Adrian Munguia-Vega

Adrian Munguia-Vega
The University of Arizona | UA · Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill

PhD University of Arizona

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Seafood mislabeling has the potential to mask changes in the supply of species due to overfishing, while also preventing consumers from making informed choices about the origin, quality and sustainability of their food. Thus, there is a need to understand mislabeling and analyze the potential causes behind it to propose solutions. We conducted a CO...
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Marine biodiversity can be surveyed using underwater visual censuses and recently, with eDNA metabarcoding. Although a promising tool, eDNA studies have shown contrasting results related to its detection scale and the number of species identified compared to other survey methods. Also, its accuracy relies on complete reference databases used for ta...
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For centuries, scientists have recognized and worked to understand how Earth's mutable landscape and climate shape the distribution and evolution of species. Here, we describe the emerging field of geogenomics, which uses the reciprocal and deep integration of geologic, climatic, and population genomic data to define and test cause-effect relations...
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Aligning the ecological and social dimensions of the connections present between users that harvest a shared natural resource is a necessary step toward sustainable management. However, contrasting estimates of connectivity across disciplines is a challenging task and few empirical studies have focused on population dynamics within fish species wit...
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Mislabeling of seafood is a global phenomenon that can misrepresent the status and level of consumption of wild fish stocks while concealing the use of many other wild species or those originating from aquaculture and sold as substitutes. We conducted a DNA barcoding study in three cities within Mexico (Mazatlan, Mexico City and Cancun) and sequenc...
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Climate-smart conservation addresses the vulnerability of biodiversity to climate change impacts but may require transboundary considerations. Here, we adapt and refine 16 biophysical guidelines for climate-smart marine reserves for the transboundary California Bight ecoregion. We link several climate-adaptation strategies (e.g., maintaining connec...
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In addition to the Sky Islands of the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, a series of 900–1200 m desert peaks surrounded by arid lowlands support temperate affiliated species at their summits. The presence of disjunct long-lived plant taxa on under-explored desert mountains, especially Isla Tiburón at 29° latitude in the Gulf of California,...
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Marine conservation design and fisheries management are increasingly integrating biophysical, socio-economic and governance considerations. Integrative approaches are adopted to achieve more effective, equitable, inclusive, and robust marine policies and practices. This paper describes a participatory process to co-produce biophysical, socio-econom...
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Background Octopus hubbsorum Berry, 1953 is the most important species for commercial fishing in the Mexican Pacific. However, there is a lack of information regarding population structure that could have important management implications. We tested 44 microsatellite loci in O. hubbsorum by cross-amplification from O. bimaculatus.Methods and result...
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The population genetic structure and oceanographic boundaries to gene flow are relevant for understanding biological connectivity in marine environments. However, the relative contribution of historical (e.g., sea-level change) and recent (e.g., fisheries) processes in shaping current patterns of genetic structure and diversity are commonly unknown...
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Kelp forests are globally important and highly productive ecosystems, yet their persistence and protection in the face of climate change and human activity are poorly known. Here, we present a 35-year time series of high-resolution satellite imagery that maps the distribution and persistence of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) forests along ten de...
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Recent climatic variation has led to a change in size or mass in some species. The Black‐vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas is endemic to the California Current System, a highly variable system, giving us cues on the effects of interannual variability on predators. Here, we report the results of a comparison of biometrics measurement in the sh...
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When climate variability is on the agenda, seabirds can come up with creative solutions to optimize their foraging strategy: some fly further, dive deeper, catch a different prey, gain weight, enlarge their wing span, do not have dinner with their partner. Due to selection or phenotypic flexibility, if a new environmental condition persists, seabir...
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The tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) is a highly dynamic region and a model system to study how habitat discontinuities affect the distribution of shorefishes, particularly for species that display ontogenetic habitat shifts, including snappers (Lutjanidae). To evaluate the genetic structure of the Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru) and the yellow s...
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In most regions, the distribution of marine forests and the efficacy of their protection is unknown. We mapped the persistence of giant kelp forests across ten degrees of latitude in the Northeast Pacific Ocean and found that 7.7% of giant kelp is fully protected, with decreasing percentages from north to south. Sustainability goals should prioriti...
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A management approach was developed that combined spatial and non-spatial tools to inform a Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Process (CMSP) in the Puerto Peñasco-Puerto Lobos Coastal Corridor, Northern Gulf of California, Sonora, Mexico. Four fisheries management tools were applied with an emphasis on ecosystem level management for eleven small-...
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This study investigated the intestinal microbial community structure of Litopenaeus vannamei at six different stages during shrimp farming. Our goal was to elucidate the bacterial profile and the changes in the relative abundance of taxa during an atypical massive mortality event in Sonora, Mexico. High-throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene an...
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We analysed the genetic connectivity and larval transport routes of Lutjanus argentiventris to test if eddies could transport coastal-demersal fish larvae between the peninsular and mainland coasts of the Southern Gulf of California. Larval transport was estimated using the ROMS oceanographic model during the main spawning period (July–August). We...
