Mar Pineda

mar.pineda.1@research.gla.ac.uk

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0483-710X

Research title: Harvest-associated selection in ornamental Amazonian fishes

Research Summary

Research Interests

My research focuses on how individuals and groups respond to anthropogenic stressors and environmental change. I am interested in using multi-disciplinary approaches to understand relationships between fish physiology and behaviour under multiple stressors and across evolutionary timescales.

Current Work

My PhD examines the Amazonian ornamental fishing industry. It investigates the relationship between capture vulnerability and individual traits under the lens of environmental change. It also addresses if targeting specific phenotypes has evolutionary consequences. This work is funded by the Fisheries Society of the British Isles and is in collaboration with the National Institute of Amazonian Research.

Publications

Pineda, M., Aragao, I., McKenzie, D., Killen, S. (2020). Social dynamics obscure the effect of temperature on air breathing in Corydoras catfish. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223, jeb222133. doi:10.1242/jeb.222133

Supervisors

External supervisors

Dr Daiani Kochhann

Centro de Ciências Agrárias e Biológicas, Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú

Adalberto Luis Val

INPA - National Institute of Amazonian Research, Manaus

 

 

 

Grants

  • FSBI PhD Studentship 2021-2025
  • Company of Biologists Travel Award 2018

Conference

  • Pineda, M., Aragao, I., McKenzie, D., Killen, S. (2021). Social dynamics obscure the effect of temperature on air breathing in Corydoras catfish. Society of Experimental Biology Online. Oral Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Aragao, I., McKenzie, D., Killen, S. (2019) The effects of elevated temperature and hypoxia on the air-breathing behaviour of a social catfish. Society of Experimental Biology Seville. Oral Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Killen, S. (2019) The effect of acclimation temperature on the physiology and schooling behaviour of the European minnow. Ecology and Behaviour Toulouse. Oral Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Killen, S. (2019). The effect of acclimation temperature on the physiology and schooling behaviour of the European minnow. Scottish Ecology, Environment, and Conservation Glasgow. Oral Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Aragao, I., McKenzie, D., Killen, S. (2019) The effects of elevated temperature and hypoxia on the air-breathing behaviour of a social catfish. Scottish Tropical Ecology and Biology Glasgow. Oral Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Ripley, D., Shiels, H. (2018) The impact of near-future ocean conditions on the behavioural laterality of a benthic elasmobranch. Society of Experimental Biology Florence. Oral Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Killen, S. (2017) The effect of temperature on metabolic traits and schooling of common minnows. Future Physiology Leeds. Poster Presentation.
  • Pineda, M., Killen, S. (2017) The effect of temperature on metabolic traits and schooling of common minnows. Society of Experimental Biology Gothenburg. Poster Presentation.

Teaching

Demonstrator, University of Glasgow 2021

  • Marine Biology Field Course, Millport

Science and Research Teacher, Glasgow International College 2019-2021

  • Delivering lectures and seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate students in STEM including Research Skills, Advanced Statistics, Biology, and Chemistry
  • Supervising pre-masters students with primary and secondary research projects
  • Creating and leading workshops for Zoology, Effective Presentations, and Science Communication