Laura F. Rodriguez

Deputy Director, Mexico Oceans Program

Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, Latin America & the Caribbean, Restoring Mexico's Gulf of California, catch shares

Work

Laura Rodriguez, Ph.D., leads the design process for catch shares programs in the Gulf of California, providing strategic support for implementing catch shares. Laura works closely with the national fisheries agencies (CONAPESCA and INAPESCA), local nongovernmental organizations and fishermen.

She also develops educational resources and outreach materials for designing catch shares and directs workshops and classes, including capacity-building courses, for fishermen, local partners and government officials.

Background

Laura is a marine ecologist interested in marine sustainable development and conservation in Latin America. Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, she has studied and worked in the United States, where her research focused on marine invasive species.

Laura received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She also studied at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, focusing on adaptive management and conservation program leadership. She joined EDF’s Gulf of California project in early 2008 and splits her time among fishing communities, the La Paz office, and her home base of Guadalajara.

Publications

  • Rodriguez L.F. "Can invasive species facilitate native species? Evidence of how, when, and why these impacts occur." Biological Invasions 8: 927-939 (2006).

  • Harley C.D.G, Hughes A.R., Hultgren K., Miner B.G., Sorte C.J.B., Thornber C., Williams S.L., Rodriguez L.F. and Tomanek L. "The impacts of climate change in coastal marine systems." Ecology Letters 9: 228-241 (2006).

En Español

Experta en: Océanos, América Latina y el Caribe, Restauración de pesquerías en el Golfo de California, Manejo Compartido por Cuotas

Descripción del trabajo en EDF

Laura dirige el programa regional del Golfo de California, como parte del Programa de Oceanos de EDF, brindando además apoyo estratégico para su aplicación en diversas pesquerías. Asimismo, coordina el trabajo que EDF de México realiza junto con autoridades pesqueras a nivel federal (CONAPESCA e INAPESCA), así como con autoridades estatales, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y pescadores, para restaurar las pesquerías del Golfo de California.

Experiencia

Laura es ecóloga marina interesada en temas de conservación marina y desarrollo sustentable en América Latina, con un Doctorado por la Universidad de California, Davis.

  • Laura F. Rodriguez

    Laura F. Rodriguez

Contact

La Paz, Mexico office

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Media Contact

Ana Suárez Uribe
+52-612-1294005 (office)
+521-612-1042013 (cell)
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