Publicaciones científicas


Rojas-Araos, F., Rojas-Hernández, N., Cornejo-Guzmán, S., Ernst, B., Dewitte, B., Parada, C., & Veliz, D. Population genomic and biophysical modeling show different patterns of population connectivity in the spiny lobster Jasus frontalis inhabiting oceanic islands. Marine Environmental Research, 193: 106253.

Varela, A. I., Brokordt, K., Vianna, J. A., Frugone, M. J., Ismar-Rebitz, S. M., Gaskin, C. P., ... & Luna-Jorquera, G. (2024). Are threatened seabird colonies of the pacific ocean genetically vulnerable? The case of the red-tailed tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda, as a model species. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-20.

Botterell, Z. L., Ribeiro, F., Alarcón-Ruales, D., Alfaro, E., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Allan, N., ... & Galloway, T. S. Plastic pollution transcends marine protected area boundaries in the eastern tropical and south-eastern Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 201: 116271.

Rech, S., Gusmao, J. B., Aguila, B., Averill, P., Fuentes, J. P., & Thiel, M. Water column-based assays underestimate benthic predation pressure in mid-latitude systems. Marine Biology, 171(5): 98.


De Veer, D., Baeza-Álvarez, J., Bolaños, S., Araya, S. C., Darquea, J. J., Poblete, M. A. D., ... & Thiel, M. Citizen scientists study beach litter along 12,000 km of the East Pacific coast: A baseline for the International Plastic Treaty. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 196: 115481.

Stowhas PS, Carlton JT, Thiel M, Santibañez JF, Sáez R, Puga AB, Munizaga M, Brante A. Marine bioinvasions in Chile: A national research and conservation management agenda. Management of Biological Invasions, 14(4): 595–618.

Huaiquimilla-Guerrero, K., Moscote-Guerra, J., Ramírez-Rivera, S., Duhalde-Correa, L. A., Peralta-Scholz, M. J., Silva, F. O., ... & Gaymer, C. F. Dispossession and governance: The invisible role of indigenous peoples in protected natural areas in Chile. Environmental Science & Policy, 150: 103587.

Plaza P, Cristofari R, Gouin N, Soto-Gamboa M and Luna-Jorquera G. A melting-pot for Pterodroma petrels on Rapa Nui: ecological divergence and reproductive isolation in a contact zone. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11:1123288.

Rech S, Arias RM, Vadell S, Gordon D, Thiel M. Daily accumulation rates of floating debris and attached biota on continental and oceanic island shores in the SE Pacific: testing predictions based on global models  PeerJ, 11:e15550.

Jiménez-Tenorio M, Tapia-Guerra JM, Fenzan W, J Sellanes. A new deep-water cone from the southeastern Pacific: description of Profundiconus motirohivanus new species (Gastropoda: Conoidea). The Nautilus 137(2):45-51.

Díaz-Cabrera, E., Vega-Retter, C., Roja-Hernández, N., Meerhoff, E., DeWitte, B., & Veliz, D. Integrating genetic and biophysical approaches to estimate connectivity in an isolated, insular system: case of the culturally important marine gastropod Monetaria caputdraconis Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 103:e53.

Cañete, J. I., Romero, M. S., Easton, E. E., Mecho, A., & Sellanes, J. Chloeia rozbaczyloi, a new species of polychaete (Archinominae: Amphinomidae) and first record of the family for the Nazca Ridge, southeastern Pacific Ocean Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 104110.

Chavez-Molina V, Wagner D, Nocito ES, Benedum M, Gaymer CF, Currie D, Beam EG & CM Brooks .2023. Protecting the Salas y Gomez and Nazca Ridges: A review of policy pathways for creating conservation measures in the international waters of the Southeast Pacific Marine Policy, 152:105594.

Eriksen, M., Cowger, W., Erdle, L. M., Coffin, S., Villarrubia-Gómez, P., Moore, C. J., ... & Wilcox, C. A growing plastic smog, now estimated to be over 170 trillion plastic particles afloat in the world’s oceans—Urgent solutions required. PLoS ONE, 18:e0281596.

Parouffe, A., Garçon, V. C., Dewitte, B., Paulmier, A., Montes, I., Parada, C., ... & Veliz, D. Evaluating future climate change exposure of marine habitat in the South East Pacific based on metabolic constraints.  Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:2727.


