oceanexpert oceanexpert

© 2017, UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, Ostend, Belgium   Find us on Google+

Details of Dr. Jorge G. Alvarez-Romero   


Gender male
Job title Postdoctoral Fellow
Department ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University, Townsville ( JCU)
1 James Cook Drive Douglas Townsville 4811
James Cook University, Townsville 1 James Cook Drive Douglas
Regions Sea of Azov
Nationality Mexico
Tel +61(7) 4781-6517
You must log in with an approved account to view email addresses.
Website https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/jorge.alvarezromero/, http://www.coralcoe.org.au/researchers/jorge-alvarez-romero
Social Media Links
You must log in with an approved account to view social media links


Degree PhD
Job type Research , Natural Resource Management , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Research Support Services , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Research Support Services
Research Activities Jorge’s broad research interest regards planning for the sustainable use of natural resources to achieve biodiversity conservation and development objectives. In particular, he is interested in contributing to further develop systematic conservation planning theory and practice through the integration of terrestrial and marine conservation planning initiatives. His research explores theoretical and methodological aspects of key decision-making problems associated with a land-sea approach, such as integrating cross-system threats (e.g. how land-based threats affect marine and coastal spatial prioritization), identifying co-benefits and trade-offs associated with management decisions (e.g. spatial congruence between local and downstream land values), and improving collaboration among diverse stakeholders. His work on marine planning includes developing practical approaches to design marine reserve networks considering ecological connectivity and the effects of climate change.
Research Region 59, 69
Working languages English, Spanish
Skills/Expertise conservation biology, systematic conservation planning, integrated land-sea planning, marine conservation planning
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Jorge ALVAREZ-ROMERO)

Stoeckl, N., T. Chaiechi, M. Farr, D. Jarvis, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, M.J. Kennard, V. Hermoso, R.L. Pressey. 2015. Co-benefits and trade-offs between agriculture and conservation: a case study in Northern Australia. Biological Conservation 191: 478?494
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., V.M. Adams, R.L. Pressey, M. Douglas, A. Dale, A. Auge, D. Ball, J. Childs, M. Digby, R. Dobbs, N. Gobius, D. Hinchley, I. Lancaster, M. Maughan, I. Perdrisat. 2015. Integrated cross-realm planning: a decision-makers? perspective. Biological Conservation 191: 799?808
Gurney, G., R.L. Pressey, N.C. Ban, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, S. Jupiter, V. Adams. 2015. Efficient and equitable design of marine protected areas in Fiji through inclusion of stakeholder-specific objectives in conservation planning. Conservation Biology 29: 1378?1389
Petus, C., E. Da Silva, M. Devlin, A. Wenger, J.G. Álvarez-Romero. 2014. Using MODIS data for mapping of water types within river plumes in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: towards the production of river plume risk maps for reef and seagrass ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management 137: 163-177
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., S.N. Wilkinson, R.L. Pressey, N.C. Ban, J. Kool, J. Brodie. 2014. Modeling catchment nutrients and sediment loads to inform regional management of water quality in coastal-marine ecosystems: a comparison of two approaches. Journal of Environmental Management 146: 164-178
Mills, M., J.G. Álvarez-Romero, K. Vance-Borland, H. Ernstson, P. Cohen, A. Guerrero, R. L. Pressey. 2014. Linking regional planning and local action: towards using social network analysis in systematic conservation planning. Biological Conservation 169: 6-13
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., M. Devlin, E. Teixeira da Silva, C. Petus, N.C. Ban, R..L. Pressey, J. Kool, J.J. Roberts, S. Cerdeira-Estrada, A.S. Wenger, J. Brodie. 2013. A novel approach to model exposure of coastal-marine ecosystems to riverine flood plumes based on remote sensing techniques. Journal of Environmental Management 119: 194-207.
Ban, N.C., S. Januchowski-Hartley, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, M. Mills, R. L. Pressey, S. Linke, D. de Freitas. 2013. Marine and freshwater conservation planning: from representation to persistence. In: Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future. L. Craighead and C. Convis (editors). ESRI Press, Redlands, CA.
Devlin, M., E. Da Silva, C. Petus, A. Wenger, D. Zeh, D. Tracey, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, J. Brodie. 2013. Combining in-situ water quality and remotely sensed data across spatial and temporal scales to measure wet season chlorophyll-a variability: Great Barrier Reef lagoon (Queensland, Australia). Ecological Processes 2: 31
Visconti, P., M. Di Marco, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, S.R. Januchowski-Hartley, R..L. Pressey, R. Weeks, C. Rondinini. 2013. Effects of errors and gaps in spatial data sets on assessment of conservation progress. Conservation Biology: In Press
Bainbridge, Z., E. Wolanski, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, S. Lewis, J. Brodie. 2012. Fine sediment and nutrient dynamics related to particle size and floc formation in a Burdekin River flood plume, Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin: 65: 236-248.
Devlin, M.J., L.W. McKinna, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, C. Petus, B. Abbot, P. Harkness, J. Brodie. 2012. Mapping the pollutants in surface riverine flood plume waters in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin: 65:224-235.
Devlin, M.J., J. Brodie, A.S. Wenger, E. Teixeira da Silva, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, J. Waterhouse, L. McKenzie. 2012. Chronic and acute influences on the Great Barrier Reef: Impacts of extreme weather conditions. Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012.
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., R.L. Pressey, N.C. Ban, K. Vance-Borland, C. Willer, C. J. Klein, S.D. Gaines. 2011. Integrated land-sea conservation planning: the missing links. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 42:381-409.
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., R.A. Medellin, A. Oliveras de Ita, H. Gomez de Silva, O. Sanchez. 2008. Animales exóticos en México: Una amenaza para la biodiversidad. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, México, D.F.
Sánchez, O. and J.G. Álvarez-Romero. 2006. Conservation status of the Morelet?s Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) in Mexico, pp. 254-264. In: Crocodiles. Proceedings of the 18th Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group, IUCN ? The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., R.L. Pressey, N.C. Ban, J. Torre-Cosío, O. Aburto-Oropeza. 2013. Marine conservation planning in practice: lessons learned from the Gulf of California. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (23) 4: 483-505.
Álvarez-Romero, J.G., R.L. Pressey, N.C. Ban, J. Brodie. 2015. Advancing land-sea conservation planning: integrating modelling of catchments, land-use change, and river plumes to prioritise catchment management and protection. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145574
Adams, V. M., J.G. Álvarez-Romero, J. Carwardine, L. Cattarino, V. Hermoso, M.J. Kennard, S. Linke, R.L. Pressey, and N. Stoeckl. 2014. Planning across freshwater and terrestrial realms: co-benefits and tradeoffs between conservation actions. Conservation Letters 7 (5): 425-440
Arias, A., R.L. Pressey, R. Jones, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, J.E. Cinner. 2016. Optimizing enforcement and compliance in offshore marine protected areas: a case study from Coco?s Island, Costa Rica. Oryx 50(1): 18-26
Dale, A., R.L. Pressey, V. Adams, J.G. Álvarez-Romero, M. Digby, R. Dobbs, M. Douglas, A. Auge, M. Maughan, J. Childs, D. Hinchley, I. Lancaster, I. Perdrisat. 2014. Catchment-scale governance in northern Australia: a preliminary evaluation. Journal of Economic and Social Policy 16 (1): Article 2

Created: 2008-08-14 Last Updated: 2016-06-17