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Como país parte ante el Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (cdb), México tiene el compromiso de presentar informes sobre las medidas que haya adoptado para la aplicación de los objetivos del Convenio (Artículo 26 texto del cdb). A la fecha, México ha presentado seis informes nacionales.
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Endangered Sonoran (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) and Peninsular (A. a. peninsularis) pronghorn persist largely because of captive breeding and reintroduction efforts. Recovery team managers want to re‐establish pronghorn in their native range, but there is currently uncertainty regarding the subspecies status of extinct pronghorn populations...
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Esta infografiía explica qué es el ADN ambiental marino, muestra los pasos desde la toma de muestra en campo, filtrado de agua, trabajo de laboratorio y bioinformático, y algunas aplicaciones para describir la diversidad de peces en el Golfo de California, México. Fue realizado como parte de un proyecto de investigación sobre el desarrollo de técn...
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Esta infografía describe la diversidad e importancia de los diferentes ecosistemas marinos del Golfo de California (México) incluyendo arrecifes rocosos, bosques de sargazo, manglares, bosques de coral negro, arrecifes de coral, arrecifes de rodolitos, praderas de pastos marinos, sitios con vegetación costera y montañas submarinas. La infografía f...
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Significant advances in the study of marine fish communities have been achieved with traditional monitoring methods and recently with novel genetic approaches. eDNA metabarcoding is one of them and a powerful tool for the study of biodiversity still in continuous development. Its applicability in marine ecology and conservation studies may be gauge...
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Management of commercial fisheries resources is commonly done assuming that populations are spatially homogeneous throughout their geographic range. However, uneven gene flow can result in gradients of genetic diversity that can affect population dynamics and management reference points and may contribute to overfishing. We examined whether the bro...
Technical Report
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OCEANA (2019) Estudio genético sobre sustitución de especies en el comercio de pescados en México.https://doi.org/10.31230/osf.io/49wka
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During the breeding season, seabird foraging trips are constrained by nest attendance schedule and are necessarily colony centred. Oceanographic cues play a major role in the choice of foraging areas to minimize the time spent away from the nest. Here, we analysed the foraging tracks of Black‐vented Shearwaters Puffinus opisthomelas during the incu...
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Management of commercial fisheries resources is commonly done assuming that populations are spatially homogeneous throughout their geographic range. However, uneven gene flow can result in gradients of genetic diversity that can affect population dynamics and management reference points and may contribute to over-fishing. We examined whether the br...
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No-take marine reserves can be powerful management tools, but only if they are well designed and effectively managed. We review how ecological guidelines for improving marine reserve design can be adapted based on an area’s unique evolutionary, oceanic, and ecological characteristics in the Gulf of California, Mexico. We provide ecological guidelin...
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The Gulf of California (GC) is a semi-closed sea in the Tropical Eastern Pacific and is recognised as a highly diverse marine ecosystem. Despite this status, this region is still poorly studied in comparison to other marine hotspots. To start filling this gap, we attempt to provide a global overview of reef-fish diversity around the numerous island...
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A recent molecular study on pelagic nudibranchs showed that Glaucus marginatus (Reinhardt and Bergh, 1864) is a complex of three cryptic species, whereas the congener G. atlanticus (Forster, 1777) remain as one species. The objective of the present study was to determine the identity of pelagic nudibranchs collected in the Gulf of California using...
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Marine reserves are widely used to protect species important for conservation and fisheries and to help maintain ecological processes that sustain their populations, including recruitment and dispersal. Achieving these goals requires well-connected networks of marine reserves that maximize larval connectivity, thus allowing exchanges between popula...
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The fishery for octopus in Northwest Mexico has increased to over 2,000 tons annually, but to date the specific composition of the catch has been ignored. With at least three main species targeted by artisanal fisheries in the region with distinct life histories, the lack of basic biological information about the distribution, metapopulation size a...
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Aequipecten techuelchus is an endemic scallop of the Argentine biogeographic province in the southwest Atlantic Ocean which supports a commercial fishery that has presented strong fluctuations since the 1960s. It is unclear if distinct localities constitute a single panmictic population. We used next-generation sequencing to obtain microsatellite l...
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The dispersal during the planktonic larval period is a key feature to understand the metapopulation structure of marine fishes, and is commonly described by four general models: 1) lack of population structure due to extensive larval dispersal, 2) isolation by geographic distance where larval connectivity decreases with increasing distance between...
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Marine reserves are widely used to protect species important for conservation and fisheries and to help maintain ecological processes that sustain their populations, including recruitment and dispersal. Achieving these goals requires well-connected networks of marine reserves that maximize larval connectivity, thus allowing exchanges between popula...
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The fishery for octopus in Northwest Mexico has increased to over 2,000 tons annually, but to date the specific composition of the catch has been ignored. With at least three main species with varying life histories targeted by artisanal fisheries in the region, lack of information about the distribution of each species and metapopulation size and...
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We developed a set of hypervariable microsatellite markers for the Pacific red snapper (Lutjanus peru), an economically important marine fish for small-scale fisheries in the west coast of Mexico. We performed shotgun genome sequencing with the 454 XL titanium chemistry and used bioinformatic tools to search for perfect microsatellite loci. We sele...
