ARIA ANDRES Maria (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia, COSTA RICA)

First Name: Maria de Jesus

Name: Arias Andres

Position: Researcher


Institute / University / Company: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Research Unit: IRET (Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances)

Address (city, state): Heredia

Country: Costa Rica

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

  • horizontal gene transfer
  • microbial ecology
  • microbial community physiology
  • flow cytometry
  • biodegradation

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • pesticides
  • microplastics
  • pharmaceuticals

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • bacteria
  • fungi

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest: aquatic

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc): I teach environmental toxicology and ecotoxicology (bachelor and master levels) and I include microbial examples.
At UNA, for the Bach. Ing. in Environmental Management and the Master degree in Env. Management.

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

1. Arias-Andres, M., Rojas-Jimenez, K., & Grossart, H.-P. 2019. Collateral effects of microplastic pollution on aquatic microorganisms: An ecological perspective. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 112, 234–240. doi: 10.1016/j.trac.2018.11.041

2. Arias-Andres M, Kettner MT, Miki T, Grossart HP. 2018. Microplastics: New substrates for heterotrophic activity contribute to altering organic matter cycles in aquatic ecosystems. Sci Total Environ. 21;635:1152-1159. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.199.

3. Arias-Andres M, Klümper U, Rojas-Jimenez K, Grossart HP. 2018. Microplastic pollution increases gene exchange in aquatic ecosystems. Environ Pollut. 237:253-261. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.02.058

4. Eckert EM, Di Cesare A, Kettner MT, Arias-Andres M, Fontaneto D, Grossart HP, Corno G. 2018. Microplastics increase impact of treated wastewater on freshwater microbial community. Environ Pollut. 234:495-502. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.11.070

5. Granados-Chinchilla F, Arias-Andrés M, Rodriguez C.2013. Tetracycline and 4-epitetracycline modified the in vitro catabolic activity and structure of a sediment microbial community from a tropical tilapia farm idiosyncratically. J Environ Sci Health B. ;48(4):291-301

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