Publications


Costa, M. T., Ezcurra, E., Ezcurra, P., Salinas‐de‐León, P., Turner, B., Kumagai, J., Leichter, J., & Aburto‐Oropeza, O. (2022). Sediment depth and accretion shape belowground mangrove carbon stocks across a range of climatic and geologic settings. Limnology and Oceanography, lno.12241. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.12241
Fonseca-Ponce, I., Zavala-Jiménez, A., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Maldonado-Gasca, A., Galván-Magaña, F., González-Armas, R., & Stewart, J. (2022). Physical and environmental drivers of oceanic manta ray Mobula birostris sightings at an aggregation site in Bahía de Banderas, Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 694, 133–148. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14106
Ferrer, E. M., Giron-Nava, A., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2022). Overfishing Increases the Carbon Footprint of Seafood Production From Small-Scale Fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 768784. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.768784
Sullivan-Stack, J., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Brooks, C. M., Cabral, R. B., Caselle, J. E., Chan, F., Duffy, J. E., Dunn, D. C., Friedlander, A. M., Fulton-Bennett, H. K., Gaines, S. D., Gerber, L. R., Hines, E., Leslie, H. M., Lester, S. E., MacCarthy, J. M. C., Maxwell, S. M., Mayorga, J., McCauley, D. J., … Grorud-Colvert, K. (2022). A Scientific Synthesis of Marine Protected Areas in the United States: Status and Recommendations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 849927. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.849927
Sternberg‐Rodríguez, P., Ezcurra, P., Costa, M. T., Aburto‐Oropeza, O., & Ezcurra, E. (2022). Precision of mangrove sediment blue carbon estimates and the role of coring and data analysis methods. Ecology and Evolution, 12(12). https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9655
Kumagai, J. A., Favoretto, F., Pruckner, S., Rogers, A. D., Weatherdon, L. V., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Niamir, A. (2022). Habitat Protection Indexes - new monitoring measures for the conservation of coastal and marine habitats. Scientific Data, 9(1), 203. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01296-4
Ventura-Domínguez, P. D., Gómez-Gutiérrez, J., De Silva-Dávila, R., González-Rodríguez, E., Sánchez-Uvera, A. R., Silveyra-Bustamante, Á. A., Trasviña-Castro, A., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Sánchez, C. (2022). Community structure and biomass of larval euphausiids and postlarval mysids in relation to anomalous warming events during a weekly time series (2014–2017) at Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico. Progress in Oceanography, 208, 102881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2022.102881
Favoretto, F., Sánchez, C., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2022). Warming and marine heatwaves tropicalize rocky reefs communities in the Gulf of California. Progress in Oceanography, 206, 102838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2022.102838
Rogers, A. D., Appeltans, W., Assis, J., Ballance, L. T., Cury, P., Duarte, C., Favoretto, F., Hynes, L. A., Kumagai, J. A., Lovelock, C. E., Miloslavich, P., Niamir, A., Obura, D., O’Leary, B. C., Ramirez-Llodra, E., Reygondeau, G., Roberts, C., Sadovy, Y., Steeds, O., … Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2022). Discovering marine biodiversity in the 21st century. In Advances in Marine Biology (Vol. 93, pp. 23–115). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2022.09.002
Aburto-Oropeza, O., Burelo-Ramos, C. M., Ezcurra, E., Ezcurra, P., Henriquez, C. L., Vanderplank, S. E., & Zapata, F. (2021). Relict inland mangrove ecosystem reveals Last Interglacial sea levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(41), 8. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2024518118
Giron-Nava, A., Ezcurra, E., Brias, A., Velarde, E., Deyle, E., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Munch, S. B., Sugihara, G., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2021). Environmental variability and fishing effects on the Pacific sardine fisheries in the Gulf of California. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 78(5), 623–630. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2020-0010
Quintana, A. C. E., Giron-Nava, A., Urmy, S., Cramer, A. N., Dominguez-Sanchez, S., Rodriguez-Van Dyck, S., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Basurto, X., & Weaver, A. H. (2021). Positive social-ecological feedbacks in community-based conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 18. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.652318
Ferrer, E. M., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Jimenez-Esquivel, V., Cota-Nieto, J. J., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., & Lopez-Sagastegui, C. (2021). Mexican small-scale fisheries reveal new insights into low-carbon seafood and “climate-friendly” fisheries management. Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10597
Fierro-Arcos, D., Jarrin, J. R. M., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Harvey, E. S., Rastoin-Laplane, E., & Salinas-de-Leon, P. (2021). Mangrove fish assemblages reflect the environmental diversity of the Galapagos Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 664, 183–205. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13628
Arcos-Aguilar, R., Favoretto, F., Kumagai, J. A., Jimenez-Esquivel, V., Martinez-Cruz, A. L., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2021). Diving tourism in Mexico – Economic and conservation importance. Marine Policy, 126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104410
Giron-Nava, A., Lam, V. W. Y., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Cheung, W. W. L., Halpern, B. S., Sumaila, U. R., & Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M. (2021). Sustainable fisheries are essential but not enough to ensure well-being for the world’s fishers. Fish and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12552
