Antonio M. Baptista

  • Professor, EH.Environmental & Biomolecular Systems


Research interests: Understand how coastal margins function under the complex influence of rivers, ocean, climate and humans – and how to integrate such understanding in broad-range societal decisions on sustainable development. My anchoring expertise is on observation and prediction of the physics of estuaries and plumes, and I collaborate with scientists of diverse backgrounds to integrate physics into thinking on biogeochemistry, fisheries, and ecological processes.


  • M.S., 1984, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., 1987, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Selected publications

  • Jessica A. Miller; David J. Teel; António Baptista; Cheryl A. MorganDisentangling bottom-up and top-down effects on survival during early ocean residence in a population of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2013;70(4):617-629.
  • Melissa Gilbert; Joseph Needoba; Corey Koch; Andrew Barnard; António BaptistaNutrient Loading and Transformations in the Columbia River Estuary Determined by High-Resolution In Situ SensorsEstuaries and Coasts. 2013;36(4):708-727.
  • S.L. Bräuer; K. Kranzler; N. Goodson; D. Murphy; H.M. Simon; A.M. Baptista; B.M. TeboDark Carbon Fixation in the Columbia River's Estuarine Turbidity Maxima: Molecular Characterization of Red-Type cbbL Genes and Measurement of DIC Uptake Rates in Response to Added Electron DonorsEstuaries and Coasts. 2013;36(5):1073-1083.
  • Caroline S. Fortunato; Lydie Herfort; Peter Zuber; António M. Baptista; Byron C. CrumpSpatial variability overwhelms seasonal patterns in bacterioplankton communities across a river to ocean gradientISME Journal. 2012;6(3):554-563.
  • David Maier; V.M. Megler; António M. Baptista; Alex Jaramillo; Charles Seaton; Paul J. TurnerNavigating oceans of dataLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 2012;7338 LNCS:1-19.


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