Post Doctoral Associate

Dr. Luis-Felipe Opazo

Dr. Luis-Felipe Opazo

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Invertebrate Paleontology
288 Dickinson Hall
1659 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Ph.D., 2012, University of Plymouth, UK
B.A. and M.Sc., 2001, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile

Research Interests

Palaeontology, paleobiology, ecology, paleoecology, biogeography, macroevolution, marine conservation, global change, Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction, ecological modelling, statistics, bivalves and quantitative analysis in biodiversity.

Current Project

Evolution, energetic and distribution of body size in bivalves and brachiopods: A comparative analysis of marine Palaeozoic and Mesozoic faunas.

Recent Publications

Jaraula, C.M.B., Grice, K., Twitchett, R.J., Böttcher, M.E., LeMetayer, P., Dastidar, L.A.G. and Opazo, L.F. 2013. Persistent photic zone euxinia associated with elevated pCO2 during the Late Triassic. Geology 41 (9): 955-958.

Camus, P.A., Navarrete, A.H., Sanhueza, A.G. and Opazo, L.F. 2012. Spatio-temporal variation of the spectrum and composition of the diet of the chiton Acanthopleura echinata in the the rocky intertidal coasts of northern Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 85: 123-135.

Navarrete, A.H., Camus, P.A. and Opazo, L.F. 2008. Environmental variation and dietary patterns of the black urchin Tetrapygus niger in rocky intertidal shores of northern Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 81 (3): 305-319.

Sanhueza, A.G., Navarrete, A.H., Opazo, L.F. and Camus, P.A. 2008. Trophic characterization of the intertidal placophoran Enoplochiton niger in northern Chile: environmental variation and dietary patterns at local and regional levels. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 8 (4): 533-546.

Camus, P.A., Daroch, K. and Opazo, L.F. 2008. Potential omnivory and apparent intraguild predation in rocky intertidal herbivore assemblage from northern Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361:35-45.

Opazo, L.F. and Otaíza, R. 2007. Vertical distribution of spores of blade-forming Sarcothalia crispate (Gigartinaceae) and crustose corallines (Corallinaceae) in the water column. Botanica marina, 50: 97-105.