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 Francesco Garzon

Francesco Garzon

PhD student

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 Hatherly B11

 

Hatherly Building, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK

Overview

I am a marine biologist and conservationist whose research is focused on understanding patterns of distribution and movement of large animals using satellite tracking technology and computer-based modelling. I am interested in investigating how the relationships of marine animals with their environment and how to use spatial data to improve conservation.

After completing my MSci degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology at the University of Exeter (Penryn campus), I have worked as a researcher for the NGO MarAlliance in Cape Verde, studying the spatial ecology of a variety of shark and ray species. I am now a PhD student in Dr Witt and Dr Hawkes' lab, researching the spatial ecology of sea turtles and billfish in the Gulf of Guinea and responses of sharks to recreational angling.

I am a teaching assistant on Marine Biology (BIO2074) and the Coral Reef field course (BIO2081).

Qualifications

MSci Conservation Biology and Ecology, University of Exeter, 2018.

Career

2018 - 2020  Research Officer, MarAlliance.

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Research interests

I am interested in the movements of marine animals and how they use and connect ecosystems at varying spatial scales. Understanding the interactions between animals and the environment can give us insights into the workings of natural systems and be used to plan or manage conservation. In my research, I make use of state-of-the-art tracking technology and data analysis methods to bring together different sources of data and investigate spatial patterns of movement and abundance.

Publications

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Key publications


Garzon F, Williams CT, Cochran JEM, Tanabe LK, Abdulla A, Berumen ML, Habis T, Marshall PA, Rodrigue M, Hawkes LA, et al (2022). A multi-method characterization of Elasmobranch & Cheloniidae communities of the north-eastern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba. PLoS One, 17(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Garzon F, Graham RT, Baremore I, Castellanos D, Salazar H, Xiu C, Seymour Z, Witt MJ, Hawkes LA (2021). Nation-wide assessment of the distribution and population size of the data-deficient nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). PLoS ONE, 16(8 August). Abstract.
Garzon F, Graham RT, Witt MJ, Hawkes LA (2020). Ecological niche modeling reveals manta ray distribution and conservation priority areas in the Western Central Atlantic. Animal Conservation, 24(3), 322-334.

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Journal articles

Tanabe LK, Cochran JEM, Williams CT, Garzon F, Langner U, Hardenstine RS, Hawkes LA, Brainard RE, Eweida AA, Marshall PA, et al (2023). Case report: tracking data from foraging hawksbill turtles in the northern Red Sea. Animal Biotelemetry, 11(1). Abstract.
Garzon F, Williams CT, Cochran JEM, Tanabe LK, Abdulla A, Berumen ML, Habis T, Marshall PA, Rodrigue M, Hawkes LA, et al (2022). A multi-method characterization of Elasmobranch & Cheloniidae communities of the north-eastern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba. PLoS One, 17(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Garzon F, Graham RT, Baremore I, Castellanos D, Salazar H, Xiu C, Seymour Z, Witt MJ, Hawkes LA (2021). Nation-wide assessment of the distribution and population size of the data-deficient nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). PLoS ONE, 16(8 August). Abstract.
Garzon F, Graham RT, Witt MJ, Hawkes LA (2020). Ecological niche modeling reveals manta ray distribution and conservation priority areas in the Western Central Atlantic. Animal Conservation, 24(3), 322-334.

Publications by year


2023

Tanabe LK, Cochran JEM, Williams CT, Garzon F, Langner U, Hardenstine RS, Hawkes LA, Brainard RE, Eweida AA, Marshall PA, et al (2023). Case report: tracking data from foraging hawksbill turtles in the northern Red Sea. Animal Biotelemetry, 11(1). Abstract.

2022

Garzon F, Williams CT, Cochran JEM, Tanabe LK, Abdulla A, Berumen ML, Habis T, Marshall PA, Rodrigue M, Hawkes LA, et al (2022). A multi-method characterization of Elasmobranch & Cheloniidae communities of the north-eastern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba. PLoS One, 17(9). Abstract.  Author URL.

2021

Garzon F, Graham RT, Baremore I, Castellanos D, Salazar H, Xiu C, Seymour Z, Witt MJ, Hawkes LA (2021). Nation-wide assessment of the distribution and population size of the data-deficient nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum). PLoS ONE, 16(8 August). Abstract.

2020

Garzon F, Graham RT, Witt MJ, Hawkes LA (2020). Ecological niche modeling reveals manta ray distribution and conservation priority areas in the Western Central Atlantic. Animal Conservation, 24(3), 322-334.

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