I am a biologist who believes marine science and conservation are of upmost importance for the future of our oceans and coasts. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with other biologists doing research within temperate kelp forests, coral reefs, coastal wetlands, and rivers in the northern and southern hemispheres. My areas of research have ranged widely, including population and community ecology, parasitology, invasions ecology, bio-control of exotic species, development of bio-indicators of ecosystem health, and biogeography.
Having a better understanding of the relationships between biotic and abiotic variables and the abundance and distribution of ecologically or economically important species will allow us to potentially ameliorate the effects of human disturbances, such as climate change, fishing pressure, eutrophication, and human development.
I am currently a profesor at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Ensenada, México. I teach Community Ecology and Invertebrate Zoology and continue to research our valuable coastal ecosystems.