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Details of Dr. Leonardo Roman Castro   


Gender male
Job title Associate Professor
Department Oceanography
Universidad de Concepción, Centro de Ciencias Ambientales ( UDEC)
Campus Concepción Víctor Lamas 1290 Casilla 160-C Concepción
Departamento de Oceanografia, Universidad de Concepcion, PO Box 160-C Concepcion. Chile
Regions Black Sea
Tel 56 41 2203178
Fax 56 41 2256571
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Website http://www.udec.cl/lopel
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Degree Ph.D.
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Region 84
Skills/Expertise Larval Fish Ecology/Larval crustacean ecology Early life history Transport and retention mechanisms Reproductive strategies
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Leonardo CASTRO)

1.Krautz, MC; LR Castro & M González (in press). Interaction of two key pelagic species of the Humboldt Current: Euphausiid predation on anchoveta eggs estimated by immunoassays. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2.Landaeta, MF, GA Herrera, M Pedraza, CA Bustos & LR Castro. 2006. Reproductive tactics and larval development of bigeye flounder Hippoglossina macrops off Central Chile. J Mar Biol Ass. UK. 86: 1253-1264 3.Yannicelli, B., LR Castro, W Schneider, M Sobarzo. 2006. Crustacean larvae distribution in the coastal upwelling zone off Central Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 319: 175-189 4.Llanos-Rivera, A. & L.R. Castro. 2006. Inter-population differences in temperature effects on Engraulis ringens yolk-sac larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 312: 245-253 5.Landaeta, MF & LR Castro. 2006. Larval distribution and growth of the rockfish, Sebastes capensis (Sebastidae, Pises), in the fjords of southern Chile. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences. 63: 714-724 6.Franco-Herrera, A. , LR Castro & PC Tigreros. 2006. Plankton dynamics in the south-central Caribbean Sea, strong seasonal changes in a tropical system. Caribbean Journal of Sciences. 42(1): 24-38 7.Pavez, M.A., L.R. Castro & H. E. González. 2006. Across-shelf predatory effect of Pleurobrachia bachei (Ctenophora) on the small-copepod community in the coastal upwelling zone off northern Chile (23ºS). Journal of Plankton Research. 28(2): 115-129 8.Yannicelli,B., L.R. Castro, A. Valle-Levinson, L. Atkinson & D. Figueroa. 2006. Vertical distribution of decapod larvae in the entrance of an equatorward facing bay of central Chile: implications for transport. Journal of Plankton Research. 28(1): 19-37. 9.Landaeta, M.F. & L.R. Castro. 2006. Spawning and larval survival of the Chilean hake Merluccius gayi under later summer conditions in the Gulf of Arauco, central Chile. Fisheries Research 77:115-121. 10.Rodríguez-Graña, LR Castro, M Laureiro, H González & D Calliari. 2005. Feeding ecology of larval myctophids, Diogenuchthys laternatus and Triphoturus aff, oculeus, in the upwelling area of the Peninsula de Mejillones, northern Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 290: 119-134 . 11.Landaeta, M.; G Herrera & LR Castro. 2005. Larvae of Cristallodytes pauciradiatus (Perciformes: Creediidae) from Easter Island, South Pacific. Journal of Fish Biology. 66: 276-282. 12.Castro, LR, P. Fréon , C.D. van der Lingen, and A Uriarte (Editors) 2005. Report of the SPACC Meeting on Small Pelagic Fish Spawning Habitat Dynamics and the Daily Egg Production Method (DEPM). GLOBEC Report 21, pags. 13.Van der Lingen, L Castro, L Drapeau & D Checkley (Editors) 2005. Report of the SPACC Workshop on Characterizing and comparing the spawning habitat of small pelagic fish. GLOBEC Report 21: xii, 33 pp. 14.Ramírez, JG, A. Franco, LR Castro & D Rincón. 2005. Tasa de producción de fecas y coprofagía en Eucalanus subtenuis (Copepoda, Calanoidea), bajo condiciones controladas de laboratorio. Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (Colombia) 34: 193-209. 15.Rodríguez-Graña, L; G. Herrera; L. Herrera & LR Castro. 2004. Divergence of two forms of Triphoturus in the Eastern Pacific based on mtDNA cytochrome b gene sequences and larval morphology. Journal of Fish Biology 64: .1455-1461. 16.H E González, R Giesecke, C A Vargas, M Pavez, J Iriarte, P Santibáñez, L Castro, R Escribano and F Pagès 2004. Carbon cycling through the pelagic food web in the northern Humboldt Current off Chile (23°S). ICES Journal of Marine Science. Vol. 61: 572-581. 17.Escribano, R. & L.R. Castro. 2004. Capítulo 14. Plancton y Productividad. Pags. 287-312. En: Werlinger, C. (Editor) “Biología Marina y Oceanografía: Conceptos y Procesos”. Consejo Nacional del Libro y la Lectura. Universidad de Concepción. Trama Impresores, S.A. Chile. 700 pp 18.Llanos, A. & LR Castro. 2004. Latitudinal and seasonal egg size variations of the anchoveta Engraulis ringens off the Chilean Coast. Fishery Bulletin 102: 207-212 . 19.Landaeta, MF & LR Castro 2004. Zonas de concentración y retención de ictioplancton en el Archipiélago de Jaun Fernández. Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar. 27(2): 43-53 20.Krautz, MC, M González & LR Castro. 2003. Detection of anchoveta (Engraulis ringens) eggs in euphausiid diets using immunoassays (ELYSA). J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 294: 27-39. 