• Grado académico: Doctor (Ph.D.) en Ciencias Bilógicas. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. University of Tasmania, Australia.
  • Correo electrónico: ihinojosa@ucsc.cl
  • Teléfono: 56-41-2345641

Líneas de Investigación

  • Ecología submareal
  • Estrategias reproductivas de invertebrados marinos
  • Mecanismos de dispersión y señales para el asentamiento
  • Ecología del paisaje acústico marino (peces e invertebrados)
  • Plástico en el ambiente marino


Rothäusler E, Hinojosa IA, Moraga J, Pizarro-Koch M, Ramos M, Thiel M (2021) At the mercy of the winds: The seasonal dynamics of floating and stranded seaweeds at mid-latitudes. Limnology and Oceanography. http://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11969. *

Zapata-Hernández G, Hinojosa IA, Sellanes J, Rios RS, Letourneur Y (2021) Diel changes in structure and trophic functions of motile benthic invertebrates on coral reefs at Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Marine Biology 168, 154. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03957-1. *

Thiel M, Berrera-Lorca B, Bravo L, Hinojosa IA, Zeballos-Meneses H (2021) Daily accumulation rates of marine litter on the shores of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the South Pacific Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112535. *

Vásquez-Castillo S, Hinojosa IA, Colin N, Poblete AA, Górski K (2021) The presence of kelp Lessonia trabeculata drives isotopic niche segregation of redspotted catshark Schroederichthys chilensis. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 107435. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107435. *

Thiel M, de Veer D, Espinoza-Fuenzalida NL, Espinoza C, Gallardo C, Hinojosa IA, Kiesslinga T, Rojas J, Sanchez A, Sotomayor F, Vasquez N & Villablanca R (2021) COVID lessons from the global south–face masks invading tourist beaches and recommendations for the outdoor seasons. Science of The Total Environment, 147486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147486. *

Ahrendt C, DeCoite M, Pulgar J, Pozo K, Galbán-Malagón C & Hinojosa IA (2021) A decade later, reviewing floating marine debris in Northern Chilean Patagonia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 168:112372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.112372. *

Zapata-Hernández G, Sellanes J, Letourneur Y, Harrod C, Morales N, Plaza P, Meerhof E, Yannicelli B, Carrasco SA, Hinojosa IA & C Gaymer (2021) Tracing trophic pathways through the marine ecosystem of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3500. *

Edgar GJ, Cooper A, Baker SC, Barker W, Barrett NS, Becerro MA, Bates AE, Brock D, Ceccarelli D, Clausius E, Davey M, Davis TR, Day P, Green A, Griffiths SR, Hicks J, Hinojosa IA, Jones B, Kininmonth S, Larkin MF, Lazzari N, Ling SD, Mooney P, Oh E, Pérez-Matus A, Pocklington JB, Riera R, Sanabria-Fernandez JA, Seroussi Y, Shaw I, Shields D, Shields J, SmithM, Soler GA, Stuart-Smith J, Turnbull J, Stuart-Smith RD (2020) Reef Life Survey: Establishing the ecological basis for conservation of shallow marine life. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108855. *

Urbina MA, Luna-Jorquera G, Thiel M, Acuña-Ruz T, Amenábar Cristi MA, Andrade C, Ahrendt C, Castillo C, Chevallier A, Cornejo-D’Ottone M, Correa-Araneda F, Duarte C, Fernández C, Galbán-Malagón C, Godoy C, González-Aravena M, Hinojosa IA, Jorquera A, Kiessling T, Lardies MA, Lenzi J, Mattar C, Munizaga M, Olguín-Campillay N, Perez-Venegas D, Portflitt-Toro M, Pozo K, Pulgar J, Vargas E (2020) A country’s response to tackling plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems: The Chilean way. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3469. *

Ruiz P, Hinojosa IA, Urzúa A & MA Urbina (2020) Anthropogenic noise disrupts mating behavior and metabolic rate in a marine invertebrate. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. DOI: 10.1121/2.0001302. *

Briceño FA, Fitzgibbon QP, Polymeropoulos ET, Hinojosa IA & GT Pecl (2020) Temperature alters the physiological response of spiny lobsters under predation risk. Conservation Physiology, 8. https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coaa065. *

Hinojosa IA, Zapata-Hernández G, Fowles AE, Gaymer CF & RD Stuart-Smith (2020) The awakening of invertebrates: The daily dynamics of fishes and mobile invertebrates at Rapa Nui’s multiple use marine protected area. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3423. *

