Pirjo Huovinen

Teléfono: +56(63) 2293101
E-mail: pirjo.huovinen@uach.cl
Ph.D., Universidad de Jyväskylä, Finlandia, 2000.
Licenciada en Biología, Universidad de Joensuu, Finlandia, 1989.
Profesor Asociado

Actividades docentes

Pregrado: Ecofisiología y fotobiología de algas (BIMA 224; colaborador); Biología de algas marinas (BIMA 162; colaborador); Introducción a la oceanografía (BIMA 080-07; colaborador); Proyecto de investigación (ESBM297-08; colaborador); Principios de ecotoxicología (BIMA; responsable).

Postgrado: Ecotoxicología acuática (BIMA 429; responsable); Fotobiología marina (BIMA 427; colaborador).

Intereses de investigación

  • Ecofisiología de macroalgas y microalgas.
  • Fotobiología y fototoxicología acuática.
  • Bio-óptica de aguas.
  • Cambio global y algas Antárticas y subantárticas.

Proyectos de Investigación (últimos 10 años)

2016-2019, FONDECYT REGULAR 1161129. Ecophysiology of Antarctic snow algae: Adaptation mechanisms to a changing polar environment. Co-investigador.

2015- Centro FONDAP de Investigación de Ecosistemas de Altas Latitudes (IDEAL) 15150003. Investigador Asociado.

2013-2016, FONDECYT REGULAR 1130582. The role of UV radiation in metal tolerance of brown algae: The importance of the interactions with phenolic compounds. Investigador responsable.

2013-2016, FONDECYT REGULAR 1130794. Ecophysiology of benthic macroalgae of estuarine systems in the northern Patagonia fjord region: responses to environmental stress. Co-investigador.

2012-2015, ANILLO DE INVESTIGACION EN CIENCIA ANTARTICA ART 1101. Impact of global change on the physiology of Antarctic seaweeds: Consequences for coastal processes in scenarios of temperature shifts and enhanced UV radiation. Investigador principal.

2010-2011, INACH T_20-09. Fotobiología y tolerancia al estrés por UV de algas marinas Antárticas. Co-Investigador (Investigadora Alterna).

2009-2012, FONDECYT REGULAR 1090494. Biogeography, latitudinal gradients and UV stress tolerance of marine macroalgae. Co-investigador.

2008-2011, FONDECYT REGULAR 1080171. Phototoxicity of marine contaminants and its impact on early stages of South Pacific kelps. Investigador responsable.

2008, European Centre for Arctic Environmental Research in Ny-Ålesund (ARCFAC V) No ARCFAC-026129-2008-29. Heat shock protein induction in Arctic seaweeds upon exposure to elevated temperatures and UV radiation. Co-Investigador.

2008-2009, DIULA No 607. Dirección de Investigación, Universidad de Los Lagos. Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation on the early development of macroalgae. Investigador responsable.

2005-2008, CONICYT-BANCO MUNDIAL IPA09. Evaluación del impacto biológico de contaminación ambiental en las zonas costeras del sur de Chile – Algas marinas como bioindicadores en ecotoxicología acuática y efectos sobre su ecofisiología. En el marco del Programa Bicentenario de Ciencia y Tecnología (Inserción en la Academia). Investigador responsable.

