Carlos López

Carlos López
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) · Centro del Agua y Desarrollo Sustentable

Ph.D (Doctor on Sciences, Ecology)
Professor-Researcher. Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral. ESPOL. Guayaquil. ECUADOR.

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Introduction
I've studied some lakes and reservoirs from Neotropics with emphasis on the taxonomy and ecology of limnetic zooplankton of Venezuelan water bodies . These studies have included populations, assemblages, and ecological interactions where predation and quantity and quality of food were analyzed. Currently, I'm trying to incorporate molecular tools to my taxonomical projects and considering dormancy stages, ponds, wetlands and others shallow water bodies in my ecological studies in Ecuador.
Additional affiliations
August 2020 - present
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
Position
  • Research Associate
March 2019 - July 2020
Universidad Técnica de Manabí (UTM)
Position
  • Professor
April 2016 - February 2019
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, ESPOL.
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 2003 - July 2005
Baylor University
Field of study
  • Limnology
September 1995 - December 2001
Central University of Venezuela
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 1980 - February 1987
University of Zulia
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (55)
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Diaphanosoma brachyurum is a dominant component of summer zooplankton in Central Europe. So far only this species has been known from Poland, and other species from this genus have been found in neighboring countries. The aim of the present study was to present the factual distribution of Diaphanosoma species in Central Europe. We investigated Diap...
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• An undescribed diaptomid copepod probably belonging to a new Mastigodiaptomus species has been discovered and was very abundant in El Junco Lake (San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador) from 1966 until 2004. The species was not found in samples from 2007, 2008 or 2018. • The loss of this key species from the lake coincides with the illegal introduction of...
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The genus Diaphanosoma Fisher, 1850 is widely distributed in the world, excepting Antarctica and New Zealand (Korovchinsky, 2018). According to Kotov et al. (2013), the genus Diaphanosoma comprise a total of 34 species, however, only one species (D. brachyurum Lieven 1848) is known in Ecuador (López et al., 2018). This occurrence is questionable be...
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Paul Colinvaux and his Ecuadorian student Miriam Steinitz-Kannan were the first modern scientists to study limnology in Ecuador in the 1960s and 1970s. Fifty years later, Steinitz-Kannan continues this research along with many collaborators, focusing on Andean, Amazonian, and Galapagos lakes, particularly their paleolimnology, physical/chemical par...
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The main aim of our research was to show that the body size of the planktonic cladoceran Daphnia cucullata can be used as an indicator of the ecological status of lakes. We selected this species because it is one of the most common zooplankton species in Europe and it exhibits a high degree of morphological variability depending on the environmenta...
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We present an updated checklist of the rotifer fauna from inland aquatic habitats in continental Ecuador and the Galápagos islands based on published rotifer records found in the literature. The checklist summarizes the status of the current taxonomic and faunistic knowledge on rotifers in Ecuador, updates the nomenclature, and reports the regions...
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An annotated checklist of the free-living freshwater Copepoda recorded in different regions in Ecuador (including the Amazon, the Andes, the coastal region, and the Galapagos Islands) is here provided. We revised all published records, critically evaluated the validity of each taxon and provided short taxonomic and biogeographical remarks for each...
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An annotated checklist of the free-living freshwater Copepoda recorded at different regions in Ecuador (including the Amazon, Andes, Coastal Ecuador, and the Galápagos Islands) is here provided. We revised all published records, critically evaluated the validity of each taxon and provided short taxonomic and biogeographical remarks for each one. A...
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The presence of the rotifer species Brachionus rotundiformis from the B. plicatilis species complex in Lake Arcturo, a saline lake in the Genovesa Island of the Galápagos Islands, is here reported. This is the first record of the species for the rotifer fauna of Ecuador as well as of the species complex to the Galápagos Islands. This finding is con...
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Los derrames de petróleo constituyen una fuente importante de perturbación de los macroinvertebrados bentónicos de aguas continentales. Sin embargo, los estudios referentes a estas perturbaciones en las regiones tropicales, y particularmente en el Neotrópico, son limitados. En el presente trabajo se evaluaron los efectos de un derrame de 11 700 bar...