Cornejo, C. F., Vargas, T., Curaz, S., Sellanes, J., & Ibáñez, C. M. La regla de islas y el tamaño corporal del poliplacóforo Plaxiphora mercatoris en Rapa Nui: The island rule and the body size of the polyplacophoran Plaxiphora mercatoris in Rapa Nui. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía, 57(2): 112-118.

Wares, J. P., Thiel, M., Munizaga, M., Rech, S., & Carlton, J. T. Ancient islands or ancient mariners? The cryptic history and voyages of the South Pacific barnacle Rehderella Zevina & Kurshakova, 1973 (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Chthamalidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 42:ruac054.

Gusmao, J. B., Luna-Jorquera, G., & Rivadeneira, M. M. Oceanographic gradients explain changes in the biological traits of nesting seabird assemblages across the southeastern Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:897947.

Boteler, B., Wagner, D., Durussel, C., Stokes, E., Gaymer, C. F., .... & Hazin, C. Borderless conservation: Integrating connectivity into high seas conservation efforts for the Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:915983.

De Veer, D., Drouin, A., Fischer, J., González, C., Holtmann, G., Honorato-Zimmer, D., ... & Thiel, M. How do schoolchildren perceive litter? Overlooked in urban but not in natural environments. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 81:101781.

Addamo, A. M., Sellanes, J., Häussermann, V., Försterra, G., & Machordom, A. Biodiversity and distribution of corals in Chile. Marine Biodiversity, 52: 1-12.

Álvarez-Varas, R., Medrano, C., Benítez, H. A., Guerrero, F., León Miranda, F., Vianna, J. A., ... & Véliz, D. Genetics, Morphometrics and Health Characterization of Green Turtle Foraging Grounds in Mainland and Insular Chile. Animals, 12: 1473

Montenegro-Hoyos, A. C., Muñoz-Carvajal, E. A., Wallberg, B. N., Seguel, M. E., Rosales, S. A., Viña-Trillos, N. A., ... & Squeo, F. A. Biodiversity in Times of COVID-19 and its Relationship with the Socio-Economic and Health Context: A Look from the Digital Media. Environmental Management, 70: 369-380.

Castellanos-Galindo, G.A., Hampton, S., Germán Naranjo, L., Zapata Padilla, L.A., Bueno Martínez, P.A., Gaymer, C., Boteler, B., and Durussel, C. ‘Estudio sobre medidas para apoyar esfuerzos de conservación en áreas fuera de la jurisdicción nacional en la región del Pacífico Sudeste’. Proyecto STRONG High Seas, IASS PROJECT.

Petit, I. J., Gaymer, C. F., Friedlander, A. M., & Gusmao, J. B. Depth as a fish refuge from spearfishing at Rapa Nui: Flight behaviour in the Pacific rudderfish Kyphosus sandwicensis. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 32: 727-740.

Vögler, R., Sellanes, J., Gorny, M., & Milessi, A. First in situ record of the deep-sea shark Hexanchus griseus (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchidae) off Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile), and management implications. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 50: 135-138

Morales, N. A., Coghlan, A. R., Easton, E. E., Friedlander, A. M., Herlan, J., & Gaymer, C. F. Now you see me:“first” records of the greater amberjack Seriola dumerili at Rapa Nui range extension or increased scientific effort? Journal of Fish Biology, 100: 835-842.

Zapata-Hernández, G., Sellanes, J., & Muñoz, P. Stable isotopes reveal overlooked incorporation of diffuse land-based sources of nutrients and organic matter by intertidal communities at Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Marine Pollution Bulletin,  176:113415

Delgado, J. P., Brennan, M. L., Haoa, S. A. R., Leong, J. H. R., Gaymer, C. F., Carabias, D., ... & Wagner, D. (2022). The hidden landscape: Maritime cultural heritage of the Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges with implications for conservation on the high seas. Marine Policy, 136: 104877.

Gusmao, J. B., Diaz, O., Gallardo, C., Hidalgo-Ruz, V., Kiessling, T., Mecho, A., ... & Thiel, M. Water depth and mesoscale oceanography drive neustonic polychaete assemblages in the SE Pacific Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 682, 123-136.


Veliz D, Rojas-Hernández N, Fibla P, Dewitte B, Cornejo-Guzmán S, Parada C. High levels of connectivity over large distances in the diadematid sea urchin Centrostephanus sylviae. PLoS ONE, 16(11): e0259595.

