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Doria C.R.C., Duponchelle F., Lima M.A.L., Garcia A., Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Coca Méndez C., Catarino M.F., Carvalho Freitas C.E., Vega B., Miranda-Chumacero G, Van Damme P.A. (2018). Review of fisheries resource use and status in the Madeira river basin (Brasil, Bolivia and Peru) before hydroelectric dam completion. Reviews in Fisheries and Aquaculture, in press

Hauser M., Doria C.R.C., Melo L.R.C., Santos A.R., Ayala D.M., Nogueira L.D., Amadio S., Fabré N., Torrente-Vilara G., García-Vásquez A., Renno J.F., Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Alonso J.C., Nunez J., Duponchelle F. (2018). Age and growth of the Amazonia migratory catfish Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii in the Madeira River basin before the construction of dams. Neotropical Ichthyology, 16 (1): el70130, 2018.

Anderson E.P., Jenkins C.N., Heilpern S., Maldonado-Ocampo J.A., Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Encalada A.C., Rivadeneira J.F., Hidalgo M., Canas C.M., Ortega H., Salcedo N., Maldonado M., Tedesco P.A. (2018). Fragmentation of Andes-to-Amazon connectivity by hydropower dams. Science Advances, 4:eaao1642


Maggia M.E., Vigouroux Y., Renno J.F., Duponchelle F., Desmarais E., Nunez J., García-Dávila C., Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Paradis E., Martin J.F., Mariac C. (2017) DNA Metabarcoding of Amazonian Ichthyoplankton swarms. PloS ONE, 12 (1): e017009.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0170009


Duponchelle F., Pouilly M., Pécheyran C., Hauser M., Renno J.F., Panfili J. Darnaude A.M., García-Vasquez A., Carvajal-Vallejos F., García-Dávila C., Doria C., Bérail S., Donard A., Sondag F., Santos R.V., Nunez J., Point D., Labonne M., Baras E. (2016). Trans-Amazonian natal homing in giant catfish. Journal of Applied Ichthyology


Van Damme P.A., Coca Méndez C., Zapata M., Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Carolsfeld J., Olden J.D. (2015). The expansion of Arapaima cf. gigas (Osteoglossiformes: Arapaimidae) in the Bolivian Amazon as informed by citizen and formal science. Management of Biological Invasions, 6 (4): 375-383. Ver PDF

Oberdorff T., Jézéquel C., Campero M., Carvajal-Vallejos F., Cornu J.F., Dias M.S., Duponchelle F., Maldonado-Ocampo J.A., Ortega H., Renno J.F., Tedescao P.A. (2015). Opinión Paper: how vulnerable are Amazonia freshwater fishes to ongoing climate change? Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 31 (Suppl. 4) 4-9.

Macnaughton A.E., Carvajal-Vallejos, F.M., Argote A., Rainville T.K., Van Damme P.A., Carolsfeld J. (2015). “Paiche reigns!”: species introduction and indigenous fisheries in the Bolivian Amazon. Maritime studies, 14:11. Ver PDF

Becerra Cardona M.P., Mallea Cárdenas H.A., Van Damme P.A. (2015). The use of premaxillary bones of six fish species in giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) diet analysis. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 10 (2): 131-142. Ver PDF

Marmontel M., Trujillo F., Lima D., Van Damme P.A., Groenendijk J. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue on giant river otter Pteronura brasiliensis. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 10 (2): 70-74. Ver PDF


Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Duponchelle F., Desmarais E., Cerqueira F., Querouil S., Nuñez J., García C., Renno J.F. (2014). Genetic structure in the Amazon catfish Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii: influence of life history strategies. Genetica. DOI 10.1007/s10709-014-9777-2. Ver PDF

Carvajal-Vallejos F.M., Bigorne R., Zeballos Fernández A.J., Sarmiento J., Barrera S., Yunoki T., Pouilly M., Zubieta J., De La Barra E., Jegú M., Maldonado M., Van Damme P., Céspedes R., Oberdorff T. (2014). Fish-AMAZBOL: a database on freshwater fishes of the Bolivian Amazon. Hydrobiologia, 732 (1): 19-27 Ver PDF


Baigún, C.R.M., Colautti, D., López, H.L., Van Damme, P.A., Reis, R.E. (2012). Application of extinction risk and conservation criteria for assessing fish species in the lower La Plata River basin, South America. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI 10.1002/aqc.2223 PDF


Pickels, R., Groombridge, J.J., Zambrana Rojas, V.D., Van Damme, P.A., Gottelli, D., Kundu, S., Bodmer, R., Ariana, C.V., Iyengar, A., Jordan, W.C. (2011). Evolutionary history and identification of conservation units in the giant otter, Pteronura brasiiensis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 61 (3): 616-627.

Pickles, R.S.A., Groombridge, J.J., Zambrana, V.D., Van Damme, P., Gottelli, D., Ariani, C.V., Jordan, W.C. (2011). Genetic diversity and population structure in the endangered giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis. Conservation Genetics, DOI 10.1007/s10592-011-0279-


Torrico, J.P., Hubert, N., Desmarais, E., Duponchelle, F., Nuñez Rodriguez J., Montoya-Burgos, J., Garcia Davila C., Carvajal-Vallejos, F., Grajales, A.A., Bonhomme, F., Renno, J.F. (2009) Molecular phylogeny of the genus Pseudoplatystoma (Bleeker, 1862): biogeographic and evolutionary implications. Molecular phylogenetics and Evolution 51: 588-594 Ver PDF


Van Damme, P.A., Hamel, C., Ayala, A., Bervoets, L. (2008) Macroinvertebrate community response to Acid Main Drainage (AMD) in rivers of the high Andes (Bolivia). Environmental Pollution. 156: 1061-1068. Ver en PDF

Aguillera, X., Coronel, J.S., Oberdorff, T., Van Damme, P.A. (2008) Distribution patterns, population status and conservation of Melanosuchus niger and Caiman yacaré (Crocodylia, Alligatoridae) in oxbow lakes of the Ichilo river floodplain, Bolivia. International Journal of Tropical Ecology. 56 (2): 909-929. Ver en PDF


Ayala, R., Acosta, F., Mooij, W.M., Rejas, D., Van Damme, P.A. (2007) Management of laguna Alalay: a case study of lake restoration in Andean valleys in Bolivia. Aquatic Ecology Ver en PDF

Cisneros,F., Mendez, D.M., Nerubia, D.M., Van Damme, P.A. (2007) Caiman hunting and conservation implications for Caiman yacaré and Melanosuchus niger in the Bolivian Amazon. Proc. XVIII Meeting of the IUCN Caiman Specialist Group, 2006.

Tomanova, S., Tudesco, P.A., Campero, M., Van Damme, P.A., Moya, N., Oberdorff, T. (2007) Longitudinal and altitudinal changes of macroinvertebrate functional feeding groups in neotropical streams: a test of the River Continuum Concept. Fundamental and Appliled Limnology 170 (3): 233-241 Ver en PDF


Muñoz, H., Van Damme, P.A., Duponchelle, F. (2006) Breeding behaviour and distribution of the tucunaré, Cichla cf/ monoculus, in a clear water river of the Bolivian Amazon. Journal of Fish Biology. 69: 1018-1030


Coronel, J.S., Maes, G.E., Claus, S., Van Damme, P.A., Volckaert, F.A.M (2004) Differential population history in the migratory catfishes Brachyplatystoma flavicans and Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Pimelodidae) from the Bolivian Amazon assessed with nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers. Journal of Fish Biology. 65: 859-868Ver en PDF