Carlos   E.  Cintra-Buenrostro

Professor  

Office: PPOB1 1.300A
Phone: (956) 882-5746
Email: Carlos.Cintra@utrgv.edu

Dr. Carlos E. Cintra-Buenrostro





Selected Publications


  • Alejandro Fierro-Cabo and Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Fish assemblage structure indicates limited restoration progress over a lustrum of a severely degraded estuary in southern Tamaulipas, México," Environment and Ecology Research 5, no. 4 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 312-324.

  • Leticia Contreras, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo, and Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Early drivers of Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) leaf litter decomposition in the water column," Hydrobiologia (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017).

  • Monica Delgado, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, and Alejandro Fierro-Cabo. "Decomposition and nitrogen dynamics of turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum) in a subtropical estuarine system.," Wetlands Ecology and Management (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017).

  • David Hicks, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Richard Kline, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley-Lozano. "Artificial reef fish survey methods: counts vs. log-categories yield different diversity estimates," Proceedings of the 68th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, 2016, 2016: 74-79.

  • Leticia Contreras, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo, and Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Decomposition of black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) leaf litter: calibrating estuarine indicators of functional recovery," Proceedings of the 8th Biennial Education and Science Forum, NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions. NOAA, November 2016.

  • Mario Marquez, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo, and Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Can ecosystem functional recovery be traced to decomposition and nitrogen dynamics in estuaries of the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas?," Restoration Ecology 25, no. 4 (November 2016): 618-628.

  • Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Would predatory drillhole frequency on Chione spp. increase under the suggested climate change scenario? Comparing Pleistocene and Modern rhodolith beds," International Journal of Modern Botany 2, no. 4 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012): 103-107.

  • Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Karl Flessa, and David Dettman. "Restoration flows for the Colorado River Estuary, México: estimates from oxygen isotopes in the bivalve mollusk Mulinia coloradoensis (Mactridae:Bivalvia)," Wetlands Ecology & Management (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2012).

  • María-Dinorah Herrero-Pérezrul, Héctor Reyes-Bonilla, Adriana González-Azcárraga, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, and Araceli Rojas-Sierra. "Chapter 12: Equinodermos," Bahía de los Angeles: recursos naturales y comunidad. Línea base 2007. PRONATURA, 2008.

  • Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Trampling, peeling and nibbling mussels: an experimental assessment of mechanical and predatory damage to shells of Mytilus trossulus (Mollusca: Mytilidae)," Journal of Shellfish Research 26, no. 1 (2007): 221-231.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • David Hicks. NOAA Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, NOAA , $2,975,000.00 (August 2016 - August 2021)

  • Chu-Lin Cheng. GEOPATHS: Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO), National Science Foundation (NSF), $464,958.00 (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019)

  • David Hicks. Artificial reef biological monitoring and research program FY 2016-2017; now "Artificial reef biological monitoring and research program FY 2016-2018", Texas Parks & Wildlife Department , $633,323.00 (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2018)

  • David Hicks. Rio Grande Valley Reefing Site Pre- and Post-Deployment Monitoring, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Artificial Reef Program, $308,841.00 (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2017)

  • David Hicks. A regional ecosystem approach for the conservation and sustainable management of coastal and marine resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Florida A&M University, Lead Institution, $15,000,000.00 (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2016)

  • David Hicks. Artificial reef biological monitoring and research program FY 2014-2015, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, $449,986.00 (September 1, 2013 - October 15, 2015)

  • Richard Kline. Repurposing the UT-Brownsville Research Vessel M/V Vollert for Monitoring Artificial Reefs, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), $76,000.00 (September 1, 2012 - December 15, 2013)

  • David Hicks. Artificial reef biological monitoring and research program, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), $297,172.00 (April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2013)

  • David Hicks. Texas Clipper Reef biological monitoring and evaluation program, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), $245,330.00 (October 1, 2007 - March 31, 2011)

  • Elizabeth Heise. Think Before You Throw Campus Recycling Program at UTB/TSC, WalMart Foundation, $1,000.00 (2007 - 2007)



Selected Presentations


  • Chu-Lin Cheng, Juan Gonzalez, Jihoon Kang, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Jude Benavides, Elizabeth Heise, James Hinthorne, and Engil Pereira. "Increasing Workforce Diversity through “Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences” (SHIP-GEO) Program at Rio Grande Valley/South Texas," The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), Indianapolis, IN (November 2018)

  • Ashley Murphy, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, and Alejandro Fierro-Cabo. "Assessing and quantifying nitrogen transfer through black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) communities," 9th Biennial Education and Science Forum, NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions, Washington DC (March 2018)

  • Adam Lee, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, and J. Dale Shively. "Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus, Gmelin, 1789) on three artificial reefs in the northwest Gulf of Mexico," UTRGV Graduate Research Symposium, UTRGV, Brownsville (February 2018)

  • Juan Gonzalez, Chu-Lin Cheng, Jihoon Kang, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Jude Benavides, Elizabeth Heise, James Hinthorne, and Frank Dirrigl. "Stimulating Hispanic Participation in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) at Rio Grande Valley in South Texas: Findings from Year One," The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America (GSA), Seattle, WA (October 2017)

  • David Hicks, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Richard Kline, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley. "A decade of monitoring fish populations at the Texas Clipper Artificial Reef: how long is enough? ," 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), AFS, Tampa, FL (August 2017)

  • Adam Lee, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, and Dale Shively. "A high definition snapshot of Balistes capriscus populations on four artificial reefs in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico," 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), AFS, Tampa, FL (August 2017)

  • Catheline Froehlich, Adam Lee, Ramiro Oquita, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Dale Shively, and Brooke Shipley. "Inshore and offshore artificial reef comparison of population dynamics of the heavily-fished Lutjanus campechanus, Poey, 1860, in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico," 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), AFS, Tampa, FL (August 2017)

  • Leticia Contreras, Alejandro Fierro-Cabo, Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, David Hicks, Crystal Martinez, Claudia Tamez, and Mario Marquez. "Ecosystem functional and structural characteristics affected by freshwater inflow in negative estuaries," Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Honolulu, Hawaii (February 2017)

  • Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro, Karl Flessa, David Dettman, and Kirsten Rowell. "A call from the dead: thirsty clams and thirsty fish need freshwater inflow to the Colorado River Delta," ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography) 2017, ASLO, Honolulu, HI (February 2017)

  • Adam Lee and Carlos Cintra-Buenrostro. "Morphometric and histological characterization of Grey Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) on artificial reefs in the northwest Gulf of Mexico," 4th Annual Science and Research Consortium, TPWD Artificial Reef Program, TPWD, Corpus Christi, TX (January 2017)

Current Courses

ENVR 3405 01 - Oceanography:
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EEMS 7301 02 - Thesis II:
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EEMS 6385 02 - Graduate Research:
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EEMS 6685 01 - Graduate Research:
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ENVR 3405 A - Oceanography:
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EEMS 6320 01 - Biogeochemistry:
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