Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez


Email: ajmenez@

 Office: Room 237
 Phone: (632) 981-8500 Local 2908;
(632) 922-3921



Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, USA
M.Sc. Marine Biology,  University of the Philippines, Diliman
B.Sc. Marine Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Research Interests

Basic Research : Invertebrate Biology, Larval Ecology and Recruitment,Benthic Ecology, Population Genetics

Applied Research and Development Work: Culture and Fisheries Management of Invertebrates; Stock Restoration; Community-based Coastal Resources Management; Environmental Governance

Selected Publications

Alcoy, A.B.,B.M. Vallejo Jr., MA Juinio-Meñez, M.A. 2011. Increased plastic litter cover affects the foraging activity of the sandy intertidal gastropod Nassarius pullus. Marine Pollution Bull. 62: 1772-1779.

Olavides, RD, CM Edullantes, MA Juinio-Meñez. 2010. Assessment of the sea cucumber and fishery in the Bolinao-Anda reef system. Science Diliman, 22(2) 1-12.

Ravago-Gotanco, R.G. and Juinio-Meñez, M.A. 2010. Phylogeography of the mottled spinefoot Siganus fuscescens: Pleistocene divergence and limited genetic connectivity across the Philippine archipelago. Molecular Ecol. 19: 4520-4534.

Kent E. Carpenter, Paul H. Barber, Eric Crandall, Maria Carment A. Ablan-Lagman, Ambariyanto Ambariyanto, Gusti Ngurah Mahardika, B. Mabel Manjaji-Matsumoto, Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Craig Starger and Abdul Hamid A. Toha. Comparative Phylogeography of the Coral Triangle and Implications for Marine Management. Journal of Marine Biology, vol. 2011, 14 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/396982.

Juinio-Meñez, M.A. and H. G. Bangi 2010. Extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting the metamorphic rate of Tripneustes gratilla (Echinodermata: Echinoidea). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 402:137-145.

Juinio-Meñez, M.A., D. Pastor, and H. G. Bangi 2009. Indications of Recruitment Enhancement in the Sea Urchin Tripneustes gratilla Due to Stock Restoration Efforts. Proc. of 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 7-11, 2008. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 1017-1021.

Juinio-Meñez, M.A., H.G. Bangi, and M.C. Malay. 2008. Effect of Type of Feed, Stocking Density and Grow-out Site on Gonad Index, Growth, and Survivorship of Cultured Sea Urchin (Tripneustes gratilla). Phil. Agri. Scient. 91(4):439-449.

Magsino, R. and M.A Juinio-Meñez. 2008. The influence of contrasting life
history traits and oceanic processes on genetic structuring of
rabbitfish populations Siganus argenteus and Siganus fuscescens along
the eastern Philippine coasts. Mar. Biol. 154(3):519-532.

Juinio-Meñez, M.A., H.G. Bangi, M. Malay, and D. Pastor. 2008. Enhancing the recovery of depleted Tripneustes gratilla stocks through grow-out culture and restocking. Reviews in Fisheries Science 16(1-3): 35-43.

Ravago-Gotanco, R.G., R. Magsino and M.A. Juinio-Meñez. 2007. Influence of the North Equatorial Current on the population genetic structure of Tridacna crocea (Mollusca:Tridacnidae) along the eastern Philippine coast. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 336:161-168.

Licuanan, W.Y., P.A. Aliño, W.L. Campos, G.B. Castillo, M.A. Juinio-Meñez. 2006. A decision support model for determining sizes of marine protected areas: biophysical considerations. Phil. Agri. Scient. 89(1): 507-520.

Palomar, N.E., M.A. Juinio-Meñez, I. Karplus. 2005. Behavior of the burrowing shrimp Alpheus macellarius in varying gravel substrate conditions. J. of Ethology. 23:173-180

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