Ivan Arismendi

Assistant Professor
DEPT. of fisheries and wildlife


I am a quantitative aquatic ecologist interested in the links among water, land, and people. I focus on freshwater-terrestrial links, freshwater-marine links, invasive species impacts on aquatic and riparian ecosystems, and the consequences of climate change on freshwater food webs and ecosystems. I am also interested in issues related to diversity and inclusion in science.

Selected publications

Murphy CA, Arismendi I, Taylor GA, Johnson SL (2019) Evidence for lasting alterations to aquatic food webs with short-duration reservoir draining. PLoS ONE 14(2): e0211870. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211870

Flitcroft R, S Lewis, I Arismendi, R LovellFord, M Santelmann, M Safeeq, G Grant. 2016. Linking hydroclimate to fish phenology and habitat use with ichthyographs. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168831. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168831

Arismendi I, BE Penaluna. 2016. Examining diversity inequities in fisheries science: A call to action. Bioscience 66(7):584-591.  Highlighted as the front-matter of the July issue

Vargas PV, I Arismendi, D Gomez-Uchida 2015. Evaluating taxonomic homogenization of freshwater fish assemblages in Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 88(16) DOI: 10.1186/s40693-015-0046-2

Arismendi I, B Penaluna, JB Dunham, C García de Leaniz, D Soto, I Fleming, D Gomez-Uchida, G Gajardo, P Vargas, J León-Muñoz. 2014. Differential invasion success of salmonids in southern Chile: patterns and hypotheses. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24:919-941.

Marr SM, MP Marchetti, JD Olden, E García-Berthou, DL Morgan, I Arismendi, JA Day, CL Griffiths & PH Skelton 2010. Freshwater fish introductions in Mediterranean-climate regions: are there commonalities in the conservation problem? Diversity and Distributions 16(4):606-619.