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Gender male
Job title Professor
Department Marine Biology
Universidad Austral de Chile ( UACH)
Independencia 641, Valdiviai
Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences
Regions Black Sea
Tel 56-63-221559
Fax 56-63-221455
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Website http://www.uach.cl
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Carbon fluxes through the pelagic food web. Classical versus microbial food webs. Carbon export towards the deep ocean.

Flujo de carbono a través de la trama trófica pelágica. Tramas tróficas clásica versus microbiana. Flujos de carbono hacia en océano profundo.
Research Region Humbodt Current System off Chile, Antarctica
Working languages Spanish and English
Skills/Expertise Carbon fluxes through the pelagic food web. Carbon export.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Humberto GONZáLEZ)

Pavés H., H. E. González & V. Chistensen (2013). Structure and Functioning of two pelagic communities in the north Chilean Patagonia coastal systems. Hydrobiologia (accepted).
Gajardo N., H. E. González & M. Marchant (2013). Caracterización de El Niño, La Niña y Condiciones Normales a través de foraminíferos planctónicos (2006-2007) en el Pacífico Suroriental. Scientia Marina (in press).
González H. E., L.R. Castro, G. Daneri, J.L. Iriarte, N. Silva, F. Tapia, E. Teca & C.A. Vargas (2013). Land-ocean gradient in haline stratification and its effects on plankton dynamics and trophic carbon fluxes in Chilean Patagonian fjords (47° - 50°S). Progress in Oceanography (in press).
Krautz M. C., L. R. Castro, M. González, A. Llanos-Rivera, I. Montes, H. E. González, R. R. González & J. C. Vera (2013). Concentration of ascorbic acid and antioxidant response in early life stages of Engraulis ringens and zooplankton during the spawning seasons of 2006?2009 off central Chile. Marine Biology, DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2170-3.
Krautz M. C., Castro L. R., González M., Vera J. C. & González H. E. (2012) Concentration of ascorbic acid and innate immune effectors in Engraulis ringens and Strangomera bentincki during their main spawning period (2007?2008) in the Humboldt current system off Chile. Marine Biology 159: 303-317.
Daneri G., L. Lizárraga, P. Montero, H.E. González & F.J. Tapia. (2012). Wind Forcing and short-term variability of phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacterioplankton in the coastal zone of Concepción upwelling system (central Chile). Progress in Oceanography 92-95: 92-96.
Sánchez G.E., C. B. Lange, H. E. González, G. Vargas, P. Muñoz, C. Cisternas & S. Pantoja (2012). Siliceous microorganisms in the upwelling center off Concepción, Chile (36°S): Preservation in surface sediments and downcore fluctuation during the past ~150 years. Progress in Oceanography 92-95: 50-65.
Alves de Souza C., D. Varela, J. L. Iriarte, H. E. González & L. Guillou (2012) Infection dynamic(s) of Aebophryidae parasitoids on harmful dinoflagellates in a southern Chilean fjord dominated by diatoms. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 66: 183-197.
Iriarte J.L., S. Pantoja, H.E. González, G. Silva, H. Pavés, P. Labbé, L. Robolledo, M.v Ardelan & V. Haussermann (2012) Assessing the micro-phytoplankton response to nitrate in Comau Fjord (42ºS) in Patagonia (Chile), using a microcosms approach. Environ Monit Assess DOI 10.1007/s10661-012-2925-1.
Giesecke R., González H. E. (2012). Distribution and feeding of chaetognaths in the epipelagic zone of the Lazarev Sea (Antarctica) during austral summer. Polar Biology 35: 689-703.
Hernández K., B. Yannicelli, A. Montecinos, M. Ramos, H.E. González & G. Daneri (2012). Temporal variability of incident solar radiation and modulating factors in a coastal upwelling area (36°S). Progress in Oceanography 92-95: 18-32.
Torres R., S. Pantoja, N. Harada, H. E. González, G. Daneri, M. Frangopulos, J. A. Rutllant, C. M. Duarte, S. Ruiz-Halpern, E. Mayol & M. Fukasawa (2011). Air-sea fluxes along the coast of Chile: from CO2 outgassing in central-northern upwelling waters to CO2 uptake in southern Patagonia fjords. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans 116, doi:10.1029/2010JC006344.
Sánchez, N., González H.E., Iriarte, J.L., (2011). Trophic interactions of pelagic crustaceans in Comau Fjord (Chile): their role in food web structure. J. Plankton Res. 33(8): 1212-1229.
Rebolledo L., H. E. González, P. Muñoz, J. L. Iriarte, C. B. Lange, S. Pantoja & M. Salamanca (2011). Siliceous productivity changes in Gulf of Ancud sediments (42° S, 72° W), southern Chile, over the last ~150 years. Cont. Shelf Res. 31: 356-365.
Montero P., G. Daneri, H. E. González, J. L. Iriarte, F. Tapia, L. Lizárraga, N. Sanchez, O. Pizarro (2011). Seasonal variability of primary production in a fjord ecosystem of the Chilean Patagonia: Implications for the transfer of carbon within pelagic food webs. ? Cont. Shelf Res. 31: 202-215.
