Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Ph.D.
Professor 


Education:
Ph.D. Biological Sciences 
University of Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Research Interests: 
Invertebrate Ecology and Culture, Coastal Resources Management

Selected Publications:
  • M.A. Juinio-Meñez, E. T. Tech, I. P. Ticao, J. C. Gorospe, C. A. Edullantes, R. V. Rioja. (2017), Adaptive and integrated culture production systems for the tropical sea cucumberHolothuria scabra.. Fisheries  Research. vol. 186, Pt. 2 :502-513
  • N. Palomar-Abesamis, R. Abesamis , M.A. Juinio-Meñez. (2017). Distribution and microhabitat associations of the juveniles of a high-value sea cucumber Stichopus cf. horrens, in northern Philippines. Aqt. Ecol. 51:17-31. DOI 10.1007/s10452-016-9591-2
  • M.A.  Juinio-Meñez. (2016). Approaches in rebuilding sea urchin and sea cucumber populations in the Philippines.  In:  Hajime, K., et al. ( eds.) Consolidating the Strategies for Fisheries Enhancement in Southeast Asia.  Proc. Symp. On Strategy for Fisheries Resources Enhancement in the Southeast Asian Region, Pattaya, Thailand, 27-30 July 2015.  Training Department , Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Samutprakan, Thailand; 161-164.
  • M.A.  Juinio-Meñez. (2015). Biophysical and genetic connectivity considerations in marine biodiversity conservation and management in the South China Sea. J. Int. Wildlife Law & Policy. 18:2, 110-119.
  • S.von der Heyden*, M.B., R.J. Toonen, L. van Herwerden, M.A. Juinio-Meñez, R. Ravago-Gotanco, C. Fauvelot, G. Bernardi. (2014). The application of genetics to marine management and conservation: examples from the Indo-Pacific. Bull. Mar Sci. 90(1):123-158.
  • P.H. Barber, M. C. A. Ablan-Lagman, Ambariyanto, R. G.S. Berlinck, D. Cahyani, E.D. Crandal, R. Ravago-Gotanco, M.A. Juinio-Meñez, I.G. N. Mahardika, K.Shanker, C. J. Starger1, A. H. A. Toha, A.W. Anggoro, D.A. Willette.(2014). Advancing Biodiversity Research in Developing Countries: the Need for Changing Paradigms.  Bull. Mar. Sci.90(1) 187-210.
  • M.A. Juinio-Meñez, J.C. Evangelio,S.J .Marilao. 2014 .Trial grow-out culture of sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in sea cages and pens. Aqua. Res. 45(8): 1332-1340 , doi:10.111/are 12078.
  • M.A.  Juinio-Meñez, J.C. Evangelio, R. D. Olavides, M.A.  Paña, G. M. de Peralta, C. M. Edullantes, B. D. Rodriguez, I.L. Casilagan. (2013). Population dynamics of cultured Holothuria scabra in a sea ranch: Implication for Stock Restoration.  Rev. in Fish. Sci.  21(3-4): 424-432.
  • Bontoc, K.G., Hyeyoung Lee, L.J. Cruz, C.B. Lebrilla, M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  2013.  Chemical Finger printing and phylogenetic mapping of saponin congeners from three tropical holothurians sea cucumbers.  Comp. Biochem & Physio. Part B 166:182-193.
  • Casilagan, I.L., M.A, Juinio-Meñez, E.D. Crandall. (2013). Genetic diversity, population structure, and demographic history of exploited sea urchin populations(Tripneustes gratilla) in the Philippines. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 449, 284-293.
  • Michonneau, GH Borrero-Perez, M Honey, KR Kamarudin, A Kerr, S Kim, MA Menez, A Miller, JA Ochoa, R Olavides, G Paulay, Y Samyn, A Setyastuti, F Solis-Marin, J Starmer, D Vandenspiegel (2013). The littoral sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of Guam re-assessed – a diversity curve that still does not asymptote. Cashiers de Biologie Marine 53 pp. 531.540.
  • M.A. Juinio-Meñez, G.M. de Peralta, R.P. Dumalan, C.A. Edullantes, T.O. Catbagan. 2012. Ocean nursery systems for scaling up juvenile sandfish ( Holothuria scabra) production: ensuring opportunities for small fishers.  In: C.A. Hair, T.D. Pickering, D. Mills, eds. Asia-Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture. Proceedings of an internaitonal symposium held in Noumea, New Caledonia, 15-17 February 2011.  ACIAR Porc. No. 136. Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 57-62.
  • M.A. Juinio-Meñez, M.A. S. Paña, G.M. de Peralta, T.O. Catbagan , R.D. Olavides,C.A. Edullantes, B.D. Rodriguez. 2012. Establishment and management of communal sandfish ( Holothuria scabra) sea ranching in the Philippines. In: C.A. Hair, T.D. Pickering, D. Mills, eds. Asia-Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture. Proceedings of an internaitonal symposium held in Noumea, New Caledonia, 15-17 February 2011.  ACIAR Porc. No. 136. Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 121-127.
