Marco Octavio Aburto Oropeza, Ph.D. 2009
For the past 12 years, Dr. Aburto's research has focused on the
ecology and fisheries of reef fishes of the Gulf of California as well
as the management of marine protected areas in the region. In 1998, he
became the director of the Reef Fauna Project at Universidad Autonoma de
Baja California Sur (UABCS), and he has been the Mexican PI for several
scientific and fishery policies grants funded by Mexican and
international organizations. Octavio serves as the coordinator for
CMBC-GOC, and he currently leads a team of undergraduate and graduate
students from several Mexican Universities who are investigating the
importance of coastal habitats for the regional fisheries.
Octavio is a CMBC OCEAN LEADER, Researcher, CMBC-Gulf of California
Coordinator, Co-Principal Investigator at Scripps Institution of
Oceanography working on marine protection and sustainable fisheries in
the Gulf of California.
Thesis: The Role of Nursery Habitats and Climate Variability in Reef Fish Fisheries in the Gulf of California.
More on his work: http://www.gocmarineprogram.org/
Octavio has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican coastal waters since 1984. His photographs have been used to illustrate outreach publications about the conservation of marine habitats, marine reserves, and marine species of important concern.
His personal webpage features his outstanding photographic skills: http://www.octavioaburto.com/
Erisman BE, Paredes GA, Plomozo-Lugo T, Cota-Nieto J, Hastings PA,
and Aburto-Oropeza O. 2011. Spatial structure of commercial marine
fisheries in Northwest Mexico. ICES Journal of Marine Science
Erisman BE, Mascarenas I, Paredes G, Aburto-Oropeza, O, and Hastings,
PA. 2010. Seasonal, annual, and long-term trends for commercial
fisheries of aggregating reef fishes in the Gulf of California, Mexico.
Fisheries Research 106: 279-288. LinkAburto-Oropeza O., I. Dominguez-Guerrero, J. Cota-Nieto, and T.
Plomozo-Lugo (2009). Recruitment and ontogenetic habitat shifts of the
Yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris) in the Gulf of California.
MARINE BIOLOGY, DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1271-5. Link