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Juan Carlos Hernandez Padilla

Juan Carlos Hernandez Padilla

Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN)


Juan Carlos Hernández Padilla is a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute since November 2021. He has a background in marine and coastal resource management, with doctoral studies in Fisheries and Aquaculture Bioeconomics. His main areas of expertise and interest are the assessment of exploited stocks using conventional and non-conventional approaches, the assessment of socio-ecological systems using interdisciplinary approaches through holistic indicators, the impact of climate change and oceanographic processes on marine-coastal ecosystems, as well as ecosystem modeling to deepen the understanding of marine ecosystems and their interaction with anthropogenic activities. Currently, he is developing research related to vulnerability and adaptive capacity associated with different risk sources in small-scale fishing communities, using global change approaches such as I-ADApT. He is a professor in the Postgraduate Program of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit where he teaches Fisheries Economics and Multivariate Statistics. In the past, he was a consultant for FAO-Mexico as a specialist in the Bioeconomic Modeling of Fisheries and in Co-management and sustainable fisheries. Likewise, he was a consultant for EDF-Mexico as a specialist in vulnerability analysis of hake accompanying fauna species, and a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-Guatemala) where he coordinated a global project of characterization of artisanal fisheries in the Pacific of Guatemala. In 2022, he was invited to give a series of conferences at the Technological University of Panama on modeling marine ecosystems through holistic approaches. He has directed a master's thesis and has +10 publications in indexed journals. Currently, in Mexico, he is a member of the National System of Researchers Level I (2023-2027).

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