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Details of Dr. Monica Susana HOFFMEYER   


Gender female
Job title Researcher
Department Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (IADO) Marine Biology- Zooplankton
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas ( CONICET)
Av. Rivadavia 1917 Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1033AAJ
IADO- Camino La Carrindanga km 7.5
Bahia Blanca
Buenos Aires
Regions Black Sea
Tel 54- 291-4861112/ 4861519
Fax 54-291-4861112
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Website http://www.criba.edu.ar/iado
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities We developed research on descriptive, trophic and functional ecology of coastal and estuarine zooplankton, mainly at population and community levels. The groups found in these environments are planktonic copepods (e.g. Acartia tonsa, Euterpina acutifrons, Paracalanus parvus, Ctenocalanus vanus, Oithona nana, harpacticoida) and mysids: Neomysis americana, Arthromysis magellanica, Misidopsis rionegrensis. Activities at Argentine Institute of Oceanography (CONICET) included our participation in several research projects. 1) Studies on the population dynamics and fecundity of the alien copepod Eurytemora americana from the Bahía Blanca estuary, and analysis of its relationship with available particle food (i.e. phytoplankton and microseston), temperature, salinity, and turbidity as environmental stressors. Also, its competition with A. tonsa. This project was sponsored by the National Research Council (CONICET). 2) A joint research on temporal and spatial dynamics of zooplankton assemblages from Bahía Nueva, Golfo Nuevo, Chubut. This project was sponsored by the CONICET. 3) One-year monitoring study on the chemical quality and zooplankton components density in sea- water supply of a bivalve hatchery situated in las Grutas (Río Negro Province, Argentina). This project was sponsored by the Agency for the Promotion of Science & Technology (ANPCYT). In addition, environmental, plankton and ichthyoplankton data from El Rincón coastal area from the spring of 1993, were analyzed in order to characterize the frontal zones of Bahía Blanca estuary and Colorado river plume during that period of time. Lastly, we worked in zooplankton ecology from small bays of Beagle Channel, Argentina and in the plankton trophodinamics analysis in the Bahia Blanca estuary and El Rincón shelf region.

German, French
Research Region 70
Skills/Expertise Descriptive and trophic ecology of estuarine -marine zooplankton Taxonomy of Mysida and Copepoda
Comments Our research group is constituted by several undergraduate, posdoc students and one Assistant Researcher.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Monica HOFFMEYER)

Barría de Cao, M. S., M. C. López Abbate, R.E. Pettigrosso, M. S. Hoffmeyer. 2013. The planktonic ciliate community and its relationship with the environmental conditions and water quality in two bays of the Beagle Channel, Argentina. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315413000349.
Berasategui, A.A., M.S. Dutto, J. Chazarreta and M. S. Hoffmeyer. 2013. Seasonal occurrence and hatching success of benthic eggs of calanoid copepods in the Bahía Blanca Estuary, Argentina. Marine Biology Research. doi:10.1080/17451000.2013.775461.
Fernández-Severini, Melisa D., Mónica S. Hoffmeyer & Jorge E. Marcovecchio. 2012. Heavy metals concentrations in zooplankton and suspended particulate matter in a southwestern Atlantic temperate estuary (Argentina). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-012-3023-0.
Menéndez María C., María C. Piccolo, Mónica S. Hoffmeyer. 2011. Short-term variability on mesozooplankton community in a shallow mixed estuary (Bahía Blanca, Argentina): Influence of tidal cycles and local winds. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.08.014
Menendez, M.C.; Piccolo, María Cintia; Hoffmeyer, Mónica Susana and Sassi, Maximiliano. 2011. Estuarine mesozooplankton dynamics on a short-term time scale: role of semidiurnal tidal cycle. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, vol.59, n.3, pp. 281-286.
Biancalana F., C. Menéndez, Anabela A. Berasategui, Melisa D. Fernández-Severini & Mónica S. Hoffmeyer. 2011. Sewage pollution effects on mesozooplankton structure in a shallow temperate estuary. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2232-2.
Fernández Severini Melisa D., Sandra Elizabeth Botté, Mónica Susana Hoffmeyer and Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio 2010. Lead Concentrations in Zooplankton, Water, and Particulate Matter of a Southwestern Atlantic Temperate Estuary (Argentina). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. DOI 10.1007/s00244-010-9613-3.
Hoffmeyer, M.S., Frost, B. W. and Castro, M. B. [2000] Eurytemora americana Williams, 1906, not Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880), inhabits the Bahía Blanca estuary, Argentina. Scient. Mar., 64(1): 111-113
Fukuoka K., Hoffmeyer, M. S. and Viñas, M. D. 1997. Lophogaster muranoi , a new species of mysid from the coastal waters of Argentina (Crustacea, Mysidacea, Lophogastridae). Proceed. Biol. Soc. of Washington, 10 (4): 601-607. USA.
Berasategui A. A., M. S. Hoffmeyer, M. S. Dutto. 2012. Seasonal variation in egg morphology of the copepod Eurytemora americana and its relation to reproductive strategy in a temperate estuary, Argentina. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69(3):380-388.
Carcedo, C., S. Fiori & M. S. Hoffmeyer. 2013. Pseudobranchiomysis arenae, a new genus and species of Leptomysinae (Crustacea: Mysida) from Argentinean sandy beaches. Zootaxa, 3647 (3): 479-487.
Menéndez, M.C., M.S. Dutto, F. Biancalana, M.C. Piccolo and M.S. Hoffmeyer. 2012. Role of seasonal and semidiurnal tidal cycle on mesozooplankton variability in a shallow mixed estuary (Bahía Blanca, Argentina). ICES Journal of Marine Science 69(3): 89-98.
Hoffmeyer, M.S., Menendez, M.C., Biancalana, F., Nizovoy, A.M. and Torres, E.R. 2009. Ichthyoplankton distribution pattern in coastal waters off Bahía Blanca estuary, SW Atlantic Ocean. Estuarine Coastal y Shelf Science, USA, 84(3): 383-392.
Dutto M. Sofía, M. Celeste López Abbate, Florencia Biancalana, Anabela A. Berasategui and Mónica S. Hoffmeyer. 2012. Evaluation of Sewage Impact on Environmental Quality and Mesozooplankton Community in a Highly Eutrophic Estuary of Argentina. ICES Journal of Marine Science 69(3):399-409.
Hoffmeyer, M. S. and Prado Figueroa, M. 1997. Oral field integumental structures of the copepods Eurytemora affinis and Acartia tonsa related with their trophic habits. Crustaceana, 70 (3): 257-271.
Menéndez María C., Florencia Biancalana, Anabela Berasategui, Melisa D. Fernández Severini, Mónica S. Hoffmeyer and José L. Esteves. 2011. Mesozooplankton composition and spatial distribution, Nuevo Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina. Check List, Journal of species lists and distribution, Brasil, 7(2):101-107.
Hoffmeyer, M.S.; Lindner, M. S.; Carribero, A.; Fulco, K.; Menéndez, M. C.; Fernández Severini, M. D.; Diodato, S. L.; Berasategui, A. A., Biancalana, F. and Berrier, E. 2010. Planktonic food and foraging of Eubalaena australis on Península Valdés (Argentina) nursery ground. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía. Chile. 45(1):131-139.
Biancalana, F, S. Diodato y M.S. Hoffmeyer. 2012. Seasonal and Spatial Variation of Mesozooplankton Biomass in Ushuaia and Golondrina Bays (Beagle Channel, Argentina). Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 60(1):99-106.

Created: 2001-02-23 Last Updated: 2014-06-04 by Monica HOFFMEYER