Mireia Mestre Martín


Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

Líneas de Investigación

Oceanography, Ecology, Microbiology, Biodiversity, Extreme environments (Antarctica), Dispersion, Connectivity.


  •  Doctorado en Oceanografía , Instituto de Ciencias del Mar de Barcelona. España, 2017
  •  Master en Ciencias Ambientales, Universidad de Alicante. España, 2011
  •  Biología, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE. España, 2008
  •  Ciencias del Mar, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE. España, 2010

Experiencia Académica

  •   PostDoc Full Time


    Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas

    Concepcion, Chile

    2019 - At present

  •   PostDoc Full Time


    Factultad de Ciencias

    Valdivia, Chile

    2018 - 2019

Experiencia Profesional

  •   PostDoc Full Time

    Universidad Austral

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2018 - 2019

  •   PostDoc Full Time

    Universidad de Concepción

    Concepción, Chile

    2019 - At present

Premios y Distinciones

  •   2018 Landmark Paper Award

    Deep-Sea Biology Society

    Estados Unidos, 2018

    Mejor artículo del Deep Ocean de los últimos 3 años

  •   Award for the best B.S Marine Sciences / Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera


    España, 2011

    Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera Ciencias del Mar

  •   Award for the best PhD Thesis in Sciences/ Premio Extraordinario Fin de Tesis


    España, 2019

    Mejor tesis doctoral de la facultad de ciencias de la ULPGC

  •   Article Recommendation

    Faculty Opinions

    Reino Unido, 2018

    El artículo Mestre et al., 2018 titulado "Sinking particles promote vertical connectivity in the ocean microbiome" fue recomendado en dos ocasiones en la plataforma de expertos "Faculty Opinions" ( The Faculty comprises peer-nominated, internationally-renowned researchers from across the world, who pick out and recommend articles they consider to be highly important to others working both in their field and beyond.


Article (12)

Disentangling the mechanisms shaping the surface ocean microbiota
Major imprint of surface plankton on deep ocean prokaryotic structure and activity
Seasonal Variation of Bacterial Diversity Along the Marine Particulate Matter Continuum
The Microbial Conveyor Belt: Connecting the Globe through Dispersion and Dormancy
Higher contribution of globally rare bacterial taxa reflects environmental transitions across the surface ocean
Sinking particles promote vertical connectivity in the ocean microbiome
Horizontal and Vertical Distributions of Transparent Exopolymer Particles (TEP) in the NW Mediterranean Sea Are Linked to Chlorophyll a and O-2 Variability
Patterns of bacterial diversity in the marine planktonic particulate matter continuum
Spatial variability of marine bacterial and archaeal communities along the particulate matter continuum
Contrasting effects of ocean acidification on the microbial food web under different trophic conditions
Lipid remodelling is a widespread strategy in marine heterotrophic bacteria upon phosphorus deficiency
Global abundance of planktonic heterotrophic protists in the deep ocean

Proyecto (11)

A new approach to asses the connectivity among Euphausia superba populations: a metacommunity analysis of krill microbiota
A detailed analysis of krill microbiome
Connectivity of Euphausia superba populations: an assessment through the microbiota of krill exoskeleton
Connecting the zooplankton microbiome with ecosystem processes in the Southern Ocean
Centro de Investigación Dinámica de Ecosistemas Marinos de Altas Latitudes (IDEAL)
Plankton-derived emissions of trace gases and aerosols in the Southern Ocean (PEGASO)
Aerosol deposition and ocean pankton dynamics (ADEPT)
Malaspina 2010 Circumnavigation Expedition
Structure of organic matter in the coastal ocean=> biogeochemical and ecological implications (STORM)
An interdisciplinary approach for marine management and conservation=> divergent experiences as the basis of global strategies (MAPUCHE)
Function of the RpaB response controller=> generation of mutations and genetic analysis
Mireia Mestre


Departamento de Oceanografía

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

Juan Höfer

Profesor Adjunto

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaiso, Chile

Maria Rodriguez

Académica (Profesora Asistente)

Instituto Antofagasta

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

Roy Mackenzie

Investigador Asistente

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado

Universidad de Magallanes

Puerto Williams, Chile