González H. E., L. Castro, G. Daneri, J. L. Iriarte, N. Silva, C. Vargas, R. Giesecke, N. Sánchez (2011). Seasonal plankton variability in Chilean Patagonia Fjords: carbon flow through the pelagic food web of the Aysen Fjord and plankton dynamics in the Moraleda Channel basin. ? Cont. Shelf Res. 31: 225-243.
Iriarte J. L., H. G. González & L. Nahuelhual (2010) Patagonian fjord ecosystems in southern Chile as a highly vulnerable region: Problems and needs. Ambio 39:463-466.
González H.G., G. Daneri, J. L. Iriarte, B. Yannicelli, E. Menschel, C. Barría, S. Pantoja, L. Lizárraga (2009) Carbon fluxes within the epipelagic zone of the Humboldt Current System off Chile: The significance of euphausiids and diatoms as key functional groups for the biological pump. Prog Oceanog 83:217-227.
Gili J.-M., J. L. Acuña & H. E. González (2009) Obituary: Francesc Pagès (1962-2007). Hydrobiologia 616: 7-10.
Giesecke R. & H. E. González (2008) Reproduction and feeding of Sagitta enflata in the Humboldt Current system off Chile. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences 65: 359-368.
Iriarte J.L. & H. E. González (2008) Phytoplankton bloom ecology of the Inner Sea of Chiloé, Southern Chile. Nova Hedwigia 133: 67-79.
Paves H., H. E. González. (2008) Carbon fluxes within the pelagic food web in the coastal area off Antofagasta (23ºS), Chile: the significance of the microbial versus classical food webs. Ecological Modelling 212: 218-232.
Quiñones R., M. Gutierrez, G. Daneri, D. Gutierrez, H. E. González & F. Chávez (2008) Pelagic carbon fluxes in the Humboldt Current System. In: Liu KK, Atkinson L, Quiñones R, Talaue-McManus L (Eds). Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins: A Global Synthesis, Global Change: The IGBP Series, Springer Berlin (in press).
Alder V. & H. E. González (2008). Microplancton y Productos Zooplanctónicos. En: Alder, V. & C. Morales (Eds.) Manual de Métodos para el Estudio de los Sistemas Plactónicos Marinos. Capítulo 3, Editorial Eudeba, Buenos Aires (in press).
Sánchez G., S. Pantoja, C. B. Lange, H. E. González & G. Daneri (2008) Seasonal changes in particulate biogenic and lithogenic silica in the upwelling system off Concepción (~36ºS), Chile, and their relationship to fluctuations in marine productivity and continental input Cont. Shelf Res. 28: 2594-2600.
Vargas C., R. Martínez, H. E. González & N. Silva (2008) Contrasting trophic interactions of microbial and copepod communities in a fjord ecosystem (Chilean Patagonia). Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 53: 227-242.
Escribano R., P. Hidalgo, H. E. González, A. Araneda, R. Giesecke, R. Riquelme & K. Manríquez (2007) Interanual and seasonal variation of metazooplankton in the coastal upwelling zone off central/south Chile. Progress in Oceanography 75: 470-485.
Vargas C., Martínez R., Cuevas L., Pavez M., Cartes C., González H. E., Escribano R., & Daneri G. (2007) Interplay between microbial and classical food webs in a highly productive coastal upwelling area. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 1495-1510.
Vargas C, Cuevas, L., González H. E. & G. Daneri (2007). Bacterial growth response to copepod grazing in aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87: 667-674.
Montero P., G. Daneri, L. Cuevas, H. E. González, B. Jacob, L. Lizárraga, E. Menschel. (2007). Productivity cycles in the coastal upwelling area off Concepción: the importance of diatoms and bacterioplankton in the organic carbon flux. Progress in Oceanography 75: 518-530.
Book Chapters Marchant M., S. Figueroa, H. E. González, S. Giglio, D. Hebbeln, F. Lamy, M. Mothadi, V. Pineda & O. Romero (2007). Offshore Geology, Oceanography and Climate. In: The Geology of Chile. Gibbons W. & T. Moreno (Eds.). Geological Society Pub House. Chapter 7, 289-308.
Thiel M, Macaya E, Acuña E, Arntz W, Bastias H., Brokordt K, Camus P, Castilla J, Castro L, Cortés M, Dumont C, Escribano R, Fernández M, Gajardo J, Gaymer C, Gomez I, González A, González H. E, and 20 others. (2007). The Humboldt current system of northern-central Chile: oceanographic processes, ecological interactions and socio-economic feedback. Oceanography and Marine Biology Annual Review 45: 195-344.
Iriarte J.L., H. E. González, K. K. Liu, C. Rivas & C. Valenzuela (2007) Spatial and temporal variability of chlorophyll and primary production in surface waters of southern Chile (41,5-43ºS). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 74: 471-480.