  • D.J. Mills, N.D.Q. Duy, M.A. Juinio-Meñez, C.M. Raison, J.M. Zarate. 2012. Overview of sea cucumber aquaculture and sea ranching research in the South-East Asian region. In: C.A. Hai, T.D. Pickering, D. Mills, eds. Asia-Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture. Proceedings of an internaitonal symposium held in Noumea, New Caledonia, 15-17 February 2011.  ACIAR Porc. No. 136. Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, Canberra. 22-31.
  • Alcoy, A.B.,B.M. Vallejo Jr., M.A. Juinio-Meñez. 2011Increased plastic litter cover affects the foraging activity of the sandy intertidal gastropod Nassarius pullusMarine Pollution Bull. 62: 1772-1779.
  • Olavides, RD, CM Edullantes, M.A. 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.
  • Carpenter, K.E., 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.  2011. 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
  • Palomar, N.E., M.A. Juinio-Meñez, I. Karplus.  2004.  Feeding habits of the  borrowing shrimp Alpheus macellariusJ. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK  84:1199-1202.
  • Ravago-Gotanco, R.G. and M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  2004.  Population genetic structure of the milkfish, Chanos chanos, based on PCR-RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial control region.  Mar. Bio.  145:789-801.
  • Juinio-Meñez, M.A., R.M. Magsino, R. Ravago-Gotanco, and E.T. Yu.  2003.  Genetic structure of Linckia laevigata and Tridacna crocea populations in the Palawan shelf and shoal reefs.  Mar. Bio.  142:717-726.
  • Ravago-Gotanco, R. and M.A.R. Juinio-Meñez.  2003.  Phylogenetic position of the striped-legged forms of Panulirus longipes (A. Milne-Edwards, 1868) (Decapoda, Palinuridae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences.  Crustaceana., 75:1047-1059.
  • Pastor, D., & Juinio-Meñez, MA. 2003.  Boom and bust kabloy fishery – the Bolinao experience.  The Philippine Scientist, 40:88-100.
  • Gamboa, R. & Juinio-Meñez, M.A. 2003. Pilot-testing the laboratory production of  the  Sea cucumber, Holothuria scabra (Jaeger) in the Philippines. The Philippine Scientist, 40:111-121.
  • Andrew, N.L., Y. Agatsuma, E. Ballesteros, A.G. Bazhin, E.P. Creaser, D.K.A. Barnes, L.W. Botsford, A. Bradbury, A. Campbell, J.D. Dixon, S. Einarsson, P.K. Gerring, K. Hebert, M. Hunter, S.B. Hur, C.R. Johnson,  M.A. Juinio-Meñez, P. Kalvass, R.J. Miller, C.A. Moreno, J.S. Palleiro, D. Rivas, S.M.L. Robinson, S.C. Schroeter, R.S. Steneck, R.L. Vada, D.A. Woodyby, and Z. Xiaoqi.  2002.  Status and management of world sea urchin fisheries.  Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review, 40:343-425.
  • Ravago, R.V., V.D. Monje, and M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  2002.  Length and sequence variability in mitochondrial control region of the milkfish, Chanos chanos Mar. Biotechnol,  4:40-50.
  • Magsino, R.M., R.G. Ravago, M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  2002.  Genetic relationship of Linckia laevigata color morphs in the Kalayaan Islands Group, western Philippines: preliminary evidence.  Proceedings of the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali Indonesia, vol. 1:113-120.
  • Magsino, R. M., Juinio-Menez, M. A. & Planes, S.  2002. Preliminary analysis on the genetic variation of Tridacna crocea among seven reefs. UPV.J.Nat.Sci. 7: 81-89.
  • Malay, M.C.D., M.A. Juinio-Meñez, C.L. Villanoy.  2002.  Population genetics of the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla. Proceedings of the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali Indonesia, vol. 1:107-112.
  • Malay, M.C.D., H.G. Bangi, M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  2000.  Enhancement effect of sea urchin grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao, Pangasinan.  Science Diliman 12(2):1-9.
  • Magsino, R.M., M.A. Juinio-Meñez, R.G. Ravago. 2000.  Development and application of genetic markers for population structure analysis of the blue coral reef starfish, Linckia laevigata (Linn.) (Echinodermata:Asteroidea).  Science Diliman 12(2):10-16.
  • Salmo III, S.R., M.A. Juinio-Meñez, P.M. Aliño.  2000.  Milkfish (Chanos chanos) fry concession system in Bolinao, Pangasinan: Implications to Coastal Resources Management.  Science Diliman 12(2):59-68.
  • Salmo III, S.R., R.A. Turion, M.A. Juinio-Meñez, P.M. Aliño.  2000.  Establishment and implementation of the Balingasay Marine Protected Area:  A community-based approach.  Science Diliman 12(2):121-128.
  • Yu, E. T., M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  2000.  Sequence variation in the ribosomal DNA Internal Transcribed Spacer of Tridacna crocea.  Mar. Biotech. 2: 511-516.
  • Tahil, A.S. & M.A. Juinio-Meñez.  1999.  Natural Diet, feeding periodicity and functional response to food density of the abalone, Haliotis asinina L. (Gastropoda)  Aqua. Res. 30: 1-13.
