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Mr Cristian Salinas

Overview of thesis

Evaluate human and natural impact on coastal marine ecosystems obtaining long-term series of data on environmental variables worldwide, to answer key questions related to seagrass ecology, global change and management, including the evaluation of the ecological significance and the economic value of the biogeochemical sink associated with seagrass ecosystems.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science:  Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2011.

Other Qualifications

  • NAUI Adv Scuba Diver
  • Senior First Aid
  • DAN Oxygen Provider

Research

Research Interests

  • Human and Natural impacts in marine ecosystem
  • Marine ecology
  • Seagrass meadows
  • Coastal and Marine Management
  • Global Warming

Past Research employment history

  • 2015-2016. Research, Institute of Marine and Coastal Research "Jose Benito Vives de Andreis" -Invemar-  Santa Marta, Colombia
  • 2014- Volunteer and Research Assistant,  University of Western Australia (UWA) - Edith Cowan University (ECU). Perth, Australia.
  • 2011- Field Assistant, Universidad Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Manaus, Brazil.

Other work

  • 2015. Volunteer Project Coordinator (Environment)
  • 2012-2013. Environmental Field Professional – Laboratory Biologist

Scholarships and Awards

  • Edith Cowan University Higher Degree by Research Scholarship – 2017
  • Grant of Cetacean Society International (CSI), Travel Grant - 2011

Recent Publications

Journal Article

  • Salinas, C., Cubillos, J. C., Gómez, R., Trujillo, F., & Caballero, S. (2014). “Pig in a poke (gato por liebre)”:The “mota” (Calophysus macropterus) Fishery, Molecular Evidence of Commercialization in Colombia andToxicological Analyses. EcoHealth, 197-206.

Conference Publications/ Presentations

  • Gomez-Cubillos M.C., Lancheros-Ascencio, L.J, Londono-Nieto, F.J., Salinas, C. Suspes-Ramirez,L.A. & Rojas-Aguilar, Y.A. Mercury Content in muscle tissues to some commercial fish species from Magdalena River. XII Colombian Ichthyologists Conference, and III Meeting of South American Ichthyologists, Bogota, Colombia, May 2013.
  • Gomez-Cubillos M.C., Lancheros-Ascencio, L.J., Londono-Nieto, F.J., Salinas, C Trophic Ecology & Parasitism of the main commercial fish species from Magdalena River. XII Colombian Ichthyologists Conference, and III Meeting of South American Ichthyologists, Bogota, Colombia, May 2013.
  • Salinas, C., Cubillos, J. C., Gómez, R., Trujillo, F., & Caballero, S. The “mota” (Calophysus macropterus) fishery as the main threat for river dolphins in the Amazon, new molecular evidence and toxicological analysis. 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. Tampa FL, USA. November 2011.
  • Salinas, C., Trujillo, F., & Caballero, S. Marketing and fishing evaluation of mota fish, Calophysus macropterus(Siluriformes: pimelodidae) in Colombia markets: approach from molecular biology. XI Colombian Ichthyologists Conference, and II Meeting of South American Ichthyologists, Ibague, Colombia, May 2011.
  • Salinas, C., Mendez, L., & Tabima, J., Phylogeny of pinnipeds (Pinnipedia): determining relationships withinthe family and its use to justify conservation units. III Colombian Zoologists Conference, Medellin, Colombia, November 2010.

Technical Reports

  • Salinas, C., Cubillos, J. C., Gómez, R., Trujillo, F. and S. Caballero. (2013). The “mota” (Calophysusmacropterus) fishery as the main threat for river dolphins in the Amazon: molecular evidence of commercialization and toxicological analyses. Report to the Scientific Committee of the International WhalingCommission. SC/65a/SM02.

Supervisors

Dr Oscar Serrano (ECU)
Professor Paul Lavery (ECU)

Contact

PhDStudent
Mr Cristian Salinas
c.salinaszapata@ecu.edu.au

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