Petit IJ, González CF, Gusmao JB, Álvarez-Varas R & IA Hinojosa (2020) Resting dynamics and diel activity of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Rapa Nui, Chile. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 19:124-132. https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1374.1. *

Carrasco SA, Bravo M, Avilés E, Ruíz P, Yori A, & IA Hinojosa (2020) Exploring overlooked components of remote Southeast Pacific oceanic islands: larval and macrobenthic assemblages in reef habitats with distinct underwater soundscapes. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3359. *

Musrri CA, Poore AGB, Hinojosa IA, Macaya E, Pacheco A, Pérez-Matus A, Pino-Olivares O, Riquelme-Pérez N, Stotz W, Valdivia N, Villalobos V, & M Thiel (2019) Variation in consumer pressure along 2500 km in a major upwelling system: crab predators are more important at higher latitudes. Marine Biology 166: 142. DOI:10.1007/s00227-019-3587-0. *

Honorato-Zimmer D, Kruse K, Knickmeier K, Weinmann A, Hinojosa IA & M Thiel (2019) Inter-hemispherical shoreline surveys of anthropogenic marine debris – a binational citizen science project with schoolchildren. Marine Pollution Bulletin 138: 464-473.*

Thiel M, Luna-Jorquera G, Álvarez-VarasR, Gallardo C, Hinojosa IA, Luna N, Miranda-Urbina D, Morales N, Ory N, Pacheco A, Portflitt M & C Zavalaga (2018) Impacts of marine plastic pollution from continental coasts to subtropical gyres – Fish, seabirds and other vertebrates in the SE Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5: 238.

Hidalgo-Ruz V, Honorato D, Gatta M, Nuñez P, Hinojosa IA, M Thiel (2018) Spatio-temporal variation of anthropogenic marine debris on Chilean beaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin 126: 516-524.*

Hinojosa IA, Green B, Gardner C & A Jeffs (2018) Coastal chemical cues for settlement in the rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii. Bulletin of Marine Sciences 94(3):619–633. *

Docmac F, Araya M, Hinojosa IA, Dorador C & C Harrod (2017) Habitat coupling writ large: pelagic-derived materials fuel benthivorous macroalgal reef fishes in an upwelling zone. EcologyEcology 98: 2267-2272.*

Hinojosa IA, Gardner C, Green B, Jeffs A, Leon R, Linnane A (2017) Differing environmental drivers of settlement across the range of Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) suggest resilience of the fishery to climate change. Fisheries Oceanography 26: 49-64. *

Hinojosa IA, Green BS, Gardner C, Hesse J, Stanley J, Jeffs A (2016) Reef sound as an orientation cue for shoreward migration by pueruli of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii. PlosONE 11(6): e0157862. *

Stanley JA, Hesse J, Hinojosa IA, Jeffs A (2015) Inducers of settlement and moulting in post‑larval spiny lobster. Oecologia 178: 685-697. *

Hinojosa IA, Green BS, Gardner C, Jeffs A (2015) Settlement and early survival of southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, under climate-driven decline of kelp habitats. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72(S1): i59-i68. *

Thiel M, Hinojosa IA, Miranda L, Pantoja J, Rivadeneira MM, Vásquez N (2013) Anthropogenic marine debris in the coastal environment: a multi-year comparison between coastal waters and local beaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin 71: 307-316. *

Wichmann C-S, Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2012) Floating kelps in Patagonian Fjords: an important vehicle for rafting invertebrates and its relevance for biogeography. Marine Biology 159: 2035-2049. *

Espinoza-Fuenzalida NL, Acuña E, Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2012) Reproductive biology of two species of squat lobsters – Female receptivity and interbrood intervals. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32: 565-574. *

Gutow L, Long JD, Cerda O, Hinojosa IA, Rothäusler E, Tala F, Thiel M (2012) Herbivorous amphipods inhabit protective microhabitats within sporophytes of giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera. Marine Biology 159: 141-149. *

Rothäusler E, Gómez I, Hinojosa IA, Karsten U, Miranda L, Tala F, Thiel M (2011) Kelp rafts in the Humboldt Current: Interplay of abiotic and biotic factors limit their floating persistence and dispersal potential. Limnology & Oceanography 56: 1751-1763. *

Thiel M, Hinojosa IA, Joschko T, Gutow L (2011) Spatio-temporal distribution of floating objects in the German Bight (North Sea). Journal of Sea Research 65: 368-379. *

Rothäusler E, Gómez I, Hinojosa IA, Karsten U, Tala F, Thiel M (2011) Physiological performance of floating giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae): latitudinal variability in the effects of temperature and grazing. Journal of Phycology 47: 269-281. *

Hinojosa IA, Rivadeneira MM, Thiel M (2011) Temporal and spatial distribution of floating objects in coastal waters of central-southern Chile and Patagonian fjords. Continental Shelf Research 31: 172-186. *

Thiel M, Bravo M, Hinojosa IA, Luna G, Miranda L, Núñez P, Pacheco AS, N Vásquez N (2011) Anthropogenic litter in the SE Pacific: an overview of the problem and possible solutions. Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (Brazil) 11(1): 115-134.

