Dr Mariana   Mayer Pinto
Senior Lecturer

Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto

Science
Biological, Earth & Env Sci

Mariana is a Scientia Fellow in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science. She obtained her PhD in Marine Sciences from the University of Sydney, 2009 and holds a MSc in Zoology from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Prior to the commencement of her academic career in UNSW in 2013, she worked as a private consultant, leading the data analyses of one of the biggest environmental projects in Australia (Gorgon Project, Chevron). 

 

Member of: Centre for Marine Science & Innovation (CMSI) and Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (E&ERC)

Location
Room 501C, Level 5 East Biological Sciences North (D26) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2015, 'Pollution: Effects of chemical contaminants and debris', in Marine Ecosystems: Human Impacts on Biodiversity, Functioning and Services, Cambridge University Press, pp. 244 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139794763.009
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Bugnot AB; Mayer-Pinto M; Airoldi L; Heery EC; Johnston EL; Critchley LP; Strain EMA; Morris RL; Loke LHL; Bishop MJ; Sheehan EV; Coleman RA; Dafforn KA, 2021, 'Current and projected global extent of marine built structures', Nature Sustainability, vol. 4, pp. 33 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-00595-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Vozzo ML; Mayer-Pinto M; Bishop MJ; Cumbo VR; Bugnot AB; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Steinberg PD; Strain EMA, 2021, 'Making seawalls multifunctional: The positive effects of seeded bivalves and habitat structure on species diversity and filtration rates', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2020.105243
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Dafforn KA; Fobert E, 2020, 'Knowledge exchange to improve research and management of the impacts of artificial light at night', Austral Ecology, vol. 45, pp. 1059 - 1061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12948
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Ledet J; Crowe TP; Johnston EL, 2020, 'Sublethal effects of contaminants on marine habitat-forming species: a review and meta-analysis', Biological Reviews, vol. 95, pp. 1554 - 1573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12630
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Eger AM; Vergés A; Choi CG; Christie H; Coleman MA; Fagerli CW; Fujita D; Hasegawa M; Kim JH; Mayer-Pinto M; Reed DC; Steinberg PD; Marzinelli EM, 2020, 'Financial and Institutional Support Are Important for Large-Scale Kelp Forest Restoration', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.535277
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Schaefer N; Mayer-Pinto M; Griffin KJ; Johnston EL; Glamore W; Dafforn KA, 2020, 'Predicting the impact of sea-level rise on intertidal rocky shores with remote sensing', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110203
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Van den Brink PJ; Bracewell SA; Bush A; Chariton A; Choung CB; Compson ZG; Dafforn KA; Korbel K; Lapen DR; Mayer-Pinto M; Monk WA; O'Brien AL; Rideout NK; Schäfer RB; Sumon KA; Verdonschot RCM; Baird DJ, 2019, 'Towards a general framework for the assessment of interactive effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems: Results from the Making Aquatic Ecosystems Great Again (MAEGA) workshop', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 684, pp. 722 - 726, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.455
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL, 2019, 'A Decision Framework for Coastal Infrastructure to Optimize Biotic Resistance and Resilience in a Changing Climate', BioScience, vol. 69, pp. 833 - 843, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz092
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Ushiama S; Mayer-Pinto M; Bugnot AB; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA, 2019, 'Eco-engineering increases habitat availability and utilisation of seawalls by fish', Ecological Engineering, vol. 138, pp. 403 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.07.022
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    O'Brien AL; Dafforn KA; Chariton AA; Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2019, 'After decades of stressor research in urban estuarine ecosystems the focus is still on single stressors: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 684, pp. 753 - 764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.131
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Schaefer N; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2019, 'Size, depth and position affect the diversity and structure of rock pool communities in an urban estuary', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 70, pp. 1034 - 1044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF18074
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Vergés A; McCosker E; Mayer-Pinto M; Coleman MA; Wernberg T; Ainsworth T; Steinberg PD, 2019, 'Tropicalisation of temperate reefs: Implications for ecosystem functions and management actions', Functional Ecology, vol. 33, pp. 1000 - 1013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13310
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Martinez AS; Mayer-Pinto M; Christofoletti RA, 2019, 'Functional responses of filter feeders increase with elevated metal contamination: Are these good or bad signs of environmental health?', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110571
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Schaefer N; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2019, 'Size, depth and position affect the diversity and structure of rock pool communities in an urban estuary (vol 70, pg 1034, 2018)', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, vol. 70, pp. 1045 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF18074_CO
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Strain EMA; Olabarria C; Mayer-Pinto M; Cumbo V; Morris RL; Bugnot AB; Dafforn KA; Heery E; Firth LB; Brooks PR; Bishop MJ, 2018, 'Eco-engineering urban infrastructure for marine and coastal biodiversity: Which interventions have the greatest ecological benefit?', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 55, pp. 426 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12961
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Heery EC; Dafforn KA; Smith JA; Ushiama S; Mayer-Pinto M, 2018, 'Not all artificial structures are created equal: Pilings linked to greater ecological and environmental change in sediment communities than seawalls', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 142, pp. 286 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.08.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Cole VJ; Johnston EL; Bugnot A; Hurst H; Airoldi L; Glasby TM; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Functional and structural responses to marine urbanisation', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a5
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Marzinelli EM; Qiu Z; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Steinberg PD; Mayer-Pinto M, 2018, 'Coastal urbanisation affects microbial communities on a dominant marine holobiont', npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41522-017-0044-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Bugnot AB; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Schaefer N; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Learning from nature to enhance Blue engineering of marine infrastructure', Ecological Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 611 - 621, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.03.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Dafforn KA; Bugnot AB; Glasby TM; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Artificial structures alter kelp functioning across an urbanised estuary', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 139, pp. 136 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.05.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M, 2017, 'Impacts of bleach on bryozoans: A framework to distinguish direct and indirect effects using chemical and physical manipulations', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 599-600, pp. 58 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.201
