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Publications

2018

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Participatory management in a small-scale coastal fishery—Punta Abreojos, Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico
February 2018
 
AUTHORS: J. Cota-Nieto, B. Erisman, O. Aburto-Oropeza, M. Moreno-Báez, G. Hinojosa-Arango, and A. F. Johnson
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Managing at Maximum Sustainable Yield does not ensure economic well‐being for artisanal fishers. 
November 2018
 
AUTHORS: Giron‐Nava, A., A.F. Johnson, A.M. Cisneros‐Montemayor, and O. Aburto‐Oropeza
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Harnessing cross-border resources to confront climate change
September 2018
 
AUTHORS: O. Aburto-Oropeza, A. F. Johnson, M. Agha, E. B. Allen, M. F. Allen, J. A. González, D. M. A. Moreno, R. Beas-Luna, S. Butterfield, G. Caetano & J. E. Caselle.
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Nonlinear dynamics and noise in fisheries recruitment: A global meta-analysis
July 2018
 
AUTHORS: S. B. Munch, A. Giron‐Nava, & G. Sugihara
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Ecological guidelines for designing a network of marine reserves in the unique biophysical environment of the Gulf of California
July 2018
 
AUTHORS: A. Munguia-Vega, A. L. Green, A. N. Suarez-Castillo, M.J. Espinosa-Romero, O. Aburto-Oropeza, A. M. Cisneros-Montemayor, G. Cruz-Piñón, G. Danemann, A. Giron-Nava, O. Gonzalez-Cuellar, C. Lasch, M. del Mar Mancha-Cisneros, S. G. Marinone, M. Moreno-Báez, H. Morzaria-Luna, H. Reyes-Bonilla, J. Torre, P. Turk-Boyer, M. Walther, A. Hudson Weaver
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The balance between concepts and complexity in ecology
March 2018
 
AUTHORS: A. F. Johnson & S. Lidström
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The undervalued contribution of mangrove protection in Mexico to carbon emission targets
January 2018
 
AUTHORS: M.F. Adame, C.J. Brown, M. Bejarano, J.A. Herrera‐Silveira, P. Ezcurra,  J. Boone Kauffman, R. Birdsey
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FireShot Capture 114 - Giant Oarfish Egg
DNA sequencing of fish eggs and larvae reveals high species diversity and seasonal changes in spawning activity in the southeastern Gulf of California
March 2018
 
AUTHORS: A.L.M. Ahern, J. Gómez-Gutiérrez, O. Aburto-Oropeza, R. J. Saldierna-Martínez, A. F. Johnson, A. E. Harada, A. R. Sánchez-Uvera, B. Erisman, D. I. Castro Arvizú, & R. S. Burton
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Hydroacoustics as a tool to examine the effects of Marine Protected Areas and habitat type on marine fish communities
January 2018
 
AUTHORS: J. P. Egerton, A. F. Johnson, J. Turner, L. LeVay, I. Mascareñas-Osorio & O. Aburto-Oropeza
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2017

Letter to the editor – Environmental Development
 
December 2017
 
AUTHORS: Andrew F. Johnson, Alfredo Giron-Nava, Brad Erisman, Enric Sala, Enriqueta Velarde, Exequiel Ezcurra, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza
 
