Antonio Canepa Oneto

Antonio Canepa Oneto
Universidad de Burgos | UBU · computer engineering

PhD
Working in Citizen Science, FreshWater Monitoring, and Global (Planet) Health. @Aquacolab

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Introduction
Antonio Canepa does research in Natural Science with a particular interest in Statistical Data Science, Aquatic Environments and Citizen Science. Collaborates with anyone who needs to run #rstats
Additional affiliations
June 2015 - June 2017
Institut de Ciències del Mar
Position
  • PostDoc Position
June 2011 - present
Institut de Ciències del Mar
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2010 - December 2011
Spanish National Research Council
Position
  • Development and demonstration, erradication and control methods for an invasive species: Carybdea marsupialis (Cubozoa), Mediterranean. (CUBOMED)
Description
  • Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) y Centre Mediterrani d'Investigacions Marines i Ambientals (CMIMA)
Education
July 2011 - September 2014
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Applied Ecology
October 2009 - July 2010
March 2003 - July 2006
Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile)
Field of study
  • Marine Science

Publications

Publications (88)
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This study investigates the role of winter oceanographic conditions on the horizontal and vertical spatial structure of Pyrosoma atlanticum at different ontogenetic stages. Data were obtained on two oceanographic cruises (February 2017 and 2018) in the NW Mediterranean. Small colonies were exceptionally abundant in 2017, linked to an earlier develo...
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This study describes the spatial distribution and abundance of siphonophores concerning oceanographic variables (temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen) in the northern Chilean Patagonian Fjord Ecosystem, from Guafo Passage (43°30’S) to Elefantes Gulf (46°40’S) during the winter of 2012. Twelve species were identified, ten belonging to suborde...
Technical Report
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Es un documento que presenta una visión y una serie de recomendaciones dirigidas a todas aquellas personas y colectivos que quieran diseñar e implementar un proyecto de ciencia ciudadana a escala local para la observación del cambio climático. Nace con la vocación de ser útil para el diseño y desarrollo de proyectos dirigidos a la observación del c...
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Science is addressing global societal challenges, and due to limitations in research financing, scientists are turning to the public at large to jointly tackle specific environmental issues. Citizens are therefore increasingly involved in monitoring programs, appointed as citizen scientists with potential to delivering key data at near to no cost t...
Technical Report
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Rabadán-González, J.; Romay, C. D.; Vicente, R. & Canepa, A. (coord.) 2021. Observation.es: Boletín 2. Informe 2020. Observation España.
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Pelagia noctiluca is the most common jellyfish in the Western Mediterranean Sea, living in oceanic waters with a holoplanktonic lifecycle. Frequent outbreaks have been well documented in coastal areas, yet little is known about their offshore distribution. In this study we address the relationship between oceanographic structures and the distributi...
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Science is addressing global societal challenges and, due to limitations in research financing, scientists are turning to public at large to jointly tackle specific environmental issues. Citizens are therefore increasingly involved in monitoring programs, appointed as citizen scientists with potential to delivering key data at near no cost to addre...
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Blooms of stinging pelagic cnidarians have been causing increasing health problems for humans worldwide. Physalia physalis is among the worst stinging species in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans along the North and South American coasts. This siphonophore species has a large gas float and lives at the ocean surface, where its distribution is affecte...
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Relationships between environmental factors and oscillations in jellyfish abundance, especially in the early life stages, could help to interpret past increases and also predict scenarios in a changing future. For the first time, we present cubozoan spatial and temporal distributions in the earliest stages and their relationships with different fac...
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Campylobacter spp. are the leading causes of bacterial human gastroenteritis worldwide; being poultry farms the main source of infections. In order to obtain information on prevalence and diversity of Campylobacter-infected flocks in the North of Spain, fourteen farms were studied between autumn and spring in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Moreover,...
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It is likely that harmful algal blooms have increased in frequency, intensity, and geographic distribution in the last decades in response to anthropogenic activities. The Galápagos Islands are renowned for their exceptional biological diversity; however, marine dinoflagellate communities have not been represented in biodiversity assessments. There...
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Among marine phytoplankton, dinoflagellates are a key component in marine ecosystems as primary producers. Some species synthesize toxins, associated with human seafood poisoning, and mortality in marine organisms. Thus, there is a large necessity to understand the role of environmental variables in dinoflagellates spatial-temporal patterns in resp...
Poster
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This study provides the highest diversity in dinoflagellate observed until now in the GMR with 152 different dinoflagellate taxa identified belonged to 7 orders, 22 families, and 38 genera, of which 19 taxa are potentially harmful. A periodical monitoring with an international validated protocol should be implemented considering the high ecologica...
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The variability of a biogeochemical property in the ocean is the outcome of both nonconservative (such as respiration and photosynthesis) and conservative (mixing of water masses with distinct concentrations at origin) processes. One method to separate both contributions is based on a multiple regression of the biogeochemical property in terms of t...
