Marlon H. Román VerdesotoPosition: Bycatch and Electronic Monitoring Scientist - La Jolla Headquarters
Ecosystem & Bycatch Program
- Coordinator of the workplan for the implementation of an Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) in the EPO.
- Responsible for conducting EM scientific research activities.
- Support the bycatch mitigation research activities under the Ecosystem and Bycatch Program.
- Staff’s contact on matters related to the Tuna Tracking and AIDCP Dolphin safe certification system.
- M.Sc., Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, México, 2014.
- B.Sc. in Biology, Universidad Estatal de Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1998.
Originally from Ecuador, Marlon Roman worked as an IATTC observer for 10 years (1989-1998). He also worked as an employee of the IATTC field office in Manta, Ecuador (1997-1998). In 1999, Marlon joined the staff at the headquarters in La Jolla as a data editor. He became an Associate Scientist with the Tuna-Dolphin Program in 2010. Currently, Marlon takes the role as Bycatch and Electronic Monitoring (EM) Scientist under the Ecosystem and Bycatch Program. He is responsible for the implementation of the EM workplan in the EPO. Marlon’s responsibilities also include conducting investigations on EM trials, research on non-entangling and degradable materials for the tuna purse-seine FAD fishery, and development of guides and observer forms for the identification and sampling of species associated with the tuna purse-seine fishery. He is also the contact in the staff on matters related to the Tuna Tracking and AIDCP Dolphin safe certification system.
- Lennert-Cody, C.E., Maunder, M.N., Román, M.H., Xu, H., Minami, M., Lopez, J. 2020. Cluster analysis methods applied to daily vessel location data to identify cooperative fishing among tuna purse-seiners. Environmental and Ecological Statistics
- Griffiths, S.P., Kesner-Reyes, K., Garilao, C., Duffy, L.M., & Román, M.H. 2019. Ecological Assessment of the Sustainable Impacts of Fisheries (EASI-Fish): a flexible vulnerability assessment approach to quantify the cumulative impacts of fishing in data-limited settings. Marine Ecology Progress Series
- Lennert-Cody, C.E., Moreno, G., Restrepo, V., Román, M.H., Maunder, M.N. 2018. Recent purse-seine FAD fishing strategies in the eastern Pacific Ocean: what is the appropriate number of FADs at sea?. ICES Journal of Marine Science
- Lennert-Cody, C.E., Clarke, S.C., Aires-da-Silva, A., Maunder, M.N., Franks, P.J.S., Roman, M., Miller, A.J., Minami, M. 2018. The importance of environment and life stage on interpretation of silky shark relative abundance indices for the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography
- Hearn, A.R., Green, J., Román, M.H., Acuña-Marrero, D., Espinoza, E. 2016. Adult female whale sharks make long-distance movements past Darwin Island (Galapagos, Ecuador) in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Marine Biology
- Román, M. 2014. Efectos potenciales de vedas espaciales en la demografía del tiburón sedoso (Carcharhinus falciformis) en el Océano Pacífico Oriental. CISESE
- Alexandre Aires-da-Silva, Cleridy Lennert-Cody, Mark N. Maunder and Marlon Román-Verdesoto 2014. Stock status indicators for silky sharks in the eastern pacific ocean . IATTC Special Report
- Hall, M., Román, M. 2013. Bycatch and non-tuna catch in the tropical tuna purse seine fisheries of the world. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper
- Minami, M, Lennert-Cody, C.E., Wei, G. and Román, M.H. 2007. Modeling shark bycatch: The zero-inflated negative binomial regression model with smoothing. Fisheries Research
- Olson, R.J., M.H. Román, and G.L. Macías-Pita 2006. Bycatch of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas in the tuna purse-seine fishery of the eastern Pacific Ocean and predatory behaviour during capture. Fisheries Research