Publications


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ulate, K., Sanchez, C., Sanchez-Rodriguez, A., Alonso, D., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Huato-Soberanis, L. (2016). Latitudinal regionalization of epibenthic macroinvertebrate communities on rocky reefs in the Gulf of California. Marine Biology Research, 12(4), 389–401. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2016.1143105
Rubio-Cisneros, N. T., Aburto-Oropeza, O., & Ezcurra, E. (2016). Small-scale fisheries of lagoon estuarine complexes in Northwest Mexico. Tropical Conservation Science, 9(1), 78–134.
Ezcurra, P., Ezcurra, E., Garcillán, P. P., Costa, M. T., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2016). Coastal landforms and accumulation of mangrove peat increase carbon sequestration and storage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1519774113
Leslie, H. M., Basurto, X., Nenadovic, M., Sievanen, L., Cavanaugh, K. C., Cota-Nieto, J. J., Erisman, B. E., Finkbeiner, E., Hinojosa-Arango, G., Moreno-Baez, M., Nagavarapu, S., Reddy, S. M. W., Sanchez-Rodriguez, A., Siegel, K., Ulibarria-Valenzuela, J. J., Weaver, A. H., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2015). Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(19), 5979–5984. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1414640112
Aburto-Oropeza, O., Ezcurra, E., Moxley, J., Sanchez-Rodriguez, A., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., Sanchez-Ortiz, C., Erisman, B., & Ricketts, T. (2015). A framework to assess the health of rocky reefs linking geomorphology, community assemblage, and fish biomass. Ecological Indicators, 52, 353–361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.12.006
Erisman, B., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., Lopez-Sagastegui, C., Moreno-Baez, M., Jimenez-Esquivel, V., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2015). A comparison of fishing activities between two coastal communities within a biosphere reserve in the Upper Gulf of California. Fisheries Research, 164, 254–265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2014.12.011
Girón-Nava, A., López-Sagástegui, C., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2015). On the conditions of the 2012 cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris) bloom in Golfo de Santa Clara: a fishery opportunity? Fisheries Management and Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/fme.12115