María Fernanda Montero del Pino


Additional information: 
Research interests: 
  • Phytoplankton and microbial ecophysiology
  • Flow cytometry
  • Microbial enzymatic activities

Recent publications

Benavides, M., Bonnet, S., Hernández, N., Martínez Pérez, A.M., Nieto-Cid, M., Álvarez-Salgado, X.A., Baños, I., Montero, M.F., Mazuecos, I.P., Gasol, J.M., Osternolz, H. Dittmar, T., Berman-Frank, I., Arístegui, J., 2016. Basin-wide N2 fixation in the deep waters of the Mediterranean Sea. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GB005326

Figueiras, F. G ., Arbones, B ., Montero, M. F ., Barton, E. D ., Arístegui, J., 2016. Photophysiological variability and its influence on primary production in the NW Africa-Canary Islands coastal transition zone. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.01.003

Ferrera, I., Arístegui, J., González, J. M., Montero, M. F., Fraile-Nuez, E., Gasol, J. M., 2015. Transient changes in bacterioplankton communities induced by the submarine volcanic eruption of El Hierro (Canary Islands). PLoS ONE 10(2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118136

Anabalón, V., Arístegui, J., Morales, C. E., Andrade, I., Benavides, M., Correa-Ramírez, M. A., Espino, M., Ettahiri, O., Hormazabal, S., Makaoui, A., Montero, M. F., Orbi, A., 2014. The structure of planktonic communities under variable coastal upwelling conditions off Cape Ghir (31°N) in the Canary Current System (NW Africa). Progress in Oceanography, 120:320-339. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0079661113002097

Fraile-Nuez, E., González-Dávila, M., Santana-Casiano, J. M., Arístegui, J., Alonso-González, I. J., Hernández-León, S., Blanco, M. J., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Hernández-Guerra, A., Gelado-Caballero, M. D., Eugenio, F., Marcello, J., de Armas, D., Domínguez-Yanes, J. F., Montero, M. F., Laetsch, D. R., Vélez-Belchí, P., Ramos, A., Ariza, A. V., Comas-Rodríguez, I., Benítez-Barrios, V. M., 2012. The submarine volcano eruption of El Hierro Island: physical-chemical perturbation and biological response. Nature Scientific Reports , 2, 486. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00486

Mendonça, A., Arístegui, J., Vilas, J. C., Montero, M. F., Ojeda, A., Espino, M., Martins, A., 2012. Is there a seamount effect on microbial community structure and biomass? The case study of Seine and Sedlo Seamounts (Northeast Atlantic). PloS ONE , 7, e29526, 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029526

Montero, M. F., Aristizábal, M., García Reina, G., 2011. Isolation of high-lipid content strains of the marine microalga Tetraselmis suecica for biodiesel production by flow cytometry and single-cell sorting. Journal of Applied Phycology, 23, 1053-1057. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-010-9623-6

Montero, M.F., Aristizabal, M., García Reina, G., 2010. Isolation of high lipid-content strains of marine microalgae Teraselmis suecica for biodiesel production by flow cytometry and single-cell sorting”. Journal Applied Phycology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-010-9623-6%20

Arístegui, J., Mendonca, A., Vilas, J. C., Espino, M., Polo, I., Montero, M. F., Martins, A., 2009. Plankton metabolic balance at two north Atlantic seamounts. Deep-Sea Research II, 56, 2646-2655. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.12.025

Vilas, J. C., Arístegui, J., Kiriakoulakis, K., Wolf , G., Espino, M., Polo, I., Montero, M. F., Mendonca, A., 2009. Seamounts and organic matter – is there an effect? The case of Sedlo and Seine Seamounts Part I. Distributions of dissolved and particulate organic matter. Deep-Sea Research, 56, 2618-2630. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.12.023

Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., 2005. Temporal and spatial changes in microplankton respiration and biomass in the Canary Islands: the effect of mesoscale variability. Journal of Marine Systems, 65-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2004.07.004

