Gonzalo Mucientes Sandoval


Contact Information:

Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, CIBIO
Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661, Vairão (Portugal)

 

Research interest:

Research fellow in Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto), and PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr Nuno Queiroz. My research is focused on understanding the behavioural mechanisms underlying the ecology of predator movements. I am currently working in the biology, ecology and behavior of pelagic sharks (mainly short fin mako Isurus oxyrinchus, and blue shark, Prionace glauca) under fishing pressure, which are target of Spanish longliners. I worked in Centro Tecnológico del Mar – Fundación CETMAR, and I am also involved in several research projects on fisheries management, sustainability, conservation, evaluation and selectivity.

On-going projects:

Publications

  1. Alexandre Alonso-Fernández; Jaime Otero; Rafael Bañón; Jose Manuel Campelos; Juan Santos and Gonzalo Mucientes. (In press) Sex ratio variation in an exploited population of common octopus: ontogenic shifts and spatio-temporal dynamics Hydrobiologia, 1-16
  2. Lara L. Sousa, Nuno Queiroz, Gonzalo Mucientes, Nicolas E. Humphries and David W. Sims (2016) Environmental influence on the seasonal movements of satellite-tracked ocean sunfish Mola mola in the north-east Atlantic Animal Biotelemetry, 4: 7
  3. Nuno Queiroz, Nicolas E. Humphriesa, Gonzalo Mucientes, Neil Hammerschlag, Fernando P. Lima, Kylie L. Scales, Peter I. Miller, Lara L. Sousa, Rui Seabra, and David W. Sims (2016) Ocean-wide tracking of pelagic sharks reveals extent of overlap with longline fishing hotspots  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (6): 1582–1587
  4. Rodolfo Cornejo, Ximena Vélez-Zuazo, Adriana González-Pestana, Carlos Kouri J., Gonzalo Mucientes. (2016) An updated checklist of Chondrichthyes from the southeast Pacific off Peru Check List, 11 (6): 1-7
  5. James S. E. Lea, Bradley M. Wetherbee, Nuno Queiroz, Neil Burnie, Choy Aming, Lara L. Sousa, Gonzalo R. Mucientes, Nicolas E. Humphries, Guy M. Harvey, David W. Sims & Mahmood S. Shivji (2015)  Repeated, long-distance migrations by a philopatric predator targeting highly contrasting ecosystems. Nature Scientific Reports, 5 (11202).
  6. Rafael Bañón, D Barros-García, Gonzalo Mucientes, A De Carlos. (2015) Northernmost records of Pagrus auriga (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Sparidae) and Pomadasys incisus (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Haemulidae) in the eastern Atlantic. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 44: 323-327
  7. Sergio Silva, Mário J. Araújo, Miguel Bao, Gonzalo MucientesFernando Cobo (2014) The haematophagous feeding stage of anadromous populations of sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus: low host selectivity and wide range of habitats Hydrobiologia, 734 (1): 187-199
  8. Mucientes, G., Bañón, R., Queiroz, N. (2013) Updated distribution range of longfin mako Isurus paucus(Lamniformes:Lamnidae) in the North Atlantic Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 29 (5): 1163–1165
  9. Villegas-Ríos D., Alós J., March D., Palmer M., Mucientes G., Saborido-Rey F. (2013) Home range and diel behavior of the ballan wrasse, Labrus bergylta, determined by acoustic telemetry Journal of Sea Research, 80: 61–71
  10. Guerra A.; Pascual S., Garci M.A., Roura A., Mucientes G.; González A.F. (2012) The black-pygmy mussel Limnoperna securis in Galician Rias (NE Atlantic): new records and first evidence of larval stages predation by copepods. Marine Biodiversity Records, 6: e15
  11. Bañon R., Villegas-Ríos D., Serrano A., Mucientes G., Arronte, J.C. (2010) Marine fishes from Galicia (NW Spain): an updated checklist Zootaxa, 2667: 1–27
  12. Bañón R., Mucientes G. (2009) First record of Seriola fasciata (Perciformes, Carangidae) from Galician waters (NW Spain), a new northermost occurence in the the en Atlantic Cybium, 33 (3): 247-248
  13. Mucientes G., Queiroz N, Sousa L., Tarroso P., Sims D.W. (2009) Sexual segregation of pelagic sharks and the potential threat from fisheries Biology Letters, 5 (2): 156-159
  14. Mucientes G., Queiroz N., Pierce S.J., Sazima I., Brunnschweiler J.M. (2008) Is host ectoparasite load related to Echeneids fish presence? Research Letters in Ecology, 107576: 4
  15. Gonzalo Mucientes, Fran Saborido-Rey (2008) Acercamiento a la composición de la dieta de Isurus oxyrinchus rafinesque, 1810 (Elasmobranchii: lamnidae) en aguas internacionales del Pacífico sur central. Revista de Investigaciones Marinas, 29: 154-150.