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Anisotropic larval connectivity and metapopulation structure driven by directional oceanic currents in a marine fish targeted by small-scale fisheries
November 2017
AUTHORS: Adrian Munguia-Vega, S. Guido Marinone David A. Paz-Garcia, Alfredo Giron-Nava, Tomas Plomozo-Lugo, Ollin Gonzalez-Cuellar, Amy Hudson Weaver, Francisco J. García-Rodriguez, Hector Reyes-Bonilla
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Poor fisheries struggle with U.S. import rule
October 2017
AUTHORS: Andrew F. Johnson, Marjolaine Caillat, Gregory M. Verutes, Cindy Peter, Chalatip Junchompoo, Vu Lon, Louisa S. Ponnampalam, Rebecca L. Lewison, Ellen M. Hines
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Trophic overlap in mobulid rays: insights from stable isotope analysis
September 2017
AUTHORS: Joshua D. Stewart, Christoph A. Rohner, Gonzalo Araujo, Jose Avila, Daniel Fernando, Kerstin Forsberg, Alessandro Ponzo, Joshua M. Rambahiniarison, Carolyn M. Kurle, Brice X. Semmens
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Quantitative argument for long-term ecological monitoring
May 2017
AUTHORS: Alfredo Giron-Nav, Chase C. James, Andrew F. Johnson, David Dannecker, Bethany Kolody, Adrienne Lee, Maitreyi Nagarkar, Gerald M. Pao, Hao Ye, David G. Johns, George Sugihara
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Mobulid rays feed on euphausiids in the Bohol Sea
May 2017
AUTHORS: Christoph A. Rohner, Katherine B. Burgess, Joshua M. Rambahiniarison, Joshua D. Stewart, Alessandro Ponzo, Anthony J. Richardson
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Mexico-California Bi-National Initiative of Kelp Forest Ecosystems and Fisheries
April 2017
AUTHORS: Arturo Ramírez-Valdez, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Nur Arafeh Dalmau, Rodrigo Beas-Luna, Jennifer E. Caselle, Max C. N. Castorani, Kyle Cavanaugh, Matthew Edwards, Gustavo Hernández-Carmona, Andrew F. Johnson, Heather M. Leslie, Gabriela MontañoMoctezuma, Fiorenza Micheli, Julio Palleiro-Nayar, P. Ed Parnell, Daniel C. Reed, Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki, Jorge Torre, Guillermo Torres Moye, José A. Zertuche-González, Peter Raimondi
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A spatial method to calculate small-scale fisheries effort in data poor scenarios
April 2017
AUTHORS: Andrew Frederick Johnson, Marcia Moreno-Ba´ez, Alfredo Giron-Nava, Julia Corominas, Brad Erisman, Exequiel Ezcurra , Octavio Aburto-Oropeza
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Endangered Species, Ecosystem Integrity, and Human Livelihoods
March 2017
AUTHORS: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Catalina López-Sagástegui, Marcia Moreno-Báez, Ismael Mascareñas-Osorio, Victoria Jiménez-Esquivel, Andrew Frederick Johnson, Brad Erisman
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Hydroacoustics for the discovery and quantification of Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) spawning aggregations
 
January 2017
 
AUTHORS: J. P. Egerton, A. F. Johnson, L. Le Vay, C. M. McCoy, B. X. Semmens, S. A. Heppell, J. R. Turner
 
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2016

Spatial ecology and conservation of Manta birostris in the Indo-Pacific
May 2016
AUTHORS: Stewart, J.D., Beale, C.S., Fernando, D., Sianipar, A.B., Burton, R.S., Semmens, B.X. and Aburto-Oropeza, O.
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Latitudinal regionalization of epibenthic macroinvertebrate communities on rocky reefs in the Gulf of California
April 2016
AUTHORS: Ulate, K., Sánchez, C., Sánchez-Rodríguez, A., Alonso, D., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Huato-Soberanis, L.
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Deep-water feeding and behavioral plasticity in Manta birostris revealed by archival tags and submersible observations
 
March 2016
 
AUTHORS: Joshua D. Stewart, Edgar Mauricio Hoyos-Padillac, Katherine R. Kumli, Robert D. Rubine
 
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Property Rights for Fishing Cooperatives: How (and How Well) Do They Work?
March 2016
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Leslie, H.M., Mack-Crane, A., Nagavarapu, S., Reddy, S.M. and Sievanen, L.
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Coastal landforms and accumulation of mangrove peat increase carbon sequestration and storage
February 2016
AUTHORS: Ezcurra, P., Ezcurra, E., Garcillán, P.P., Costa, M.T. and Aburto-Oropeza, O.
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2015

Resolving taxonomic uncertainty in vulnerable elasmobranchs: are the Madeira skate (Raja maderensis) and the thornback ray (Raja clavata) distinct species?
 
