Dr. Nuno Simoes

Fernando Nuno Dias Marques (Nuno) Simões, Ph.D.

Furgason Fellowship International Chair for Coastal and Marine Studies in Mexico
Role
Senior Leadership
Email
ns@ciencias.unam.mx
Education
Ph.D. in Biology; School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales at Bangor, UK (2003)
M.S. in Shellfish Biology, Fisheries & Culture; School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales at Bangor, UK (1996)
B.S. in Biology; Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. (1995)

Dr. Simões is a broadly trained marine biologist and ecologist with a particular interest in marine invertebrate species diversity and distribution, as well as the Marine Aquarium trade and sustainable aquaculture of marine ornamental species. He currently works in the Coral Reefs and coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Mexican Caribbean, as well as with the fauna and management of fresh water sink holes (cenotes) of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico.

 

RESEARC FOCUS AND INTERESTS

Diversity and ecology of marine species from the Gulf of Mexico Coral Reefs

Simbiosis and inter-relationships between associated marine species

conectivity and biogeography of the Gulf of Mexico Coral Reefs

Crustacean taxonomy and systematics

Marine invasive species biology

Fresh-water sink-hole (cenotes) species ecology

Marine aquarium species aquaculture

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Paz-Ríos, C.E.; Simões, N. y Pech, D. (2018) Species richness and spatial distribution of benthic amphipods (Crustacea: Peracarida) in the Alacranes Reef National Park, Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biodiversity, DOI: 10.1007/s12526-017-0843-8.
  2. Zarco-Perello, S. y Simões, N. (2017) High Resolution Spatial Interpolation of a Coral Reef Sessile Community: Inverse Distance Weighting vs Ordinary Kriging. PeerJ 5:e4078. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4078.
  3. Mendoza-Becerril, M.A.; Simões, N. and Genzano, G. (2017) Benthic hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) of the Alacranes Reef, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science, 94 (1) DOI: 10.5343/bms.2017.1072.
  4. Dávila-Jiménez,Y.; Tovar-Hernandez, M.A. y Simões, N. (2017) The social feather duster Bispira brunnea (Polychaeta: Sabellidae): aggregations, morphology and reproduction (MBR-2016-0046). Marine Biology Research, vol13 (7) (DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2017.1280608.
  5. Reyes-Gómez, A.; Deneb-Ortigosa, J. y Simões, N. (2017) Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from Alacranes Reef, Yucatan, Mexico. Zookeys 665, 1-36pp. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.665.10476
  6. Robertson, D.R.; Perez-España, H.; Nuñez-Lara, E.; Puc-Itza, F. y Simões, N. (2016) The fishes of Cayo Arcas (Campeche Bank, Gulf of Mexico): an updated checklist. Zookeys. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.640.10862.
  7. Figueiredo, C.; Baptista, M.; Rosa, I.C.; Lopes, A.R.; Dionísio, G.; Rocha, R.J.M.; Cruz, I.C.S.; Kikuchi, R.K.P.; Simões, N.; Leal, M.C.; Tojeira, I.; Bandarra, M.; Calado, R. and Rui Rosa (2016) 3D chemoecology and chemotaxonomy of corals using fatty acid biomarkers: Latitude, longitude and depth. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 70, 35-42pp, DOI: 10.1016/j.bse.2016.10.016
  8. Mascaró, M., Amaral-Ruiz, M., Huipe-Zamora, I., Martinez-Moreno, G., Simões, N. y Rosas, C. (2016) Thermal tolerance and phenotypic plasticity in juvenile Hippocampus erectus Perry, 1810: Effect of acute and chronic exposure to contrasting temperatures. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 483, 112-119pp, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2016.07.005.
  9. Gonzalez_Muñoz, R.; Simões, N.; Guerra-Castro, E.; Hernández-Ortíz, C.; Carrasquel, G.; Mendez, E.; Lira, C.; Rada, M.; Hernández, I.; Pauls, S.; Croquer, A.; y Cruz-Mota, J.J. (2016) Sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria, Corallimorpharia, Ceriantharia and Zoanthidea) from marine shallow-water environments in Venezuela: new records and an updated inventory. Marine Biodiversity Records, 9:18, DOI: 10.1186/s41200-016-0016-7, URL: http://www.mbr.biomedcentral.com/content/9/1/18.
  10. Ugalde, D.; Gómez, P.; Simões, N.  (2015) New records of marine sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae) from the Gulf of México. “Zootaxa” 3911 (2): 151–183; http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3911.2.1 - http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5C32A1B4-E4AB-4BC3-8E8A-1BF435587D17
  11. Duarte J.; Hermoso-Salazar, M. Anker, A. y Simões, N. (2014) “Eight new records of alpheid shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae) in the Southern Coast of Gulf of México”. Marine Biodiversity Records, vol. 7; e110; pages 1-7, doi:10.1017/S1755267214000773