Marine Scientist | Diver | Fisher

Recent Publications

Numerous location-based diet studies have been published describing different aspects of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) feeding ecology, but there has been no synthesis of their diet composition and feeding patterns across regional gradients. 8125 lionfish stomachs collected from 10 locations were analyzed to provide a generalized description of their feeding ecology at a regional scale and to compare their diet among locations.

Marine reserves are implemented to achieve a variety of objectives, but are seldom rigorously evaluated to determine whether those objectives are met. We present the Marine Reserve Evaluation App (MAREA), to standardization reserve evaluation using state-of-the-art inference methods.


Fisheries & Marine reserves

Pragmatic solutions for fish and fishers

Global Fishing Watch

Big Data to solve Big problems

Giant Sea Bass

Natural history of the king of kelp forests

Invasive Lionfish

Understanding the ecological implications of an invation



More Publications

(2018). Feeding ecology of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) in the temperate and tropical western Atlantic. Biol Inv. DOI 10.1007/s10530-018-1720-5.

PDF Project Poster Source Document

(2018). A user-friendly tool to evaluate the effectiveness of no-take marine reserves. PLOS ONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0191821.

Preprint PDF Code Dataset Project Poster Video

(2016). Occurrence of Holacanthus clarionensis (Pomacanthidae), Stegastes leucorus, and Stegastes acapulcoensis (Pomacentridae) at Magdalena Bay, B.C.S., Mexico. Mar Biodivers Rec. 9:49. DOI 10.1186/s41200-016-0062-1.


(2015). Analysis of null sets (zero catch) made by the Mexican tuna purse seine fleet (2000–2013). Cienc Mar. 41(2):85–92. DOI 10.7773/cm.v41i2.2471.


(2015). The nearshore fishes of the Cedros Archipelago and their biogeographic affinities. CALCOFI REPORTS. 56.



Outreach and technical documents

More Publications

(2018). Los Bosques Sumergidos de México. Biodiversitas.


(2017). Buscando al gigante de los bosques de kelp en las aguas de Baja California: el mero gigante. Mediterranews. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.17855.82082.

PDF Project

(2017). Searching for the Giants of the Kelp Forest in Mexican Waters: the Giant Sea Bass. Mediterranews. DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.23098.70089.

PDF Project

(2016). Fishers teaching fishers. Brenlife.

Source Document

(2015). 2015 El Niño threatens tuna fishery. Brenlife.

Source Document

(2015). Effects of short-term marine reserves on grouper and bass populations. dataMares. DOI 10.13022/M33K52.

PDF Project Source Document

(2014). Counting fish in the kelp forests of Baja California. dataMares. DOI 10.13022/M3BC7X.

PDF Source Document


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