Demeber 2015
 
AUTHORS: Ball, R.E., Serra-Pereira, B., Ellis, J., Genner, M.J., Iglésias, S., Johnson, A.F., Jones, C.S., Leslie, R., Lewis, J., Mariani, S. and Menezes, G.
 
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Fishes: A Guide to their Diversity - Review
Demeber 2015
 
AUTHORS: Johnson, A. F.
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Small-scale fisheries of lagoon estuarine complexes in Northwest Mexico
October 2015
AUTHORS: Rubio-Cisneros, N.T., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Ezcurra, E.
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Fish spawning aggregations: where well-placed management actions can yield big benefits for fisheries and conservation
September 2015
AUTHORS: Erisman, B., Heyman, W., Kobara, S., Ezer, T., Pittman, S., Aburto‐Oropeza, O. and Nemeth, R.S.
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A comparison of fishing activities between two coastal communities within a biosphere reserve in the Upper Gulf of California
April 2015
AUTHORS: Erisman, B., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., López-Sagástegui, C., Moreno-Báez, M., Jiménez-Esquivel, V., and Aburto-Oropeza, O.
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On the conditions of the 2012 cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris) bloom in Golfo de Santa Clara: a fishery opportunity?
 
March 2015
 
AUTHORS: Girón‐Nava, A., López‐Sagástegui, C., & Aburto‐Oropeza, O.
 
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The nearshore fishes of the Cedros Archipelago (North-Eastern Pacific) and their biographic affinities
January 2015
AUTHORS: Girón‐Nava, A., López‐Sagástegui, C., & Aburto‐Oropeza, O.
 
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A framework to assess the health of rocky reefs linking geomorphology, community assemblage, and fish biomass
January 2015
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Ezcurra, E., Moxley, J., Sánchez-Rodríguez, A., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., Sánchez-Ortiz, C., Erisman, B. and Ricketts, T.
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2014

Effects of population density and body size on disease ecology of the European lobster in a temperate marine conservation zone 
Demeber 2014
 
AUTHORS: Davies, C.E., Johnson, A.F., Wootton, E.C., Greenwood, S.J., Clark, K.F., Vogan, C.L. and Rowley, A.F.
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Effects of bottom trawling on fish foraging and feeding
Demeber 2014
 
AUTHORS: Johnson, A.F., Gorelli, G., Jenkins, S.R., Hiddink, J.G. and Hinz, H.
 
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Oceanographic mechanisms that possibly explain dominance of neritic-tropical zooplankton species assemblages around the Islas Marías Archipelago, Mexico

 
November 2014
 
AUTHORS: Gómez-Gutiérrez, J., Funes-Rodríguez, R., Arroyo-Ramírez, K., Sánchez-Ortíz, C.A., Beltrán-Castro, J.R., Hernández-Trujillo, S., Palomares-García, R., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Ezcurra, E.
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A tale of two seas: contrasting patterns of population structure in the small-spotted catshark across Europe
October 2014
 
AUTHORS: Gubili, C., Sims, D.W., Veríssimo, A., Domenici, P., Ellis, J., Grigoriou, P., Johnson, A.F., McHugh, M., Neat, F., Satta, A. and Scarcella, G.
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Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability
August 2014
 
AUTHORS: 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-Báez, M. and Nagavarapu, S.
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Asymmetric connectivity of spawning aggregations of a commercially important marine fish using a multidisciplinary approach
July 2014
AUTHORS: Munguia-Vega, A., Jackson, A., Marinone, S.G., Erisman, B., Moreno-Baez, M., Girón-Nava, A., Pfister, T., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Torre, J.
 
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Residency and seasonal movements in Lutjanus argentiventris and Mycteroperca rosacea at Los Islotes Reserve, Gulf of California
 
March 2014
 
AUTHORS: TinHan, T., Erisman, B., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Weaver, A., Vázquez-Arce, D., and Lowe, C. G.
 
