Director    
Dra. Espinosa Marcela Alcira
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Vélez-Agudelo, C., Espinosa, M. A., & Fayó, R. (2021). Diatom-based inference model for conductivity reconstructions in dryland river systems from north Patagonia, Argentina. Aquatic Sciences, 83(4), 64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-021-00819-2
Isla, F. I., & Espinosa, M. (2021). Quaternary glaciolacustrine deposits around a Triple Junction site: Paleolakes at the foot of the Northern Patagonian Ice field (Argentina and Chile). Andean Geology, 48(1), 94–109. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV48n1-3173
Vélez-Agudelo, C., & Espinosa, M. A. (2021). Distribution and environmental preferences of diatoms along the Negro River, Patagonia, Argentina. Limnetica, 40(2), 247–265. https://doi.org/10.23818/limn.40.17
Fayó, R., Pan, J., & Espinosa, M. A. (2020). Microbial mat and surface sediment communities from a shallow oxbow lake in the Colorado River floodplain, Argentina. Geomicrobiology Journal, 37(10), 937–949. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2020.1801908
Fayó, R., Espinosa, M. A., & Isla, F. I. (2020). Diatomeas holocenas del delta del río Colorado, Argentina. Una aproximación paleoambiental a partir del estudio de “fragilarioides pequeñas.” Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 23(3), 209–221. https://doi.org/10.4072/rbp.2020.3.05
Espinosa, M. A., & Beilinson, E. (2019). Late Pleistocene Diatoms of the Lower Basin from the Quequén Salado River, Argentina. In G. C. Cusminsky, E. Bernasconi, & G. A. Concheyro (Eds.), Advances in South American Micropaleontology (pp. 130–142). Springer International Publishing.
Fayó, R., Espinosa, M. A., Vélez-Agudelo, C. A., Pan, J., & Isla, F. I. (2018). Diatom-based reconstruction of Holocene hydrological changes along the Colorado River floodplain (northern Patagonia, Argentina). Journal of Paleolimnology, 60(3), 427–443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0031-2
Espinosa, M. A. (2016). Response of Diatoms to Late Quaternary Climate Changes. In Marine Isotope Stage 3 in Southern South America, 60 KA BP-30 KA BP (pp. 299–319). Springer.
Isla, F., Espinosa, M., Rubio, B., Escandell, A., Gerpe, M., Miglioranza, K., Rey, D., & Vilas, F. (2015). Avulsion at a drift-dominated mesotidal estuary: The Chubut River outlet, Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Hydrology, 529, 632–639. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169414010300
Fayó, R., & Espinosa, M. A. (2014). Reconstrucción paleoambiental de la planicie costera de Mar Chiquita (Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina) durante el Holoceno, basada en diatomeas. Ameghiniana, 51(6), 510–528. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5710/AMGH.13.10.2014.2812
Belardi, J. B., Barrientos, G., Bamonte, F., Espinosa, S., & Goñi, R. (2013). Paleoambientes y cronología de las ocupaciones cazadoras recolectoras de las cuencas de los lagos Tar y San Martín (provincia de Santa Cruz). Intersecciones En Antropología, 14(2), 459–475. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?pid=S1850-373X2013000200013&script=sci_arttext&tlng=pt
Hassan, G. S., Espinosa, M. A., & Isla, F. I. (2011). Fluctuaciones de salinidad durante el Holoceno en la laguna costera de Mar Chiquita (Provincia de Buenos Aires): una aproximación cuantitativa basada en diatomeas. Ameghiniana, 48(4), 496–507. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5710/AMGH.v48i4(326)
Vélez-Agudelo, C., & Espinosa, M. A. (n.d.). Benthic diatoms in relation to environmental factors in an allochthonous river from Patagonia, Argentina. Marine and Freshwater Research. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF20249
Co-Director    
Dr. Bértola Germán Ricardo
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Merlotto, A., Verón, E. M., & Bértola, G. R. (2019). Servicios ecosistémicos de regulación en playas del partido de General Alvarado, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 73, 113–131. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-34022019000200113
Isla, F. I., Cortizo, L., Merlotto, A., Bértola, G., Pontrelli Albisetti, M., & Finocchietti, C. (2018). Erosion in Buenos Aires province: Coastal-management policy revisited. Ocean & Coastal Management, 156, 107–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.09.008
Merlotto, A., Bértola, G. R., & Isla, F. I. (2017). Riesgo de erosión costera de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista Universitaria de Geografía, 26(2), 37–72. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1852-42652017000200003&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=es
Fernández, J. M., Bértola, G. R., & Campo, A. M. (2017). Aplicación del índice de vulnerabilidad costera (CVI) a los barrios costeros del partido de Mar Chiquita, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Geoacta, 42(1), 13–23.
