Samuel Chavez-Rosales, Ph.D.
Sam has a BS in Marine Biology from the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) Mexico, a MS in Marine Science, and a PhD in Marine Science and Fisheries from the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Science of the National Polytechnic Institute (CICIMAR), Mexico. He has worked with protected species since 1988 with particular interest in the ecosystemic approach to manage marine and coastal resources. As part of the Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS), he applies modeling techniques and GIS to assess the effects of environmental parameters on the distribution and abundance of protected species along the U.S. Atlantic Coast.
He has served as:
- Consultant developing baseline studies and environmental impact assessments in coastal and marine habitats (2007-2009)
- Expert in the marine mammal climate vulnerability study (2019)
- Participant of the “Density Surface Modelling” (DenMod) working group. (2017 - Present)