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:
  • 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