- Community based natural resource management
- Urban wildlife conservation
- Citizen science
- Translating science to the public, community outreach and education.
- Cross-organizational collaboration
I am interested in how community education and engagement affects natural resource management and environmental protection.
At the Desert Botanical Garden, I assist the IUCN Cactus and Succulent Plant Specialist Group (CSSG) with Red List assessment of species, membership management, and communications.
I also support the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) as the invasive species management coordinator developing and executing a management plan to address non-native species in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
Villaseñor-Derbez, J.C., C, Faro, M. Wright, J. Martínez, S. Fitzgerald, S. Fulton, M.M. Mancha-Cisneros, G. McDonald, F. Micheli, A. Suárez, J. Torre, C. Costello. (2018). A user-friendly tool to evaluate the effectiveness of no-take marine reserves.
PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191821. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191821
Denkinger, J., N. Guevara, S. Ayala, J.C. Murillo, M. Hirschfeld, I. Montero-Serra,3, K. Fietz, T. Goldstein, M. Ackermann, V. Barragán, F. Cabrera, A. C. Chavez, E. J. Dubovi, J. Martínez, G. Trueba. (2017) Pup mortality and evaluation for pathogen exposure in Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wolleabeki) on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
J. of Wildlife Diseases, 53(3):491-498 (2017). https://doi.org/10.7589/2016-05-092