Merlotto, A., Bértola, G. R., & Piccolo, M. C. (2016). Hazard, vulnerability and coastal erosion risk assessment in Necochea Municipality, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 20(5), 351–362.
Fernández, J. M., & Bértola, G. R. (2014). Capacidad de carga turística de las playas del Partido de Mar Chiquita, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista Ciencias Marinas y Costeras, 6, 55–73. http://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/revmar/article/view/6233
Bértola, G. R., Merlotto, A., Cortizo, L., & Isla, F. I. (2013). Playas de bolsillo en Mar chiquita provincia de Buenos Aires. Revista de La Asociación Geológica Argentina, 70(2), 267–278. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0004-48222013000200010&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Researchers    
Dr. Isla Federico
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Isla, F. I., Isla, M., Bertola, G., & Bedmar, J. M. (2021). Taton dune field: wind selection across the Southamerican arid diagonal, Puna Argentina. Quaternary and Environmental Geosciences, 12(2), 19–29. https://doi.org/10.5380/abequa.v12i2.65221
Lamarchina, S., Maenza, R. A., & Isla, F. (2021). Mixed sand and gravel beaches of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Morphodynamics and stability. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 25(4), 41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-021-00830-7
Isla, F. I., & Espinosa, M. (2021). Quaternary glaciolacustrine deposits around a Triple Junction site: Paleolakes at the foot of the Northern Patagonian Ice field (Argentina and Chile). Andean Geology, 48(1), 94–109. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeoV48n1-3173
Isla, F. I., Contardo, X., Spagnuolo, J., & Bujalesky, G. G. (2021). Provenance of the Coastal Sands of the Western Scotia Plate: Tierra del Fuego and Antarctic Peninsula. In R. D. Acevedo (Ed.), Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego (pp. 339–350). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60683-1_17
Bujalesky, G. G., Isla, F. I., & Montes, A. (2021). Differential Uplifting Rates Across the Magellan Fault: Interactions Between South American and Scotia Plates. In R. D. Acevedo (Ed.), Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego (pp. 289–309). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60683-1_15
Fayó, R., Espinosa, M. A., & Isla, F. I. (2020). Diatomeas holocenas del delta del río Colorado, Argentina. Una aproximación paleoambiental a partir del estudio de “fragilarioides pequeñas.” Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 23(3), 209–221. https://doi.org/10.4072/rbp.2020.3.05
Quezada, J., Jaque, E., Catalán, N., Belmonte, A., Fernández, A., Isla, F., Quezada, J., Jaque, E., Catalán, N., Belmonte, A., Fernández, A., & Isla, F. (2020). Alzamiento cosísmico superficial inesperado en el área de Tirúa-isla Mocha del sur de Chile antes y durante el terremoto de Maule Mw=8,8 de 2010: una probable falla subsidiaria en la placa superior. Andean Geology, 47(2), 295–315. https://doi.org/10.5027/andgeov47n2-3057
Isla, F. I., Quiroz Londoño, O. M., & Cortizo, L. C. (2018). Groundwater characteristics within loessic deposits: the coastal springs of Los Acantilados, Mar del Plata, Argentina. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77(17), 610. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-018-7766-y
Fayó, R., Espinosa, M. A., Vélez-Agudelo, C. A., Pan, J., & Isla, F. I. (2018). Diatom-based reconstruction of Holocene hydrological changes along the Colorado River floodplain (northern Patagonia, Argentina). Journal of Paleolimnology, 60(3), 427–443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0031-2
Isla, F. I., Cortizo, L., Merlotto, A., Bértola, G., Pontrelli Albisetti, M., & Finocchietti, C. (2018). Erosion in Buenos Aires province: Coastal-management policy revisited. Ocean & Coastal Management, 156, 107–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.09.008