  • Yu, E.T., R.G. Ravago, M.A. Juinio-Meñez & V.D. Monje.  1999.  Development of RAPD markers for the prawn, Peneaus monodon.  In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Marine Biodiversity in the Visayas and Mindanao.  Edited by W.L. Campos. University of the Philippines in the Visayas, pp. 123-126.
  • Ravago, R.G., L.S. David, M.A. Juinio-Meñez, V.D. Monje.  1999. Allozyme electrophoresis and PCR-RFLP analysis of mtDNA in milkfish, Chanos chanos. In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Philippine Chemistry Congress, 29-31 May 1997, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, pp. 140-146.
  • Juinio-Meñez, M.A.R. and R.M. Hapitan..  1998. Mass culture of the Sea Urchin Tripneustes gratilla.  Trans. of the Nat. Acad. of Sci. and Tech., Philippines pp: 308-323.
  • Juinio-Meñez, M.A.R., N.N.D Macawaris & HG.P.. Bangi. 1998  Community -based sea urchin (Tripneustes gratilla) grow-out culture as a resource management tool.  In:  North Pacific Symposium on Invertebrate Stock Assessment and Management.  Edited by G.S. Jamieson and A. Campbell.  Can. Spec. Publ. Fish Aquat. Sci. 125: 393-399.   
  • Meñez, L.A.B, M.A.R. Juinio-Meñez and C.L. Villanoy. 1997. Spatial distribution of Tridacna maxima (Roding) in Selected Philippine Reefs. Philipp. Scient.34 :47-54.
  • Juinio-Meñez, M.A.R. & J. Ruwinata. 1996. Survival, growth and food conversion efficiency of Panulirus ornatus following eyestalk ablation.  Aquaculture 146: 225-235.
  • Juinio-Meñez, M.A.R. & S. Estrella.  1995. Notes on the breeding of Panulirus ornatus Fabricus (Decapoda: Palinuridae) in captivity. Phil Scientist: Special Issue, Proc. 3rd Nat. Symp. Mar. Sci: 58-65.
  • Bangi, H.G.P., N.N.D. Macawaris & M.A. Juinio-Meñez. 1995. Spatio-temporal variations in the population structure of the unexploited sea urchin Salmacis  sphaeroides in Bolinao, Pangasinan.  Phil Scientist: Special Issue, Proc. 3rd Nat. Symp. Mar. Sci: 1-15.
  • Gomez, E.D., H.A. Roa & M.A.R. Juinio.  1994.  Assessment of Tridacna crocea in an exploited Philippine reef.  Chou, L.M. et al. (eds.) Proc. Third Asian Fisheries Forum, Singapore, October 26-30, 1992; pp. 405-412.
  • Gomez, E.D.G., M.A.R. Juinio & N.A. Bermas. 1994.  Reproduction of Panulirus longipes longipes in Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines.  Crustaceana 67(1): 110-120.
  • Juinio, M.A.R. , N.D. Macawaris & H.G.P. Bangi.  1994.  Effect of time of day and tidal period on the abundance and size structure of Tripneustes gratilla  and Salmacis sphaeroides .  Proc. of the 2nd National Symposium in Marine Science, Tawi-tawi, Philippines; November 5-7, 1992. pp. 89-98.
  • Juinio, M.A.R. & J.S. Cobb.  1994. Estimation of recent growth of field-caught postlarval American lobsters,  Homarus americanus from RNA:DNA ratios.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.51: 286-293.
  • Juinio, M.A.R. & J.S. Cobb.  1992. Natural diet and feeding habits of the postlarval lobster Homarus americanus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.85: 83-91.
  • Juinio, M.A.R., J.S. Cobb, D. Bengtson & M. Johnson.  1992.  Changes in nucleic acids over the molt cycle in relation to food availability and temperature in Homarus americanus          postlarvae.  Mar. Biol. 114: 1-10.
  • Juinio, M.A.R., S. Cheer, D.A. Bengtson & J.S. Cobb.  1992.  Effect of diet quality on growth and RNA:DNA ratio of postlarval lobsters (Homarus americanus).  In: P. Lavens, P. Sorgeloos, E. Jaspers & F. Ollevier (eds.)  Larvi '91 - Proc. of the Symposium on Fish and Crustacean Larviculture, Gent, Belgium; August 27-30, 1991)  (short communication)
  • Juinio, M.A.R., J. Macaranas & E.D. Gomez.  1991.  Sympatric occurrence of two subspecies of Panulirus longipes Milne Edwards, 1868 (Decapoda: Palinuridae) and biochemical evidence of interbreeding.  Mem. Queensland Mus. 31: 209.
  • Juinio, M.A.R., L.A. Meñez, C.L. Villanoy & E.D. Gomez.  1989.  Status of Giant Clam Resources of the Philippines.  J. Moll. Stud. 55, 431-440.
  • Juinio, M.A.R., L.A. Meñez, C.L. Villanoy & E.D. Gomez.  1989.  Distribution and abundance of Giant Clam (Family Tridacnidae) stocks in the Philippines.   Proc. Symp. Workshop on the Culture of Giant Clams, Silliman University, Dumaguete, Philippines.
  • Villanoy, C.L., M.A.R. Juinio & L.B. Meñez. 1988.  Mortality Rates of Giant Clams (Family Tridacnidae) from the Sulu Archipelago and Southern Palawan, Philippines. Coral Reefs, 7:1-5.
  • Juinio, M.A.R. & E.D. Gomez.  1987.  Spiny Lobster Fishery in Eastern Samar, Philippines.  In: J.L. Maclean, L.B. Dizon and L.V. Hosillos (eds.)  First Asian Fisheries Forum pp: 381-384.
  • Juinio, M.A.R. 1987.  Some Aspects of the Reproduction of Panulirus penicillatus (Decapoda: Palinuridae).  Bull. Mar. Sci. 41(2): 242-252.   