Howell, K. L., Hilário, A., Allcock, A. L., Bailey, D., Baker, M., Clark, M. R., ... & Xavier, J. R. A decade to study deep-sea life. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 5: 265-267.

Tapia-Guerra JM, Asorey CM, Easton EE, Wagner D, Gorny M and Sellanes J. First Ecological Characterization of Whip Black Coral Assemblages (Hexacorallia: Antipatharia) in the Easter Island Ecoregion, Southeastern Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 755898.

Gallardo C, Ory NC, Gallardo MÁ, Ramos M, Bravo L and Thiel M. Sea-Surface Slicks and Their Effect on the Concentration of Plastics and Zooplankton in the Coastal Waters of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 688224.

Gallardo, C., Ory, N. C., Gallardo, M. D. L. Á., Ramos, M., Bravo, L., & Thiel, M. Sea-Surface Slicks and Their Effect on the Concentration of Plastics and Zooplankton in the Coastal Waters of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Frontiers in Marine Science, 8:688224.

Petit, I. J., Gaymer, C. F., Friedlander, A. M., & Gusmao, J. B. Humans at the top of the food web: are coastal benthic communities at Rapa Nui affected by fishing?. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 104: 1433-1451.

Asorey, C. M., Sellanes, J., Wagner, D., & Easton, E. E. Complete mitochondrial genomes of two species of Stichopathes Brook, 1889 (Hexacorallia: Antipatharia: Antipathidae) from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6: 3226-3228.

Zapata-Hernández, G., Hinojosa, I.A., Sellanes, J. et al. Diel changes in structure and trophic functions of motile benthic invertebrates on coral reefs at Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Marine Biology, 168: 154.

Sellanes, J., Gorny, M., Zapata-Hernández, G., Alvarez, G., Muñoz, P., & Tala, F. A new threat to local marine biodiversity: filamentous mats proliferating at mesophotic depths off Rapa Nui. PeerJ, 9:e12052.

Thiel, M., Lorca, B. B., Bravo, L., Hinojosa, I. A., & Meneses, H. Z. Daily accumulation rates of marine litter on the shores of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the South Pacific Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 169:112535.

Gushchina, D., Kolennikova, M., Dewitte, B., & Yeh, S. W. On the relationship between ENSO diversity and the ENSO atmospheric teleconnection to high latitudes. International Journal of Climatology, 42: 1303-1325.

Álvarez-Varas, R., Rojas-Hernández, N., Heidemeyer, M., Riginos, C., Benítez, H. A., Araya-Donoso, R., ... & Véliz, D. Green, yellow or black? Genetic differentiation and adaptation signatures in a highly migratory marine turtle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288:20210754.

Mecho, A., Sellanes, J., & Aguzzi, J. Seafloor litter at oceanic islands and seamounts of the southeastern Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170: 112641.

Rogers AD, Baco A, Escobar-Briones E, Currie D, Gjerde K, Gobin J, Jaspars M, et al. Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Promoting Marine Scientific Research and Enabling Equitable Benefit Sharing. Frontiers in Marine Science,  8: 667274

Tapia-Guerra, J. M., Mecho, A., Easton, E. E., Gallardo, M. D. L. Á., Gorny, M., & Sellanes, J. First description of deep benthic habitats and communities of oceanic islands and seamounts of the Nazca Desventuradas Marine Park, Chile. Scientific Reports, 11: 1-16.

Rech, S., Gusmao, J. B., Kiessling, T., Hidalgo-Ruz, V., Meerhoff, E., Gatta-Rosemary, M., … & Thiel, M. A desert in the ocean–Depauperate fouling communities on marine litter in the hyper-oligotrophic South Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Science of The Total Environment, 759: 143545.

Wagner, D., van der Meer, L., Gorny, M., Sellanes, J., Gaymer, C. F., Soto, E. H., ... & Morgan, L. E. The Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges: a review of the importance, opportunities and challenges for protecting a global diversity hotspot on the high seas. Marine Policy, 126: 104377.

Plaza, P., Serratosa, J., Gusmao, J. B., Duffy, D. C., Arce, P., & Luna‐Jorquera, G. Temporal changes in seabird assemblage structure and trait diversity in the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) multiple‐use marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 378-388.