Merlotto, A., Bértola, G. R., & Isla, F. I. (2017). Riesgo de erosión costera de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista Universitaria de Geografía, 26(2), 37–72. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1852-42652017000200003&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=es
Isla, F., Espinosa, M., Rubio, B., Escandell, A., Gerpe, M., Miglioranza, K., Rey, D., & Vilas, F. (2015). Avulsion at a drift-dominated mesotidal estuary: The Chubut River outlet, Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Hydrology, 529, 632–639. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169414010300
Bértola, G. R., Merlotto, A., Cortizo, L., & Isla, F. I. (2013). Playas de bolsillo en Mar chiquita provincia de Buenos Aires. Revista de La Asociación Geológica Argentina, 70(2), 267–278. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0004-48222013000200010&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Miglioranza, K. S., Gonzalez, M., Ondarza, P. M., Shimabukuro, V. M., Isla, F. I., Fillmann, G., Aizpún, J. E., & Moreno, V. J. (2013). Assessment of Argentinean Patagonia pollution: PBDEs, OCPs and PCBs in different matrices from the Río Negro basin. Science of the Total Environment, 452, 275–285. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969713002386
Isla, F. I., & Toldo, E. E. (2013). ENSO impacts on Atlantic watersheds of South America. Quaternary and Environmental Geosciences, 4(1–2). http://revistas.ufpr.br/abequa/article/view/33032
Hassan, G. S., Espinosa, M. A., & Isla, F. I. (2011). Fluctuaciones de salinidad durante el Holoceno en la laguna costera de Mar Chiquita (Provincia de Buenos Aires): una aproximación cuantitativa basada en diatomeas. Ameghiniana, 48(4), 496–507. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.5710/AMGH.v48i4(326)
Dra. Merlotto Alejandra
Researcher CONICET
Merlotto, A., & Verón, E. M. (2019). Evaluación de los servicios culturales de recreación y turismo del ecosistema playa en la ciudad de Mar del Plata, Argentina. Revista Universitaria de Geografía, 28(2), 35–56. http://bibliotecadigital.uns.edu.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1852-42652019002200003&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=es
Merlotto, A., Verón, E. M., & Bértola, G. R. (2019). Servicios ecosistémicos de regulación en playas del partido de General Alvarado, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande, 73, 113–131. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-34022019000200113
Isla, F. I., Cortizo, L., Merlotto, A., Bértola, G., Pontrelli Albisetti, M., & Finocchietti, C. (2018). Erosion in Buenos Aires province: Coastal-management policy revisited. Ocean & Coastal Management, 156, 107–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.09.008
Merlotto, A., Bértola, G. R., & Isla, F. I. (2017). Riesgo de erosión costera de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista Universitaria de Geografía, 26(2), 37–72. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1852-42652017000200003&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=es
Merlotto, A., Bértola, G. R., & Piccolo, M. C. (2016). Hazard, vulnerability and coastal erosion risk assessment in Necochea Municipality, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 20(5), 351–362.
Bértola, G. R., Merlotto, A., Cortizo, L., & Isla, F. I. (2013). Playas de bolsillo en Mar chiquita provincia de Buenos Aires. Revista de La Asociación Geológica Argentina, 70(2), 267–278. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0004-48222013000200010&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Merlotto, A., Bertola, G. R., & Piccolo, M. C. (2013). Seasonal morphodynamic classification of beaches in Necochea Municipality, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ciencias Marinas, 39(4), 331–347.
