Conservation Ecology



Adjunct Professor


Assistant Researcher



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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Scripps Acoustic Ecology Laboratory
Investigates biological and ecological questions that range from a basic understanding of short and long-term behavioral patterns and geographic distribution of animals, to questions like habitat preference and quality, predator-prey interactions, or adaptations to anthropogenic impacts and a changing environment.
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC)
Promotes interdisciplinary research and educational approaches to maintain the integrity of ocean ecosystems and manage their use in the face of rapid and inevitable global change.
Coral Reef Systems
A working group of scientists united by an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to studying coral reefs across gradients of anthropogenic stress.
Dayton Lab
Gulf of California Marine Program
Dedicated to generating and disseminating scientific information that has a direct, positive impact on conservation and management issues and policies in the region.
Latz Laboratory
A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.
Small-scale and Artisanal Fisheries Research Network
We work with researchers from multiple disciplines around the world to develop a set of streamlined, but broadly applicable methods for the study of small-scale and artisanal fisheries.
Semmens Laboratory
Quantitative ecology, marine ecology, stock assessment, conservation biology, stable isotope analysis, fisheries management.
California Sea Grant
Providing services on coastal and marine science and policy issues.
Aburto Lab
We analyze the interactions among marine ecology and biodiversity, fisheries, socioeconomics, climate change, and more.

Recent Publications

Rohner, C. A.; Burgess, K. B.; Rambahiniarison, J. M.; Stewart, J. D.; Ponzo, A.; Richardson, A. J.
Boyd, C.; DeMaster, D. P.; Waples, R. S.; Ward, E. J.; Taylor, B. L.
Erisman, B. E.; Cota-Nieto, J. J.; Moreno-Baez, M.; Aburto-Oropeza, O.