Forschungsbereich 3: Marine Ökologie
Adresse: Wischhofstraße 1-3, Gebäude 5, Büro 4.518
Tel: +49 431 600-4487
I am currently interested in using experimental approaches to elucidate how sponges interact with microbes, focusing specially on immune activity. My aim is to characterize celullar responses and link these with expression patterns of immune genes in sponges.
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2019 MSc. Biological Sciences in Freshwater and Marine Biology, The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2015 BSc. Biology Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia
Marulanda-Gómez A., López-Victoria M., Zea S. Long-term coral colonization by an excavating Caribbean sponge. Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research (accepted)
Lizcano-Sandoval L., Marulanda-Gómez A., López-Victoria M., Rodríguez-Ramírez A. (2019). Climate change and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation as drivers of recent declines in coral growth rates in the Southwestern Caribbean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 38.
Marulanda-Gómez A., López-Victoria M., Zea S. (2017). Current status of coral takeover by an encrusting excavating sponge in a Caribbean reef. Marine Ecology 38, Online e12379, 1-8.
2018 3rd AcroporaNet Symposium, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands: Are Benthic Cyanobacterial Mats (BCMs) harmful to Caribbean corals and coral larvae? (Talk)
2017 10th Sponge World Conference, Galway, Ireland: Continued storm-mediated coral colonization by an excavating Caribbean sponge (Poster)
2016 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Coral takeover by the encrusting excavating Caribbean sponge Cliona tenuis has reached a standstill in Colombian coral reefs (Poster)
2015 XVI Latin-American Marine Sciences Congress (COLACMAR) and Science and Ocean Technologies National Seminar (SENALMAR), Santa Marta, Colombia: Voracious Young, Fading Old: 13 years history of the sponge-coral interaction in Islas del Rosario, Colombian Caribbean (Talk)
2014 IV Colombian Zoology Congress, Cartagena, Colombia: Interaction dynamics between stony corals and excavating sponges on a coral reef of Islas del Rosario, Colombian Caribbean (Video presentation)
Work & research experience
2017 Research Assistant. Project: Evaluation of the potential of four coral species to restorereefs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia.
2016 Field Assistant. Project: 19th monitoring of coral reefs of Gorgona National NaturalPark (SIMAC). Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
2016 Field Assistant.Project: RAPID – Coral robustness: lessons from an “improbable” reef.Penn State University in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia.
2016 Teaching Assistant in: Seminar on Conservation of Coral Reefs. Pontificia UniversidadJaveriana, Cali, Colombia.
2016 Research Assistant. Project: Evaluation of the effect of the Canal del Dique on coral reefsof Cartagena bay and the archipelagos of Rosario and San Bernardo. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia.
2016 Research Assistant. Project: Relative effects of competition and wind-driven wave exposureon sponge communities along the Belize Barrier Reef. Pontificia UniversidadJaveriana Caliin partnership with The University of Queensland.
2015 Research Assistant. Program: Scientific Services Coordination (CSC), Benthos Division.Marineand Coastal Research Institute (INVEMAR), Santa Marta, Colombia.
Grants & awards
2017 Student Travel Grant,Amsterdam University Fund, The University of Amsterdam, TheNetherlands.
2017 Amsterdam Merit Scholarship,The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2016 Fellowship: “Taxonomy and Ecology of Caribbean Sponges 2016”, Smithsonian TropicalResearch Institute, Bocas del Toro, Panamá.
2016 Young Researchers Program,Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia.
2010 Magis Scholarship,Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Colombia.