Welcome to the Aburto Lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The Aburto Lab is also the origin of the the Gulf of California Marine Program.
We are a team of post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students dedicated to producing robust research on conservation and resource management issues in the Gulf of California region, Mexico.
We analyze the interactions among marine ecology and biodiversity, fisheries, socioeconomics, climate change, and more. Our results facilitate understanding of the dynamics between marine ecosystems and human activities in the Gulf of California and are disseminated to partners, decision-makers, and stakeholders. Using multidisciplinary approaches, we tackle complex marine management issues to provide guidance towards sustainability and conservation.
The Aburto Lab believes in a “bottom-up” approach: educating and engaging the local community and younger generation in science. Not only is the method effective in ocean resource management, but this bottom-up approach is also critical for building research capacity. The Aburto Lab invests in every stage of education, from K-12 to post-doctorates, by directly involving students in training programs, research programs, and bi-national exchanges. View our on-going projects here!
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0202
8880 Biological Grade
La Jolla, CA 92037
P: +1 (858) 534-1154
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