Valencia, E., Meerhoff, E., Díaz‐Cabrera, E., Guerrero, F., Roja‐Hernández, N., Vega‐Retter, C., & Veliz, D. Weak connectivity and population cohesiveness in rudderfish Kyphosus sandwicensis (Teleostei: Kyphosidae) inhabiting remote oceanic islands. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31:356-366.

Hidalgo‐Ruz, V., Luna‐Jorquera, G., Eriksen, M., Frick, H., Miranda‐Urbina, D., Portflitt‐Toro, M., ... & Thiel, M. Factors (type, colour, density, and shape) determining the removal of marine plastic debris by seabirds from the South Pacific Ocean: Is there a pattern?. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 389-407.

Urbina, M. A., Luna‐Jorquera, G., Thiel, M., Acuña‐Ruz, T., Amenábar Cristi, M. A., Andrade, C., ... & Vargas, E. A country's response to tackling plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems: The Chilean way. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 420-440.

Mecho, A., Dewitte, B., Sellanes, J., Van Gennip, S., Easton, E. E., & Gusmao, J. B. Environmental drivers of mesophotic echinoderm assemblages of the Southeastern Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8: 574780.

Varela, A. I., Brokordt, K., Ismar-Rebitz, S. M., Gaskin, C. P., Carlile, N., O'Dwyer, T., ... & Luna-Jorquera, G. Genetic diversity, population structure, and historical demography of a highly vagile and human‐impacted seabird in the Pacific Ocean: The red‐tailed tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31:367-377.

Álvarez-Varas, R., Heidemeyer, M., Riginos, C., Benítez, H. A., Reséndiz, E., Lara-Uc, M., ... & Véliz, D. Integrating morphological and genetic data at different spatial scales in a cosmopolitan marine turtle species: challenges for management and conservation. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 191:434-453.

Morales, N. A., Heidemeyer, M., Bauer, R., Hernández, S., Acuña, E., Friedlander, A. M., & Gaymer, C. F. Residential movements of top predators in Chile’s most isolated marine protected area: Implications for the conservation of the Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, and the yellowtail amberjack, Seriola lalandi, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 340-355

Hinojosa, I. A., Zapata‐Hernández, G., Fowles, A. E., Gaymer, C. F., & Stuart‐Smith, R. D. The awakening of invertebrates: The daily dynamics of fishes and mobile invertebrates at Rapa Nui's multiple use marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 290-303.

Friedlander, A. M., & Gaymer, C. F. Progress, opportunities and challenges for marine conservation in the Pacific Islands.  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 221-231.

Dewitte, B., Conejero, C., Ramos, M., Bravo, L., Garcon, V., Parada, C., ... & Gaymer, C. F. Understanding the impact of climate change on the oceanic circulation in the Chilean island ecoregions. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 232-252.

Zapata-Hernández, G., Sellanes, J., Letourneur, Y., Harrod, C., Morales, N. A., Plaza, P., ... & Gaymer, C. F. Tracing trophic pathways through the marine ecosystem of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 304-323.

Veliz, D., Gaymer, C. F., & Friedlander, A. M. Advances in science for ecology and sustainable management of oceanic islands. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31: 219-220.

Gallardo MÁ, Macpherson E, Tapia Guerra JM, Asorey CM, Sellanes J. A new species of Munida Leach, 1820 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Munididae) from seamounts of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park. PeerJ, 9: e10531.


Howell, K. L., Hilário, A., Allcock, A. L., Bailey, D. M., Baker, M., Clark, M. R., ... & Xavier, J. R. A blueprint for an inclusive, global deep-sea ocean decade field program. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:584861

Lerma, M., Dehnhard, N., Luna-Jorquera, G., Voigt, C. C., & Garthe, S. Breeding stage, not sex, affects foraging characteristics in masked boobies at Rapa Nui. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74: 1-16.

Diaz-Diaz, O. F., Rozbaczylo, N., Sellanes, J., & Tapia-Guerra, J. M. A new species of Eunice Cuvier, 1817 (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from the slope of the Desventuradas Islands and seamounts of the Nazca Ridge, southeastern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 4860:211-226.

Gusmao, J. B., Luna‐Jorquera, G., Fernández, C., Luna, N., Plaza, P., Portflitt‐Toro, M., ... & Rivadeneira, M. M. The role of island physiography and oceanographic factors in shaping species richness and turnover of nesting seabird assemblages on islands across the south‐eastern Pacific. Journal of Biogeography, 47: 2611-2621.