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An annotated checklist of recorded species of Cladocera (Crustacea: Bran-chiopoda) from inland aquatic habitats in Ecuador (including the Galápagos) is provided. We revised all published records, evaluated the validity of each taxon and provided short taxonomic and biogeographical remarks for each taxon. A total of 34 valid species grouped into 23...
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The presence of the rotifer Keratella cochlearis (Gosse, 1851) is reported in El Junco Lake, a freshwater crater lake in San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos Islands. This taxon is a known species aggregate containing both eurytopic cosmopolitans as well as local and regional endemics, but also some insufficiently documented cryptic species. This record...
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The presence of the rotifer Keratella cochlearis (Gosse, 1851) is reported in El Junco Lake, a freshwater crater lake in San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos Islands. This taxon is a known species aggregate containing both eurytopic cosmo-politans as well as local and regional endemics, but also some insufficiently documented cryptic species. This recor...
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An annotated checklist of recorded species of Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) from inland aquatic habitats in Ecuador (including the Galápagos) is provided. We revised all published records, evaluated the validity of each taxon and provided short taxonomic and biogeographical remarks for each taxon. A total of 34 valid species grouped into 23 g...
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We analyzed the infestation of the attached copepod species Lepeophtheirus sp on a wild population of Sciades herzbergii. The infestation and occurrence of attached copepods were related to body size, maturity and sex of host and the presence of damages or lesion on fish skin were described. In 61 fish specimens (37 males and 24 females), total of...
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We analysed the association between a monogenean ( Udonella cf. caligorum Johnston 1835) and its copepod host ( Caligus sp.) living on a wild population of Arius herzbergii Bloch, 1794 in a north-eastern coastal lagoon from Venezuela. This study characterized infestation levels and analysed the effects of monogeneans on the fecundity and hatching s...
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We used Williamson’s model in order to understand the impact of diel vertical migration of prey on predator-prey overlap, and the importance of predator-prey overlap on predation risk to fourth instar of Chaoborus in their cladoceran prey: Ceriodaphnia cornuta Sars, Diaphanosoma spinulosum Herbst and Moina micrura Kurz in a neotropical reservoir wi...
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The phrase cyanobacteria bloom implies a transient condition in which one to few species dominates communities. In this paper we describe a condition in which the bloom is of multi-year duration consisting of different morphologies of a single cyanobacteria species. Lake Catemaco, Veracruz, México maintained a year-round massive (108 trichomes L-1)...
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Los nanoflagelados juegan un papel importante y representan un enlace entre la red trófica microbiana y la red trófica clásica. El objetivo de este trabajo fue investigar la influencia de algunos parámetros físico-químicos tales como temperatura, salinidad, oxígeno disuelto, transparencia y profundidad sobre la abundancia de nanoflagelados en el es...
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108 samples collected between March, and November 2009 from macrophytes and open waters of the east coast of Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, adjacent to Sevilla river, Magdalena Department were analyzed. A greater number of individuals and species were found in macrophytes rather than in open water. This is the first report on the Cladocera from thi...
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Registramos la presencia del cladócero Diaphanosoma fluviatile Hansen 1899 en el Lago Waco y Lago Mexia, dos embalses localizados en la región central del estado de Texas. Esta especie es conocida primeramente de América Central y América del Sur y sólo recientemente fue registrada en algunas localidades de los estados de Louisiana y Florida, EEUU...
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Determinamos la dieta de Chirostoma lucius en el lago de Chapala y la presa Guaracha en el centro de México a partir del análisis de contenido estomacal. La dieta consistió principalmente de juveniles de especies pequeñas de Chirostoma así como de cladóceros y copépodos. El cambio estacional en las presas mostró un mayor consumo de peces en el perí...
