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Gabriel Navarro Almendros





Ecology and Coastal Management

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Education Background
Bcc (1995-1999) – Marine Science, University of Cadiz, Spain
MSc (1999) – Marine Science, University of Cadiz, Spain
PhD ( 2000-2004)– Marine Science, University of Cadiz, Spain

Scientific Tenure (since 2005) Consejo Superor de Investigaciones Científicas

Research Interests:
Remote Sensing
Physical-biological coupling
Biogeochemical cycles and primary production
Sensors and marine technology

Selected Publications (SCI index) by chronological order. Stat: 42 articles, h-index=21:

[52] GUERRERO E., KIENBERGER K., VILAESCUSA A., GILI J., NAVARRO G., PRIETO L. (2018). First record of beaching events for a calycophoran siphonophore: Abylopsis tetragona at the Strait of Gibraltar. Marine Biodiversity, (in press).

[51] CABALLERO I., NAVARRO G. (2018). Application of extended full resolution MERIS imagery to assist coastal management of the area adjacent to the Guadalquivir estuary. Progress in Oceanography, 165, 215-232.

[50] CABALLERO I., STEINMETZ F., NAVARRO G. (2018). Evaluation of the first year of operational Sentinel-2A data for retrieval of suspended solids in moderately turbid waters. Remote Sensing, 107, 982.

[49] HUERTAS IE., FLECHA S., NAVARRO G., PEREZ FF., PAZ M. (2018). Spatio-temporal variability and controls on methane and nitrous oxide in the Guadalquivir Estuary, Southwestern Europe. Aquatic Sciences, 80, 29.

[48] CABALLERO I., NAVARRO G., RUIZ J. (2018). Multi-paltform assessment of turbidity plumes during dredging operations in a major estuarine system. Int. J. Appl. Earth Ohs. Geoinformation, 68, 31-41.

[47] NAVARRO G., VICENT J., CABALLERO I., GÓMEZ-ENRI J., ET AL (2018). Improving the analysis of biogeochemical patterns associated with internal waves in the strait of Gibraltar using remote sensing images. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

[46] SALA I., NAVARRO G., BOLADO-PENAGOS M., ECHEVARRÍA F., GARCÍA C.M. (2018). High-Chlorophyll-Area Assessment Based on Remote Sensing Observations: The Case Study of Cape Trafalgar. Remote Sensing.

[45] RUIZ J., MACÍAS D., NAVARRO G.. (2017). Natural forcings on a transformed territory overshoot thresholds of primary productivity in the Guadalquivir estuary. Continental Shelf Research..

[44] NAVARRO G., ALMARAZ P., CABALLERO I., VÁZQUEZ A., HUERTAS I.E. (2017). Reproduction of spatio-temporal patterns of major mediterranean phytoplankton groups from remote sensing OC-CCI data. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 246.

[43] NAVARRO G., CABALLERO I., SILVA G., PARRA PC., VÁZQUEZ A., CALDEIRA R. (2017).Evaluation of forest fire on Madeira Island using Sentinel-2A MSI imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 58, 97-106.

[42] NAVARRO G., CABALLERO I., VÁZQUEZ A. (2016). Sentinel-2 satellite imagery for traitional tuna fishing management. Sea Technology, 57, 10, 29-31.

[41] SEGURO I., GARCÍA CM., PAPASPYROU S., GALVEZ JA., GARCIA-ROBLEDO E., NAVARRO G., SORIA-PIRIZ S., AGUILAR V., LIZANO OG., MORALES-RAMIREZ A. AND CORZO A (2015). Seasonal changes of the microplankton community along a tropical estuary. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 2, 189-202 .Doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2015.10.006

[40] CABALLERO I., MORRIS E.P., PRIETO L. AND NAVARRO G. (2014). The influence of the Guadalquivir river on spatio-temporal variability in the pelagic ecosystem of the eastern Gulf of Cádiz. Mediterranean Marine Science.Doi: 10.12681/mms.844

[39] FLECHA S., HUERTAS I.E., NAVARRO G., MORRIS E.P. AND RUIZ J. (2014). Air water CO2 fluxes in a highly heterotrophic estuary. Estuaries and Coasts

[38] NAVARRO G., ALVAIN S., VANTREPOTTE V. AND HUERTAS I.E. (2014). Identification of dominant Phytoplankton Functional Types in the Mediterranean Sea based on a regionalized remote sensing approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, 557-575.

[37] TAGLIALATELA S., RUIZ J., PRIETO L. AND NAVARRO G. (2014). Seasonal forcing of image-analysed mesozooplankton community composition along the salinity gradient of the Guadalquivir estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 149, 244-255.

