Please login first
Maria Muñoz   Dr.  Other 
Timeline See timeline
Maria Muñoz published an article in October 2018.
Top co-authors See all
Andreas Reul

40 shared publications

Andalucía Tech, Departamento de Ecología y Geología, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Málaga, Spain

María Del Carmen García-Martínez

17 shared publications

Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Puerto Pesquero 21 s/n, Fuengirola, 29640 Málaga, Spain

Begoña Bautista

1 shared publications

Andalucía Tech, Departamento de Ecología y Geología, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 Málaga, Spain

F. Plaza

1 shared publications

Francina Moya

1 shared publications

Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Puerto Pesquero 21 s/n, Fuengirola, 29640 Málaga, Spain

3
Publications
1
Read
0
Downloads
2
Citations
Publication Record
Distribution of Articles published per year 

Total number of journals
published in
 
3
 
Publications
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Oceanographic and Bathymetric Features as the Target for Pelagic MPA Design: A Case Study on the Cape of Gata María Muñoz, Andreas Reul, María Del Carmen García-Martínez,... Published: 09 October 2018
Water, doi: 10.3390/w10101403
DOI See at publisher website ABS Show/hide abstract
The Cape of Gata region (southeast Spain) allocates the thermo-haline Almeria–Oran front (AOF), which separates two biogeographical zones, with a very irregular bathymetry, consisting of two canyons and seamounts in an area of 100 × 100 km. An interdisciplinary oceanographic sampling strategy allowed us to solve mesoscale processes including current–bathymetry interactions. Subsurface fertilizing processes and elevated chlorophyll a concentrations were found at the front, seamount, and submarine canyons, turning an apparently oligotrophic area into a rich one. According to a horizontal tracking simulation, the deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM) at the front is located above the pycnocline and travels fast offshore, transporting productivity from the fertilization process quickly from the region. The DCM at the seamount, in contrast, develops below the pycnocline and remains for almost three weeks in this area. In spite of the coastal marine protected areas (MPAs), a high surface nitrate concentration plume with its origin in a small coastal area without any protection was detected. Local circulation patterns and bathymetry–current interactions provide elevated productivity in surface water which is vertically connected to deep-sea fauna via the daily vertical migration of zooplankton, suggesting elevated biodiversity on the seamount and canyons of the area studied. Based on these results, and considering the presence of coastal MPAs and a Coastal Area Management Program, future studies on benthic fauna, an enlargement of coastal MPAs, and a transboundary land–deep-sea management program are suggested.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A spatial risk approach towards integrated marine spatial planning: A case study on European hake nursery areas in the N... M. Muñoz, A. Reul, L. Gil De Sola, R.A.M. Lauerburg, O. Tell... Published: 01 October 2018
Marine Environmental Research, doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.10.008
DOI See at publisher website
Article 1 Read 2 Citations Implication of regionalization and connectivity analysis for marine spatial planning and coastal management in the Gulf ... M. Muñoz, Andreas Reul, F. Plaza, M.-L. Gómez-Moreno, M. Var... Published: 01 December 2015
Ocean & Coastal Management, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.04.011
DOI See at publisher website
Top