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Jellyfish blooms cause important ecological and socio-economic problems. Among jellyfish, cubozoans are infamous for their painful, sometimes deadly, stings and are a major public concern in tropical to subtropical areas; however, there is little information about the possible causes of their outbreaks. After a bloom of the cubomedusa Carybdea mars...
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Descriptive statistics for the selected environmental variables from the beginning of July 2010 to the end of July 2011for all sites surveyed (Almadrava ‘AL’, Molins ‘MO’, Blay beach ‘BB’, Rasset ‘RA’, Marineta Cassiana ‘MC’ and Les Rotes ‘RO’) on the coast of Denia, Spain. Values are shown by season. (DOC)
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Collinearity analysis for all environmental variables. Lower-left panels show scatter plots with a loess smoothing line (in red) to help visualize patterns. Central (Diagonal) panels show histograms of the environmental variables and upper-right panels show the values of the Pearson’s correlation coefficients for each pair of variables, with text s...
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Optimal models showing the partial effect on abundance of the significant environmental variables for a) small, b) medium and c) large Carybdea marsupialis medusae collected along the coast of Denia. Central (bold) line show the best fit and the shaded areas show the 95% confidence intervals of the GAM-NB model. Bottom vertical lines represent obse...
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Mathematical model formulation for the generalized additive models with Poisson family distribution (GAM-P), with negative binomial family distribution (GAM-NB), for the zero-inflated Poisson (ZI-P) and zero-inflated negative binomial (ZI-NB) models (source Zuur et al. 2009). (DOC)
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Descriptive statistics for the number and density (in parentheses; indiv. m-3) of three sizes (Small, Medium, Large) of Carybdea marsupialis medusae captured by site (Almadrava ‘AL’, Molins ‘MO’, Blay beach ‘BB’, Rasset ‘RA’, Marineta Cassiana ‘MC’ and Les Rotes ‘RO’) along the coast of Denia. Minimum 'Min', maximum 'Max', sum 'Sum', mean 'Mean' an...
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Model comparison for the generalized additive models with a Poisson family distribution (GAM-P), generalized additive models with a negative binomial family distribution (GAM-NB), zero-inflated Poisson (ZI-P) and zero-inflated negative binomial (ZI-NB) models. The Pearson correlation coefficient (r), Spearman rank correlation (p), intercept (α) and...
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This study identifies the abundance and spatial distribution of siphonophores collected during spring of 2011 between the Reloncaví Fjord and the Boca del Guafo Passage, in the Chiloé Inland Sea (CIS), Chile. Nine species of siphonophore were identified (three Physonectae and six Calycophorae), of which Agalma elegans, Cordagalma ordinatum and Lens...
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This study characterizes the abundance and spatial distribution of siphonophores between the Trinidad Channel (50°06′S) and the Strait of Magellan (52°45′S) in southern Chile, during October–November 2009. Ten species were identified, of which Agalma elegans, Rosacea plicata and Sphaeronectes fragilis are new records for this region. Dominant speci...
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Although beaches can be hazardous environments, few studies have identified injuries in broad coastal areas. We performed a retrospective descriptive study of injuries and other services provided by lifeguards during 2012 along the Spanish Mediterranean beaches. The trend in jellyfish stings was also examined for the period 2008-2012 using a standa...
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Strandings of marine animals are relatively common in marine systems. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. We observed mass strandings of krill in Antarctica that appeared to be linked to the presence of glacial meltwater. Climate-induced glacial meltwater leads to an increased occurrence of suspended particles in the sea, whic...
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A numerical tool based on coupled hydrodynamics and environmental models was developed and applied to the coastal areas of the Maltese archipelago, with the aim of implementing a decision-support system for coastal managers. The hydrodynamic component of the system (ROSARIO-SHYFEM) is operational and provides daily a 4 days forecast of the main 3D...
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Physalia physalis inhabits tropical to templates waters from 55°N to 40°S. Along the Southeastern Pacific the scarce reports shows sporadic events of stranded colonies in the continental coast and oceanic islands. Massive arrivals have been documented previously accounting for hundreds of stranded colonies mostly in central Chile. All these events...
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The mitigation of coastal hazards, notably jellyfish blooms, has assumed great significance in recent years in view of the potential detrimental impact of such hazards on the welfare of coastal communities. This is especially true in a basin such as the Mediterranean with a very high degree of coastal settlement and dependence on coastal economic a...
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In the frame of the European MedSeA project research cruise (May 2013) zooplankton samples were collected by multi-net system (MOCNESS, covering the upper 600m) and Bongo nets (at 200m) from 21 stations distributed along the entire Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic off Cadiz, Spain, to the Levantine Basin. At the same time biotic and abiotic para...
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The National Oceanographic Committee (CONA) has developed from 1995 an extensive research in southeastern pacific fjords as part of the Marine Research Cruises in Remote Areas (CIMAR) Program. Along these campaigns great effort has been developed to understand the biodiversity patterns and spatial distribution of the planktonic cnidarian community,...
