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Alejandro Perez Matus

Assistant Professor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

El Tabo-Las Cruces, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Ecology of subtidal communities with emphasis on reef fish and kelp forests, biotic interactions (behavior, habitat use, mutualism, predation) in marine communities dominated by habitat forming species .

Educación

  •  Marine Biology, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON. Nueva Zelanda, 2010
  •  Marine Science, UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE. Chile, 2006
  •  Marine Biology : Homologacion, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2002
  •  Biologo Marino (Homologación), UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2002

Experiencia Académica

  •   Post Doc Researcher Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Biological Sciences

    Las Cruces, Chile

    2013 - 2015

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO

    Ciencias del Mar

    Valparaiso, Chile

    2011 - 2012

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Advisor Committee for evaluation of Scholarships and Grants Other

    CONICYT

    Santiago , Chile

    2017 - A la fecha

  •   Assistant Editorial Board Member Other

    Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia

    Chile

    2013 - 2015

  •   Jefe de Carrera Biologia Marina Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    Santiago , Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

  •   Academic Editor Other

    Public Library of Science (PloS One)

    Estados Unidos

    2018 - A la fecha

  •   Panel Programa de Formacion de Capital Humano Avanzado Other

    Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo - ANID

    Santiago , Chile

    2017 - A la fecha

  •   Tesoreria Part Time

    Asociacion Chilena de Ictiología

    Santiago , Chile

    2018 - Sin Información

Formación de Capital Humano


In the last 5 years I have directly advised the thesis work of 8 students of Marine Biology who have developed research projects in the framework of my postdoctoral projects, initiation and regular Fondecyt grants. Another 14 students have passed my laboratory in short research internships or to conduct seminars. In addition I have directed the thesis of Master's students (Universidad Andres Bello) and Ghent University (Holland). I currently participate as a co-sponsor of a doctoral thesis committee of a PUC student. Four other students work under my tenure in my subtidal ecology lab. I have also trained students and technical staff in scientific diving.


Difusión y Transferencia


Participación activa en divulgación de la ciencia generada en nuestro laboratorio mediante de paginas web (www.subelab.cl), redes sociales (@subelab, facebook/subelab). Participación en redes formales de divulgación (PAR-Explora Conicyt 1000 aulas 1000 científicos).


Premios y Distinciones

  •   PhD Scholarship

    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

    Nueva Zelanda, 2006

    Joint Victoria University of Wellington - Conicyt Phd Scholarship, 4 years

  •   FRST PhD Research Grant

    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

    Chile, 2006

    FRST OBI Reef Fish Ecology Fellow

  •   Alejandro Perez Matus

    ACADEMIA CHILENA DE CIENCIAS

    Chile, 2019

    Programa Ciencia de Frontera 2019-2021 La Academia Chilena de Ciencias, con la finalidad de reconocer la excelencia y potencialidad de científicos jóvenes en diferentes áreas de las ciencias y vincularlos a las actividades de la Academia, llama al V Concurso del Programa Ciencia de Frontera, 2019-2021. El concurso está abierto a investigadores jóvenes de cualquier disciplina de las Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, quienes deben tener hasta 42 años cumplidos al 30 de noviembre de 2018. Las investigadoras podrán sumar un año más de edad por cada hijo (acreditarlo). Este programa tiene como principales objetivos estimular la discusión científica interdisciplinaria, la creación de vínculos y el desarrollo de iniciativas conjuntas por parte de las nuevas generaciones de científicos chilenos. y promover el contacto de este grupo de jóvenes científicos chilenos con científicos que participan en programas similares en otros países (Academia Internacional de Científicos Jóvenes, TWAS, NAS u otras). Junto a esto, se espera que en un futuro cercano el grupo seleccionado se integre y colabore en las actividades de la Academia.

  •   Programa Frontiers of Science Royal Society

    ROYAL SOCIETY

    Reino Unido, 2021

    Coordinador Area Ocean Science Referencia: juasenjo@ing.uchile.cl


 

Article (48)