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Resumen. Con el propósito de caracterizar el fitoplancton y zooplancton de la costa noreste de la Bahía de El Tablazo, se recolectaron muestras mensualmente desde enero hasta diciembre de 2001, en seis estaciones, mediante arrastres superficiales en la columna de agua (0,5 m), utilizando una red de plancton de 45 µm. Se encontró diferencias signifi...
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An updated checklist of cladoceran orders Ctenopoda and Anomopoda from inland aquatic habitats in Venezuela is provided, containing a total of 112 species grouped into 39 genera. Recorded cladoceran species of Venezuela represent 30% of the world's described 370 species of Ctenopoda and Anomopoda. The most representative genera are Alona, Diaphanos...
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Four floodplain lakes (Chuapo, Naparaico, Brava and Aricagua) on the lower basin of the Caura River, Venezuela were analyzed regarding composition of the zooplankton. Samples were collected monthly from March 1998 to February 2000. At each site, composite water samples were filtered through a 60-µm mesh plankton net, fixed in 10% formalin solution...
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The relative strength of factors affecting the egg-ratio (ER) of field rotifer populations and the interactions among them remain poorly studied, nevertheless such knowledge is essential to understand rotifer population dynamics, and production. We present the results of a field study of the summer ER dynamics of the cosmopolitan rotifer Keratella...
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The predatory behavior of adult females of Thermocyclops decipiens in relation to two cladoceran prey, Ceriodaphnia cornuta and Diaphanosoma spinulosum, was analyzed by laboratory observations. The number of attacks, captures, and ingestions were quantified. Probabilities of capture after attack (C/A) and ingestion after capture (I/C) were calculat...
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The day-night vertical distribution, diel feeding activity and diet of fourth instar of Chaoborus larvae were analyzed in lacustrine zone of a neotropical reservoir which shows seasonally contrasting hypolimnetic oxygen conditions. Larvae stayed in sediment and water bottom during day and ascended to surface during night. Results indicate that feed...
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Resumen En el presente trabajo se revisa la situación actual de los estudios sobre el zooplancton de los embalses de Venezuela. De alrededor de un centenar de embalses que existen en el país, sólo se cuenta con algún tipo de información sobre aspectos de la taxonomía o ecología del zoo-plancton en 20 embalses. Entre estos, el nivel de información d...
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Limnological features of Tulé Reservoir, a large and shallow reservoir in western Venezuela were studied from May 1992 to December 1993. This reservoir is polymictic, with a low water transparency. Levels of nitrogen were high and phytoplankton productivity was low. The phytoplankton productivity values may be explained by the low concentrations of...
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In order to test the even/odd clutch size hypothesis in cladoceran species different from Daphnia, we analyzed a data set of 2,322 clutches from populations of Moina micrura KURZ, Ceriodaphnia cornuta SARS and Bosmina tubicen BREHM, from a reservoir in western Venezuela. The studied populations exhibited low fecundity, and no significant difference...
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Variación vertical y temporal de la productividad primaria y su relación con algunos elementos nutritivos en un reservorio de agua tropical, río Socuy. Venezuela Resumen Un estudio sobre la variación vertical y temporal de la productividad primaria y las princi-pales formas de nitrógeno y fósforo fue realizado en el embalse del río Socuy, Estado Zu...
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Prevalence and substrate specificity of epizoans on crustacean zooplankton were examined during an annual cycle in Tule Reservoir, a large, shallow and polymictic waterbody in western Venezuela. Epistylis sp, a ciliate protozoan, and Synedra sp., a pennate diatom, were the most frequent epibiont taxa. The prevalence of all epibionts on 1800 individ...
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The rotifer fauna of Venezuela is analysed in the light of previously existing literature and observations, and the unpublished results of authors. A total of 268 taxa belonging to 44 genera are recorded. The genera Lecane, Brachionus and Trichocerca are the most diverse. Taxocoenosis consists of cosmopolitan (68 %), pantropical (19 %), neotropical...
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Oxygen consumption of all four larval instars of a Chaobonls species from Socu)' Reservoir in western Venezuela was studied under laboratory conditions at 25°C. On a logarithmic basis, oxygen consumption per organism increased as a smooth. linear function of body weight (0.49 power of body weight), Observed rates were lower than other Chaoborus spe...
