Fabio Favoretto

Fabio Favoretto
Centro para la Biodivesidad Marina y la Conservación A.C.

Doctor in Marine Ecology

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Introduction
My work is grounded on ecological modelling linking biological communities to environmental and anthropogenic dynamics to create tools through which nature management can be improved
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
University of California, San Diego
Position
  • Independent contractor
January 2019 - present
Autonomous University of Baja California Sur
Position
  • Teacher
Education
February 2016 - February 2020
August 2013 - August 2015
University of Trieste
Field of study
  • Marine biology

Publications

Publications (24)
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Satellite-derived bathymetry methods over coastal areas were developed to deliver basic and useful bathymetry information. However, the process is not straightforward, the main limitation being the need for field data. The Self-calibrated Spectral Supervised Shallow-water Modeler (4SM) method was tested to obtain coastal bathymetry without the use...
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Isolated reefs suffered from overfishing to a lesser extent than coastal reefs systems. Nevertheless, the exploitation of coastal areas forced fishers to move offshore to compensate for their decreasing catches, helped by an overall increase in their technological capabilities. Thus, these once pristine isolated areas are under increasing threat an...
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Global coastal environments are highly vulnerable to degradation due to anthropogenic pressures as they host close to half of the world's population in addition to having rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity. Worldwide degradation of coastal environments causes marine biodiversity to become an increasingly scarce resource. Consequently, locatio...
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A worldwide call to implement habitat protection aims to halt biodiversity loss. We constructed an open-source, standardized, and reproducible workflow that calculates two indexes to monitor the extent of coastal and marine habitats within protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures. The Local Proportion of Habitats Protect...
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Globally, marine communities are experiencing gradual warming and extreme heatwaves causing species to shift in geographic range. As a result, the biological assemblages outside tropical latitudes are being reorganized or "tropicalized" as warm-affinity species become increasingly dominant and cool water species recede, with impacts on our economie...
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Las algas rojas coralinas (rodofitas) habitan las costas, coloreando estas regiones con una hermosa tonalidad roja o rosada, y son tan duras y afiladas que, de ser pisadas, causarían dolor al pie descalzo. Entre sus diminutas ramas, muchos organismos se desarrollan y encuentran refugio. La fotosíntesis de las algas coralinas conduce a la formación...
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To assess the variation of sea star (Asteroidea) populations in the Northern Gulf of California and look for evidence of sea star ulcerative lesions, counts of sea star species were recorded in 2019 using a standard belt-transect technique of 30 m2. During surveys, scuba divers also measured sea stars' diameter and examined them for ulcerative lesi...
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A worldwide call to implement habitat protection aims to halt biodiversity loss. To monitor the extent of coastal and marine habitats within protected areas (PAs) in a standardized, open source, and reproducible way, we constructed the Local and the Global Habitat Protection Indexes (LHPI and GHPI, respectively). The LHPI pinpoints the jurisdiction...
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La fotosíntesis de las algas calcificantes es un relevante conductor de la formación de carbonatos en las costas. El carbono inmovilizado en los talos calcificados de estas algas es un componente estructural de diferentes tipos de carbonatos. Entre ellos, la calcita magnesiana es el mineral más comúnmente reportado. El contenido de otros cationes (...
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This study investigated how different remote sensing techniques can be combined to accurately monitor mangroves. In this paper, we present a framework to use drone imagery to calculate correction factors which can improve the accuracy of satellite-based mangrove extent. We focus on semi-arid dwarf mangroves of Baja California Sur, Mexico, where the...
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Coralline algae are worldwide carbonate builders, considered to be foundational species and biodiversity hotspots. Coralline habitats face increasing pressure from human activities and effects related to Global Change, yet their ecological properties and adaptive responses remain poorly understood. The relationships of the algal microbiota with the...
Technical Report
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The High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy (https://oceanpanel.org/) has commissioned a series of “Blue Papers” to explore pressing challenges at the nexus of the ocean and the economy. This paper is part of a series of 16 papers to be published between November 2019 and October 2020. It addresses how multiple human impacts will impact bi...
Preprint
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Satellite derived bathymetry methods over coastal areas were born to deliver basic and useful information like bathymetry. However, the process is not straightforward, the main limitation being the need of field data. The Self-calibrated Spectral Supervised Shallow-water Modeler (4SM) method was tested to obtain coastal bathymetry without the use o...
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All empirical water column correction methods have consistently been reported to require existing depth sounding data for the purpose of calibrating a simple depth retrieval model; they yield poor results over very bright or very dark bottoms. In contrast, we set out to (i) use only the relative radiance data in the image along with published data,...
Conference Paper
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The monitoring of the presence and distribution of sea urchins inside the Miramare MPA is carry on with the help of undergraduate biology students of the Trieste University that were trained to the collection of data of presence of the two different species, Paracentrotus lividus and Arbacia lixula, and measurement of the maximum length of the sing...

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Projects (4)
Project
Antarctic Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology, ice-layer Biology; extremophiles
Project
Economic Importance of Scuba Diving and its role in Marine Conservation
Project
Evaluate current conservation status, threats and needs of remote archipelagos