A quantitative synthesis of approaches, biases, successes and failures in marine forest restoration with considerations for future work
Different kelp species support unique macroinvertebrate assemblages suggesting community-wide impacts of kelp harvesting along the Humboldt Current System
DNA reconciles morphology and colouration in the drunk blenny genus Scartichthys (Teleostei: Blenniidae) and provides insights into their evolutionary history
Effects of harvesting on subtidal kelp forests (Lessonia trabeculata) in central Chile
Independent Effects of Species Removal and Asynchrony on Invariability of an Intertidal Rocky Shore Community
Mismatch between shape changes, early growth, and condition for a temperate reef fish from an oceanic island
Reef Fish Diversity Across the Temperate South Pacific Ocean
The contribution of macroalgal associated fishes to small-scale tropical reef fisheries
Alteration of coastal productivity and artisanal fisheries interact to affect a marine food web
Evolutionary origin of the Atlantic Cabo Verde nibbler (Girella stuebeli), a member of a primarily Pacific Ocean family of antitropical herbivorous reef fishes
Predator tactics and prey densities modulate the strength of trophic interactions in a temperate rocky reef
The intensity of kelp harvesting shapes the population structure of the foundation species Lessonia trabeculata along the Chilean coastline
A High-Resolution Global Map of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) Forests and Intertidal Green Algae (Ulvophyceae) with Sentinel-2 Imagery
A New Species of Chromis (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Salas y Gómez, Chile
Establishing the ecological basis for conservation of shallow marine life using Reef Life Survey
Macroalgal meadow habitats support fish and fisheries in diverse tropical seascapes
Abundance, composition and succession of sessile subtidal assemblages in high wave-energy environments of Central Chile: Temporal and depth variation
Embryonic and larval traits of the temperate damselfish Chromis crusma reveal important similarities with other Pomacentridae throughout the family's thermal range
Variation in consumer pressure along 2500 km in a major upwelling system: crab predators are more important at higher latitudes
BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene
Plectranthias ahiahiata, a new species of perchlet from a mesophotic ecosystem at rapa nui (easter island) (teleostei, serranidae, anthiadinae)
The herbivorous fish, Aplodactylus punctatus, as a potential facilitator of dispersal of kelp, Lessonia trabeculata, in Chile
Diet reveals links between morphology and foraging in a cryptic temperate reef fish
Exploring the effects of fishing pressure and upwelling intensity over subtidal kelp forest communities in Central Chile
Seasonal variation in epifaunal communities associated with giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) at an upwelling-dominated site
Spatial and short-term variability of larval, post-larval and macrobenthic assemblages associated with subtidal kelp forest ecosystems in Central Chile
Temperate rocky subtidal reef community reveals human impacts across the entire food web
Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century
Inshore spawning grounds of the squid Doryteuthis gahi suggest the consistent use of defoliated kelp Lessonia trabeculata in Central Chilean waters
Understory algae associations and predation risk influence broad-scale kelp habitat use in a temperate reef fish
Applying an ecosystem service approach to unravel links between ecosystems and society in the coast of central Chile
Global regime shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing
Growth and condition of larval rockfish in a Patagonian fjord-type inlet: role of hydrographic conditions and food availability
Functional community structure of shallow hard bottom communities at Easter Island (Rapa Nui)
Initial assessment of coastal benthic communities in the Marine Parks at Robinson Crusoe Island
Length-weight relationships for 25 kelp forest-associated fishes of northern and central Chile
Nest building and description of parental care behavior in a temperate reef fish, Chromis crusma (Pisces: Pomacentridae)
Subtidal reef fish and macrobenthic community structure at the temperate Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile
Phylogeography of the California sheephead, Semicossyphus pulcher: the role of deep reefs as stepping stones and pathways to antitropicality
Trophic ecology of abundant reef fish in a remote oceanic island: coupling diet and feeding morphology at the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile
Environmental assessment in a shallow subtidal rocky habitat: approach coupling chemical and ecological tools
Offspring size and maternal environments mediate the early juvenile performance of two congeneric whelks
Plasticity in feeding selectivity and trophic structure of kelp forest associated fishes from northern Chile
Applying Fishers' Ecological Knowledge to Construct Past and Future Lobster Stocks in the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile
Density- and trait-mediated effects of fish predators on amphipod grazers: potential indirect benefits for the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera
Disentangling the effects of macroalgae on the abundance of temperate reef fishes
Dietary cadmium and benzo(a)pyrene increased intestinal metallothionein expression in the fish Fundulus heteroclitus
Community structure of temperate reef fishes in kelp-dominated subtidal habitats of northern Chile

BookSection (1)

Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs

BookWhole (1)

De La Mar. Historia natural de los peces de Chile continental

ConferencePaper (5)

The role of biotic interactions between kelp and reef fishes
Temperate reef fish diversity associated to large Brown macroalgae: ecological and evolutionary explanations of a longitudinal trend in the South Pacific Ocean
Local, regional, and geographic changes in reef fish diversity: a comparison of temperate reef fish faunas
Primer Simposio: Ecología Submareal en Chile: desafíos
Segundo Simposio: Ecología Submareal de Ambientes Rocosos de Chile Insular y Continental: patrones y procesos