Gaymer, C. F., & Aburto, J. A. Conservation of Rapa Nui waters strongly supported by publications in Aquatic Conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30: 1765-1769.

Aburto, J. A., Gaymer, C. F., & Govan, H. A large-scale marine protected area for the sea of Rapa Nui: from ocean grabbing to legitimacy. Ocean & Coastal Management, 198: 105327.

Asorey, C. M., Sellanes, J., Easton, E. E., Bieler, R., & Mecho, A. Architectonica karsteni Rutsch, 1934 (Gastropoda: Architectonicidae) in seamounts of the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park: First evidence of an extant population in Chilean waters since the Miocene. Nautilus, 134:61–70

Luna, N., Varela, A. I., Luna-Jorquera, G., & Brokordt, K. Effect of predation risk and ectoparasitic louse flies on physiological stress condition of the red-tailed tropicbird (Phaethon rubricauda) from Rapa Nui and Salas & Gómez islands. PeerJ, 8: e9088.

Lerma, M., Serratosa, J., Luna-Jorquera, G., & Garthe, S. Foraging ecology of masked boobies (Sula dactylatra) in the world’s largest “oceanic desert”. Marine Biology, 167: 87.

Carranza, D. M., Varas-Belemmi, K., De Veer, D., Iglesias-Müller, C., Coral-Santacruz, D., Méndez, F. A., ... & Gaymer, C. F. Socio-environmental conflicts: An underestimated threat to biodiversity conservation in Chile. Environmental Science & Policy, 110: 46-59.

Cristi, M. A., Holzapfel, C., Nehls, M., De Veer, D., Gonzalez, C., Holtmann, G., … & Nuñez, P. The rise and demise of plastic shopping bags in Chile–Broad and informal coalition supporting ban as a first step to reduce single-use plastics. Ocean & Coastal Management, 187: 105079.

Carrasco, S. A., Varela, A. I., Ibáñez, C. M., Sellanes, J., & Thiel, M. Paralarval and juvenile stages as a proxy for cephalopod diversity in the Juan Fernández and Desventuradas ecoregion, southeast Paific Ocean. Bulletin of Marine Science, 96:263-280.

Serratosa, J., Hyrenbach, K. D., Miranda-Urbina, D., Portflitt-Toro, M., Luna, N., & Luna-Jorquera, G. Environmental drivers of seabird at-sea distribution in the Eastern South Pacific Ocean: assemblage composition across a longitudinal productivity gradient. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:838.


Gennip, S. J. V., Dewitte, B., Garçon, V., Thiel, M., Popova, E., Drillet, Y., ... & Gaymer, C. F. In search for the sources of plastic marine litter that contaminates the Easter Island Ecoregion. Scientific Reports, 9: 1-13.

Sellanes, J., Salisbury, R. A., Tapia, J. M., & Asorey, C. M. A new species of Atrimitra Dall, 1918 (Gastropoda: Mitridae) from seamounts of the recently created Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, Chile. PeerJ, 7:e8279

Paredes, F., Flores, D., Figueroa, A., Gaymer, C. F., & Aburto, J. A. Science, capacity building and conservation knowledge: the empowerment of the local community for marine conservation in Rapa Nui. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29: 130-137.

Morales, N. A., Easton, E. E., Friedlander, A. M., Harvey, E. S., Garcia, R., & Gaymer, C. F. Spatial and seasonal differences in the top predators of Easter Island: Essential data for implementing the new Rapa Nui multiple‐uses marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29: 118-129.

Luna‐Jorquera, G., Thiel, M., Portflitt‐Toro, M., & Dewitte, B. Marine protected areas invaded by floating anthropogenic litter: An example from the South Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29:245-259.

Álvarez-Varas, R., Véliz, D., Vélez-Rubio, G. M., Fallabrino, A., Zárate, P., Heidemeyer, M., ... & Benítez, H. A. Identifying genetic lineages through shape: An example in a cosmopolitan marine turtle species using geometric morphometrics.  PLoS ONE, 14: e0223587.

Maximenko, N., Corradi, P., Law, K. L., Van Sebille, E., Garaba, S. P., Lampitt, R. S., et al. 2019. Toward the integrated marine debris observing system. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 447.

Chevallier, A., González-Roca, F., Portflitt-Toro, M., Fortt, J. A., Luna, N., Cerda, O., ... & Gaymer, C. F. National trends in the biodiversity interest in digital media. Environmental Science & Policy, 101: 106-115.

