Mario Monroy

Mario Monroy
National University of Colombia | UNAL · Departamento de Biología (Bogotá)

PhD

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January 2016 - December 2019
Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Vertebrates zoology, Biodiversity and bioconservation, Mathematical ecology
July 2015 - November 2017
Sergio Arboleda University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • General biology
October 2008 - November 2014
University of Barcelona
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Field work in "Fauna management" and Aquatic fauna management"
Education
October 2009 - November 2014
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Biodiversity
October 2008 - September 2009
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Aquaculture
October 2006 - March 2008
Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas
Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas
Field of study
  • Marine aquaculture

Publications

Publications (21)
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The trophic interactions between 15 native and two introduced fish species, silverside Odontesthes bonariensis and rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss, collected in a major fishery area at Lake Titicaca were explored by integrating traditional ecological knowledge and stable-isotope analyses (SIA). SIA suggested the existence of six trophic groups in...
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Although sewage treatment plants (STPs) play a crucial role in maintaining the water quality and flow of Mediterranean rivers, particularly during drought periods, few studies have addressed their impact on aquatic fauna. Here we analyzed the role of STPs as a source of metals in the Ripoll River, a heavily urbanized and industrialized watercourse...
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The effluents from sewage treatment plants strongly influence the water quality and flow of Mediterranean streams. These effluents play a crucial role in maintaining the aquatic communities of these ecosystems, particularly in the absence of natural flow resulting from climate constraints or intensive water use. To detect the ecological effects of...
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Environmental risk assessment in aquatic ecosystems typically uses biomarkers to detect interactions between potential hazards and biological systems. Next to knowing environmental contaminant levels in tissues and the environment, it is important to link to potentially deleterious effects at higher levels of biological organisation such as biochem...
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Recycled water is important for maintaining river flow in semi-arid regions. However, it has ecological risk, as suggested by comparison of habitat and white and red blood cell count in two wild fish species (Barbus meridionalis and Squalius laietanus) before and after an input of recycled water in Ripoll River (NE Spain) in 2009. Due to the lack o...
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Functional traits are growing in popularity in modern ecology, but feeding studies remain primarily rooted in a taxonomic-based perspective. However, consumers do not have any reason to select their prey using a taxonomic criterion, and prey assemblages are variable in space and time, which makes taxon-based studies assemblage-specific. To illustra...
Data
Table S2. Diet of Barbus meridionalis in Vall d'Horta stream: abundance (%) and frequency of occurrence (%) of the main food components in fish gut contents. The different prey items are ordered by frequency of occurrence.
Poster
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Mediterranean rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems due to the strong anthropogenic activity received in the last decades. The discharge of sewage and industrial wastes, along with runoff of the adjacent farmland and livestock cause an excessive arrival of nutrients, including nitrogen, resulting in the phenomenon of eutrophication. The c...
Conference Paper
In order to investigate how growth and nutritional factors are involved in lipid hydrolysis and storage in fish, we examined the effects of two amino acids (L-leucine and L-arginine) at two different concentrations, and of the growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) also at different doses, on lipid mobilization and gene-relate...
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The requirements of the Water Framework Directive suggest the need for further research to test and develop sensitive tools that will allow freshwater managers to detect impacts on fish communities. Diagnostic refinement often encompasses the use of lethal diagnostic tools that are incompatible with the conservation of native ichthyofauna. Here we...
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Parasitological studies of wild freshwater fish in Iberia are needed to provide baseline data for management strategies, but the conservation status of many species means application of non-lethal sampling procedures is mandatory. A survey of Iberian redfin barbel (Barbus haasi) from five Mediterranean streams in north-eastern of Spain using mucus...
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The native freshwater fish fauna in the Iberian Peninsula is characterized by high diversification at species level, with the largest number of endemic species in Europe, due to the geologi-cal history of each basin (Doadrio 2001). After habitat destruction, the introduction of exotic species is the second major threat to this region. Over the last...
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The presence of Ophiothrix synoecina Schoppe in the Guajira area (Cabo de la Vela), and the contribution of new information about its distribution and density, allowed the reevaluation of the category proposed on the Marine Invertebrates Red List, because of its small and fragmentary area of nine localities through the Colombian Caribbean rocky-sho...
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The epifaunal community associated with free-living colonies of Millepora alcicornis, the dominant coral species in Portete Bay, was characterized from twenty living colonies randomly collected within a shallow Thalassia testudinum sea bed. The Three-dimensional growth colonies sheltered 15 families, 15 genera and 18 mobile invertebrate species. Th...
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The epifaunal community associated with free-living colonies of Millepora alcicornis, the dominant coral species in Portete Bay, was characterized from twenty living colonies randomly collected within a shallow Thalassia testudinum sea bed. The Three-dimensional growth colonies sheltered 15 families, 15 genera and 18 mobile invertebrate species. Th...
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In order to know the current condition of the Echinometra lucunter population in the Colombian Caribbean, ten zones of the most representative rocky-shore were selected for sampling between November 2002 and May 2003. In each zone, four transects of 10.25 m2 were located parallel to the coast, and measured with a 0.25 m2 quadrant under the tide lev...

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(1)To compare the physiological responses of three fish native species from Lake Titicaca exposed to heavy metals concentrations and test the suitability of haematology as a non-lethal diagnostic tool and (2) to assess the risk of metal pollution for wildlife and humans and determine the suitability of these species for metal monitoring.