Dr. Gutiérrez Jorge Luis Ceferino
Researcher CONICET

Gutiérrez, J. L. (2020). Ecosystem Engineers in the World Coasts: Case Studies and Conceptual Linkages. Diversity, 12(6), 243. https://doi.org/10.3390/d12060243
Cruz‐Motta, J. J., Miloslavich, P., Guerra‐Castro, E., Hernández‐Agreda, A., Herrera, C., Barros, F., Navarrete, S. A., Sepúlveda, R. D., Glasby, T. M., Bigatti, G., Cardenas‐Calle, M., Carneiro, P. B. M., Carranza, A., Flores, A. A. V., Gil‐Kodaka, P., Gobin, J., Gutiérrez, J. L., Klein, E., Krull, M., … Romero, L. (2020). Latitudinal patterns of species diversity on South American rocky shores: Local processes lead to contrasting trends in regional and local species diversity. Journal of Biogeography, 47(9), 1966–1979. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13869
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
Mourelle, D., Gaiero, P., Speroni, G., Millán, C., Gutiérrez, L., & Mazzella, C. (2016). Comparative pollen morphology and viability among endangered species of Butia (Arecaceae) and its implications for species delimitation and conservation. Palynology, 40(2), 160–171. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01916122.2014.999955
Gutiérrez, J. L. (n.d.). Invader to invader facilitation: ice plant mats prompt increased densities and grazing impacts of white garden snails in a Pampean coastal dune system. Biological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02529-0
Dr. Pan Jerónimo
Research Scientist at CONICET
Pan, J. (2021). Microbes and Marine Sediments: A Lifelong Relationship on Earth’s Biosphere. In C. J. Hurst (Ed.), Microbes: The Foundation Stone of the Biosphere (pp. 57–88). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63512-1_3
Fayó, R., Pan, J., & Espinosa, M. A. (2020). Microbial mat and surface sediment communities from a shallow oxbow lake in the Colorado River floodplain, Argentina. Geomicrobiology Journal, 37(10), 937–949. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2020.1801908
Perillo, V. L., Pan, J., La Colla, N. S., Serra, A. V., Botté, S. E., & Cuadrado, D. G. (2020). Short-term efficiency of epibenthic microbial mat components on phosphorus sorption. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 157, 111350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111350
Maisano, L., Quijada, I. E., Cuadrado, D. G., Perillo, V. L., Pan, J., & Martinez, A. M. (2020). Carbonate laminae recorded in a siliciclastic tidal flat colonized by microbial mats. Sedimentary Geology, 405, 105702. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2020.105702
Pan, J., Perillo, V. L., & Cuadrado, D. G. (2019). Quantification of microbial mat response to physical disruption in siliciclastic sediments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 230, 106434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106434
Cuadrado, D. G., & Pan, J. (2018). Field observations on the evolution of reticulate patterns in microbial mats in a modern siliciclastic coastal environment. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88(1), 24–37. https://doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2017.79
Marcoval, M. A., Pan, J., Díaz, A. C., Espino, L., Arzoz, N. S., & Fenucci, J. L. (2018). Dietary photoprotective compounds ameliorate UV tolerance in shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) through induction of antioxidant activity. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 49(5), 933–942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12482
Pan, J., Pratolongo, P. D., & Cuadrado, D. G. (2018). Geological, Physical and Chemical Foundations. In P. G. Beninger (Ed.), Mudflat Ecology (pp. 11–42). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99194-8_2
Fayó, R., Espinosa, M. A., Vélez-Agudelo, C. A., Pan, J., & Isla, F. I. (2018). Diatom-based reconstruction of Holocene hydrological changes along the Colorado River floodplain (northern Patagonia, Argentina). Journal of Paleolimnology, 60(3), 427–443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0031-2
Pan, J., Cuadrado, D. G., & Bournod, C. N. (2017). Diatom-driven recolonization of microbial mat-dominated siliciclastic tidal flat sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(10), fix111. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fix111
Graduate Students    
Dra. Fayó Rocío
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET
Dr. Vélez Agudelo Camilo Andrés
Posdoctoral Fellow – CONICET
Vélez-Agudelo, C., Espinosa, M. A., & Fayó, R. (2021). Diatom-based inference model for conductivity reconstructions in dryland river systems from north Patagonia, Argentina. Aquatic Sciences, 83(4), 64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-021-00819-2
Vélez-Agudelo, C., & Espinosa, M. A. (2021). Distribution and environmental preferences of diatoms along the Negro River, Patagonia, Argentina. Limnetica, 40(2), 247–265. https://doi.org/10.23818/limn.40.17
Fayó, R., Espinosa, M. A., Vélez-Agudelo, C. A., Pan, J., & Isla, F. I. (2018). Diatom-based reconstruction of Holocene hydrological changes along the Colorado River floodplain (northern Patagonia, Argentina). Journal of Paleolimnology, 60(3), 427–443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10933-018-0031-2
Vélez-Agudelo, C., & Espinosa, M. A. (n.d.). Benthic diatoms in relation to environmental factors in an allochthonous river from Patagonia, Argentina. Marine and Freshwater Research. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF20249
Lic. Garzo Pedro Andrés
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
Lic. Lamarchina Salvador
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
Teaching Assistant
Lamarchina, S., Maenza, R. A., & Isla, F. (2021). Mixed sand and gravel beaches of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Morphodynamics and stability. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 25(4), 41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-021-00830-7
Lic. Yorlano Maria Florencia
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET