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.

Pollutants and environmental stress: assessment in aquatic and marine organisms.
Toxicity tests: analysis of the impact of metallic and estrogenic pollutants on aquatic invertebrates.
Heavy metals: evaluation of the contribution associated with the prolonged application of phosphate fertilizers in the Pampeana Region.
Biotoxins associated with Harmful Algal Blooms: assessment in top predators of the Argentine sea.
Alternative natural biocides: effects on bovine cattle.

Director
Dra. Gerpe Marcela
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., von Haeften, G., Romero, M. A., Rodríguez, D. H., & Gerpe, M. S. (2020). Linking cadmium and mercury accumulation to nutritional intake in common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) from Patagonia, Argentina. Environmental Pollution, 263, 114480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114480
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
Marcovecchio, J. E., De Marco, S. G., Gavio, M. A., Narvarte, M., Fiori, S., Gerpe, M. S., Rodríguez, D. H., López Abbate, M. C., La Colla, N., Oliva, A. L., Zalba, S., Bazterrica, M. C., Guinder, V. A., Spetter, C. V., Fernández Severini, M. D., Arias, A. H., & 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
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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
Denuncio, P., Paso Viola, M. N., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Raubenheimer, D., Blasina, G., Machado, R., Polizzi, P., Gerpe, M., Cappozzo, H. L., & 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., Rodríguez, D., & 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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-016-0734-z
Cáceres-Saez, I., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Dellabianca, N. A., Guevara, S. R., Goodall, R. N. P., Cappozzo, H. L., & 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.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
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
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
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. http://ri.conicet.gov.ar/handle/11336/3347
Researchers
Dr. Rodríguez Diego Horacio
Researcher CONICET
Professor
Giardino, G., Luengos Vidal, E. M., Massola, V., Mandiola, M. A., Gana, J. C. M., Rodríguez, D., & Bastida, R. (2021). Marine Mammals: Is the Bahía Blanca Estuary and Its Area of Influence Important for Their Conservation? In S. M. Fiori & P. D. Pratolongo (Eds.), The Bahía Blanca Estuary: Ecology and Biodiversity (pp. 359–395). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-66486-2_14
Rodríguez, D. H., Giardino, G. V., Mandiola, M. A., Gana, J. C. M., De León, M. C., Bastida, J., Morón, S. G., Denuncio, P., & Bastida, R. O. (2021). Responding to Human Influence: Southern Sea Lion Males Adapt to Harbor Habitats. In C. Campagna & R. Harcourt (Eds.), Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Otariids and the Odobenid (pp. 415–435). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59184-7_21
Campagna, J., Lewis, M. N., González-Carman, V., Campagna, C., Guinet, C., Johnson, M., Davis, R. W., Rodríguez, D. H., & Hindell, M. A. (2021). Ontogenetic niche partitioning in southern elephant seals from Argentine Patagonia. Marine Mammal Science, 37(2), 631–651. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12770
Mandiola, M. A., Giardino, G., Bastida, J., Morón, S., Rodríguez, D. H., & Bastida, R. (2020). Half a century of sightings data of southern right whales in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 100(1), 165–171. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315419001036
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
Vélez-Rubio, G. M., Teryda, N., Asaroff, P. E., Estrades, A., Rodríguez, 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., 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., Polizzi, P., Gerpe, M., Cappozzo, H. L., & 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., Rodríguez, D., & 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
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
Polizzi, P. S., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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. 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., Ponce de León, A., Mianzan, H., Acha, E., Rodríguez, D., Favero, M., & 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.
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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1616504714001293
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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.
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.
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.
Timi, J. T., Paoletti, M., Cimmaruta, R., Lanfranchi, A. L., Alarcos, A. J., Garbin, L., George-Nascimento, M., Rodríguez, D., Giardino, G. V., & 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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304401713005578
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. http://www.scielo.org.ar/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0327-93832013000200012&lng=es&nrm=iso&tlng=en
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
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. 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
Dra. Chiodi Boudet Leila Natalia
Researcher CONICET
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
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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Ponce de León, A., Medici, S., Costas, A., Rodríguez, D., & 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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-016-0734-z
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Dra. Polizzi Paula Sabrina
Researcher CONICET
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
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
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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
Denuncio, P., Paso Viola, M. N., Machovsky-Capuska, G. E., Raubenheimer, D., Blasina, G., Machado, R., Polizzi, P., Gerpe, M., Cappozzo, H. L., & 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., Rodríguez, D., & 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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12011-016-0734-z
Cáceres-Saez, I., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Dellabianca, N. A., Guevara, S. R., Goodall, R. N. P., Cappozzo, H. L., & 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.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Dra. Romero Belen
Researcher CONICET
Teaching Assistant
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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L. N., Ponce de León, A., Medici, S., Costas, A., Rodríguez, D., & 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
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
Cáceres-Saez, I., Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Dellabianca, N. A., Guevara, S. R., Goodall, R. N. P., Cappozzo, H. L., & 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.
Romero, M. B., Polizzi, P., Chiodi Boudet, 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651314005314
Polizzi, P., Romero, M. B., Chiodi Boudet, L., 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.
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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13002300
Graduate Students
Lic. Dolagaratz Carricavur Arantxa
Doctoral Fellow – CONICET
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
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