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Different approaches have been developed with the aim of mitigate the impact of jellyfish blooms in coastal areas. These include warning flags, specialized anti-jellyfish nets and, to a much lower extent, risk maps for jellyfish blooms. The Medjellyrisk Project (www.jellyrisk. eu) aimed to create a western and central Mediterranean Basin forecastin...
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This study addresses the seasonal and interannual variability in box jellyfish abundance for a population of Carybdea marsupialis monitored along the coast of Denia (NW Mediterranean, Spain). Environmental data and cubomedusae density have been monthly recorded from March 2010 to December 2013. Environmental variables registered included water temp...
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Carybdea marsupialis have been found in high densities (~90 ind m -3 juveniles, ~51 ind m -3 adults) in shallow waters along the coast of Denia (W. Mediterranean) since summer 2008, varying significantly in abundance from year to year. In order study the role of juvenile stages in population dynamics, we analyzed the seasonal and micro-scale spatia...
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Por segundo año consecutivo se analizan arribazones masivas de colonias de fragata portuguesa (Physalia physalis), a lo largo de la costa chilena. Análisis previos de registros esporádicos dan cuenta de llegadas de colonias a las costas en épocas estivales. Durante el año 2014 y 2015 miles de colonias fueron registradas durante el periodo invierno-...
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Se determinó la abundancia y distribución espacial de los sifonóforos colectados en primavera de 2011 entre el Golfo de Reloncaví y La Boca del Guafo (Mar Interior de Chiloé). Se identificaron nueve especies de sifonóforos (3 Physonectae y 6 Calycophorae), de las cuales Cordagalma ordinatum se registra por primera vez en la región Patagónica. Las e...
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Despite the large fluctuation in annual recordings of gelatinous plankton along the Catalan coast in the north western Mediterranean and the lack of long term data sets, there is a general perception that jellyfish abundances are increasing. Local authorities are concerned about the stranding events and arrivals of jellyfish to beaches and believe...
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Jellyfish outbreaks are increasingly viewed as a deterministic response to escalating levels of environmental degradation and climate extremes. However, a comprehensive understanding of the influence of deterministic drivers and stochastic environmental variations favouring population renewal processes has remained elusive. This study quantifies th...
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Frequently, population ecology of marine organisms uses a descriptive approach in which their sizes and densities are plotted over time. This approach has limited usefulness for design strategies in management or modelling different scenarios. Population projection matrix models are among the most widely used tools in ecology. Unfortunately, for th...
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Jellyfish outbreaks and their consequences appear to be on the increase around the world, and are becoming particularly relevant in the Mediterranean. No previous studies have quantified tourism losses caused by jellyfish outbreaks. We used a stated-choice questionnaire and a Random Utility Model to estimate the amount of time respondents would be...
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Se describe y analiza la variación espacio-temporal de un total de 53 arribazones de colonias de Physalia physalis ocurridas en el Chile continental entre Playa Chinchorro (18o27'S) y Bahía de Ancud (41o52'S), y en el Chile insular en el Archipiélago Juan Fernández e Isla de Pascua, ocurridas desde fines de otoño hasta primavera del año 2014, durac...
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During the MedSeA project Cruise (May 2013) plankton samples were collected by multi-net system (MOCNESS) covering the upper 600m and plankton nets (Bongo) at 200m. A main aim of this study is to improve our understanding of the environmental factors controlling the understudied gelatinous plankton distribution in the Mediterranean Sea. Zooplankton...
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The sensitivity and specificity of the Mediterranean Sea to climate change and other human-related stressors have been unequivocally documented in recent years by a significant increase in the number and frequency of jellyfish outbreaks. To evaluate medium-term arrivals of jellyfish along the Catalan coast and in association with the Catalan Water...
Presentation
Population projection matrix (PPM) models are widely used in ecology. Unfortunately, for pelagic marine organisms, it is difficult to mark individuals to determine their vital rates and built a PPM. Nevertheless, it is possible to get time-series of sizes/ages and densities, in order to determine the parameters of a PPM. This approach is known as a...
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The northwestern Mediterranean region faces two contrasting realities: intensive fishing activity and a rising awareness among citizens of the need to protect ecologically important areas. In NE Spain, a large portion of the Cap de Creus area will be declared a Natura 2000 offshore site, establishing a large Marine Protected Area. This study examin...
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During recent years, jellyfish blooms have become in a passionate issue among marine scientists with a series of studies and reviews. The main concern about this blooms are related with ecosystem and socio-economic impacts and lately with the possibility of a global increase in these blooms. Jellyfish populations are known to follow periodic fluctu...
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Executive summary The ICES/CIESM Joint Workshop on Mnemiopsis Science (hereafter abbreviated as JWMS), met in Corunna, Spain from 18 to 20 September 2014. Scientists affiliated with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) were invited to participate in the Joint Workshop to di...
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Over recent decades, man’s expanding influence on the oceans has begun to cause change in some regions, including in the Mediterranean Sea. New prolif- erations of jellyfish may be occurring in the Mediterranean Sea, possibly in response to the cumulative effects of some of these anthropogenic impacts. In the Mediterranean Sea, many of these “proli...