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Carlos Neira
(Project Scientist)
Email: cneira @coast.ucsd.edu
Phone: (858) 534-1864/3579
Fax: (858) 822-0562
Address: Integrative Oceanography Division,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, California 92093-0218
Research Interests:
Marine benthic ecology, coastal wetland ecology, animal-sediment-plant interactions. Sediment biogeochemistry. Shelf and deep-sea meiofauna and macrofauna and trophic relationships. Consequences of species invasion to coastal ecosystems. Effects of copper pollution on macro and meiofauna communities
Click here for Neira publication list (and download PDFs).
Copper effects on macrofaunal communities of Shelter Island, San Diego Bay


Antifouling paints of recreational
boats are the main source of copper


Study site: Shelter Island Yacht Basin, San Diego Bay

New nematode species from SE Pacific oxygen minimum zones


Glochinema bathyperuvensis

First record of Epsilonematidae from
Peruvian OMZ, bathyal sediments


Glochinema spinithorni

From OMZ, bathyal sediments off
Baja California, Mexico

Effects of Spartina invasion on macrofaunal communities
and ecosystem function in San Francisco Bay


Hybrid Spartina invading mudflats


Transplant experiments


Predation experiments


Plant removal experiments

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