Researchers visits

Dr. Marco J. Cabrerizo, Universidad de Granada (UGr), Spain

Since 2014, Dr. Marco Cabrerizo regularly visits the EFPU to carry out research in the Patagonian area. The joint work with Dr. Cabrerizo has the main objective of evaluating the effects of various global change variables on plankton of the Patagonian region, as well as on aquatic environments in southern Spain.

The work carried out by Dr. Cabrerizo at EFPU was financed by Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (ANPCyT), Fundación Playa Unión, as well as by various Spanish institutions.

See joint publications between EFPU researchers and Dr. Cabrerizo at:

  1. Cabrerizo, M.J., P. Carrillo, V.E. Villafañe & E.W. Helbling. 2014. Current and predicted global change impacts of UVR, temperature and nutrient inputs on photosynthesis and respiration of key marine phytoplankton species. J. Exper. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 461: 371-380.
  2. Villafañe, V.E., M.S. Valiñas, M.J. Cabrerizo & E.W. Helbling. 2015. Physio-ecological responses of Patagonian coastal marine phytoplankton in a scenario of global change: Role of acidification, nutrients and solar UVR. Mar. Chem., 177: 411-420.
  3. Villafañe, V.E., M.J. Cabrerizo, G.S. Erzinger, P. Bermejo, S.M. Strauch, M.S. Valiñas & E.W. Helbling. 2017. Photosynthesis and growth of temperate and sub-tropical estuarine phytoplankton in a scenario of nutrient enrichment under solar ultraviolet radiation exposure. Est. Coasts, 40: 842-855.
  4. Cabrerizo, M.J., P. Carrillo, V.E. Villafañe & E.W. Helbling. 2017. Differential impacts of global change variables on coastal South Atlantic phytoplankton: Role of seasonal variations. Mar. Environ. Res., 125:63-72.
  5. Cabrerizo, M.J., P. Carrillo, V. E. Villafañe, J.M. Medina-Sánchez, E.W. Helbling. 2018. Increased nutrients from aeolian-dust and riverine origin decrease the CO2-sink capacity of coastal South Atlantic waters under UVR exposure. Limnol. Oceanogr., 63: 1191-1203.
  6. Valiñas, M.S., V.E. Villafañe, M.J. Cabrerizo, C. Durán Romero & E.W. Helbling. 2018. Global change effects on plankton community structure and trophic interactions in a Patagonian freshwater eutrophic system. Hydrobiologia, 816: 61-77.
  7. Bermejo, P., E.W. Helbling, C. Durán-Romero, M.J. Cabrerizo & V.E. Villafañe. 2018. Abiotic control of phytoplankton blooms in temperate coastal marine ecosystems: A study case in the South Atlantic Ocean. Sci. Total Environ., 612: 894-902.
  8. Villar-Argaiz M., M.J. Cabrerizo, J.M. González-Olalla, M.S. Valiñas, S. Rajic & P. Carrillo. 2018. Growth impact of Saharan dust, mineral nutrients, and CO2 on a planktonic herbivore in southern Mediterranean lakes. Sci. Total Environ., 639: 118-128.
  9. Cabrerizo, M.J., E.W Helbling, V.E. Villafañe, J.M. Medina-Sánchez & P. Carrillo. 2020. Multiple interacting environmental drivers reduce the impact of solar UVR on primary productivity in Mediterranean lakes. Sci. Rep., 10: 19812.
  10. Vizzo, J.I., M.J. Cabrerizo, E.W. Helbling & V.E. Villafañe. 2021. Extreme and gradual rainfall condition growth, taxonomy and photosynthesis of temperate estuarine phytoplankton communities (Patagonia, Argentina). Mar. Environ. Res., 163: 1052535.
  11. Vizzo, J.I., M.J. Cabrerizo, V.E. Villafañe & E.W. Helbling. 2021. Input of terrestrial material into coastal Patagonian waters and its effects on phytoplankton communities from the Chubut river estuary (Argentina). In: Anthropogenic pollution of aquatic ecosystems. D.-P. Häder, E.W. Helbling & V.E. Villafañe (eds.). Springer, pp.131-155.
  12. Villafañe, V.E., M.J. Cabrerizo, P. Carrillo, M.P. Hernando, J.M. Medina-Sánchez, M.A. Narvarte, J.F. Saad, M.S. Valiñas & E.W Helbling. 2022. Global change effects on plankton from Atlantic Patagonian coastal waters: Role of interacting drivers. In: Global change in Atlantic coastal Patagonian ecosystems: A journey through time. E.W. Helbling, M.A. Narvarte, R.A. González & V.E. Villafañe (eds.). Springer, pp.117-150.
  13. Helbling, E.W., M.A. Narvarte, R.A. González, M.J. Cabrerizo & V.E. Villafañe. 2022. When and how our journey started. In: Global change in Atlantic coastal Patagonian ecosystems: A journey through time. E.W. Helbling, M.A. Narvarte, R.A. González & V.E. Villafañe (eds.). Springer, pp. 1-9.
  14. Helbling, E.W., A.T. Banaszak, M.S. Valiñas, J.I. Vizzo, V.E. Villafañe & M.J. Cabrerizo. 2023. Extreme rainfall-derived browning and nutrient inputs alter estuarine phytoplankton productivity in a fluctuating radiation environment. New Phytol. doi: 10.1111/nph.18874.