Erisman, B. E., Reed, E. M., Roman, M. J., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., van der Sleen, P., Lopez-Sagastegui, C., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Rowell, K., & Black, B. A. (2021). Relationships among somatic growth, climate, and fisheries production in an overexploited marine fish from the Gulf of California, Mexico. Fisheries Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1111/fog.12537
Hsu, A. J., Kumagai, J., Favoretto, F., Dorian, J., Martinez, B. G., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2020). Driven by drones: Improving mangrove extent maps using high-resolution remote sensing. Remote Sensing, 12(23). https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233986
Beltran-Castro, J. R., Hernandez-Trujillo, S., Gomez-Gutierrez, J., Trasvina-Castro, A., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, E., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2020). Copepod species assemblage and carbon biomass during two anomalous warm periods of distinct origin during 2014-2015 in the southern Gulf of California. Continental Shelf Research, 207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2020.104215
Cavole, L. M., Andrade-Vera, S., Jarrin, J. R. M., Dias, D. F., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Barragan-Paladines, M. J. (2020). Using local ecological knowledge of Fishers to infer the impact of climate variability in Galapagos’ small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy, 121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104195
Favoretto, F., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., Leon-Deniz, L., Gonzalez-Salas, C., Perez-Espana, H., Rivera-Higueras, M., Ruiz-Zarate, M. A., Vega-Zepeda, A., Villegas-Hernandez, H., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2020). Being isolated and protected is better than just being isolated: A case study from the Alacranes Reef, Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.583056
Reguera-Rouzaud, N., Diaz-Viloria, N., Sanchez-Velasco, L., Flores-Morales, A. L., Pares-Sierra, A., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Munguia-Vega, A. (2020). Yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris) connectivity in the Southern Gulf of California. Marine Biodiversity, 50(4). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-020-01070-y
Cayole, L. M., Miller, J. A., Salinas-de-Leon, P., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Jarrin, J. R. M., & Johnson, A. F. (2020). The role of extrinsic variation-cohabiting juvenile fish species exhibit similar otolith elemental signatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 646, 109–125. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13394
Giron-Nava, A., Munch, S. B., Johnson, A. F., Deyle, E., James, C. C., Saberski, E., Pao, G. M., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Sugihara, G. (2020). Circularity in fisheries data weakens real world prediction. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63773-3
Kumagai, J. A., Costa, M. T., Ezcurra, E., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2020). Prioritizing mangrove conservation across Mexico to facilitate 2020 NDC ambition. Ambio. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01334-8
Rowell, T. J., D’Spain, G. L., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Erisman, B. E. (2020). Drivers of male sound production and effective communication distances at fish spawning aggregation sites. Ices Journal of Marine Science, 77(2), 730–745. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsz236
Costa, M. T., Salinas-de-Leon, P., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2019). Storage of blue carbon in isolated mangrove forests of the Galapagos’ rocky coast. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 27(4), 455–463. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-019-09653-8
Tanner, M. K., Moity, N., Costa, M. T., Jarrin, J. R. M., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Salinas-de-Leon, P. (2019). Mangroves in the Galapagos: Ecosystem services and their valuation. Ecological Economics, 160, 12–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.01.024
Ezcurra, E., Barrios, E., Ezcurra, P., Ezcurra, A., Vanderplank, S., Vidal, O., Villanueva-Almanza, L., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2019). A natural experiment reveals the impact of hydroelectric dams on the estuaries of tropical rivers. Science Advances, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau9875
Giron-Nava, A., Johnson, A. F., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2019). Managing at Maximum Sustainable Yield does not ensure economic well-being for artisanal fishers. Fish and Fisheries, 20(2), 214–223. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12332
Rowell, T. J., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Cota-Nieto, J. J., Steele, M. A., & Erisman, B. E. (2019). Reproductive behaviour and concurrent sound production of Gulf grouper Mycteroperca jordani (Epinephelidae) at a spawning aggregation site. Journal of Fish Biology, 94(2), 277–296. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13888
Munguia-Vega, A., Green, A. L., Suarez-Castillo, A. N., Espinosa-Romero, M. J., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Cruz-Pinon, G., Danemann, G., Giron-Nava, A., Gonzalez-Cuellar, O., Lasch, C., Mancha-Cisneros, M. D., Marinone, S. G., Moreno-Baez, M., Morzaria-Luna, H. N., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Torre, J., Turk-Boyer, P., Walther, M., & Weaver, A. H. (2018). Ecological guidelines for designing networks of marine reserves in the unique biophysical environment of the Gulf of California. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 28(4), 749–776. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-018-9529-y
Ulate, K., Alcoverro, T., Arthur, R., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Sanchez, C., & Huato-Soberanis, L. (2018). Conventional MPAs are not as effective as community co-managed areas in conserving top-down control in the Gulf of California. Biological Conservation, 228, 100–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.09.033
