Meet our Team

Assembly Members

César Peñaherrera

Dr. Cesar Peñaherrera-Palma (Ph.D in Quantitative Marine Science, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies – University of Tasmania, and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia: “Abundance, distribution and conservation value of sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve”, 2016) is an Ecuadorian Marine Biologist specialized in Quantitative Marine Science. Cesar has worked for more than ten years in the Galapagos Islands, carrying out projects in behavioral ecology, population ecology, trophic ecology, bio-economics and social sciences to further improve the knowledge on the conservation status of fish species, particularly migratory elasmobranch species. Currently, Dr. Peñaherrera is the Academic Director at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador – Manabi, where he leads projects focused on assessing the behavioral and population ecology, and fisheries stock assessment of migratory marine species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. He is particularly interested in marine fisheries ecology with emphasis on meta-analysis of historical and actual fisheries data integrated with new research techniques for assessing shark and pelagic species abundance, trends and population dynamics in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, marine environmental variability and its influence on biological and ecological life aspects of pelagic fishery resources, acoustic and satellite tracking.