Cerda O, Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2010) Nest-building behavior by the amphipod Peramphithoe femorata (Krøyer) on the kelp Macrocystis pyrifera Linnaeus from northern-central Chile. Biological Bulletin 218: 248-258. *

Hinojosa IA, González ER, Macaya E, Thiel M (2010) Floating algae in the Interior Sea of Chiloé, Chile and their associated fauna with emphasis on peracarida and early developmental states of decapoda (Crustacea). Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar (Chile) 33(2): 71-86.

Acuña E, Alarcón R, Cortés A, Gaete E, Thiel M, Hinojosa IA, Melo T, Queirolo D,  Rojas R. 2010. Dinámica del comportamiento de langostino colorado y amarillo en la III y IV Regiones. Informes Técnicos FIP, FIP/IT Nº 2008-47, 285 pp.

Hinojosa IA, Pizarro M, Ramos M, Thiel M (2010) Spatial and temporal distribution of floating kelp rafts in the channels and fjords of southern Chile. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 87: 367-377. *

Rivadeneira MM, Hernáez P, Baeza JA, Boltaña S, Cifuentes M, Correa C, Cuevas A, del Valle E, Hinojosa IA, Ulrich N, Valdivia N, Vásquez N, Zander A, Thiel M (2010) Testing the abundant-centre hypothesis using intertidal porcelain crabs along the Chilean coast: linking abundance and life-history variation. Journal of Biogeography 37: 486-498. *

Rothäusler E, Tala F, Hinojosa IA, Miranda L, Karsten U, Gómez I, Thiel M (2009) Effect of temperature and grazing on growth and reproduction of floating Macrocystis spp. along a latitudinal gradient. Journal of Phycology 43: 547-559. *

Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2009) Floating Marine Debris in Fjords, Gulfs and Channels of Southern Chile. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58: 341-350. *

Gutow L, Hinojosa IA, Macaya E (2009) Epifauna on benthic macroalgae. JMBA Global Marine Environment 9: 27.

Schneider F, Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2009) Crustacean symbionts at home in suspension feeders. JMBA Global Marine Environment 10: 10.

Hinojosa IA, Boltaña S, González E, Macaya E, Thiel M, Ugalde P, Valdivia N (2007) Early developmental stages of crustacean decapods associated with floating seaweed in fiord and channels from southern Chile. Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar (Chile) 30(2): 75-89.

Hinojosa IA, González E, Ugalde P, Valdivia N, Macaya E, Thiel M (2007) Distribution and abundance of flaoting seaweed their associated peracarid fauna in the fjords and channels of the XI Region, Chile. Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar (Chile) 30(2): 37-50.

Hinojosa IA, Boltaña S, Macaya E, Ugalde P, Valdivia N, Vásquez N, Newman W, Thiel M (2006) Geographic distribution and description of four pelagic barnacles along the south east Pacific coast of Chile – a zoogeographical approximation. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural. 78: 603-614. *

Macaya E, Boltaña S, Buschmann A, Hinojosa IA, Macchiavello J, Valdivia N, Vásquez N, Vásquez J, Vega J, Thiel M (2005) Presence of sporophylls in floating kelp rafts of Macrocystis spp. (Phaeophyceae) along the Chilean Pacific Coast. Journal of Phycology 41: 913-922. *

Pequeño G, Farías D, Thiel M, Hinojosa IA (2004) Fishes associated to drifting macroalgae in Aisen, Chile. Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 39: 93-99. *

Correa C, Baeza JA, Dupré E, Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2003) Male dominance hierarchy and mating tactics in the rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda: Caridea). Journal of Crustacean Biology 23: 33-45. *

Thiel M, Hinojosa IA, Vásquez N, Macaya E (2003) Floating marine debris in coastal waters of the SE-Pacific (Chile). Marine Pollution Bulletin 46: 224-231. *

Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2003) Somatic and gametic resources in ontogenetic male rock shrimp, Rhynchocinetes typus: effect of mating potential and ontogenetic male stage. Animal Behaviour 66: 449-458. *

Thiel M, Hinojosa IA (2003). Mating behavior of female rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda: Caridae) – indication for convenience polyandry and cryptic female choice. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 113-121. *

Correa C, Baeza JA, Dupré E, Hinojosa IA, Thiel M (2000). Mating behavior and fertilization success of three ontogenetic stages of male rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda: Caridea). Journal of Crustacean Biology 20: 628-640. *

Capítulos de libros

Thiel M, Hinojosa IA (2009) Peracarida – Amphipods, Isopods, Tanaidaceans & Cumaceans. In: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) Marine Benthic Fauna of Chilean Patagonia, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. ISBN978-956-332-244-6 (English).