Publicaciones (últimos 10 años), ID Research; C-2192-2008

  • 2016. Huovinen, P., Ramírez, J., Gómez, I. Underwater optics in sub-Antarctic and Antarctic coastal ecosystems. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154887. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154887.
  • 2016. Gómez, I., Español, S., Véliz, K., Huovinen, P. Spatial distribution of phlorotannins and its relationship with photosynthetic UV tolerance and allocation of storage carbohydrates in blades of the kelp Lessonia spicata. Marine Biology 163:110.
  • 2016. Flores-Molina, M.R., Rautenberger, R., Muñoz, P., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Stress tolerance of the endemic Antarctic brown alga Desmarestia anceps to UV Radiation and temperature is mediated by high concentrations of phlorotannins. Photochemistry and Photobiology 92: 455-466.
  • 2016. Rivas, C., Navarro, N., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Photosynthetic UV stress tolerance of the Antarctic snow alga Chlorella sp. modified by enhanced temperature? Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 89:7 DOI 10.1186/s40693-016-0050-1.
  • 2016. Navarro, N.P., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Stress tolerance of Antarctic macroalgae in the early life stages. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 89:5 DOI 10.1186/s40693-016-0051-0.
  • 2016. Gómez, I., Huovinen, P., Valdivia, N. (Eds), Antarctic macroalgae under climate change. From cells to ecosystems. Summary of the results of the ANILLO ART1101 Project. ISBN 978-956-344-067-6. 101 pp. https://issuu.com/algasantarticas/docs/libro_macroalgas_antarticas_y_cambi?utm_source=conversion_success
  • 2015. Huovinen, P., Gómez I. UV sensitivity of vegetative and reproductive tissues of two Antarctic macroalgae is related to differential allocation of phenolic substances. Photochemistry and Photobiology 91: 1382-1388.
  • 2015. Gómez, I., Huovinen, P. Lack of physiological depth patterns in conspecifics of endemic Antarctic brown algae: A trade-off between UV stress tolerance and shade adaptation? PLoS ONE 10 (8): e0134440. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134440.
  • 2015. Rautenberger, R., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Effects of increased seawater temperature on UV tolerance of Antarctic marine macroalgae. Marine Biology 162: 1087-1097.
  • 2015. Björn, L.O., Huovinen, P. Phototoxicity. En: Björn L.O. (Ed.), Photobiology: The Science of Light and Life. 3nd ed. Springer, New York Springer. 335-345.
  • 2014. Valdivia, N., Díaz, M., Holtheuer, J., Garrido, I., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Up, down, and all around: Scale-dependent spatial variation in rocky coastal communities of Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica. PLoS ONE 9 (6): e100714.
  • 2013. Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Photosynthetic characteristics and UV stress tolerance of Antarctic seaweeds along the depth gradient. Polar Biology 36: 1319–1332.
  • 2013. Cruces, E., Huovinen, P., Gómez I. Interactive effects of UV radiation and enhanced temperature on photosynthesis, phlorotannin induction and antioxidant activities of two sub-Antarctic brown algae. Marine Biology 160: 1-13.
  • 2012. Cruces, E., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Phlorotannin and antioxidant responses upon short-term exposure to UV radiation and elevated temperature in three south Pacific kelps. Photochemistry and Photobiology 88: 58-66.
  • 2012. Cruces, E., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Stress protein and auxiliary anti-stress compounds in intertidal macroalgae. Review. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 40: 822-834.
  • 2012. Huovinen, P., Gómez I. Cold-temperate seaweeds communities of the southern Hemisphere. In: Wiencke C. & Bischof K. (Eds.), Seaweed Biology: Novel Insights into Ecophysiology, Ecology and Utilization. Ecological Studies, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 293-313.
  • 2012. Gómez, I., Huovinen, P. Morpho-functionality of carbon metabolism of seaweeds. En: Wiencke C. & Bischof K. (Eds.), Seaweed Biology: Novel Insights into Ecophysiology, Ecology and Utilization. Ecological Studies, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 25-46.
  • 2012. Aphalo, P.J., Albert, A., Björn, L.O., Ylianttila, L., López Figueroa, F., Huovinen, P. Introduction. En: Aphalo, P.J., Albert, A., Björn, L.O., McLeod, A., Robson, T.M., Rosenqvist, E. (Eds.), Beyond the Visible: A handbook of best practice in plant UV photobiology. COST Action FA0906 UV4growth. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Division of Plant Biology. 1-33.
  • 2012. Björn, L.O., McLeod, A., Aphalo, P.J., Albert, A., Lindfors, A.V., Heikkilä, A., Kolarž, P., Ylianttila, L., Zipoli, G., Grifoni, D., Huovinen, P., Gómez, I., López Figueroa, F. Quantying UV radiation. En: Aphalo P.J., Albert A., Björn L.O., McLeod A., Robson T.M., Rosenqvist E. (Eds.), Beyond the Visible: A handbook of best practice in plant UV photobiology. COST Action FA0906 UV4growth. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Division of Plant Biology. 71-118.
  • 2012. Gómez, I., Wulff, A., Roleda, M.Y., Huovinen, P., Karsten, U., Quartino, M.L., Dunton, K., Wiencke, C. Light and temperature demands of marine benthic microalgae and seaweeds in polar regions. En: Wiencke, C. (Ed.), Biology of Polar Benthic Algae. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin. 195-220.
  • 2011. Gómez, I., Huovinen, P. Morpho-functional patterns and zonation of South Chilean seaweeds: the importance of photosynthetic and bio-optical traits. Marine Ecology Progress Series 422: 77-91.
  • 2011. Huovinen, P., Gómez, I. Spectral attenuation of solar radiation in Patagonian fjord and coastal waters and implications for algal photobiology. Continental Shelf Research 31:254-259.