[36] NAVARRO G. AND RUIZ J. 2013. Hysteresis conditions the vertical position of deep chlorophyll maximum in the temperate ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27(4), 1013:1022

[35] CABALLERO I., MORRIS E.P., RUIZ J. AND NAVARRO G. 2013. Assessment of suspended solids in the Guadalquivir estuary using new DEIMOS-1 medium spatial resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment

[34] CABALLERO I., GOMEZ-ENRI J., CIPOLLINI P., AND NAVARRO G. 2014. Validation of high spatial resolution wave data from Envisat RA-2 altimeter in the Gulf of Cadiz coastal strip. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, GRSL-00211-2013

[33] MORRIS, E.P., FLECHA S., FIGUEROLA J., COSTAS E., NAVARRO G., RUIZ J., RODRIGUEZ P. AND HUERTAS I.E. 2013. Contribution of Doñana Wetlands to carbon sequestration. Plos ONE 8(2): e71456. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071456 – link

[32] MACIAS D., CASTILLA D., GARCÍA-DEL-HOYO J.J., NAVARRO G., CATALAN I.A., RENAULT L. AND RUIZ J. 2013. Consequences of a future climatic scenario for the anchovy fishery in the Alboran Sea (SW mediterranean): A modelling study. Journal of Marine Systems. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.04.014 – link

[31] RUIZ J., MACIAS D., RINCÓN M.M., PASCUAL A., CATALÁN I. AND NAVARRO G. 2012. Recruiting at the edge: Kinetic energy inhibits anchovy populations in the western Mediterranean. Plos ONE 8(2): e55523. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055523 – link

[30] GARCÍA-LAFUENTE J., DELGADO J., NAVARRO G., et al. 2012. About the tidal oscillations of temperature in a tidally driven estuary: The casse of Guadalquivir estuary, southwest Spain. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. doi:10.1016/j.eccs.2012.06.007- link

[29] HUERTAS I.E., RIOS A.F., GARCÍA-LAFUENTE J., NAVARRO G., et al. 2012. Atlantic forcing of the Mediterranean oligotrophy. Global biogeochemical cycles. doi:10.1029/2011BG004167- link

[28] RAMIREZ-ROMERO E., MACIAS D., BRUNO M., REYES E., NAVARRO G., AND GARCÍA C.M. 2012. Submesoscale, tidally-induced biogeochemical patterns in the Strait of Gibraltar. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2012.02.010- link

[27] CABALLERO I., MORRIS E., AND NAVARRO G. 2012. DEIMOS-1 Satellite provides imagery for coastal management. Sea Technology, 53, 2, 10-13.

[26] NAVARRO G., HUERTAS I.E., COSTAS E., FLECHAS., DÍEZ-MINGUITO M., CABALLERO I., LOPEZ-RODAS V., PRIETO L., AND RUIZ J. 2012. Use of a real-time remote monitoring network (RTRM) to characteriza the Guadalquivir estuary (Spain). Sensors. doi:10.3390/s120201398- link

[25] DÍEZ-MINGUITO M., BAQUERIZO A., ORTEGA-SANCHEZ M., NAVARRO G., AND LOSADA M.A. 2012. Tide transformation in the Guadalquivir estuary (SW Spain) and process-based zonation. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2011JC007344- link

[24] FLECHA S., PEREZ F.F., NAVARRO G., RUIZ J., OLIVE I., COSTAS E., AND HUERTAS I.E. 2012 Anthropogenic carbon inventory in the Gulf of Cadiz. Journal of Marine System, doi. 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.10.010 – link

[23] NAVARRO G., CABALLERO I., PRIETO L., VÁZQUEZ A., FLECHA S., HUERTAS I.E. AND RUIZ J. 2011 Seasonal-to-interannual variability of chlorophyll-a bloom timing associated with physical forcing in the Gulf of Cadiz Advanced in Space Research, doi. 10.1016/j.asr.2011.11.034- link

[22] NAVARRO G., VAZQUEZ A., MACIAS D., BRUNO M., AND RUIZ J. 2011. Understanding the patterns of biological response to physical forcing in the Alborán Sea (Western Mediterranean), Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2011GL049708- link

[21] NAVARRO G., GUTIERREZ F.J., DIEZ-MINGUITO M., LOSADA M., AND RUIZ J. 2011. Temporal and spatial variability in The Guadalquivir Estuary: a real-time telemetry challenge. Ocean Dynamics. 61: 753-765, doi. 10.1007/s10236-011-0379-6 – link

[20] GUTIERREZ F.J., ROQUE D., AND NAVARRO G. 2011. Ocean Data Manager Handles Large, Diverse Data Sets. Sea Technology, 52, 25-30.

