Eduardo Villouta

Eduardo Villouta
New Zealand Department of Conservation · Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, Science & Policy Group

Marine Biologist

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Introduction
I have worked for the NZ Department of Conservation since 1992. Initially I did 13 years of research and advice in the role of Scientific Officer - Marine. Later, I moved to science management roles: Marine Science Manager (2 years), Freshwater Manager (5 years), and Terrestrial Ecosystem Team (5 years). Currently, my position is Principal Advisor, Biodiversity.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - present
New Zealand Department of Conservation
Position
  • Consultant
July 2012 - July 2017
New Zealand Department of Conservation
Position
  • Manager
May 2007 - June 2012
New Zealand Department of Conservation
Position
  • Manager
Education
March 1975 - August 1982
University of Concepción
Field of study
  • Marine Biology

Publications

Publications (16)
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For many regions worldwide, multiple and often contrasting biogeographic classifications exist that are derived from a variety of taxa and techniques. This presents a challenge for managers who must choose appropriate large-scale spatial frameworks for systematic conservation planning. We demonstrate how systematically collected community data can...
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We discuss a method for analyzing data that are positively skewed and contain a substantial proportion of zeros. Such data commonly arise in ecological applications, when the focus is on the abundance of a species. The form of the distribution is then due to the patchy nature of the environment and/or the inherent heterogeneity of the species. The...
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1.Diving surveys were undertaken to investigate the effects of marine reserve protection on spiny lobster (Jasus edwardsii) populations at Tonga Island Marine Reserve, northern South Island, New Zealand over a 2 year period from December 1998 to December 2000.2.Spiny lobsters were 2.8 times more abundant overall, and mean size was 19 mm carapace le...
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Evechinus chloroticus (Val.) is known to be an important grazer of subtidal barren habitats in northern New Zealand but its role in structuring rocky reef communities at colder southern localities is poorly understood. The present study was prompted by a proposal for the establishment of an E. chloroticus fishery in Dusky Sound, Fiordland, New Zeal...
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1. Spillover of organisms from marine reserves may augment adjacent areas, and is often cited as an important reason for the establishment of marine protected areas. Spillover is dependent on residence or limited dispersal of organisms resulting in an increase in their abundance and size within a marine reserve. 2. To investigate movement (i.e. spi...
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1. Spillover of organisms from marine reserves may augment adjacent areas, and is often cited as an important reason for the establishment of marine protected areas. Spillover is dependent on residence or limited dispersal of organisms resulting in an increase in their abundance and size within a marine reserve.2. To investigate movement (i.e. spil...
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1. Spillover of organisms from marine reserves may augment adjacent areas, and is often cited as an important reason for the establishment of marine protected areas. Spillover is dependent on residence or limited dispersal of organisms resulting in an increase in their abundance and size within a marine reserve.
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This paper summarises the results of routinely measuring sporophytes of the adventive Asian kelp, Undaria pinnatifida, in three New Zealand harbours. Because plants with well developed sporophylls and sporelings were found at all seasons in Wellington Harbour, zoospore liberation and gametogenesis probably occur throughout the year. At Timaru and O...
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RESUMEN: La explotación de recursos bentónicos tales como algas, lapas (Fissurella spp), erizos (Loxechinus albus) y locos (Concholepas concholepas) ha estado básicamente centrada en alternativas de administración uniespecificas, como si entre ellos no existieran relaciones interactivas que pudiesen influenciar sus tamaños individuales y poblaciona...
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A new species of Lessonia, L. trabeculata Villouta et Santelices is described from Chile. The two most important characters segregating this new species from all other species of Lessonia are the presence of trabeculae in the cortical lacunae of blades and stipes, and holdfast morphology, which is massive and irregularly shaped. This species extend...
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Some 90% of the intertidal rocky substrate becomes colonized by algae, but this biomass averages only 142 g wet weight/m² In the upper levels, up to 1.30 m, species with a high cover and biomass are Urospora penicilliformis and Porphyra endiviifolium; between 1.30-0.25 m a band of U. penicilliformis is present; and in the lower intertidal level the...

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