Thiel M, Hinojosa IA (2009) Peracaridos – Anfipodos, Isopodos, Tanaidaceos & Cumaceos. En: Häussermann, V. & Förstera, G. (eds.) Fauna Marina Bentónica de la Patagonia Chilena, Nature in Focus, Santiago de Chile, 1000 pp. ISBN978-956-332-243-9 (Spanish).


2020-2021. “Paisaje sonoro de sistemas lacustres: Potencial herramienta para identificar el grado de intervención humana y especies invasoras”. Proyecto Interdisciplinario CIBAS-UCSC. Investigador Principal.

2019-2020 “Diseño de un plan de manejo para el área marina costera protegida de múltiples usos mar de Juan Fernández (AMCP-MUMJP) y planes generales de administración para parques marinos contiguos. Ministerio del Medio Ambiente – Subsecretaría del Medio Ambiente 608897-76-LE19. Co-Investigador.

2018 (Sep-Dic) “Elaboración de guía técnica para la evaluación de impacto por ruido subacuático”. Ministerio del Medio Ambiente – Subsecretaría del Medio Ambiente 608897-55-LE18. Co-Investigador.

2018 – 2019. “Evaluation of the effects of kelp harvesting on trophic ecology of redspotted catshark Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)”. Proyecto Interdisciplinario CIBAS-UCSC. Investigador Principal.

2018 – 2019. “Efecto del ruido antropogénico sobre la conducta reproductiva y parámetros fisio-energéticos del recurso pesquero camarón de roca Rhynchocinetes typus en ambientes costeros del Pacífico Sur Oriental”, Proyecto Interdisciplinario CIBAS-UCSC. Co-Investigador.

2018 – 2019. “Uso tradicional, mitos y consumo urbano de macroalgas: una exploración etnoficológica”, Proyecto Interdisciplinario CIBAS-UCSC. Co-Investigador.

2017-2020. ”Sonido submareal de islas oceánicas como señal de orientación para el asentamiento de invertebrados y peces: Sonidos antropogénicos (motores fuera de borda) encubren la señal?” CONICYT/FONDECYT (N° 3170392). Investigador Principal.

2016-2017. “Distribución, abundancia y biota asociada a macroalgas y plásticos flotantes en zonas de montes submarinos y océano abierto”. CIMAR 22-Islas, CONA. Co-Investigador.

2016-2017. “Estudio biológico – pesquero y evaluación del estado de situación de las pesquerías costeras de importancia para la Isla de Pascua”, FIPA N° 2016-35. Co-Investigador.

2012-2015. “Settlement cues and early survival on the Southern Rock Lobster, Jassus edwardsii”, ANZ trustee foundation-Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment. Investigador Principal.

2013-2014. “Algas flotantes en fiordos Patagónicos ¿un subsidio trófico para comunidades de profundidad?”. CIMAR 19-Fiordos, CONA. Co-investigador.

2010-2012. “Algas flotantes en fiordos Patagónicos: flujo de nutrientes, fauna asociada y conectividad”. CIMAR 16-Fiordos, CONA. Co-investigador.

2008-2010. “Balsas de algas flotantes: abundancia, fauna asociada (peracáridos y decápodos) y conectividad”. CIMAR 14-Fiordos, CONA. Co-investigador.

2005-2006. “Evaluación del efecto filtro de centros de cultivo para la dispersión larval y basura flotante en fiordos y golfos de la X Región, Chile”. CIMAR 11-Fiordos, CONA. Co-investigador.

2004-2005. “Crustáceos peracáridos y decápodos asociados a algas flotantes y bentónicas en el mar interior de la X Región, Chile”. CIMAR 10-Fiordos, CONA. Co-investigador.

2003-2004. “Larvas de crustáceos decápodos asociados a algas flotantes en fiordos y canales en la XI Región, Chile”. CIMAR 9-Fiordos, CONA. Co-investigador.

2002-2003. “El link bento-pelagico de la fauna asociada a macroalgas – parte II: fauna pelágica”. CIMAR 8-Fiordos, CONA.Co-investigador.