. (2015). Histopathological and biochemical evidence of hepatopancreatic toxicity caused by cadmium in white shrimp, Palaemonetes argentinus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 113, 231–240. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2017). Metals as chemical tracers to discriminate ecological populations of threatened Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Argentina. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(4), 3940–3950.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Rodríguez Heredia, S., & Gerpe, M. (2015). Metalotioneínas y peroxidación lipídica como marcadores para determinar el estado de salud del Pingüino Magallánico crónicamente empetrolado en Argentina. Acta Toxicológica Argentina, 23(1), 15–24.
Ocampo, E. H., Nuñez, J. D., Cledón, M., & Robles, R. (2012). New record of calyptraeid hosts for the pea crab Calyptraeotheres garthi (Fenucci, 1975)(Decapoda, Pinnotheridae) in Argentina. Crustaceana, 85(12–13), 1463–1474. Retrieved from http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156854012x651682
Dra. María Belén Romero
Postdoctoral Fellow

Teaching Assistant

Chiodi Boudet, L., Mendieta, J., Romero, M. B., Dolagaratz Carricavur, A., Polizzi, P., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. (2019). Strategies for cadmium detoxification in the white shrimp Palaemon argentinus from clean and polluted field locations. Chemosphere, 236, 124224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.06.194
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
Rennella, A. M., Geronazzo, M. D., Romero, M. E., Boveri, M., & Rosso, J. J. (2019). Hydrological variability, zooplankton availability and the shift between planktivore-benthivore feeding behaviour in the visual predator fish, Odontesthes bonariensis. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 102(5), 713–725. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-019-00865-8
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Medici, S., Blando, M., & Gerpe, M. (2018). Preliminary assessment of legacy and current-use pesticides in franciscana dolphins from Argentina. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 101(1), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-018-2352-2
Pinoni, S. A., Jerez-Cepa, I., López Mañanes, A. A., & Romero, J. M. M. (2018). The euryhaline crab Uca tangeri showed metabolic differences to sex and environmental salinity. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 98(6), 1465–1475. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315417000601
Dolagaratz Carricavur, A., Chiodi Boudet, L., Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. (2018). Toxicological responses of Laeonereis acuta (Polychaeta, Nereididae) after acute, subchronic and chronic exposure to cadmium. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 149, 217–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.11.048
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Ponce de León, A., Medici, S., Costas, A., … Gerpe, M. (2017). Blood cadmium and metallothionein concentrations in females of two sympatric pinnipeds species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122, 446–449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.049
Cáceres-Saez, I., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Dellabianca, N. A., Guevara, S. R., Goodall, R. N. P., … Gerpe, M. (2016). Hepatic and renal metallothionein concentrations in Commerson’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) from Tierra del Fuego, South Atlantic Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 108(1), 263–267.
Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Robles, A., Marcovecchio, J. E., & Gerpe, M. S. (2015). Histopathological and biochemical evidence of hepatopancreatic toxicity caused by cadmium in white shrimp, Palaemonetes argentinus. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 113, 231–240. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Polizzi, P. S., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Romero, M. B., Denuncio, P. E., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. S. (2013). Fine scale distribution constrains cadmium accumulation rates in two geographical groups of Franciscana dolphin from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72(1), 41–46. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Boudet, L. C., Das, K., Denuncio, P., Rodríguez, D., & Gerpe, M. (2014). Metallothioneins pattern during ontogeny of coastal dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, from Argentina. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 80(1), 275–281.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2017). Metals as chemical tracers to discriminate ecological populations of threatened Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) from Argentina. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(4), 3940–3950.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Das, K., & Gerpe, M. (2016). The role of metallothioneins, selenium and transfer to offspring in mercury detoxification in Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 650–654.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi, L., Robles, A., Rodríguez Heredia, S., & Gerpe, M. (2015). Metalotioneínas y peroxidación lipídica como marcadores para determinar el estado de salud del Pingüino Magallánico crónicamente empetrolado en Argentina. Acta Toxicológica Argentina, 23(1), 15–24.
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.
Lic. Arantxa Dolagaratz
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