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Fabián Tapia

Contact Info

  • email: ftapia@oceanografia.udec.cl
  • Phone: +56-41-2207284
  • Oficce Location: Edificio Oceanografía – COPAS (map)


  • Licenciate in Marine Biology, Universidad de Concepción, Chile, 1994.
  • Ms.Sc. in Oceanography, Universidad de Concepción, Chile, 1999.
  • Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, United States, 2005.

Research Interests

Nearshore physical processes and their effect on planktonic-benthic coupling, interaction between mesoscale dynamics and inner-shelf physical variability, distribution and transport of invertebrate larvae in the inner-shelf, connectivity in populations with complex life cycles, marine protected areas.

Recent Publications


    Tapia, F.J., S.A. Navarrete. 2010. Spatial patterns of barnacle settlement in central Chile: persistence at daily to inner-annual scales relative to the spatial signature of physical variability. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 392: 151-159.

    Tapia, F.J., C. DiBacco, J. Jarrett, J. Pineda. 2010. Vertical distribution of barnacle larvae at a fixed nearshore station in southern California: stage-specific and diel patterns. ESTUARINE, COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 86: 265-270.

    Tapia, F.J., S.A. Navarrete, M. Castillo, B. Menge, J.C. Castilla, J. Largier, E.A. Wieters, B.L. Broitman, J.A. Barth. 2009. Thermal indices of upwelling effects on inner-shelf habitats. PROGRESS IN OCEANOGRAPHY, 83: 278-287.

Curriculum Vitae

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