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We characterized a set of new hypervariable microsatellite loci for the barred sand-bass (Paralabrax nebulifer), a marine fish that supports important recreational and artisanal fisheries in California, USA and the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico. We performed a shotgun genome sequencing with the 454 XL titanium chemistry and us...
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The Gulf of California is one of the most productive and ecologically diverse oceans in the world. However, the health of the marine environment and its productivity are facing many threats. Currently, a wide array of tools are being used for conservation and management to improve fisheries productivity and protect biodiversity in the coastal and m...
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Marine ecologists have a wide array of tools with which to study complex and dynamic systems, but there are cases where neither simple, highly controlled experiments nor largely uncontrolled, more complex field observations provide adequate inferential power. In such cases, mesocosm studies in marine systems may help bridge the gap. Mesocosm studie...
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Members of the bivalve molluscan family Spondylidae were very important elements in the world view of pre- Hispanic cultures of America, and today remain as symbols of culture heritage in contemporary society. In recent decades, given the importance they have for crafts and jewelry, as well as for fisheries and gastronomy, their exploitation has ca...
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En el segundo capítulo se examina el impacto de las actividades humanas en la biodiversidad y los ecosistemas de México, con un análisis de los principales factores de cambio de estos, incluidos los efectos de la fragmentación y pérdida del hábitat, del cambio de uso del suelo, de las enfermedades y zoonosis emergentes, así como los de la contamin...
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The complete mitochondrial genome of Octopus bimaculatus is 16 085 bp in length and includes 13 protein-codes genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfers RNA genes, and a control region. The composition of genome is A (40.9%), T (34.7%), C (16.9%), and G (7.5%). The control region of O. bimaculatus contains a VNTR locus not present in the genomes fr...
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The biota of the lands has had a restless place and has endured displacements, inundations, extinctions, and has been forced into migrations with the coming and going of the sea, with the submergence or emergence of mountains, and with the concomitant changes of local climate. Close study of the plant and animal life, when directed by a correlating...
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Effective design of marine reserves for use in fisheries management and conservation requires a clear understanding of patterns of larval transport and sink- source dynamics between populations, as well as a clear understanding of population demography. Mitochondrial and nuclear markers were analyzed to investigate potential mechanisms impacting co...
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Genetic diversity is crucial for the adaptation of exploited species like the pink abalone (Haliotis corrugata), faced with threats from climate change, overfishing and impacts associated with aquaculture production. While marine reserves are commonly used to mitigate risks to marine populations, the duration, size, location and larval connectivity...
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Twenty-four new tetranucleotide microsatellite loci, obtained by 454 pyrosequencing, were found in the green abalone Haliotis fulgens. Genetic diversity ranged from 6 to 27 alleles per locus with 0.653-0.912 expected heterozygosity. This provides polymorphic markers for population genetics and parentage analysis focusing on the management and conse...
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The geoduck clam Panopea globosa is found on the Pacific coast of Baja California south of Bahia Magdalena Bay and throughout the Gulf of California, and sustains a vibrant and growing fishery. Despite morphometric analyses that suggest populations from the Pacific are distinct from those inside the Gulf of California, it is unclear whether populat...
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This paper is dedicated to the memory of Miguel Fernando Lavín (1951–2014), a pioneer of the PANGAS initiative who dedicated his life to advance the field of oceanography in Mexico. He was a visionary who connected oceanographers, marine conservationists, and fisheries managers. Small-scale fisheries contribute about half of global fish catches, or...
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Species that have experienced population reduction provide valuable case studies for understanding genetic responses to demographic change. Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) were once widespread across the North American plains but were subject to drastic population reductions due to over-exploitation and habitat fragmentation during the late 19th...
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Panopea globosa is a marine bivalve mollusk important for small-scale fisheries from Northwest Mexico. Twenty-four tetra-nucleotide microsatellite markers were characterized by 454 XL+ Titanium pyrosequencing. High average levels of allelic diversity and heterozygosity were observed (N A = 16.68; Ne = 9.77; H O = 0.643; H E = 0.858). Significant...
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The coastline of Northern Sonora is dominated by hypersaline estuaries and vast rocky intertidal zones that are intermittently covered by the extreme tides characteristic of the Northern Gulf of California. Research on the spatial-temporal distribution of flora and fauna in wetland, sandy-muddy bottoms, the pelagic zone, subtidal rocky reefs and an...
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Understanding patterns of larval dispersal is key in determining whether no-take marine reserves are self-sustaining, what will be protected inside reserves and where the benefits of reserves will be observed. We followed a multidisciplinary approach that merged detailed descriptions of fishing zones and spawning time at 17 sites distributed in the...
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We characterized 22 novel microsatellite loci in the two-spotted octopus Octopus bimaculatus using 454 pyrosequencing reads. All loci were polymorphic and will be used in studies of marine connectivity aimed at increasing sustainability of the resource. The mean number alleles per locus was 13.09 (range 7-19) and observed heterozygosities ranged fr...