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Catalina Rios Henriquez [PhD student]

Foto Catalina Rios Henriques


Campus Botanischer Garten
University of Potsdam
Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling
Maulbeerallee 2, building 2
14476 Potsdam

Research interests

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Biological invasion
  • Diversity of phytoplankton

Scientific Career

since 2023 Doctoral studies at the University of Potsdam supervised by apl. Prof. Dr. Guntram Weithoff

2015-2023 Research Assistant in Limnology Laboratory at Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile

2008-2015 Bachelor studies in Marine Biology at Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile. Name of the bachelor thesis: “Importance of Continental Subsidies on the Abundance and Population Diversity of Phytoplankton in Bahía Caulín, Chiloé”           


Ríos-Henriquez, C. & Fuentes, N. (2024) Temporal Environmental Status of a Shallow Lake Using Alpha and Beta Diversity on Phytoplankton Communities. Water, 16, 274. Link

Fuentes, N., Rios-Henriquez,C. & Arriagada, A. (2023). Importance of terrestrial subsidies for microalgalassemblages in insular ecosystems of southern Chile. Estuaries and Coasts. 46, 1777–1791 doi: 10.1007/s12237-023-01238-2

Fuentes, N., Rios-Henriquez, C. & Diaz, PA. (2022).Hydroclimaticdrivers associated with an unusual bloom of Microcystisaeruginosa and increase of CyanoHABs in a deep oligotrophiclake. Journal of Plankton Research. 44(1):68-72. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbab079

Rios-Henriquez, C., Fuentes, N., Tobar, CN. Rau, JR. & Cruces, F. (2020).Planktonic diatom assemblage seasonal diversity used to assessenvironmental health in a coastal wetland of southern Chile. Gayana Botánica, 77(2):139-151. doi: 10.4067/S0717-66432020000200139

Leiva, G. Fuentes, N., Zelada, S. & Rios-Henriquez, C. (2019) Application of the Lake Biotic Index (LBI) in theecological characterization of a North Patagonian lake in Chile. Heliyon. 5(10): e02492 doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02492