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Researcher: Soler Alarcon, GA (Mr German Soler Alarcon)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Animal behaviour
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Population ecology

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Terrestrial biodiversity
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Cetacean distribution and relative abundance in Colombia’s Pacific EEZ from survey cruises and platforms of opportunity; Journal of Cetacean Research and Management
Conservation genetics of the scalloped hammerhead shark in the Pacific coast of Colombia; Journal of Heredity
Contributions of body size, habitat and taxonomy to predictions of temperate Australian fish diets; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Fishing-gear restrictions and biomass gains for coral reef fishes in marine protected areas; Conservation Biology
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features; Nature
Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes; PLOS Biology
Global spatial risk assessment of sharks under the footprint of fisheries; Nature
Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity; Nature
Inter-island movements of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) and seasonal connectivity in a marine protected area of the eastern tropical Pacific; Marine Biology
Movements of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) at Cocos Island, Costa Rica and between oceanic islands in the Eastern Tropical Pacific; PLoS ONE
Moving beyond trophic groups: evaluating fishing-induced changes to temperate reef food webs; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Occurrence and rates of encounter of marine mammals in the waters of Malpelo Island and towards the continent; Boletin de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras
Predicting the diet of coastal fishes at a continental scale based on taxonomy and body size; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Reef fishes at all trophic levels respond positively to effective marine protected areas; PloS One
Reef Life Survey: establishing the ecological basis for conservation of shallow marine life; Biological Conservation
Surveys of subtidal reefs in the Southwest National Park Marine Nature Reserve 2004-2017
Surveys of the Subtidal Reef Biota of the Cradle Coast 1992-2018
Surveys of the subtidal reef biota of the Kent Group Marine Nature Reserve 2014-2017
Surveys of the subtidal reef biota of the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve 1992-2017
The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation; Marine Policy

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision