María Fernanda Montero del Pino

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., 1995. Plankton community respiration in Bransfield Strait (Antarctic Ocean) during austral spring. Journal of Plankton Research, 17, 1647-1659.

Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., 1995. The relationship between community respiration and ETS activity in the ocean. Journal of Plankton Research, 17, 1563-1572.