BA Environmental Studies - California State University, East Bay - 2001

MSc in Ecology - San Diego State University - 2011


Alexander R. Gaos

PhD Student

Executive Director of Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative

Graduate Group in Ecology - Joint Doctoral Program with San Diego State University


Curriculum Vitae

Spatial ecology of hawksbill turtles

Genetic stock structure and phylogeography of hawksbill turtles

Research Interests

Gaos, A.R., Lewison, R.L., Liles, M., Nichols, W.J., Baquero, A., Hasbún, C.R., Urteaga, J. & J.A. Seminoff. In Press. Spatial Ecology of Critically Endangered Hawksbill Turtles: Implications for Conservation and Management. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Gaos, A.R. and I. Yañez. 2012. Saving the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill from Extinction: Last Chance or Chance Lost. In: Seminoff, J.A. &  Wallace, B.P. (Eds.). Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. University of Arizona Press.

Gaos, A.R., Lewison, R.L., Liles, M., Nichols, W.J., Baquero, A., Hasbún, C.R., Vasquez, M.J., Urteaga, J. & J.A. Seminoff. 2011. Shifting the life-history paradigm: discovery of novel habitat use by hawksbill turtles. Biology Letters, 1–4 DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0603

Lemons, G.E., Lewison, R., Komoroske, L., Gaos, A.R., Lai, C., and J.A. Seminoff. 2011. 2011. Trophic Ecology of green sea turtles in a highly urbanized bay: insights from stable isotopes and mixing models. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology.

Gaos, A.R., Abreu, A., Alfaro, J.A., Amorocho, D., Arauz, R., Baquero, A., Briseño, R., Chacón, D., Dueñas, C., Hasbún, C., Liles, M., Mariona, G., Muccio, C., Muñoz, J.P., Nichols, W.J., Seminoff, J.A., Vásquez, M., Urteaga, J., Wallace, B., Yañez, I.L., and P. Zárate. 2010. Signs of Hope in the Eastern Pacific: International Collaboration Reveals Encouraging Status for Severely Depleted Population of Hawksbill Turtles.  Oryx, 1-7 DOI:10.1017/S0030605310000773

Alfaro-Shigueto, J.A., Mangel, J.C., Caceres, C., Seminoff, J.A., Gaos. A., and I. Yañez. 2010. Hawksbill turtles in Peruvian coastal fisheries. Marine Turtle Newsletter. 129:19

Peckham, S.H., Maldonado-Diaz, D., Koch, V., Mancini, A., Gaos, A., Tinker, M.T. and W.J. Nichols. 2008. High mortality of loggerhead turtles due to bycatch, human consumption and strandings at Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2003 to 2007. Endangered Species Research. 5: 171-183

Gaos, A.R., Arauz, R. and I. Yañez. 2006. Hawksbill Turtles on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Marine Turtle Newsletter. 112:14


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