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Transnational Ecosystem Services: The Potential of Habitat Conservation for Waterfowl Through Recreational Hunting Activities
 
February 2014
 
AUTHORS: Rubio-Cisneros, N.T., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Murray, J., Gonzalez-Abraham, C.E., Jackson, J. and Ezcurra, E.
 
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2013

Evidence of market-driven size-selective fishing and the mediating effects of biological and institutional factors
 
June 2013
 
AUTHORS: Reddy, S.M., Wentz, A., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Maxey, M., Nagavarapu, S. and Les
 
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Marine conservation planning in practice: lessons learned from the Gulf of California
 
June 2013
AUTHORS: Álvarez‐Romero, J.G., Pressey, R.L., Ban, N.C., Torre‐Cosío, J. and Aburto‐Oropeza, O.
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2012

Long-term effectiveness of a multi-use marine protected area on reef fish assemblages and fisheries landings
 
December 2012
 
AUTHORS: Rife, A.N., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Hastings, P.A., Erisman, B., Ballantyne, F., Wielgus, J., Sala, E. and Gerber, L.
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When good intentions are not enough … Insights on networks of “paper park” marine protected areas
October 2012
 
AUTHORS: Rife, A. N., Erisman, B., Sanchez, A., and Aburto‐Oropeza, O.
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The shallow-water fish assemblage of Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica: structure and patterns in an isolated, predator-dominated ecosystem
September 2012
 
AUTHORS: Friedlander, A.M., Zgliczynski, B.J., Ballesteros, E., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Bolaños, A. and Sala, E.
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Spatio-temporal dynamics of a fish spawning aggregation and its fishery in the Gulf of California
February 2012
AUTHORS: Erisman, B., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Gonzalez-Abraham, C., Mascareñas-Osorio, I., Moreno-Báez, M. and Hastings, P.A.
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Linking temperate demersal fish species to habitat: scales, patterns and future directions
 
February 2012
 
AUTHORS: Johnson, A.F., Jenkins, S.R., Hiddink, J.G. and Hinz, H.
 
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2011

Effect of prey abundance and size on the distribution of demersal fishes

September 2011
 
AUTHORS: Johnson, A.F., Valls, M., Moranta, J., Jenkins, S.R., Hiddink, J.G. and Hinz, H.
 
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List of coastal fishes of Islas Marías archipelago, Mexico, with comments on taxonomic composition, biogeography, and abundance
 
June 2011
 
AUTHORS: Erisman, B.E., Galland, G.R., Mascarenas, I., Moxley, J., Walker, H.J., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Hastings, P.A. and Ezcurra, E.
 
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Could our fisheries be more productive? Indirect negative effects of bottom trawl fisheries on fish condition
 

June 2011
 
AUTHORS: Hiddink, J.G., Johnson, A.F., Kingham, R. and Hinz, H
 
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Checklist of conspicuous reef reef fishes of the Bahía de Los Angeles region, Baja California Norte, Mexico, with comments on abundance and ecological biogeography.
 
May 2011
 
AUTHORS: Mascarenas-Osorio, I., Erisman, B., Moxley, J., Balart, E.F. and Aburto-Oropeza, O.
 
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Global Human Footprint on the Linkage between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Reef Fishes
 
April 2011
 
AUTHORS: Mora, C., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Bocos, A.A., Ayotte, P.M., Banks, S., Bauman, A.G., Beger, M., Bessudo, S., Booth, D.J., Brokovich, E. and Brooks, A
 
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2010

Irregular schooling behavior and abandonment of mimicry by the Sabertooth Blenny (Blenniidae) in Cabo Pulmo National Park, Gulf of California, Mexico

 

November 2010
 
AUTHORS: Galland, G.R., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Hastings, P.A.
 
