Caballero-Huertas, Marta

Caballero-Huertas, Marta

Researcher (CIRAD - UMR ISEM)

My interests reside in physiology, ecology, and genomics of fish reproduction, as well as their relationship with body condition. These disciplines are essential for the development of sustainable fisheries, as well as aquaculture, especially in tropical countries, where the search for integrated farming methods and ecological intensification is growing. In addition to contributing to the characterization of reproductive and biological traits to identify generic breeding methods for tropical fish in captivity, my research task is aimed at evaluating the impacts of farming on fish individuals.

Investigations carried out have been evaluating condition and reproductive traits of the marine pelagic fish European sardine (Sardina pilchardus) withing a population genetics context (Doctoral Thesis) in the research group GRMar (UdG), in which I continue to collaborate. Moreover, I analyze immune-reproductive system molecular interactions in zebrafish, collaborating with the Renewable Marine Resources Department (ICM-CSIC). Furthermore, I studied the reproduction of rare fish species in an area as a method of predicting their settlement (IIM-CSIC).

I am passionate about dissemination and projects that involve different sectors and disciplines to meet common goals.

Selected articles:

  • Caballero-Huertas, M., Frigola-Tepe, X., Viñas, J., & Muñoz, M. (2023). From west to east: Heterogeneity in the life history traits of a small pelagic fish (Sardina pilchardus) throughout the Mediterranean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10, 1187071.
  • Caballero-Huertas, M., Vargas-Yáñez, M., Frigola-Tepe, X., Viñas, J., & Muñoz, M. (2022). Unravelling the drivers of variability in body condition and reproduction of the European sardine along the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition. Marine Environmental Research, 179, 105697.
  • Caballero-Huertas, M., Moraleda-Prados, J., Joly, S., & Ribas, L. (2020). Immune genes, IL1β and Casp9, show sexual dimorphic methylation patterns in zebrafish gonads. Fish & shellfish immunology, 97, 648-655.


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