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  70. Poulet, S.A.; Escribano, R.; Hidalgo, P.; Cueff, A.; Wichard, T.; Aguilera, V.; Vargas, C.A. & Pohnert, G. (2007) Collapse of Calanus chilensis reproduction in a marine environment with high diatom concentration. Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology 352: 187 – 199.
  71. Vargas, C.A.; P. Manríquez & S.A. Navarrete (2006) Feeding by larvae of intertidal invertebrates: assessing their position in pelagic trophic webs. ECOLOGY 87 (2): 444 – 457.
  72. Narváez D.; S.A. Navarrete; J Largier & Vargas, C.A (2006) Onshore advection of warm water and larval invertebrate settlement during relaxation of upwelling off central Chile. Marine Ecology Progress Series 309: 159 – 173.
  73. Vargas, C.A.; D. Narváez; Piñones A.; S.A. Navarrete & N. Lagos (2006) Larval transport of barnacles influenced by the dynamic of a river plume. Journal of Marine Biological Association of United Kingdom 86: 1057 – 1065.
  74. Vargas, C.A.; Escribano, R. & Poulet, S. (2006) Phytoplankton diversity determines time-windows for successful zooplankton reproductive pulses. ECOLOGY 87 (12): 2992 – 2999. 
  75. Piñones, A.; A. Valle-Levinson; D. Narváez; C.A. Vargas; S. Navarrete & J. C. Castilla (2005) Wind-induced diurnal variability in river plume motion. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science, 65: 513-525.
  76. Tönnesson, K.; M. Maar; C.A. Vargas; E.F. Møller; S. Satapoomin; S. Zervoudaki; E. Christou; A. Giannakourou; A. Sell; J.K. Petersen; T.G. Nielsen & P. Tiselius (2005) Grazing impact of Oikopleura dioica and copepods on an autumn plankton community. Marine Biology Research 1 (5): 365 – 373.
  77. Vargas, C.A.; D. Narváez; A. Piñones, R. Venegas & S.A. Navarrete (2004) Internal tidal bore warm fronts and settlement of invertebrates in central Chile. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science, 61: 603 – 612
  78. Vargas, C.A. & H. González (2004) Plankton Community Structure and Carbon Cycling in a Coastal Upwelling System (I): Contribution of Bacteria, Ciliated Microprotozoans and Dinoflagellates to the diet of Copepods and Appendicularians. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 151 – 164
  79. Vargas, C.A. & H. González (2004) Plankton Community Structure and Carbon Cycling in a Coastal Upwelling System (II): Microheterotrophic pathway. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 34: 165 – 180
  80. González, H.E.; R. Giesecke; C.A. Vargas; M. Pavéz; J.L. Iriarte; P. Santibañez; L. Castro; R. Escribano & F. Pagés (2004) Carbon cycling through the pelagic food web in the northern Humboldt Current off Chile (23 °S). ICES Journal of Marine Science 61 (4): 572 – 584
  81. Vargas, C.A. & L.P. Madin (2004) Zooplankton feeding ecology: Clearance and ingestion rates of the salps Thalia democratica, Salpa cylindrica and Cyclosalpa affinis on naturally occurring particles in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Journal of Plankton Research 26 (7): 827 – 833
  82. Vargas, C.A.; S. Araneda & G. Valenzuela (2003) Influence of tidal phase and circulation on larval fish distribution in a partially mixed estuary, Corral Bay, Chile. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 83: 217 – 222
  83. Tiselius, P.; J.K. Petersen; T.G. Nielsen; M. Maar; E.F. Møller; S. Satapoomin; K Tönnesson; T Zervoudaki; E. Christou; A. Giannakourou; A. Sell & Vargas, C.A. (2003). Functional response of Oikopleura dioica and house clogging due to exposure to algae of different size. Marine Biology 142: 253 – 261
  84. Valenzuela, G. & Vargas, C.A. (2002) Comparative larval growth rate of Sprattus sprattus in relation to biological and oceanographic features in the North Sea. Archive of Fisheries and Marine Research 49 (3): 213 – 230
  85. Vargas, C.A.; K. Tönnesson; M. Maar; E.F. Møller; S. Satapoomin; T. Zervoudaki; E. Christou; A. Giannakourou; A. Sell & P. Tiselius (2002) Importance of copepods versus appendicularians in vertical carbon fluxes in a Swedish fjord. Marine Ecology Progress Series 241: 125 – 138
  86. Vargas, C.A. & L. Castro (2001) Spawning of the Chilean hake (Merluccius gayi gayi) in the upwelling system off central-southern Chile in relation to oceanographic and biological features. Scientia Marina 65 (2): 101 – 110
  87. Vargas, C.A.; G. Valenzuela; S. Núñez & D. F. Arcos (1997) Role of oceanographic and topographic factors in the retention of hake (Merluccius gayi gayi  Guichenot 1848) larvae in the upwelling system off central-southern Chile. Archive of Fisheries and Marine Research 45 (3): 201 – 222
  88. Vargas, C.A.; G. Valenzuela; S. Núñez & D. F. Arcos (1996) Natural mortality of hake larvae (Merluccius gayi gayi) off Central-southern Chile in relation to their spatial distribution and patchiness. Investigaciones Marinas, 24: 19 – 30