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Spatial structure of commercial marine fisheries in Northwest Mexico 
 
October 2010
 
AUTHORS: Mora, C., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Bocos, A.A., Ayotte, P.M., Banks, S., Bauman, A.G., Beger, M., Bessudo, S., Booth, D.J., Brokovich, E. and Brooks, A
 
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Levels of connectivity between longnose skate (Dipturus oxyrinchus) in the Mediterranean Sea and the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean
 
September 2010
 
AUTHORS: Griffiths, A.M., Sims, D.W., Johnson, A., Lynghammar, A., McHugh, M., Bakken, T. and Genner, M.J.
 
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Seasonal, annual, and long-term trends in commercial fisheries for aggregating reef fishes in the Gulf of California, Mexico
August 2010

AUTHORS: Erisman, B., Mascarenas, I., Paredes, G., de Mitcheson, Y.S., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Hastings, P.
 
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Climatic influence on reef fish recruitment and fisheries
 
July 2010
 
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Paredes, G., Mascareñas-Osorio, I. and Sala, E.
 
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2009

Recruitment and ontogenetic habitat shifts of the yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris) in the Gulf of California

 

July 2009

 
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Dominguez-Guerrero, I., Cota-Nieto, J. and Plomozo-Lugo, T
 
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2008

Functional diversity predicts overyielding effect of species combination on primary productivity

 

July 2008

 
AUTHORS: Griffin, J.N., Méndez, V., Johnson, A.F., Jenkins, S.R. and Foggo, A.
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Mangroves in the Gulf of California increase fishery yields
May 2008
 
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Ezcurra, E., Danemann, G., Valdez, V., Murray, J., and Sala, E.
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Commercially imported serranid fishes from the Gulf of California: ecology, fisheries, and conservation
March 2008
 
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Erisman, B., Valdez-Ornelas, V., Danemann, G., Torreblanca-Ramírez, E., Silva Ramírez, J.T. and Manzanares, G.O.
 
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A probable spawning aggregation of the leather bass Dermatolepis dermatolepis (Boulenger) in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico
 
March 2008
 
AUTHORS: Aburto‐Oropeza, O. and Hull, P.M.
 
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2007

Predictability of reef fish recruitment in a highly variable nursery habitat 

September 2007

 
AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Sala, E., Paredes, G., Mendoza, A., and Ballesteros, E.
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2006

A marine reserve network for the Gulf of California: The next step in conserving 'the world's aquarium'
November 2006
AUTHORS: Sánchez-Alcántara, I., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Balart, E.F., Cupul-Magaña, A.L., Reyes-Bonilla, H. and Sánchez-Ortiz, C.
 
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Threatened Fishes of the World: Holacanthus passer Valenciennes, 1846 (Pomacanthidae)

March 2006

AUTHORS: Sánchez-Alcántara, I., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Balart, E.F., Cupul-Magaña, A.L., Reyes-Bonilla, H. and Sánchez-Ortiz, C.
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2004

Fishing Down Coastal Food Webs in the Gulf of California

March 2004

 
AUTHORS: Sala, E., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Reza, M., Paredes, G., and López-Lemus, L. G.
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2003

Spawning aggregations and reproductive behavior of reef fishes in the Gulf of California

January 2003

 
AUTHORS: Sala, E., Aburto, O., Paredes, G., and Thompson, G.
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2002

A General Model for Designing Networks of Marine Reserves

December 2002

AUTHORS: Sala, E., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Paredes, G., Parra, I., Barrera, J.C. and Dayton, P.K.
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2001

Community Structure of Reef Fish in Several Habitats of a Rocky Reef in the Gulf of California​

April 2001

AUTHORS: Aburto‐Oropeza, O., and Balart, E. F.
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1999

Feeding Behavior, Habitat Use, and Abundance of the Angelfish Holacanthus passer (Pomacanthidae) in the Southern Sea of Cortés

July 1999

AUTHORS: Aburto-Oropeza, O., Sala, E., and Sánchez-Ortiz, C
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Observations of a Probable Hybrid Angelfish of the Genus Holacanthus from the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

April 1999

AUTHORS: Sala, E., Aburto-Oropeza, O. and Arreola-Robles, J.L.
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