Dr. Andrés G. Morales-Núñez | University of Maryland Eastern Shore Marketing Retarget Pixel

Dr. Andrés G. Morales-Núñez

  • ANunez

    Research Assistant Professor, Biological Oceanography, Department of Natural Sciences
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

    Phone: (410) 621-2996 | Email: agmorales@umes.edu| Fax (410) 651-7739


    Curriculum Vitae | Research


    Member, Florida Association of Aquatic Biologists (FAB), 2012−present.

    Member, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), 2010–present.

    Member, The Crustacean Society (TCS), 2008–present.

    Member, Biological Society of Washington (BSW), 2007–present. 

    EDUCATION


    University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Puerto Rico–USA (2011) 
    Ph.D., Ecotoxicology
    University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Puerto Rico–USA (2006)
    M.S., Biology
    Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Bogotá, Colombia. (2002)
    B.S., Marine Biology

    RESEARCH INTERESTS


    1. Taxonomy
    2. Higher level systematics (Tanaidacea, Ostracoda, Caprellidae, and Polychaeta).
    3. Biodiversity, ecology, and distribution of benthic marine invertebrates

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


    Book: Alfaro M, Morales-Núñez AG (2008) Principios Básicos de Ecología. Alianza Para el Fortalecimiento en el Aprendizaje de las Matemáticas y Ciencias (AFAMaC). Puerto Rico Department of Education. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez-Campus. 58 pp.

    1. Morales-Núñez A.G., Pelleteri, S.T., and Heard R.W. (2016) Two new paratanaid Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) from the Hawaiian Islands, with illustrated taxonomic keys. Zootaxa, 4150(4): 467–492. http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4150.4.5
    2. Morales-Núñez A.G., and Chigbu, P. (2016) Life history of Dullichiella appendiculata (Say, 1818) (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Senticaudata: Melitidae) in Maryland Coastal Bays, USA. Aquatic Biology, 25: 75−82. doi: 10.3354/ab00659
    3. Morales-Núñez A.G., and Chigbu, P. (2016) A new species of Apolochus (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Amphilochidae) in Maryland Coastal Bays, USA, mid-Atlantic region, with notes on its abundance and distribution. ZooKeys, 571: 81−104. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.571.7440
    4. Morales-Núñez A.G., Larsen, K., and Cooke, W.J. (2016) Oahutanais makalii, a new genus and species of colletteid tanaidacean (Crustacea: Peracarida) from shelf-waters off Hawaii, with a taxonomic key. Zoosystematics and Evolution, 92(1): 1−12. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.5581
    5. Morales-Núñez A.G., and Chigbu, P. (Submitted) Abundance, distribution, and species composition of amphipods associated with macroalgae from shallow waters in Maryland Coastal Bays (MCBs), USA. Marine Biodiversity, XX−XX.
    6. Morales-Núñez A.G., Morales-Ruiz, C., and Ardila, N. (Submitted) First record of the family Sphyrapodidae Guţu, 1980 with the description of a new species of Sphyrapus from the Colombian Caribbean. PeerJ, XXXX−XX. 5 2015
    7. Morales-Núñez A.G., and Heard, R.W. (2015) Paratanais waltsikorai, a new tanaidacean (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidomorpha: Paratanaidae) from Bermuda. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 56(2): 255−268. http://dx.doi.org/10.3374/014.056.0205
    8. Morales-Núñez A.G., and Heard, R.W. (2015) Cacoheterotanais rogerbamberi, a new genus and species of leptocheliid Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) from shelf-waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Zootaxa, 3995(1): 169−188. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3995.1.16 2014
    9. Morales-Núñez, A.G., and Heard, R.W. (2014) A new species of Paratanais Dana, 1852 (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidacea: Paratanaidae) from Puerto Rico, northwestern Atlantic. ZooKeys, 397: 49−70. http://doi:10.3897/zookeys.397.6137 2013
    10. Morales-Núñez, A.G., and Heard, R.W. (2013) Ogleus pilarae, a new genus and species of leptocheliid tanaidacean (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidomorpha) from the tropical Northwest Atlantic with observations on the genus Pseudonototanais Lang, 1973. Zootaxa, 3737: 454−472. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3737.4.7
    11. Morales-Núñez, A.G., Heard, R.W., and Alfaro, M. (2013) A new species of Pseudoleptochelia Lang, 1973 (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidacea: Leptocheliidae) from the Northwest Atlantic with observations on the status of the genus. Zootaxa, 3664: 259−282. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3664.2.8 2011
    12. Heard, R.W., and Morales-Núñez A.G. (2011) Akanthoparapseudes alfaroae, a new genus and new species of apseudomorphan tanaidacean (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida) from Puerto Rican coastal waters. Zootaxa, 3111: 49–63. 2010
    13. Drumm, D.T., and Morales-Núñez A.G. (2010) A new species of Mesokalliapseudes Lang, 1956 (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Kalliapseudidae) from Puerto Rico, with remarks on the genus. Zootaxa, 2687: 45–55. Morales-Núñez, A.G., Heard, R.W., and Alfaro, M. (2010) Saltipedis (Spinosaltipedis) puertoricensis, a new subgenus and species of apseudomorphan (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Parapseudidae) from coastal waters off Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, with keys and taxonomic observations. Zootaxa, 2578: 25–46.

    BIOSKETCH




  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
    This website is best viewed in Chrome or Firefox browsers.