Students:

Ph.D. Students

Judith Silapan

Nadia Palomar-Abesamis  

Helen Grace Bangi 


MS Students

Minin Sinsona


Graduated Advisees:

Ph.D. Students


Rachel June Gotanco

Dissertation Topic: Genetic connectivity of Philippine populations of Siganus fuscescens across multiple spatial scales (2010)


Jurgenne Primavera

Dissertation Topic: (1995)

 

MS Students      

                             Karl Angelo Lambio

Thesis: Growth of Holothuria scabra juvenile in a perphyton-based ocean nursery system (2017)


Rafael Junnar Dumalan 

Thesis: Growth, survival and bioturbation of Holothuria scabra (Jaeger, 1833) in mariculture impacted sediments  (2016)


Jay R Gorospe

Thesis: Growth and survival of the early stage Holoturia scabra Jaeger, 1833 juveniles in a bottom-set ocean nursery system (2015)


Ronald Dionnie Olavides 

Thesis: Community structure, feeding ecology and taxonomy of dendrochirote sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) in Bolinao, Philippines  (2014)


Christine Mae Edullantes

Thesis: Reproductive ecology and larval development of the sea cucumber stichopus cf. horrens  (2014)


Glycinea De Peralta 

Thesis: Effects of Type of Vegetation and Sediment on the settlement, growth, and survival of Holothuria scabra, Jaeger  (2011)


Karen Grace Bondoc 

Thesis: Chemical Defense of Holothurians by Saponins (triperpene glycosides) (2011)


Inggat Laya Casilagan 

Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Genetics Variation in Sea Urchin, Tripneustes gratilla Populations in Western Luzon, Philippines  (2010)


Ma Lourdes Docoy

Thesis: Population Connectivity of the Crown-of-Thorns Starfish, Acanthster planci (L.) in the Bohol Sea (2010)


Davelyn Pastor

Thesis: Activity patterns, habitat-use and survivorship of hatchery-reared Trochus niloticus (2005)


Richard Magsino

Thesis: Patterns of population genetic structuring of rabbitfishes Siganus argenteus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) and Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1882) along the Eastern Philippine coasts (2003)


Marla Endriga

Thesis: Population genetics of two marine fish species in the South China Sea and Sulu Sea (2001)


Armi Torres

Thesis: Feeding and growth of the spiny lobster Panulirus versicolor (latreille) (decapoda: palinuridae) (1993)



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