Maria Vanessa Baria-Rodriguez – Assistant Professor, Deputy Director for Bolinao Marine Laboratory


Ph.D. Marine and Environmental Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

Research Interests:
Coral reef ecology, Coral reproduction and recruitment, Coral physiology, Coral restoration

Selected Publications:

  • Baria-Rodriguez MV, dela Cruz DW, Dizon, RM, Yap HT, Villanueva RD. Performance and cost‐ effectiveness of sexually produced Acropora granulosa juveniles compared with asexually generated coral fragments in restoring degraded reef areas. 2019. Aquatic Conservation: Marine Freshwater Ecosystem. 2019;1–10. (Impact factor: 2.988)
  • Benjamin C, Punongbayan A, dela Cruz DW, Villanueva R, Baria MV, Yap HT. Use of Bayesian analysis with individual-based modelling to project outcomes of coral restoration. 2016. Restoration Ecology. In press. (Impact factor: 1.838)
  • Baria MV, Kurihara H, Harii S. 2015. Tolerance to elevated temperature and ocean acidification of the larvae of solitary corals Fungia fungites (Linn. 1758) and Lithophyllon repanda (Dana 1846). Zoological Science, 32 (5): 447 – 454. (Impact factor: 0.857)
  • Paxton C, Baria MV, Weis VM and Harii S. Effects of elevated temperature on fecundity and reproductive timing in the coral Acropora digitifera. Zygote, doi:10.1017/S0967199415000477. (Impact factor: 1.416, Citation: 1)
  • Edwards, A. J., Guest, J. R., Heyward, A. J., Villanueva, R. D., Baria, M. V., Bollozos, I. S., and Golbuu, Y. (2015). Direct seeding of mass-cultured coral larvae is not an effective option for reef rehabilitation. Marine Ecological Progress Series, 525, 105-116. (Impact factor: 2.619, Citation: 3)
  • Guest, J. R., Baria, M. V., Gomez, E. D., Heyward, A. J., and Edwards, A. J. (2014). Closing the circle: is it feasible to rehabilitate reefs with sexually propagated corals? Coral Reefs, 33(1), 45-55. (Impact factor: 3.324, Citation: 13)
  • dela Cruz, D. W., Villanueva, R. D., and Baria, M. V. B. (2014). Community-based, low-tech method of restoring a lost thicket of Acropora corals. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, fst228. (Impact factor: 2.377, Citation: 1)
  • Villanueva RD, Baria MVB and dela Cruz DW. 2013. Effects of grazing by herbivorous gastropod (Trochus niloticus) on the survivorship of cultured coral spat. Zoological Studies. 52:44. (Impact factor: 0.776, Citation: 1)
  • Baria MVB, dela Cruz DW, Villanueva RD and Guest JR. 2012. Spawning of three-year old Acropora millepora corals reared from larvae in northwestern Philippines. Bulletin of Marine Science 88:1. (Impact factor: 1.306, Citation: 20)
  • Villanueva RD, Baria MV and dela Cruz DW. 2012. Growth and survivorship of juvenile coral outplanted to degraded reef areas in Bolinao-Anda Reef Complex, Philippines. Marine Biology Research. (Impact factor: 1.475, Citation: 13)
  • Villanueva RD, Baria MVB, dela Cruz DW and Dizon RM. 2011. Diel timing of planulation and larval settlement in the coral Isopora cuneata (Scleractinia: Acroporidae). Hydrobiologia 673: 273-279. (Impact factor: 2.275, Citation: 2)
  • Baria MVB, Guest JR, Aliño PM, Edwards AJ, Gomez ED and AJ Heyward. 2010. Caging enhances early survival of the scleractinian coral Acropora tenuis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 394: 149-153. (Impact factor: 1.866, Citation: 28)
  • Vicentuan KC, Guest JR, Baria MVB, Cabaitan PC, Dizon RM, Villanueva RD, Aliño PM and Gomez ED, Edwards AJ and AJ Heyward. 2007. Multi-species spawning of corals in northwestern Philippines. Coral reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-007-0325-8. (Impact factor: 3.324, Citation: 24)
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