Aletta T. Yñiguez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 


Education:
Ph.D. Marine Biology and Fisheries 
University of Miami, U.S.A.

Research Interests: 
Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography, Ecological Modelling, Dynamics of Marine Systems 

Selected Publications:
  • Yñiguez AT, Lim PT, Leaw CP, Jipanin SJ, Iwataki M, Benico G. 2020. Over 30 years of HABs in the Philippines and Malaysia: What have we learned? Harmful Algae 101776. Article in Pres
  • Yñiguez AT, Ottong ZJ. 2020. Predicting fish kills and toxic blooms in an intensive mariculture site in the Philippines using a machine learning model. Sci Total Environ, 707:136173.
  • Pata PR, Yñiguez AT. 2019. Larval connectivity patterns of the North Indo-West Pacific coral reefs. PLoS ONE 14(7): e02199313. 
  • Onda DFL, Santos MAG, dela Cruz-Papa D, Yñiguez AT, Azanza RV, Siringan MAT. 2019. Microbial oceanography studies in the context of climate change in the Philippines. Philipp. Sci. Lett., 12(1):9-23
  • Benjamin CS, Cadeliña PLP, Yñiguez AT, Villanoy CL. 2019. Development and application of a low-cost rapid assessment system for coastal benthic habitats. Environ Monit Assess, 191:633.
  • Benico GA, Takahashi K, Lum WM, Yñiguez AT, Azanza RV, Leong SCY, Lim PT, Iwataki M. (2019). First report of Biecheleriopsis adriatica in Bolinao, Northwestern Philippines and its wide distribution in Southeast Asia and adjacent waters. Phil. J. of Nat. Sci., 24: 34-41.
  • Andres JKA, Yñiguez AT, Maister JM, Turner AD, Olanao DEB, Mendoza J, Salvador-Reyes L, Azanza RV. Paralytic shellfish toxin uptake, assimilation, depuration, and transformation in the Southeast Asian Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna viridis). Toxins 11(8): 1-13.
  • Yñiguez AT,  Maister J, Villanoy CL, Deauna JD, Peñaflor E, Almo A, David LT, Benico GA, Hibay E, Mora I, Arcamo S, Relox J, Azanza RV. 2018. Insights into the dynamics of harmful algal blooms in a tropical estuary through an integrated hydrodynamic-Pyrodinium-shellfish model. Harmful Algae 80:1-14.
  • Gajigan AP, Yñiguez AT, Villanoy CL, San ML, Jacinto, GS, Conaco C. 2018. Diversity and community structure of marine microbes around the Benham Rise underwater plateau, Northeastern Philippines (#22613 ) Structure and. Peer J 1–17.
  • Camoying, M. and A.T. Yñiguez. 2016. FlowCAM optimization: attaining good quality images for higher taxonomic classification resolution of natural phytoplankton samples. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 14(5): 305-314. doi: 10.1002/lom3.10090.
  • Yñiguez, A.T., J. W. McManus, and L. Collado-Vides. 2015. Consequences of morphological plasticity and fragmentation on space occupation of coral reef macroalgae. Ecological Modelling 309-310: 128-142. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.04.024
  • Cayetano, A., A. T.Yñiguez, C.L. Villanoy,  J.D. Deauna, E. Peñaflor, J.D. Palermo, L.David, G. A. Benico, R.V. Azanza.  2013. Improving the validity and robustness of a harmful algal bloom model through genetic algorithm-based optimization. Journal of Environmental Science and Management 1:21-28.
  • Yñiguez, A., A. Cayetano, C.L. Villanoy, I. Alabia, I. Fernandez, J.D. Palermo, G. A. Benico, F.P. Siringan, R.V. Azanza. 2012. Investigating the roles of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the blooms of Pyrodinium bahamense var. compressum using an individual-based model. Procedia Environmental Sciences 13: 1462-1476.
  • 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 1st 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 1st National Harmful Algal Bloom Conference/ Workshop, Marine Science Institute, C.S., U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 24 August 2000.

Students:

Ph.D. Students

Kristina Cordero- Bailey 

Iris Salud Bollozos 

MS Students

Patrick Pata

Jennifer Maister 

John Kristoffer Andres

Gianina Cassandra May Apego

Patrick Lawrence Cadeliña

Ma. Rica Teresa Dungog

Mary Rose Lopez 


Graduated Advisee:

MS Students

Marianne Camoying 

Thesis: Characterization of the spatial variability of phytoplankton community structure in tro key sardine fishery areas in the Philippines using FlowCAM (2015)



Links/Website:

Contact: 
atyniguez@msi.upd.edu.ph