Aletta T. Yñiguez


Email: atyniguez@ msi.upd.edu.ph 

Office: Room 342
 Phone: (632) 981-8500 Local 2907;
(632) 393-7567

 

Education

Ph.D. Marine Biology and Fisheries,  Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, U.S.A.
B.Sc. Biology,  University of the Philippines, Los Baños

Research Interests

Population and ecosystem dynamics; Ecological modeling particularly linking individual/agent level characteristics to high level properties of the community and ecosystem; Application of ecological models to conservation and management problems

Selected Publications

Yñiguez, A., A. Cayetano, C.L. Villanoy, I. Alabia, I. Fernandez, J.D. Palermo, G. A. Benico, F.P. Siringan, R.V. Azanza. In Press. Investigating the roles of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the blooms of Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum using an individual-based model. Procedia Environmental Sciences.

Cayetano, A. A. Yñiguez, C.L. Villanoy, J.D. Deauna, E. Peñaflor, J.D. Palermo, L.David, G. A. Benico, R.V. Azanza. Improving the validity and robustness of a harmful algal bloom model through genetic algorithm-based optimization. For submission to the Journal of Environmental Science and Management.

Lumayno, S. C.L. Villanoy, A. Yñiguez, I. Alabia, I. Fernandez, R.V. Azanza, G. Benico. Current patterns and residence times in Matarinao and Murcielagos Bays: implications on the spatial distribution of Pyrodinium blooms. For submission to the Journal of Environmental Science and Management.

Villanoy, C.L., O. Cabrera, A. Yñiguez, A., M. Camoying, A. de Guzman, L. David and P. Flament. 2011. Monsoon-driven coastal upwelling. Oceanography 24 (1): 98-107.

Yñiguez, A., J. McManus and L. Collado-Vides. 2010. Capturing the dynamics in benthic structures: environmental effects on morphology in the macroalgal genera Halimeda and Dictyota. Marine Ecology Progress Series 411: 17-32.

Yñiguez, A., J. McManus and D. DeAngelis. 2008. Allowing macroalgae growth forms to emerge: use of an agent-based model to understand the growth and spread of macroalgae in Florida coral reefs. Ecological Modelling 216: 60-74.

Yñiguez, A. 2006. Allowing macroalgae growth forms to emerge: use of an agent-based model to understand the growth and spread of macroalgae in Florida coral reefs. Reef Encounter 34.

Minett, J.W., M. Hongbin, A.M. Perez, J. Qi, A.B. Smith, Y. Wang, H. Yang, A. Yñiguez.  (alphabetical order). 2004. Processes of Extinction. In Proceedings of the Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute and Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, July 5-30, 2004.

Azanza, R.V., F. Siringan, M.L. San-Diego-McGlone, A. Yñiguez, N. Macalalad and P.B. Zamora. 2004. Horizontal dinoflagellate cyst distribution, sediment characteristics and benthic flux in Manila Bay, Philippines. Phycological Research 52: 376-386.

Lindeman, K., R. Fortuna, A. Yñiguez, and M. Brandt. 2001. Research and Management Recommendations for Caribbean Coral Reefs from Past Workshops. In: Proceedings of the Priorities for Caribbean Coral Reef Research Workshop, Doubletree Hotel, Miami, 3-5 October 2001.

Villanoy, C., R.V.Azanza, G. Jacinto, A. Casil, A. Yñiguez, I. Velasquez and K. Cordero. 2001. Research status and needs on physical and chemical oceanography in relation to harmful algal blooms. In: Proceedings of the 1 st National Harmful Algal Bloom Conference/ Workshop,  Marine Science Institute, C.S., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 24 August 2000.

Siringan, F., R.V. Azanza, J. Duyanen, M. McGlone, M. Agustin, R. Dizon, N. Macalalad, Y. Yacat, A. Yñiguez, and P. Zamora. 2001. Sediment control on “Toxic Algal Blooms” and records of bloom occurrences in the bay. In: Proceedings of the 1 st National Harmful Algal Bloom Conference/ Workshop, Marine Science Institute, C.S., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines,
24 August 2000.

Students and Staff

 

Teaching

MS 1 Oceans and Us
MS 396 Agent-based Modeling as Applied to Marine Systems (Seminar)
MS 397-C Ecological Modeling (developed this course)
MS 101 Oceans
MS 240 Biological Oceanography (co-taught)

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