María Fernanda Montero del Pino


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

Recent publications

Filella, A., Baños, I. Montero, M.F., Hernández-Hernández, N., Rodríguez-Santos, A., Ludwig, A., Riebesell, U., Arístegui, J., 2018. Plankton Community Respiration and ETS Activity Under Variable CO2 and Nutrient Fertilization During a Mesocosm Study in the Subtropical North Atlantic. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:310. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00310

Gómez-Letona, M., Arístegui, J., Ramos, A. G., Montero, M. F., Coca, J., 2018. Lack of impact of the El Hierro (Canary Islands) submarine volcanic eruption on the local phytoplankton community. Scientific Reports, 8, 4667. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22967-6

Hernández-Hernández, N., Bach, L.T., Montero, M.F., Taucher, J., Baños, I., Guan, W., Espósito, M., Ludwig, A., Achterberg, E.P., Riebesell, U., Arístegui, J., 2018. High CO2 Under Nutrient Fertilization Increases Primary Production and Biomass in Subtropical Phytoplankton Communities: A Mesocosm Approach. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:213 https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00213

Taucher, J., Arístegui, J., Bach, L.T., Guan, W., Montero, M.F., Nauendorf, A., Achterberg, E.P., Riebesell, U., 2018. Response of Subtropical Phytoplankton Communities to Ocean Acidification Under Oligotrophic Conditions and During Nutrient Fertilization. Front. Mar. Sci. 5:330. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00330

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

Fernández-Castro, B., Arístegui, J., Anderson, L., Montero, M. F., Hernández León, S., Marañón, E., Mouriño Carballido, B., 2016. Mesopelagic respiration near the ESTOC (European Station for Time-Series in the Ocean, 15.5°W, 29.1°N) site inferred from a tracer conservation model. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 115, 63-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2016.05.010

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. Journal of Marine Systems, 157, 92-100. 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): e0118136. 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.10.015

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. Alkaline phosphatase activity and its relationship to inorganic phosporous in the transition zone of the North-western African upwelling system. Progress in Oceanography, 62, 131-150. 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/

Hernández-León, S., Postel, L., Arístegui, J., Gómez, M., Montero, M. F., Torres, S., Almeida, C., Kühner, E., Brenning, U., Hagen, E., 1999. Large-scale and mesoscale distribution of plankton biomass and metabolic activity in the Northeastern Central Atlantic. Journal of Oceanography, 55, 471-482. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1007822921434

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

Hernández-León, S., Arístegui, J., Gómez, M., Torres, S., Almeida, C., Montero, M. F., Ojeda, A., 1998. Mesozooplankton metabolism and its effect on chlorophyll and primary production in slope waters of the Canary Islands. Annales de L´Institute Oceanographique de Paris, 74,127-138. http://goo.gl/HeZ36y

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