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Ester Quintana Rizzo

Country of origin: Guatemala Currently in: United States, Boston General field of specialization: Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Academic Background


2006 Doctorate Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
1999 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Publications resulting from Research: 

Most recent:

Quintana-Rizzo, E., S. Leiter, T. V. N. Cole, M. N. Hagbloom, A. R. Knowlton, P. Nagelkirk, O. O’Brien, C. B. Khan, A. G. Henry, P. A. Duley, L. M. Crowe, C. A. Mayo, and S. D. Kraus. 2021. Residency, demographics, and movement patterns of North Atlantic right whales Eubalaena glacialis in an offshore wind energy development area in southern New England, USA. Endangered Species Research 45:251-268.

Redfern, J.V, Kryc, K.A., Weiss, L., Hodge, B., O’Brien, O., Kraus, S.D., Quintana-Rizzo, E., and P.J. Auster. 2021. Opening a marine monument to commercial fishing creates gaps in ecosystem protections. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:645314. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.645314

Quintana-Rizzo, E., A. Cabrera, J. Ortiz-Wolford, and V. Davila. 2021. Spatial distribution and abundance of small cetaceans in the Pacific waters of Guatemala. Frontiers in Marine Science Frontiers in Marine Science 8:674134. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.674134

M.F. Baumgartner, J. Bonnell, S.M. Van Parijs, P.J. Corkeron, C. Hotchkin, K. Ball, L.P. Pelletier, J. Partan, D. Peters, J. Kemp, J. Pietro, K. Newhall, A. Stokes, T.V.N. Cole, E. Quintana-Rizzo, E., and S.D. Kraus. 2019. Persistent near real-time passive acoustic monitoring for baleen whales from a moored buoy: system description and evaluation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1476-1489.

Quintana-Rizzo, E. 2019. Distribution and abundance of whales in Guatemala with emphasis on humpback whale behavior (Megaptera novaeangliae). Spanish book chapter. In: Perspectivas de Investigación sobre Mamíferos Silvestres de Guatemala. C. Kraker, A. P. Calderón and A. A. Cabrera Editors. Guatemala: Asociación Guatemalteca de Mastozoólogos, pp. 247-261. ISBN: 978-9929-726-33-8.

Romero, C., S. Tracey, B. Carr, E. Quintana-Rizzo, S.W. Ross, D.J. Hollander and J.J. Torres. 2018. A decadal assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mesopelagic fishes from the Gulf of Mexico reveals exposure to oil-derived sources. Environmental Science and Technology 52: 10985–10996. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b02243

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