Pelegrí, J. L., Arístegui, J., Cana, L., González-Dávila, M., Hernández-Guerra, A., Hernández-León, S., Marrero-Díaz, A., Montero, M. F., Sangrà, P., Santana-Casiano, J. M., 2005. Coupling between the open ocean and the coastal upwelling region off Northwest Africa: Water recirculation and offshore pumping of organic matter. Journal of Marine System, 54, 3-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2004.07.003

Arístegui, J., Barton, E. D., Tett, P., Montero, M. F., García-Muñoz, M., Basterretxea, G., Cussatlegras, A-S., Ojeda, A., de Armas, D., 2004. Variability in plankton community structure, metabolism, and vertical carbon fluxes along an upwelling filament (Cape Juby, NW Africa). Progress in Oceanography, 62, 95-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2004.07.004

García Muñoz, M., Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., Barton, E. D., 2004. Distribution and transport of organic matter along a filament - eddy system in the Canaries - NW Africa coastal transition zone region. Progress in Oceanography, 62, 115-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2004.07.005

Sebastián, M., Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., Niell, F. X., 2004. Kinetics of alkaline phosphatase activity, and effect pf phosphate enrichment: a case study in the NW African upwelling region. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 270, 1-13. http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps2004/270/m270p001.pdf

Sebastián, M., Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., Escánez, J., Niell, F. X., 2004. Alcaline phosphatase activity and its relationship to inorganic phosporous in the transition zone of the North-western African upwelling system. Progress in Oceanography, 62, 130-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2004.07.007

Arístegui, J, Barton, E. D., Montero, M. F., García-Muñoz, M., Escánez, J., 2003. Organic carbon distribution and water-column respiration in the NW Africa-Canaries Coastal Transition Zone region. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 33, 289-301. http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/ame033289

Arístegui, J., Denis, M., Almunia, J., Montero, M. F., 2002. Water-column remineralization in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean during early spring. Deep-Sea Research II, 49, 1707-1720. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0967-0645(02)00008-5

Tett, P., Arístegui, J., Barton, D., Basterretxea, G., de Armas, J. D., Escánez, J., Hernández-León, S., Lorenzo, L., Montero, M. F., 2002. Steady-state DCM dynamics in Canaries waters. Deep-Sea Research II, 49, 3543-3559. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0967-0645(02)00097-8

Arístegui, J., Hernández-León, S., Montero, M. F., Gómez, M., 2001. The seasonal planktonic cycle in coastal waters of the Canary Islands. Scientia Marina, 65, 51-58. http://www.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php/secId/7/IdArt/253/

Barton, E.D., Arístegui, J., Tett, P., García-Braun, J., Hernández-León, S., Nykjaer, L., Almeida, C., Almunia, J., Ballesteros, S., Basterretxea, G., Escánez, J., García-Weil, L., Hernández-Guerra, A., López-Laatzen, F., Molina, R., Montero, M. F., Navarro-Pérez, E., Rodríguez-Pérez, J. M., Van Lenning, K., Vélez, H., Wild, K., 1998. The Transition Zone Of The Canary Current Upwelling Region. Progress In Oceanography, 41, 455-504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0079-6611(98)00023-8

Arístegui, J., Tett, P., Hernández-Guerra, A., Basterretxea, G., Montero, M. F., Wild, K., Sangrá, P., Hernández-León, S., Cantón, M., García-Braun, J. A., Pacheco, M., Barton, E. D., 1997. The influence of island-generated eddies on chlorophyll distribution: a study of mesoscale variation around Gran Canaria. Deep-Sea Research I, 44, 71-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0967-0637(96)00093-3

Arístegui, J, Montero, M. F., Ballesteros, S., Basterretxea, G., Van Lenning, K., 1996. Planktonic primary production and microbial respiration measured by C-14 assimilation and dissolved oxygen changes in coastal waters of the Antarctic Peninsula during austral summer: implications for carbon flux studies. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 132, 191-201. http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps/132/m132p191.pdf

Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., 1995. Plankton community respiration in Bransfield Strait (Antarctic Ocean) during austral spring. Journal of Plankton Research, 17, 1647-1659. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/17.8.1647

Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., 1995. The relationship between community respiration and ETS activity in the ocean. Journal of Plankton Research, 17, 1563-1572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/17.7.1563