Victor Rivera-MonroyVictor H. Rivera-Monroy

Position: Associate Professor, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-2745
Fax: 225-578-6423

Office: 3209 Energy, Coast and Environment Building

Bachelor's Degree(s): B.S. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico D.F., 1979
Master's Degrees(s): M.S. Louisiana State University, 1989
Ph.D.(s): Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 1995




Estuarine and coastal ecosystems, biogeochemistry of wetlands, landscape modeling/ecosystem models, coastal management/aquaculture


Mendez-Alonzo, R., J. Lopez-Portillo, and V.H. Rivera-Monroy. In press. Latitudinal variation in leaf and tree traits of the mangrove Avicennia germinans (Avicenniaceae) in the central region of the Gulf of Mexico Biotropica 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2008.00397.x.

Simard, M., V.H. Rivera-Monroy, J.E. Mancera-Pineda, E. Castaneda-Moya, and R.R. Twilley. 2008. A systematic method for 3D mapping of mangrove forests based on shuttle radar topography mission elevation data, ICEsat/GLAS waveforms and field data: application to Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia. Remote Sensing of Environment 112:2131-2144.

Bouillon, S., A.V. Borges, E. Castaneda-Moya, K. Diele, T. Dittmar, N.C. Duke, E. Kristensen, S.Y. Lee, C. Marchand, J.J. Middleburg, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, T.J. Smith, III, and R.R. Twilley. 2008. Mangrove production and carbon sinks: a revision of global budget estimates. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol. 22, GB2013,doi: 10.1029/2007GB003052.

Habib, E., B.F. Larson, W.K. Nuttle, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, B.R. Nelson, E.A. Meselhe, and R.R. Twilley. 2008. Effect of rainfall spatial variability and sampling on salinity prediction in an estuarine system. Journal of Hydrology 350:56-67.

Berger, U., V.H. Rivera-Monroy, F. Dahdouh-Guebas, T.W. Doyle, N. Duke, M. Fontalvo, H. Hildenbrandt, N. Keodam, U. Mehlig, C. Piou, R.R. Twilley. 2008. Advances and limitations of individual-based models to analyze and predict dynamics of mangrove forests. Aquatic Botany 89:260-274.

Poret, N. R.R. Twilley, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, and C. Coronado-Molina. 2007. Belowground decomposition of mangrove roots in Florida coastal Everglades. Estuaries and Coasts 30(3):491-496.

Rivera-Monroy, V.H., K. de Mutsert, R.R. Twilley, E. Castaneda-Moya, M.M. Romigh, and S.E. Davis, III. 2007. Patterns of nutrient exchange in a riverine mangrove forest in the Shark River estuary, Florida, USA. Hydrobiologica 17(2):169-178.

Habib, E., W.K. Nuttle, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, S. Gautam, J. Wang, E. Meselhe, and R.R. Twilley. 2007. Assessing effects of data limitations on salinity forecasting in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, with a Bayesian analysis. Journal of Coastal Research 23(3):749-763.

Castaneda-Moya, E., V.H. Rivera-Monroy, and R.R. Twilley. 2006. Mangrove zonation in the dry life zone of the Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras. Estuaries and Coasts 29(5):751-764.

Krauss, K.W., T.W. Doyle, R.R. Twilley, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, and J.K. Sullivan. 2006. Evaluating the relative effects of hydroperiod and soil fertility as growth constraints in south Florida mangroves. Hydrobiologia 569:311-324.