Communications in congress

  1. Humphries, Nicolas E.; Nuno Queiroz; Gonzalo Mucientes; Lara Sousa; David W. Sims. Assessing capture risk of pelagic fish by satellite-tracked longline vessels and the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas. Marine Protected Areas on the high seas Symposium. Febrero, 2011. Comunicación oral
  2. Queiroz, N.; Humphries, N.E.; Sousa, L.L.; Mucientes, G.R.; Saborido-Rey, F.; and Sims, D.W. Quantifying interactions between satellite-tracked bycatch species and longline vessels for assessing placement of high seas Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Marine Protected Areas on the high seas Symposium. Febrero, 2011. Panel
  3. Mucientes, G.R.; A. Pérez; A. Guerra; F. Saborido-Rey. Feeding Ecology of Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) in the central North Atlantic European Elasmobranch Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference, Galway, noviembre, 2010. Panel
  4. Mucientes, G.R.; Fran Saborido. I Simposio Iberoamericano de “Ecología Reproductiva, Reclutamiento y Pesquerías”. Noviembre, 2009, Vigo. Comunicación oral
  5. Mucientes, G.R.; Fran Saborido. Reproductive mode and embryonic development of mako shark; Isurus oxyrinchus; in the South Pacific. European Elasmobranch Association 14th Annual Scientific Conference, Mallorca. Noviembre, 2009. Panel
  6. Mucientes, G.R.; Fran Saborido. Preliminary results of fishing effort base on real catch of two Spanish fishing-vessels of mako shark and blue shark. 13th European Elasmobranch Association. Noviembre, 2009. Panel
  7. Mucientes, G.R.; J.F. Barreiro; E. No Couto. Muestreos periódicos para el seguimiento y gestión de los recursos marinos en Cambados. XI Foro dos recursos mariños e da acuicultura das rías galegas. Illa da Toxa, O Grove. Octubre, 2008. Panel
  8. Santos, Juan J.; Víctor López; Gonzalo R. Mucientes; Nélida Pérez. Non-invasive methods for fishing discard estimations on board industrial trawlers. XV Simpósio Ibérico de Estudos de Biologia Marinha. Funchal, Madeira. Septiembre, 2008. Panel
  9. Mucientes, G.R.; Fran Saborido-Rey; J.J. Santos Blanco. Acercamiento a la composición de la dieta de Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque, 1810 (Elasmobranchii: Lamnidae) en aguas del Pacífico Sur Central. XV Simpósio Ibérico de Estudos de Biologia Marinha. Funchal, Madeira. Septiembre, 2008. Panel
  10. Mucientes, G.R.; J.F. Barreiro; M.J. Rivas; S. Piñeiro; X. Otero, E. No. Protocolo e resultados preliminares da mostraxe do banco marisqueiro “O sarrido” (Sur da Ría de Arousa, Pontrevedra). X Foro dos recursos mariños e da acuicultura das rías galegas; I Foro iberoamericano dos recursos mariños e da acuicultura. Illa da Toxa, O Grove, Octubre, 2007. Panel
  11. Mucientes, G.R.; J. J. Santos. Distribución de los ectoparásitos copépodos sobre la superficie del marrajo azul. XI Congreso Nacional y VIII Iberoamericano de Etología. Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. Sseptiembre, 2006. Panel
  12. Pardavila, X., D. de Nóvoa; E. Díaz; G.R. Mucientes. Resultados del primer sondeo nacional de tejoneras, en Galicia. VI jornadas de la SECEM. Ciudad Real. Diciembre, 2003. Comunicación oral

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