Mecho, A., Easton, E. E., Sellanes, J., Gorny, M., & Mah, C. Unexplored diversity of the mesophotic echinoderm fauna of the Easter Island ecoregion. Marine Biology, 166: 1-17.

Easton, E. E., Gorny, M., Mecho, A., Sellanes, J., Gaymer, C. F., Spalding, H. L., & Aburto, J. Chile and the Salas y Gómez ridge.  Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12. Springer Cham.

Hermoso, M. I., Martin, V. Y., Stotz, W., Gelcich, S., & Thiel, M. How does the diversity of divers affect the design of citizen science projects? Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 239.

Ibáñez, C. M., Braid, H. E., Carrasco, S. A., López‐Córdova, D. A., Torretti, G., & Camus, P. A. 2019. Zoogeographic patterns of pelagic oceanic cephalopods along the eastern Pacific Ocean. Journal of Biogeography, 46: 1260-1273.

Aguilera, M. A., Aburto, J. A., Bravo, L., Broitman, B. R., García, R. A., Gaymer, C. F., ... & Thiel, M. Chile: environmental status and future perspectives. World seas: An environmental evaluation, v1: 673-702.

Boteler, B., Wanless, R., Dias, M., ... & Packeiser, T. Ecological Baselines for the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific: Status of Marine Biodiversity and Anthropogenic Pressures in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. STRONG High Seas Project, 2019.

Hoeksema, B. W., Sellanes, J., & Easton, E. E. A high-latitude, mesophotic Cycloseris field at 85 m depth off Rapa Nui (Easter Island).  Bulletin of Marine Science, 95: 101-102.

Alvial, I. E., Vargas, H. A., Marinov, M., Esquivel, C., Araya, J., Araya-Donoso, R., ... & Véliz, D. Isolation on a remote island: genetic and morphological differentiation of a cosmopolitan odonate. Heredity, 122:893-905.

Carrasco, S. A., Meerhoff, E., Yannicelly, B., & Ibáñez, C. M. First records and descriptions of early life stages of cephalopods from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and the nearby Apolo seamount. Pacific Science, 73: 163-175.

Honorato-Zimmer, D., Kruse, K., Knickmeier, K., Weinmann, A., Hinojosa, I. A., & Thiel, M. (2019). Inter-hemispherical shoreline surveys of anthropogenic marine debris–a binational citizen science project with schoolchildren. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 138:464-473.


Chagnon, C., Thiel, M., Antunes, J., Ferreira, J. L., Sobral, P., & Ory, N. C. Plastic ingestion and trophic transfer between Easter Island flying fish (Cheilopogon rapanouiensis) and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Environmental Pollution, 243:127-133.

Rech, S., Thiel, M., Pichs, Y. J. B., & García-Vazquez, E. Travelling light: Fouling biota on macroplastics arriving on beaches of remote Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 137:119-128.

Gusmao, J. B., Lee, M. R., MacDonald, I., Ory, N. C., Sellanes, J., Watling, L., & Thiel, M. No reef-associated gradient in the infaunal communities of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)–Are oceanic waves more important than reef predators? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 210:123-131.

Thiel, M., Luna-Jorquera, G., Álvarez-Varas, R., Gallardo, C., Hinojosa, I. A., Luna, N., ... & Zavalaga, C. Impacts of marine plastic pollution from continental coasts to subtropical gyres—fish, seabirds, and other vertebrates in the SE Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:238.

Luna, N., Varela, A. I., Brokordt, K., & Luna-Jorquera, G Assessing potential predation risk by introduced predators on unattended eggs in the red-tailed tropicbird, Phaethon rubricauda, on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Tropical Conservation Science, 11:1940082918785079.

Meerhoff, E., Yannicelli, B., Dewitte, B., Díaz-Cabrera, E., Vega-Retter, C., Ramos, M., ... & Véliz, D. Asymmetric connectivity of the lobster Panulirus pascuensis in remote islands of the southern Pacific: importance for its management and conservation. Bulletin of Marine Science, 94:753-774.

Varela, A. I., Luna, N., & Luna-Jorquera, G. Assessing potential Argentine Ant recruitment to pipping eggs in the Red-tailed Tropicbird on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Emu-Austral Ornithology, 118:381-385.

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