Bax, N. J., Appeltans, W., Brainard, R., Duffy, J. E., Dunstan, P., Hanich, Q., Davies, H. H., Hills, J., Miloslavich, P., Muller-Karger, F. E., Simmons, S., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Batten, S., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Checkley, D., Chiba, S., Fischer, A., Garcia, M. A., Gunn, J., … Wilkin, J. (2018). Linking capacity development to GOOS monitoring networks to achieve sustained ocean observation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00346
Ojeda-Ruiz, M. A., Marin-Monroy, E. A., Hinojosa-Arango, G., Flores-Irigollen, A., Cota-Nieto, J. J., Cavieses-Nunez, R. A., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2018). Development of fisheries in Bahia Magdalena-Almejas: The need to explore new policies and management paradigms. Ocean & Coastal Management, 161, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.04.014
Quimbayo, J. P., Dias, M. S., Kulbicki, M., Mendes, T. C., Lamb, R. W., Johnson, A. F., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Alvarado, J. J., Bocos, A. A., Ferreira, C. E. L., Garcia, E., Luiz, O. J., Mascareñas-Osorio, I., Pinheiro, H. T., Rodriguez-Zaragoza, F., Salas, E., Zapata, F. A., & Floeter, S. R. (2018). Determinants of reef fish assemblages in tropical Oceanic islands. Ecography, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03506
Miloslavich, P., Bax, N. J., Simmons, S. E., Klein, E., Appeltans, W., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Garcia, M. A., Batten, S. D., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Checkley, D. M., Chiba, S., Duffy, J. E., Dunn, D. C., Fischer, A., Gunn, J., Kudela, R., Marsac, F., Muller-Karger, F. E., Obura, D., & Shin, Y. J. (2018). Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes. Global Change Biology, 24(6), 2416–2433. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14108
Ahern, A. L. M., Gómez-Gutiérrez, J., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Saldierna-Martínez, R. J., Johnson, A. F., Harada, A. E., Sánchez-Uvera, A. R., Erisman, B., Castro Arvizú, D. I., & Burton, R. S. (2018). DNA sequencing of fish eggs and larvae reveals high species diversity and seasonal changes in spawning activity in the southeastern Gulf of California. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 592, 159–179.
Cota-Nieto, J. J., Erisman, B., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Moreno-Baez, M., Hinojosa-Arango, G., & Johnson, A. F. (2018). Participatory management in a small-scale coastal fishery-Punta Abreojos, Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 18, 68–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2017.12.014
Egerton, J. P., Johnson, A. F., Turner, J., Levay, L., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2018). Hydroacoustics as a tool to examine the effects of Marine Protected Areas and habitat type on marine fish communities. Scientific Reports, 8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-18353-3
Aburto-Oropeza, O., Lopez-Sagastegui, C., Moreno-Baez, M., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., Jimenez-Esquivel, V., Johnson, A. F., & Erisman, B. (2018). Endangered species, ecosystem integrity, and human livelihoods. Conservation Letters, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12358
Galland, G. R., Erisman, B., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Hastings, P. A. (2017). Contribution of cryptobenthic fishes to estimating community dynamics of sub-tropical reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 584, 175–184. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12364
Erauskin-Extramiana, M., Herzka, S. Z., Hinojosa-Arango, G., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2017). An interdisciplinary approach to evaluate the status of large-bodied Serranid fisheries: The case of Magdalena-Almejas Bay lagoon complex, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Ocean & Coastal Management, 145, 21–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.05.005
Aburto-Oropeza, O., Leslie, H. M., Mack-Crane, A., Nagavarapu, S., Reddy, S. M. W., & Sievanen, L. (2017). Property Rights for Fishing Cooperatives: How (and How Well) Do They Work? World Bank Economic Review, 31(2), 295–328. https://doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhw001
Rowell, T. J., Demer, D. A., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Cota-Nieto, J. J., Hyde, J. R., & Erisman, B. E. (2017). Estimating fish abundance at spawning aggregations from courtship sound levels. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 3340. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03383-8
Erisman, B. E., Cota-Nieto, J. J., Moreno-Baez, M., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2017). Vulnerability of spawning aggregations of a coastal marine fish to a small-scale fishery. Marine Biology, 164(5). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3135-8
Johnson, A. F., Moreno-Baez, M., Giron-Nava, A., Corominas, J., Erisman, B., Ezcurra, E., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2017). A spatial method to calculate small-scale fisheries effort in data poor scenarios. PLOS ONE, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174064
Rubio-Cisneros, N. T., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Jackson, J., & Ezcurra, E. (2017). Coastal Exploitation Throughout Marismas Nacionales Wetlands in Northwest Mexico. Tropical Conservation Science, 10. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082917697261
Erisman, B., Heyman, W., Kobara, S., Ezer, T., Pittman, S., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Nemeth, R. S. (2017). Fish spawning aggregations: where well-placed management actions can yield big benefits for fisheries and conservation. Fish and Fisheries, 18(1), 128–144. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12132
Stewart, J. D., Beale, C. S., Fernando, D., Sianipar, A. B., Burton, R. S., Semmens, B. X., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2016). Spatial ecology and conservation of Manta birostris in the Indo-Pacific. Biological Conservation, 200, 178–183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.016