  • 2010. Marquardt, R., Schubert, H., Varela, D.A., Huovinen, P., Henríquez, L., Buschmann, A.H. Light acclimation strategies of three commercially important red algal species. Aquaculture 299: 140-148.
  • 2010. Gómez, I., Huovinen, P. Induction of phlorotannins during UV exposure mitigates inhibition of photosynthesis and DNA damage in the kelp Lessonia nigrescens. Photochemistry and Photobiology 86: 1056-1063.
  • 2010. Huovinen, P., Leal, P., Gómez, I. Interacting effects of copper, nitrogen and ultraviolet radiation on the physiology of three south Pacific kelps. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 330-341.
  • 2009. Gómez, I., Wulff, A., Roleda, M.Y., Huovinen, P., Karsten, U., Quartino, L., Dunton, K., Wiencke, C. Light and temperature demands of marine benthic microalgae and seaweeds in polar regions. Botanica Marina 52: 593-608.
  • 2008. Buschmann, A.H., Varela, D.A., Hernández-González, M.C., Huovinen, P. Opportunities and challenges for the development of an integrated seaweed-based aquaculture activity in Chile: Determining the physiological capabilities of Macrocystis and Gracilaria as biofilters. Journal of Applied Phycology 20: 571-577.
  • 2008. Björn, L.O., Huovinen, P. Phototoxicity. En: Björn L.O. (Ed.), Photobiology – The Science of Light and Life. 2nd ed. Springer, New York Springer. 479-502.
  • 2007. Huovinen, P., Gómez, I., Oróstegui, M. Patterns and UV sensitivity of carbon anhydrase and nitrate reductase activities in south Pacific macroalgae. Marine Biology 151: 1813-1821.
  • 2007. Gómez, I., Orostegui, M., Huovinen, P. Morpho-functional patterns of photosynthesis in the south Pacific kelp Lessonia nigrescens: Effects of UV radiation on 14C fixation and primary photochemical reactions. Journal of Phycology 43: 55-64.
  • 2006. Huovinen, P., Gómez, I., Lovengreen, C. A five-year study of solar ultraviolet radiation in southern Chile (39°S): Potential impact on coastal marine algae? Photochemistry and Photobiology 82: 515-522.
  • 2006. Huovinen, P., Matos, J., Sousa-Pinto, I., Figueroa, F.L. The role of ammonium in photoprotection against high irradiance in the Mediterranean red alga Grateloupia lanceola. Aquatic Botany 84: 308-316.
  • 2006. Figueroa, F.L., Santos, R., Conde-Álvarez, R., Mata, L., Gómez Pinchetti, J.L., Matos, J., Huovinen, P., Schünhoff, A., Silva J. The use of chlorophyll fluorescence for monitoring photosynthetic condition of two tank-cultivated red macroalgae using fishpond effluents. Botanica Marina 49: 275-282.
  • 2005. Gómez, I., Figueroa, F.L., Huovinen, P., Ulloa, N., Morales, V. Photosynthesis of the red alga Gracilaria chilensis under natural solar radiation in an estuary in southern Chile. Aquaculture 244: 369-382.
  • 2005. Korbee, N., Huovinen, P., Figueroa, F.L., Aguilera, J., Karsten, U. Availability of ammonium influences photosynthesis and the accumulation of mycosporine-like amino acids in two Porphyra species (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Marine Biology 146: 645-654.
  • 2004. Huovinen, P., Gómez, I., Figueroa, F.L., Ulloa, N., Morales, V., Lovengreen, C. Ultraviolet-absorbing mycosporine-like amino acids in red macroalgae from Chile. Botanica Marina 47: 21-29.
  • 2004. Gómez, I., Figueroa, F.L., Ulloa, N., Morales, V., Lovengreen, C., Huovinen, P., Hess, S. Patterns of photosynthesis in 18 species of intertidal macroalgae from southern Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series 270: 103-116.
  • 2003. Huovinen, P.S., Penttilä, H., Soimasuo, M.R. Spectral attenuation of solar ultraviolet radiation in humic lakes in Central Finland. Chemosphere 51: 205-214.
  • 2002. Björn, L.O., Huovinen, P. Phototoxicity. En: Björn, L.O. (ed.), Photobiology – The Science of Light and Life. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. 219-238.
  • 2001. Huovinen, P.S., Soimasuo, M.R., Oikari, A.O.J. Photoinduced toxicity of retene to Daphnia magna under enhanced UV-B radiation. Chemosphere 45: 683-691.
  • 2001. Huovinen, P.S., Cherr, G.N., Oikari, A.O.J., Soimasuo, M.R. Heat shock protein (Hsp70) responses in algae and cladoceran upon exposure to UV radiation. En: Lehtonen, T., Salminen, J.-P. & Pihlaja, K. (eds), Proceedings of the Fifth Finnish Conference of Environmental Sciences: 225-228. University of Turku, Finland.
  • 2000. Huovinen, P.S., Oikari, A.O.J., Soimasuo, M.R., Cherr G.N. Impact of UV radiation on the early development of the giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) gametophytes. Photochemistry and Photobiology 72: 308-313.
  • 2000. Huovinen, P.S., Penttilä, H., Soimasuo, M.R. Penetration of UV radiation into Finnish lakes with different characteristics. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 59: 15-21.
  • 2000. Huovinen, P.S., Goldman, C.R. Inhibition of phytoplankton production by UV-B radiation in clear subalpine Lake Tahoe, California-Nevada. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 27: 157-160.
  • 1999. Huovinen, P.S., Brett, M.T., Goldman, C.R. Temporal and vertical dynamics of phytoplankton net growth in Castle Lake, California. Journal of Plankton Research 21: 373-385.
  • 1993. Huovinen, P., Holopainen, A.-L., Huttunen, P. Spatial variation of community respiration and primary productivity in two large lakes in Eastern Finland. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 25: 552-556.
  • 1993. Holopainen, A.-L., Huovinen, P., Huttunen, P. Horizontal distribution of phytoplankton in two large lakes in Eastern Finland. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 25: 557-562. 

Equipo de trabajo

  • Romina Fuentes (Bióloga marina), Asistente de investigación

Estudiantes de Pregrado

  • Leonardo Aglony
  • Fernanda Díaz

Estudiante de Doctorado

  • Claudio Rivas – Doctorado en Ciencias de la Acuicultura