Pilar Drake Moyano, PhD
Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC)
Campus Río San Pedro - 11510 Puerto Real (Cádiz), Spain
Phone. 34-956832612 (ext.323)
Fax: 34-956834701
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Pilar Drake is a senior scientist of the Department of Ecology and Coastal Management of the ICMAN (CSIC). She has extensive experience in the science and management of estuaries and coastal areas, and in the effects of marine/estuarine pollution and human activities on marine and estuarine aquatic communities.
During last decades, she has been involved in projects aiming to assess the relationship between estuarine communities and environmental conditions. As results of such activity, she has published numerous papers, in international peer-reviewed journals and books, concerning species recruitment, habitat uses, life cycles, eco-physiological adaptations, exotic species and anthropogenic impacts on communities of estuarine systems.



Drake, P., Marco-Herrero, E., Subida, M.D., Arias, A.M., Cuesta, J.A. Host use pattern of the pea crab Afropinnotheres monodi: potential effects on its reproductive success and geographical expansion. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2014, 498: 203–215.

González-Ortegón E., Pascual E., Drake P. Respiratory responses to salinity, temperature and hypoxia of six caridean shrimps from different aquatic habitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 2013, 445: 108-115.

González-Ortegón E., Subida M.D., Arias A.M., Baldó F., Cuesta J.A., Fernández-Delgado C., Vilas C., Drake P. Nekton response to freshwater inputs in a temperate European Estuary with regulated riverine inflow. Science of The Total Environment, 2012, 440: 261-271.

Subida M.D., Drake P., Jordana E., Mavric B., Pinedo S., Somboura N., Torres J., Salas F. Response of different biotic indices to gradients of organic enrichment in Mediterranean coastal waters: Implications of non-monotonic responses of diversity measures. Ecological Indicators, 2012, 19: 106-117.

Arribas C., Fernández-Delgado C., Oliva-Paterna F.J., Drake P. Oceanic and local environmental conditions as forcing mechanisms of the glass eel recruitment to the southernmost European estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2012, 107: 46-57.

Gónzalez-Ortegón E., Drake P. Effects of freshwater input on the lower trophic levels of a temperate estuary: physical, physiological or trophic forcing? Aquatic Sciences, 2012, 74: 455-469.

González-Ortegón E., Cuesta J.A., Pascual E., Drake P. Assessment of the interaction between the white shrimp, Palaemon longirostris, and the exotic oriental shrimp, Palaemon macrodactylus, in a European estuary (SW Spain). Biological Invasions, 2010, 12:1731-1745.

Pascual E., Drake P. Physiological and behavioral responses of the mud snails Hydrobia glyca and Hydrobia ulvae to extreme water temperatures and salinities: implications for their spatial distribution within a system of temperate lagoons. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2008, 81: 594-604.

Vilas C., Drake P., Fockedey N. Feeding preferences of estuarine mysids Neomysis integer and Rhopalophthalmus tartessicus in a temperate estuary (Guadalquivir Estuary, SW Spain). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2008, 77: 345-356.

Fernández-Delgado C, Baldó F, Vilas C, García-González D, Cuesta JA, Gózalez-Ortegón E & Drake P. Effects of the river discharge management on the nursery function of the Guadalquivir river estuary (SW Spain). Hydrobiología, 2007, 587: 125-136.

Vilas C., Drake P., Pascual E. Oxygen consumption and osmoregulatory capacity in Neomysis integer reduce competition for resources among mysid shrimp in a temperate estuary. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 2006, 79: 866-877.

González-Gordillo J.I., Arias A.M., Rodríguez A., Drake P. Recruitment patterns of decapod crustacean megalopae in a shallow inlet (sw Spain) related to life history strategies. Estuarine, coastal and shelf sciences, 2003, 56: 593-607.

Costa M.J., Cabral H.N., Drake P., Economou A.N., Fernández-Delgado C., Gordo L., Marchand J., Thiel R. Recruitment and production of commercial species in estuaries. In Fishes in Estuaries (Elliott M & Hemingway K L, eds), 2002, 54-123. Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK.

Baldó F., Drake P. A multivariate approach to the feeding habits of small fishes in the Guadalquivir Estuary. Journal of Fish Biology, 2002, 61: 21-32.

Drake P., Baldó F., Saënz V., Arias A.M. Macrobenthic community structure in estuarine pollution assesment on the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Spain): is the Phylum Meta-analysis approach applicable. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 1999, 38: 1038-1047.

Drake P., Arias A.M. The effect of aquaculture practices on the benthic macroinvertebrate community of a lagoon system in the Bay of Cádiz (Southwestern Spain). Estuaries, 1997, 20: 677-688.

Arias A.M., Drake P. Structure and production of the benthic macroinvertebrate community in a shallow lagoon system in the Bay of Cádiz. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 1994, 115: 151-167.