González H. E., E. Menschel, C. Aparicio & C. Barria. (2007) Spatial and temporal variability of the microplankton and detritus and their export to the shelf-sediments, in the upwelling area off Concepción, Chile (36ºS), during 2002.2005. Progress in Oceanography 75: 435-451.
Morales C., H. E. González, S. Hormazabal, G. Yuras, J. Letelier & L. Castro. (2007) The distribution of chlorophyll-a and dominant planktonic components in the coastal transition zone off Concepción, central Chile, during different oceanographic conditions. Progress in Oceanography 75: 452-469.
Pavez M., L. R. Castro & H. E. González (2006). Across-shelf predatory effect of Pleurobrachia sp. (Ctenophora) on the small-copepods community in the coastal upwelling zone off northern Chile (23ºS): Springs 2000 ? 2001. Journal of Plankton Research 28(2): 115-129.
Rodríguez-Graña L., L. Castro, M. Loureiro, H. E. González & D. Calliari (2005) Feeding ecology of dominant larval myctophids in an upwelling area of the Humboldt Current. Marine Ecology Progress Series 290: 119-134.
Giesecke R. & H. E. González (2004). Mandible characteristics and allometric relations in copepods: A reliable method to estimate prey size and composition from mandible occurrence in predator guts. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 77: 607-616.
Giesecke R. & H. E. González (2004). Feeding habits of Sagitta enflata and vertical distribution of chaetognaths in relation to low oxygen concentrations. Journal of Plankton Research 26(4): 475-486.
Marchant M., D. Hebbeln, S. Giglio, C. Coloma & H. E. González (2004) Seasonal and interanual variations in the flux patterns of planktic foraminifera in the southern Peru-Chile Current. Deep-Sea Research II 51: 2441-2455.
Vargas, C. A. & H. E. González (2004). Plankton community structure and carbon cycling in a coastal upwelling system. I. Diet of copepods and appendicularians. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 151-164.
Vargas, C. A. & H. E. González (2004). Plankton community structure and carbon cycling in a coastal upwelling system. II. Microheterotrophic pathway. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 165-180.
Iriarte J. L. & H. E. González (2004) Phytoplankton size structure during and after the El Niño of 1997 - 1998 in a coastal upwelling area of the northern Humboldt Current System. Marine Ecology Progress Series 269: 83-90.
Escribano R., G. Daneri, L. Farías, V. Gallardo, H. E. González, D. Gutierrez, C. Lange, C. Morales, O. Pizarro & O. Ulloa (2004). Biological and chemical consequences of the 1997-98 El Niño in the Chilean coastal upwelling system: A Synthesis. Deep-Sea Research II 51: 2389-2411.
González H. E., D. Hebbeln, J. L. Iriarte & M. Marchant (2004) Downward fluxes of faecal material and microplankton at 2300 m depth in the oceanic area off Coquimbo (30ºS), Chile, during 1993 ? 1995. Deep-Sea Research II 51: 2457-2474.
Pantoja S., J. Sepúlveda & H. E. González (2004). Decomposition of sinking proteinaceous material during fall in the oxygen minimum zone off northern Chile. Deep-Sea Research I, 51: 55-70.
González H. E., R. Giesecke, C. A. Vargas, M. Pavez, J. Iriarte, P. Santibáñez, L. Castro, R. Escribano & F. Pagès. (2004). Carbon cycling through the pelagic food web in the northern Humboldt Current off Chile (23ºS). ICES Journal of Marine Science 61: 572-584.
Torres R., D. Turner, J. Rutllant, M. Sobarzo, T. Antezana & H. E. González. (2002) CO2 outgassing off Central (31-30ºS) and Northern Chile (24-23ºS) during austral summer 1997: The effect of wind intensity on the upwelling and ventilation of CO2 rich waters. Deep-Sea Research I, 49: 1413-1429.
Grünewald, A., C. Morales, H. E. González, C. Sylvester & L. 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): 55-68.
Pagès F., H. E. González H. E., M. Ramón, M. Sobarzo M. & J.-M. Gili (2001). Gelatinous zoolankton assemblages associated with water masses in the Humboldt Current System amd potential predatory impact by Bassis bassensis (Siphonophora: Calycophorae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 210: 13-24.
González H. E. Ortiz V. & Sobarzo M. (2000). The role of faecal material in the particulate organic carbon flux in the northern Humboldt Current, Chile (23ºS), before and during the 1997-1998 El Niño. Journal of Plankton Research, 22 (3): 499-530.
ISI PUBLICATIONS (2000-2008). González H. E., Sobarzo M., Figueroa D. & Nöthig E.-M. (2000). Composition, biomass and potential grazing impact of the crustacean and pelagic tunicates in the northern Humboldt Current area off Chile: differences between El Niño and non-El Niño years. Marine Ecology Progress Series 195: 201-220.

Group(s): IODE
Created: 2008-04-22 Last Updated: 2015-05-15 by Humberto GONZáLEZ