Letter (1)

Specimen collection: An essential tool

Proyecto (17)

CoNCENSUS: Advancing standardisation of COastal and Nearshore demersal fish visual CENSUS techniques
EXPLORING MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF COASTAL REEF FISHES: INSIGHTS FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION
SANDES Chile Fishing Communities
ASESORÍA EN MONITOREO ECOLÓGICO Y AMBIENTAL EN AMERB: PARTES 1 y 2
Millennium Nucleus for Ecology and Conservation Temperate Mesophotic Reef Ecosystems, NUTME
PLAN DE CONSERVACION Y MONITOREO PARA EL AREA MARINA COSTERA PROTEGIDA DE MULTIPLES USOS ISLA GRANDE DE ATACAMA (AMCP-MU IGA)
Structure, connectivity and resilience of an exploited ecosystem=> towards sustainable ecosystem-based fisheries management
Mechanisms that breakdown and reinforce feedbacks and alternative patch states in contrasting shallow coastal communities
Trait-based structure of reef fishes=> towards an understanding of assembly rules across biogeographic scales.
Species interactions in mollusk assemblages across geographic and evolutionary scales
Estudios de Linea Base para levantar expedientes de sitios de Alto Valor para la Conservación de la V Región de Valparaíso; Sectores Marinos Costeros de Robinson Crusoe, Archipiélago de Juan Fernández
Maintenance annd resilience of foundational species to climate fluctuations=> the role of "supporting" species interactions
NCEAS Working group. Global Impacts of Climate Change on Kelp Forest Ecosystems
Direct and indirect interactions between fishes and large brown macroalgae=> Evaluating mutualism in temperate ecosystems
The effects of macro algae on fish populations
Effects of thermal anomalies (el niño-la niña) on the structure and organization of coastal marine communities (intertidal and subtidal) in northern chile (19°-30°s).
DISEÑO DE UN PLAN DE CONSERVACIÓN Y MONITOREO DEL ÁREA MARINA COSTERA PROTEGIDA DE MÚLTIPLES USOS ISLA GRANDE DE ATACAMA (AMCP-MUIGA)
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Alejandro Perez

Assistant Professor

Ecologia

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

El Tabo-Las Cruces, Chile

6
Sergio Carrasco

Postdoctorado

Biología Marina

Universidad Católica del Norte

Coquimbo, Chile

4
Miriam Fernández

Profesora Titular

Departamento de Ecología

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Mauricio Landaeta

Universidad de Valparaíso

Viña del Mar, Chile

3
Stefan Gelcich

Associate professor

ECOLOGIA

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

2
Erasmo Macaya

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Oceanografía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

2
JULIO VASQUEZ

Académico J/C

Biología Marina

Universidad Católica delo Norte

Coquimbo, Chile

2
Iván Gómez

Profesor Titular

Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Limnológicas

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHIE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Claudio Sáez

Director General

centro HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA

UNIVERSIDAD DE PLAYA ANCHA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Fadia Tala

Académico

Biología Marina

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL NORTE

Coquimbo, Chile

1
Luis Pardo

Titular Professor

Marine Science and Limnology

UNIVERSIDAD AUSTRAL DE CHILE

Valdivia, Chile

1
Alejandro Buschmann

FULL PROFESSOR

UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS LAGOS

PUERTO MONTT, Chile

1
Sergio Navarrete

Full Profesor

Ecología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Las CRuces, Chile

1
Ivan Hinojosa

Profesor Asistente

Ecología

Universidad Católica de la Santisima Concepción

Concepcion, Chile

1
Manuel Bravo

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Jessica Bonicelli

Investigadora Senior

Oceanografía y Medio Ambiente

Instituto de Fomento Pesquero

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Luis Figueroa

Academico

Medioambiente y Recursos Naturales

Universidad Vina del Mar

Viña del Mar, Chile

1
Mauricio Landaeta

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS DEL MAR, UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Viña del Mar, Chile

1
Manuel Bravo

Profesor Titular

Instituto de quimica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, INSTITUTO DE QUÍMICA

Valparaiso, Chile

1
DORIS OLIVA

Directora Instituto

Instituto de Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Maria Gabriela Lobos

Professor Titular

Institute of Chemistry

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Marcelo Rivadeneira

Senior Researcher

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas (CEAZA)

Coquimbo, Chile