Conservation Ecology

Studying the impact of resource and land use on vulnerable species and ecosystems.



Adjunct Professor

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Centers, Labs, and Projects

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 Ecology
Studies coral reef ecosystems to answer fundamental questions of population biology, trophic dynamics, and spatial ecology.
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.
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

Hindell, M. A.; Reisinger, R. R.; Ropert-Coudert, Y.; Huckstadt, L. A.; Trathan, P. N.; Bornemann, H.; Charrassin, J. B.; Chown, S. L.; Costa, D. P.; Danis, B.; Lea, M. A.; Thompson, D.; Torres, L. G.; Van de Putte, A. P.; Alderman, R.; Andrews-Goff, V.; Arthur, B.; Ballard, G.; Bengtson, J.; Bester, M. N.; Blix, A. S.; Boehme, L.; Bost, C. A.; Boveng, P.; Cleeland, J.; Constantine, R.; Corney, S.; Crawford, R. J. M.; Dalla Rosa, L.; de Bruyn, P. J. N.; Delord, K.; Descamps, S.; Double, M.; Emmerson, L.; Fedak, M.; Friedlaender, A.; Gales, N.; Goebel, M. E.; Goetz, K. T.; Guinet, C.; Goldsworthy, S. D.; Harcourt, R.; Hinke, J. T.; Jerosch, K.; Kato, A.; Kerry, K. R.; Kirkwood, R.; Kooyman, G. L.; Kovacs, K. M.; Lawton, K.; Lowther, A. D.; Lydersen, C.; Lyver, P. O.; Makhado, A. B.; Marquez, M. E. I.; McDonald, B. I.; McMahon, C. R.; Muelbert, M.; Nachtsheim, D.; Nicholls, K. W.; Nordoy, E. S.; Olmastroni, S.; Phillips, R. A.; Pistorius, P.; Plotz, J.; Putz, K.; Ratcliffe, N.; Ryan, P. G.; Santos, M.; Southwell, C.; Staniland, I.; Takahashi, A.; Tarroux, A.; Trivelpiece, W.; Wakefield, E.; Weimerskirch, H.; Wienecke, B.; Xavier, J. C.; Wotherspoon, S.; Jonsen, I. D.; Raymond, B.
Kumagai, J. A.; Costa, M. T.; Ezcurra, E.; Aburto-Oropeza, O.