[19] PRIETO L., ASTORGA D., NAVARRO G., AND RUIZ J. 2010. Environmental control on Phase Transition and Polyp Survival of a Massive-Outbreaker Jellyfish, PLoS ONE, 5(11): e13793 – link

[18] VAZQUEZ A., FLECHA S., BRUNO M., MACIAS D. AND NAVARRO G. 2009 Internal waves and short-scale distribution patterns of chlorophyll in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alborán Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2009GL040959 – link

[17] GUTIÉRREZ F.J., NAVARRO G., RUIZ J. 2009. Real-time telemetry of hydrodinamic and hydrological variables. Sea Technology, 50(8): 47-51

[16] HUERTAS I.E., NAVARRO G., BARTUAL A., ECHEVARIA F., MACIAS D. 2009. Phytoplankton dynamics and carbon sequestration in the Strait of Gibraltar. Phycologia, 48(sp4): 44-44. Link

[15] PRIETO L., NAVARRO G., RODRÍGUEZ-GÁLVEZ S., HUERTAS I.E., NARANJO J.M., RUIZ J. 2009. Oceanographic and meteorological forcing of the pelagic ecosystem on the Gulf of Cadiz shelf (SW Iberian Peninsula). Continental Shelf Research, 29: 2122-2137 – link

[14] ECHEVARRÍA F., ZABALA L., CORZO A., NAVARRO G., PRIETO L., MACÍAS D. 2009. Spatial distribution of autotrophic picoplankton in relation to physical forcings: the Gulf of Cadiz, Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea case study. Journal of Plankton Research, 31: 1339-1351 – link

[13] MACIAS D., NAVARRO G., BARTUAL A., ECHEVARRIA F., HUERTAS I.E. 2009. Primary production in the Strait of Gibraltar: carbon fixation rates in relation to hydrodynamic and phytoplankton dynamics. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences, 83: 197–210- link

[12] CRIADO-ALDEANUEVA F., GARCÍA-LAFUENTE J., NAVARRO G., RUIZ J. 2009. Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Surface Circulation in the Easter Gulf of Cadiz (SW Iberia). J. Geophys. Res., 114: C01011 – link

[11] RUIZ J., GONZÁLEZ-QUIRÓS R., PRIETO L., NAVARRO G. 2009. A Bayesian model for anchovy: the combined pressure of man and environment. Fisheries Oceanography, 18(1): 62–76- link

[10] PADIN X.A., NAVARRO G., GILCOTO M., RÍOS A.F., PÉREZ F.F. 2009. Estimation of air-sea CO2 fluxes in the Bay of Biscay based on empirical relationships and remotely sensed observations. Journal Marine System, 75: 280-289 – link

[9] MACIAS D, NAVARRO G., ECHEVARRÍA F., GARCÍA C.M., CUERTO J.L. 2007. Phytoplankton distribution in the north-western Alboran Sea and meteorological forcing: A remote sensing study. Journal Marine Research, 65(4): 523-543 – link

[8] NAVARRO G., RUIZ J. 2006. Spatial and temporal variability of phytoplankton in the Gulf of Cádiz through remote sensing images. Deep-Sea Research II, 53: 1241-1260- link

[7] NAVARRO G., RUIZ J., HUERTAS I.E., GARCIA C.M., CRIADO-ALDEANUEVA F., ECHEVARRIA F. 2006. Basin-scale structures governing the position of the deep fluorescence maximum in the Gulf of Cadiz . Deep-Sea Research II, 53: 1261-1281- link

[6] RUIZ J. NAVARRO G., 2006. Upwelling spots and vertical velocities in the Gulf of Cádiz: an approach for their diagnose by combining temperature and ocean colour remote sensing . Deep-Sea Research II, 53: 1282-1293- link

[5] PRIETO L., NAVARRO G., COZAR A., ECHEVARRIA F., GARCIA C.M. 2006. Distribution of TEP in the euphotic and upper mesopelagic zones of the southern Iberian coast. Deep-Sea Research II, 53: 1314-1328- link

[4] HUERTAS I.E., NAVARRO G., RODRIGUEZ-GALVEZ S., ACERO E., LUBIAN L.M. 2006. Temporal patterns of carbon dioxide in relation to hydrological conditions and primary production in the northeastern shelf of the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Spain). Deep-Sea Research II, 53: 1344-1362- link

[3] CATALAN I., RUBIN J.P., NAVARRO G., PRIETO L. 2006. Larval fish distribution in two different hydrographic situations in the Gulf of Cadiz. Deep-Sea Research II, 53: 1377-1390- link

[2] HUERTAS I.E., NAVARRO G., RODRIGUEZ-GALVEZ S., PRIETO L. 2005. The influence of phytoplankton biomass on the spatial distribution of carbon dioxide in of a coastal area of the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Spain). Canadian Journal Of Botany, 83: 929-940- link

[1] BRUN F.G., VERGARA J.J., NAVARRO G., HERNANDEZ I., PEREZ J.L.2003.. Effect fof shading by Ulva rigida canopies on growth and carbon balance of the seagrass Zostera noltii. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 265:85:96- link