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About Us


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.

Who We Are.

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.

What We Do.

We analyze the interactions between the marine ecology and biodiversity, fisheries, socioeconomics, climate change, and more. With these factors, we produce robust, objective science that facilitates comprehensive understanding of the dynamics between marine ecosystems and human activities in the Gulf of California.These results are then disseminated to partners, decision-makers, and stakeholders.

How We Do It.

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!

Mailing Address:

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0202

Physical Address:

8880 Biological Grade
La Jolla, CA 92037

P: +1 (858) 534-1154
F: +1 (858) 534-1043
E: info@gocmarineprogram.org

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