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Bishop MJ; Mayer-Pinto M; Airoldi L; Firth LB; Morris RL; Loke LHL; Hawkins SJ; Naylor LA; Coleman RA; Chee SY; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 492, pp. 7 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.021
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Bugnot AB; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Mitchell A; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Building ‘blue’: An eco-engineering framework for foreshore developments', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 189, pp. 109 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.12.039
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Bolton D; Mayer-Pinto M; Clark GF; Dafforn KA; Brassil WA; Becker A; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Coastal urban lighting has ecological consequences for multiple trophic levels under the sea', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 576, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.037
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Heery EC; Bishop MJ; Critchley LP; Bugnot AB; Airoldi L; Mayer-Pinto M; Sheehan EV; Coleman RA; Loke LHL; Johnston EL; Komyakova V; Morris RL; Strain EMA; Naylor LA; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 492, pp. 31 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.020
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Van Den Brink PJ; Choung CB; Landis W; Mayer-Pinto M; Pettigrove V; Scanes P; Smith R; Stauber J, 2016, 'New approaches to the ecological risk assessment of multiple stressors', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 67, pp. 429 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15111
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Browne MA; Brooks PR; Clough R; Fisher AS; Mayer Pinto M; Crowe TP, 2016, 'Simulating regimes of chemical disturbance and testing impacts in the ecosystem using a novel programmable dosing system', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, pp. 609 - 618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12521
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Matias MG; Coleman RA, 2016, 'The interplay between habitat structure and chemical contaminants on biotic responses of benthic organisms', PeerJ, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1985
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Underwood AJ; Marzinelli EM, 2015, 'The matrix influences direct and indirect effects of an anthropogenic disturbance on marine organisms', Environmental Research, vol. 136, pp. 15 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Dafforn KA; Mayer-Pinto M; Morris RL; Waltham NJ, 2015, 'Application of management tools to integrate ecological principles with the design of marine infrastructure', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 158, pp. 61 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.05.001
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M; Crowe TP, 2015, 'Chemical contaminant effects on marine ecosystem functioning', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 52, pp. 140 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12355
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M; Hutchings PA; Marzinelli EM; Ahyong ST; Birch G; Booth DJ; Creese RG; Doblin MA; Figueira W; Gribben PE; Pritchard T; Roughan M; Steinberg PD; Hedge LH, 2015, 'Sydney Harbour: What we do and do not know about a highly diverse estuary', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, pp. 1073 - 1087, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15159
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Hutchings PA; Marzinelli EM; Ahyong ST; Birch G; Booth DJ; Creese RG; Doblin MA; Figueira W; Gribben PE; Pritchard T; Roughan M; Steinberg PD; Hedge LH, 2015, 'Sydney Harbour: A review of anthropogenic impacts on the biodiversity and ecosystem function of one of the world's largest natural harbours', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, pp. 1088 - 1105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15157
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Tan ELY; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA, 2015, 'Differences in intertidal microbial assemblages on urban structures and natural rocky reef', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01276
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL, 2015, 'Marine urbanization: An ecological framework for designing multifunctional artificial structures', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, pp. 82 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140050
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Ignacio BL, 2015, 'Effects of chemical disturbances on intertidal benthic assemblages', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 506-507, pp. 10 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.095
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Pinto MM; Johnston EL, 2015, 'The authors' reply', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, pp. 129 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15.WB.004
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Johnston EL; Hedge LH; Mayer-Pinto M, 2015, 'The urgent global need to understand port and harbour ecosystems', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, pp. i - ii, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MFv66n12_ED
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Mayer Pinto M; Johnston EL, 2015, 'Clarification on the applicability of systematic reviews. Reply.', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, pp. 129 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15.WB.004
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Ignacio BL; Széchy MTM; Viana MS; Curbelo-Fernandez MP; Lavrado HP; Junqueira AOR; Vilanova E; Silva SHG, 2012, 'How Much Is Too Little to Detect Impacts? A Case Study of a Nuclear Power Plant', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0047871
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Marzinelli EM; Burrows M; Jackson AC; Mayer-Pinto M, 2012, 'Positive and negative effects of habitat-forming algae on survival, growth and intra-specific competition of limpets', PLoS ONE, vol. 7, pp. e51601, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051601
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Coleman RA; Underwood AJ; Tolhurst TJ, 2011, 'Effects of zinc on microalgal biofilms in intertidal and subtidal habitats.', Biofouling, vol. 27, pp. 721 - 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2011.600448
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Underwood AJ; Tolhurst T; Coleman RA, 2010, 'Effects of metals on aquatic assemblages: What do we really know?', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 391, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2010.06.013
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Vilanova EP; Mayer Pinto M; Curbelo-Fernandez MP; Silva SHG, 2004, 'The impact of a nuclear power plant discharge on the sponge community of a tropical bay (SE Brazil)', Bollettino dei musei e degli istituti biologici dell'Universita di Genova, vol. 68, pp. 647 - 654
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Mariana Mayer Pinto
    Mayer-Pinto M; Junqueira AOR, 2003, 'Effects of organic pollution on the initial development of fouling communities in a tropical bay, Brazil', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 46, pp. 1495 - 1503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(03)00249-2

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