Américo López MarrasInvestigación y Asesoria en Biología y Tecnologías Marinas Limitada
Américo López Marras
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Américo has experience researching about marine pollution, as heavy metal and brine discharge, using molecular techniques calls biomarkers. And the other hand, involve in managment and conservancy using aplied ecology techniques along the costal shore of Chile.
Desalination brines from direct seawater intake that get discharged to coastal areas may produce stress responses on benthic marine communities, mostly due to its excess salinity, and especially on sessile organisms; in this context, macroalgae have been understudied in desalination ecotoxicological investigations. In this study, we assessed the sh...
Desalination residual brines are mostly discharged to marine environments, which can produce osmotic stress on sensitive benthic organisms. In this investigation, we performed transplantation experiments nearby desalination plants using two brown macroalgae species from a cosmopolitan genus: Dictyota kunthii (Chile) and Dictyota dichotoma (Spain)....
Maldonado, M.V., Microlophus atacamensis as a biomonitor of coastal contamination in the Atacama Desert, Chile: an evaluation through a non-lethal technique, Environmental Pollution, https://doi.
In this data article, we investigated the accumulation of heavy metals in the lizard Microlophus atacamensis, in three coastal areas of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. We captured lizards in a non-intervened area (Parque Nacional Pan de Azucar, PAZ), an area of mining impact (Caleta Palitos, PAL) and an active industrial zone (Puerto de Caldera...