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En relación a los factores climáticos se estudió la temperatura, el porcentaje de penetración de luz, transparencia y total de sólidos suspendidos a lo largo del canal principal del embalse durante un periodo de lluvias y otro de sequía. La columna de agua permaneció estratificada durante todo el periodo de estudio, Los valores promedio del total d...
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Predictive equations were calculated to estimate dry weight from standard length and cephalic length or width for Chaoborus sp. (Diptera) and Corydalus spp. (Megaloptera), two groups of predatory aquatic insects from River Guasare-Limón Basin, western Venezuela. Regression analysis indicated that relationship between biomass and biometric parameter...
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A population of M. micrura Kurz from a shallow, muddy and temporary pond, located in Peninsula of Paraguaná, western Venezuela, was studied from filling to drying phase. Population density, age structure, fecundity, and length of females, were determined. This population showed a low population density (< 50 ind/1), a low and density-dependent fecu...
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Population density, diurnal vertical distribution and secondary production of limnetic Chaoborus larvae were studied during the dry and the rainy season. Population density was high (3,667-24,220 individuals/m2) and showed maximum values during the dry season. Larvae cycle was about 48 days. The highest percentage of biomass and production was due...
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RESUMEN El estudio de muestras colectadas en la region Noroccidental de la Cuencu del Lago de Maracuibo, Venezuela, permit2 la adicion de ocho nuevos regisfros a la fauna de rotiferos de Venezuela. De'estos, Lecane ludwigi f. laticaudata Hauer es citado por primera vez para América del Sur. Se proporciona la localizacion, ilusfraciones, mediciones...

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Entonces este congreso es para ti...
La Red Macrolatinos (RML), junto con la Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), la Asociación Ecuatoriana de Limnología (AEL), y la Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL), se unen para realizar e invitar cordialmente al “Congreso Ecosistemas Acuáticos Tropicales en el Antropoceno AQUATROP”, el cual se realizará del 23 al 26 de Julio del 2018, en Quito, Ecuador (cursos pre-congreso 21 y 22 de Julio, excursiones post-congreso a partir del 27 de Julio 2018).
Este congreso es el 4to Congreso de Macroinvertebrados de la Red Macrolatinos (RML), el primer congreso de la Asociación Ecuatoriana de Limnología (AEL), la primera iniciativa internacional de la Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), y el 2do encuentro de la Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL). El tema del congreso hace referencia a los enormes cambios que están sufriendo los ecosistemas de agua dulce de esta región debido a la intervención de los seres humanos. Actualmente vivimos en un planeta donde la huella del ser humano es inevitable y por esta misma razón es necesario que entendamos cómo funcionan nuestros ecosistemas en sus condiciones naturales y alteradas por los seres humanos. El objetivo de nuestro congreso es promover la diseminación de investigaciones científicas de alta calidad en cualquiera de áreas que compete al estudio de ecosistemas acuáticos tropicales y subtropicales de las Américas. Además, buscamos promover la comunicación y colaboración entre científicos y gestores y entre miembros de diferentes organizaciones científicas con intereses similares.
Es para nosotros un enorme placer darles la bienvenida a este congreso, que no solo reúne a los miembros y participantes de estas cuatro asociaciones, pero además invita a profesionales, estudiantes y gestores que estén interesados en la biología, ecología, hidrología, gestión, manejo, conservación y restauración de ecosistemas de agua dulce de las zonas tropicales y subtropicales de las Américas.
Nuestro congreso incluye nueve charlas magistrales de invitados especiales de temas que serán de mucho interés para nuestros participantes, pero también para el público general de la ciudad de Quito y de todo el Ecuador. Además, esperamos más de 100 presentaciones orales  de diversos temas y 100 exposiciones de posters. También tendremos sesiones especiales o simposios de varios temas actuales y de vanguardia.
Ecuador espera por ti...
