Jenny Carolina Rodríguez

Jenny Carolina Rodríguez
Autonomous University of Baja California Sur · Departamento de Biología Marina

PhD in Marine Ecology

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Additional affiliations
January 2012 - March 2016
Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (23)
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Coral diseases, such as White Syndrome (WS), are characterized by tissue loss and threaten coral reefs worldwide. In the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP), WS is present in Pocillopora species, although no massive mortality events have yet been reported in the region. Nonetheless, understanding the factors that trigger the appearance of WS in these ec...
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Massive predation by Acanthaster planci in El Corralito, gulf of California: a short-term threat Introduction: One of the current threats to coral reefs is the loss of live coral cover. Massive predation associated with population outbreaks of the crown of thorns seastar, threatens the permanence of the reefs. Since 2017, there has been evidence of...
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Reef corals in the Mexican Reef System have been severely affected by the emergence of a white syndrome that resembles both White Plague II and SCTLD descriptions. Meandroid scleractinian coral species are among the most severely affected. To gain insight into this affliction we conducted a broad study in the brain coral Pseudodiploria strigosa at...
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The crown-of-thorns seastar (COTS; Acanthaster spp.) inhabits coral reefs across the Pacific Ocean. Based on studies in the Western Pacific, when densities exceed ∼15 specimens per ha, coral reef degradation due to COTS predation may occur. There is little information about the role of COTS on coral reefs in the tropical eastern Pacific, although p...
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Resumen Las investigaciones sobre corales arrecifales se han desarrollado en la Bahía de La Paz desde el siglo XIX, y los avances en el conocimiento han sido sustanciales. Aquí presentamos una revisión de la información más relevante sobre las formaciones coralinas de esta región. Se discuten tópicos como historia de la investigación, 10
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Disease in coral species is one factor associated with the current degradation process of tropical reefs. The history of research on coral pathologies dates to 1970 with the first reports of diseases in the Greater Caribbean and Indo-Pacific regions, although some anecdotal observa- tions were made earlier. Today, there is information on the health...
Poster
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Se requiere determinar proxys de salud en los corales para conocer los niveles normales y como se ven afectados cuando el coral se enferma. Debemos estudiar las enfermedades coralinas como "enfermedades del holobionte" tomando en cuenta también a Symbiodinium y el microbioma. Colonia de Pseudodiploria strigosa afectado por un síndrome blanco El est...
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Guía con descripciones de las alteraciones morfológicas asociadas con lesiones por interacción biológica o enfermedades, registradas en corales del Pacífico americano. Pautas para su registro y clasificación
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Corals routinely lose tissue due to causes ranging from predation to disease. Tissue healing and regeneration are fundamental to the normal functioning of corals, yet we know little about this process. We described the microscopic morphology of wound repair in Pocillopora damicornis. Tissue was removed by airbrushing fragments from three healthy co...
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Las enfermedades son un factor que globalmente influye en la degradación de los arrecifes coralinos. Existe poca información respecto al estado de salud de los corales en el Pacífico Oriental Tropical; específicamente en el Pacífico mexicano, se han hecho las primeras descripciones de las lesiones morfológicas presentes en las colonias, lo que ha l...
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Coral reefs rival rainforest in biodiversity, but are declining in part because of disease. Tissue loss lesions, a manifestation of disease, are present in dominant Pocillopora along the Pacific coast of Mexico. We characterized tissue loss in 7 species of Pocillopora from 9 locations (44 sites) spanning southern to northern Mexico. Corals were ide...
Research
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Este catálogo hace parte de los resultados de mi tesis de maestría y en él se describen a nivel macro y microscópico las lesiones observadas en colonias de Pocillopora spp., en el Pacífico mexicano
Research
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Este es un manual que brinda isntrucciones para la recolecta y análisis de muestras de coral para estudios de histopatología. Elaborado por el Dr. Thierry Martin Work. HFS-USGS. Traducción al español: Jenny Carolina Rodríguez Villalobos.
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Coral reefs are threatened by a variety of factors including diseases that have caused significant damage in some regions such as in the Caribbean. At present, no data are available on coral diseases in the Mexican Pacific where Pocillopora spp. is a dominant component of coral communities. Here, we describe gross and microscopic morphology of lesi...
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las enfermedades que afectan a las diversas especies de fauna silvestre se han incrementado en los últimos años como consecuencia de diversos factores tanto naturales como ocasionados por el hombre, lo cual es de particular interés, debido al riesgo de ser transmitidas al ser humano. las enfermedades que padecen organismos silvestres y pueden conta...

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We are looking to track the presence, characterize its populations, and record the coral mortality associated with the predation of the crown of thorns in coral reefs, to understand the ecological causes and implications of outbreaks events in the TEP.
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We follow some key questions: - Are coral colonies in the tropical eastern Pacific (TEP) reported as healthy because they are, in reality, healthy or because we have not yet developed a research to accurately identify unhealthy conditions within the reef? - What are the main reef organism health issues in the ETP? - What is the potential distribution of the White Syndrome (WS) in corals from the region? - What are the trigger factors in the development of WS in corals from the Mexican Pacific? - What are the ecological consequences of unhealthy conditions for reef maintenance?