21.Rodriguez-Graña, L & LR Castro. 2003. Ichthyoplankton distribution off the Peninsula de Mejillones, Chile (23oS, 71oW), under variable hydrographic conditions during the austral summer and winter of the El Niño 1997. Hydrobiologia 501: 59-73. 22.Landaeta, M., F. Neira & LR Castro. 2003. Larvae of Dactylopsaron dimorphicum (Perciformes, Percophidae) from oceanic islands in the southeast pacific. Fishery Bulletin. 101: 693-697. 23.Valle-levinson, L. Atkinson, D Figueroa & LR Castro. 2003. Flow induced by upwelling winds in a equatorward facing bay. J. Geophysical Research. 108(C2), 3054, doi: 10.1029/200IJC001272, 2003. 24.Landaeta, M., R. Veas & LR Castro. 2002. First record of the paedomorphic goby Schindleria paematura around aster Island, South Pacific. Journal of Fish Biology 61: 289-293. 25.Grunewald, A, C. Morales, H. González, C. Sylvester & L.R. Castro. 2002. Grazing impact of copepod assemblages and gravitational flux in coastal and oceanic waters off central Chile during two contrasting seasons. Journal of Plankton Research. 24(1): 55-67 . 26.Landaeta, M. & L.R. Castro 2002. Spring spawning and early nursery zone of the mesopelagic fish Maurolicus parvipinnis at the coastal upwelling zone off Talcahuano, central Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 226: 170-191. 27.Castro, L.R. &. M. Landaeta. 2002. Patrones de distribución y acumulación larval en torno a islas oceánicas: Islas de Pascua y Salas y Gómez. Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar. 25: 133-147 28.Castro L, A. Llanos, JL. Blanco, E Tarifeño, R Escribano & M Landaeta. 2002. Latitudinal variations in spawning habitat characteristics: influence on the early life history traits of the anchoveta, Engraulis ringens, off northern and central Chile. GLOBEC Report No. 16: 42-45. 29.Van der Lingen, CD, Roy, C., Freon, P., Barange, M., Castro, L., Gutierrez, M., Nykjaer, L. and F. Shillington (Editors). 2002. Report of a GLOBEC-SPACC/IDYLE/ENVIFISH workshop on spatial approaches to the dynamics of Coastal pelagic Resources and their environment in Upwelling areas. GLOBEC Report 16: 1-97. 30.Vargas, C. & L. Castro. 2001. Spawning of the Chilean hake (Merluccius gayi) in the upwelling system off Talcahuano in relation to oceanographic features. Scientia Marina 65(2): 101-110. 31.Castro, LR. 2001. Environmental conditions and larval survival during the winter spawning season of the southernmost anchoveta stock off Chile. GLOBEC Newsletter. Vol 7 (2): 15-17. 32.Parada, C., M. Sobarzo, D. Figueroa & L. Castro 2001. Caracterización del viento y de eventos de surgencia y su relación con la circulación local del Golfo de Arauco en un periodo de transición estacional: verano-otoño: un nuevo enfoque. Investigaciones Marinas 29(1): 11-23. 33.Castro, L. R. & E. H. Hernandez. 2000. Early life stages survival of the anchoveta, Engraulis ringens, off central Chile during the 1995 and 1996 winter spawning season. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 129 : 1107-1117. 34.Hernandez, E. H. & L.R. Castro. 2000. Larval growth of the anchoveta, Engraulis ringens, during the winter spawning season off central Chile. Fishery Bulletin US. 98(4):704-710 35.Castro, L. R., G.R. Salinas & E.H. Hernandez. 2000 Environmental influences on winter spawning of the anchoveta, Engraulis rigens, off Central Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 197: 247-258 36.Rodríguez, L. & L. R. Castro 2000. Algunos aspectos sobre la ecología de larvas de mictófidos (Pisces, Myctophidae): una propuesta para nuevas líneas de investigación. Gayana: 64(2): 219-233. 37.Roy, C., L. R. Castro & W.T. Peterson 1997. Spawning and nursery habitat quality and dynamics. Working Group 7. In: J. Alheit and J.Hunter (Editors). Implementation plan for international GLOBEC Small Pelagic Fishes and Climate Change Program. GLOBEC Report. 38.Cowen, R.K. & L.R. Castro 1994 . Retention of coral reef fish larval distribution to island scale circulation around Barbados, West Indies. Bull. Mar. Sci. 54(1): 228-244. 39.Castro, L.R., P.A. Bernal & V.A. Troncoso 1993. Coastal intrusion of copepods: mechanisms and consequences in the population biology of Rhincalanus nasutus. Journal of Plankton Research. 15(5): 501-515. 40.Castro, L.R. & R.K. Cowen 1991. Environmental factors affecting the early life history of bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) in Great South Bay, New York. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 76: 235-247. 41.Castro,L.R., P.A.Bernal & H.E.Gonzalez 1991. Vertical distribution of copepods and the utilization of the chlorophyll-a rich layers within Concepcion Bay, Chile. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences. 32: 243-256. 42.Castro, L.R. & R.K. Cowen 1989. Growth rates of bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) in Great South Bay under recurrent brown tide conditions, summers 1987-88. Coastal & Estuarine Studies. 35: 663-674. 43.Arcos, D., S. Nuñez, L. Castro & N. Navarro 1987. Variabilidad vertical de clorofila en un area de surgencia frente a Chile Central. Investigaciones Pesqueras (Chile) 34: 47-55.

Created: 2006-11-07 Last Updated: 2010-10-08 by Annelies GROEN