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Then, this meeting is for you...
The Red Macrolatinos (RML), together with the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), the Asociación Ecuatoriana de Limnología (AEL), and the Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL) cordially invite you to the Meeting “Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems in the Anthropocene AQUATROP“, which will be held July 23-26 2018, in Quito, Ecuador (with pre-meeting courses July 21 – 22, and post-meeting excursions starting July 27, 2018).
This will be the fourth meeting of the Red Macrolatinos (RML), the first of the Ecuadorian Association of Limnology (AEL), the first international initiative of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) and the second meeting of the the Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL). The meeting focuses on tropical freshwater ecosystems in the context of the major changes that are occurring due to human interventions. We live on a planet where the human footprint is inevitable and it is for that very reason that we need to understand how our ecosystems function in their natural conditions and when altered by humans. The objective of our meeting is to promote the dissemination of high quality scientific research in any of the areas related to the study of tropical and subtropical aquatic ecosystems in the Americas. We also seek to actively promote communication and collaboration between scientists, stakeholders, and members of the different scientific organizations with similar interests.
It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you to this meeting, which not only brings together the members and participants of the four collaborating associations, but also invites professionals, students and resource managers interested in biology, ecology, hydrology, management, management, conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystems in the tropics and subtropics of the Americas.
Our meeting includes eight plenary sessions which will be of interest to the meeting participants, but also to the public of the city of Quito and all of Ecuador. We also expect to have over 100 oral presentations in diverse subjects and 100 posters presentations. Our Special Sessions or symposiums will cover a wide range of current and innovative topics relating to tropical freshwater ecosystems.
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Entonces este congreso es para ti....
La Red Macrolatinos (RML), junto con la Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), la Asociación Ecuatoriana de Limnología (AEL), y la Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL), se unen para realizar e invitar cordialmente al “Congreso Ecosistemas Acuáticos Tropicales en el Antropoceno AQUATROP”, el cual se realizará del 23 al 26 de Julio del 2018, en Quito, Ecuador (cursos pre-congreso 21 y 22 de Julio, excursiones post-congreso a partir del 27 de Julio 2018).
Este congreso es el 4to Congreso de Macroinvertebrados de la Red Macrolatinos (RML), el primer congreso de la Asociación Ecuatoriana de Limnología (AEL), la primera iniciativa internacional de la Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), y el 2do encuentro de la Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL). El tema del congreso hace referencia a los enormes cambios que están sufriendo los ecosistemas de agua dulce de esta región debido a la intervención de los seres humanos. Actualmente vivimos en un planeta donde la huella del ser humano es inevitable y por esta misma razón es necesario que entendamos cómo funcionan nuestros ecosistemas en sus condiciones naturales y alteradas por los seres humanos. El objetivo de nuestro congreso es promover la diseminación de investigaciones científicas de alta calidad en cualquiera de áreas que compete al estudio de ecosistemas acuáticos tropicales y subtropicales de las Américas. Además, buscamos promover la comunicación y colaboración entre científicos y gestores y entre miembros de diferentes organizaciones científicas con intereses similares.
Es para nosotros un enorme placer darles la bienvenida a este congreso, que no solo reúne a los miembros y participantes de estas cuatro asociaciones, pero además invita a profesionales, estudiantes y gestores que estén interesados en la biología, ecología, hidrología, gestión, manejo, conservación y restauración de ecosistemas de agua dulce de las zonas tropicales y subtropicales de las Américas.
Nuestro congreso incluye nueve charlas magistrales de invitados especiales de temas que serán de mucho interés para nuestros participantes, pero también para el público general de la ciudad de Quito y de todo el Ecuador. Además, esperamos más de 100 presentaciones orales  de diversos temas y 100 exposiciones de posters. También tendremos sesiones especiales o simposios de varios temas actuales y de vanguardia.
Te esperamos en el Ecuador....
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Then, this meeting is for you...
