Alfredo Giron-Nava

"I am interested in the ecology of coastal ecosystems in the Gulf of California and the effects of climatic variability on them."

Alfredo is a PhD student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For the last 5 years he has been involved in the study of artisanal fisheries in the Gulf of California. Some of the projects he has worked on include the study of the 2012’s cannonball jellyfish fishery in the Upper Gulf of California and the development of a spatial method to estimate the extent of small-scale fishing operations in Mexico. He has been also involved in the study of the connectivity patterns of a commercially important fishery in the Midriff Islands Region and continues similar work in the Southern Gulf of California. His future projects include the study of how climatic variability may influence coastal communities associated with ecosystems such as rocky reefs and mangroves, with a particular focus on the higher trophic level organisms.

Projects

  • Gulf of California Marine Program
  • Mapping Ocean Wealth
  • Marine connectivity in the Southern Gulf of California
  • Proyecto Manta
  • Awards

  • UC Regents Fellow (2014 - 2015)
  • Fulbright Garcia-Robles Fellow (2014 - 2017)
  • CONACyT - UC MEXUS Fellow (2014 - 2019)
  • Oliver Chair Award from the CMBC (2017)