Marcelo Oliva, PhD.

Assistant Researcher @ IMO
Doctor @ IMO

Contact

marcelo.oliva@uantof.cl
56-55-2637404

Roles

Assistant Researcher @ IMO
Full Profesor @ UANTOF

Education

Doctor @ IMO

Biography

Dr. Marcelo Oliva (Puerto Aysén, Chile, 1952) holds a degree in Biology m/Fisheries Biology (1978) from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Perú. He returned to Chile in 1980 to join Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas of the Antofagasta Regional Office as an academic. He begins his research activities in marine parasitology, initially focusing in taxonomy of parasites of fish and molluscs, and then evolving to ecological aspects of the Host-Parasite relationship.

In 1988 he travels to Peru (Universidad Ricardo Palma) to collaborate with Dr. José Luis Luque (presently in Brazil) to develop the Laboratory of Marine Parasitology, following the same research line: Parasite Ecology. In 1991 he returns to Chile and resumes his position at Universidad de Anbofagasta where he develops projects on pathological aspects and castration caused by parasites in gastropod mollusks. He initiates a new research line related to parasites as biological tools in fish population studies: migration and stock units. In 2000 he received his PhD in Biological Oceanography IUEM by the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

In 2003 he is promoted to Professor at the University of Antofagasta, where in addition to HIS research activities he has held various management positions as a member of the Honorable Board of the University, Director of the Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, on several occasions, Director of the PhD Program in Applied Sciences m/ Coastal Marine Systems. Since March 2014 he serves as Vice President for Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies of the University of Antofagasta. He served as Chairman of the 'International Committee of Fish Parasitology' until September 2015.

In 2007 he started his research in ecology and evolution of marine parasites funded by FONDECYT. His most important contributions in this area refer to biogeographic processes in marine parasites, ecology and evolution.

His research in IMO will be conducted in the frame of Research Line 4: The Deep Ocean. His main concern is to understand the evolutionary and biogeographic relationships of fish of the deep sea, particularly the connectivity between "coastal" populations and those associated with Oceanic Islands, trenches and seamounts, using metazoan parasites as biological tools.

He is currently conducting the FONDECYT 1140173 Project 'HOST PARASITE PHYLOGENY, PHYLOGEOGRAPHY AND PARASITE FITNESS: UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION PATTERN IN MARINE PARASITES'

Students

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Publications

A new species of proctoeces and reinstatement of proctoeces humboldti George-Nascimento and Quiroga 1983 (Digenea: Fellodistomidae) based on molecular and morphological evidence

Journal of Parasitology

doi:10.1016/j.parint.2017.10.004Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oliva, M.E.Valdivia, Isabel M.Cardenas, LeylaMuñoz, GabrielaEscribano, R.George-Nascimineto, Mario

Acanthocotyle gurgesiella n. sp. (Monogenea: Acanthocotylidae) from the deep-sea skate Gurgesiella furvescens (Rajidae) in the south-eastern Pacific

Journal of Helminthology | Pages 1-5

doi:10.1017/S0022149X17000220Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Review of the Parasites Infecting Fishes of the Genus Trachurus (Pisces: Carangidae)

Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture | Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 297-315

doi:10.1080/23308249.2017.1293607Friday, March 3, 2017

Costa, G.MacKenzie, K.Oliva, M.E.

Helminth parasites of South American fishes: current status and characterization as a model for studies of biodiversity

Journal of Helminthology | Volume 91, Issue 2, Pages 150-164

doi:10.1017/S0022149X16000717Friday, November 18, 2016

Luque, J. L.Pereira, F. B.Alves, P. V.Oliva, M.E.Timi, J. T.

Metazoan parasites of deep-sea fishes from the South Eastern Pacific: Exploring the role of ecology and host phylogeny

Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers | Volume 155, Pages 123-130

doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2016.06.002Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Metazoan parasites of Brama australis from southern Chile: a tool for stock discrimination?

Journal of Fish Biology | Volume 88, Issue 3, Pages 1143-1148

doi:10.1111/jfb.12881Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Parapedocotyle prolatili gen.n. et sp. n. a representative of a new subfamily of the Diclidophoridae (Monogenea), a gill parasite of Prolatilus jugularis (Teleostei: Pinguipedidae) from Chile

Folia Parasitologica | Volume 61, Issue 6, Pages 543-548

doi:10.14411/fp.2014.067Thursday, December 4, 2014

Oliva, M.E.Sepúlveda, F.A.González, M.T.

Fish population studies using parasites from the Southeastern Pacific Ocean: Considering host population changes and species body size as sources of variability of parasite communities

Parasitology | Volume 142, Issue 1, Pages 25-35

doi:10.1017/S0031182014001127Friday, August 15, 2014

George-Nascimento, M.Oliva, M.E.

Two new species of Encotyllabe (Monogenea: Capsalidae) based on morphometric and molecular evidence: Parasites of two inshore fish species of Northern Chile

Journal of Parasitology | Volume 100, Issue 3, Pages 344-349

doi:10.1645/13-230.1Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sepúlveda, F.A.González, M.T.Oliva, M.E.

Does a facultative precocious life cycle predispose the marine trematode Proctoeces cf. Lintoni to in breeding and genetic differentiation among host species?

International Journal for Parasitology | Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 183-188

doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2013.10.008Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valdivia, I.M.Criscione, C.D.Cárdenas, L.Durán, C.P.Oliva, M.E.
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