The Red Macrolatinos (RML), together with the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), the Asociación Ecuatoriana de Limnología (AEL), and the Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL) cordially invite you to the Meeting “Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems in the Anthropocene AQUATROP“, which will be held July 23-26 2018, in Quito, Ecuador (with pre-meeting courses July 21 – 22, and post-meeting excursions starting July 27, 2018).
This will be the fourth meeting of the Red Macrolatinos (RML), the first of the Ecuadorian Association of Limnology (AEL), the first international initiative of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) and the second meeting of the the Sociedad(e) de Odonatología Latinoamericana (SOL). The meeting focuses on tropical freshwater ecosystems in the context of the major changes that are occurring due to human interventions. We live on a planet where the human footprint is inevitable and it is for that very reason that we need to understand how our ecosystems function in their natural conditions and when altered by humans. The objective of our meeting is to promote the dissemination of high quality scientific research in any of the areas related to the study of tropical and subtropical aquatic ecosystems in the Americas. We also seek to actively promote communication and collaboration between scientists, stakeholders, and members of the different scientific organizations with similar interests.
It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you to this meeting, which not only brings together the members and participants of the four collaborating associations, but also invites professionals, students and resource managers interested in biology, ecology, hydrology, management, management, conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystems in the tropics and subtropics of the Americas.
Our meeting includes eight plenary sessions which will be of interest to the meeting participants, but also to the public of the city of Quito and all of Ecuador. We also expect to have over 100 oral presentations in diverse subjects and 100 posters presentations. Our Special Sessions or symposiums will cover a wide range of current and innovative topics relating to tropical freshwater ecosystems.
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I am interested in contacting Belgian colleagues interested in studies involving latitudinal or comparative hypothesis on freshwater zooplankton (Taxonomy or Ecology) or limnology of water bodies in Ecuador. Initially with the purpose of  joint project to application for program grants of Vlir-uos (http://www.vliruos.be/en/project-funding/programdetail/network-university-cooperation_3945/)
Thanks in advanced
CL.

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Aquatic ecosystems support a substantial source of the earth’s biological diversity. Biodiversity is the key indicator of the health of an ecosystem because a wide variety of species will cope better with threats than a limited number of them in large populations. Nowadays, biodiversity loss is increasing in freshwater ecosystems due to eutrophication, pollution, habitat loss, invasion of alien species, and climate change. Zooplankton communities respond to environmental changes and environmental deterioration usually resulted in the elimination of rare and stenotobiotic species with high environmental requirements. Lake ecosystems contain numerous habitats, such as the relatively homogeneous pelagial zone, as well as many different subhabitats in the littoral zone (psammon, pelon, epiphyton, epiliton, epixylon, etc.) or sediments which were often overlooked. Most studies on the large-scale geographic distribution of zooplankton mainly focus on the pelagic zones of lakes. However, only through a comprehensive approach to many other habitats, we can estimate the true species richness in a lake. The Guest Editors will promote comprehensive research from different lake subhabitats, and habitats in rarely studied ecosystems. On the other hand, the biodiversity of zooplankton may be discussed at several levels: molecules, populations, species, communities, ecosystems. Papers with macroecological approach to zooplankton diversity will be appreciated. Dr. Maciej Karpowicz Prof. Dr. Carlos López Guest Editors Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022
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The scientometric approach in the INLD (International Network on Limnology of Drylands) perspective has been used with the objective to understand and to fill the gaps of research in drylands zones around the world. In this way, we intend to access data and information about the water bodies distribution, such as biodiversity, conservation aspects among others.  In the second step, we will conduct meta-analysis studies. Recently, we expand some specific issues about lentic ecosystems beyond drylands areas. Keywords: systematic review, scientometric analysis, meta-analysis Initiative: INLD (International Network on Limnology of Drylands)
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Describe new species of Parastenocarididae and Canthocamptidae from Central Brazil, as well as from Brazilian, Ecuatorian, and Perurvian Amazonia. Reconstruction of the phylogenetic relationship of species of Parastenocarididae and Canthocamptidae occurring within and outside the Neotropical region. Biogeography of Neotropical freshwater Harpacticoida.