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Marco Quesada, Ph.D.

Director, Conservation International-Costa Rica

Location
Costa Rica
Languages
English, Spanish
My Latest Blogs on Human Nature

Marco Quesada, Ph.D.

Director, Conservation International-Costa Rica

Dr. Marco Quesada Alpizar specializes in marine conservation, marine policy, and fisheries policy and management. Marco has been involved in the creation of Costa Rica’s largest marine protected area through the Costa Rica program, as well as designing and implementing policies for Costa Rica’s National Maritime Enforcement Strategy.

Marco Quesada Alpizar is director of Conservation International’s Costa Rica program, which is almost exclusively marine-based with some actions on the Pacific coastline. He has earned his Ph.D. in marine and fisheries policy from the University of Rhode Island, specializing in marine conservation, marine policy and fisheries policy and management. Through the Costa Rica program, Marco has been very involved in the creation of the country’s largest marine protected area, as well as designing and implementing policies for Costa Rica’s National Maritime Enforcement Strategy.

Prior to his work at Conservation International, Marco was a professor at La Universidad de Costa Rica. He had his Ph.D. in marine and fisheries policy from the University of Rhode Island.In his free time, he enjoys running, going to the beach, mountain hiking and reading.

Selected scientific papers

  • Alvarado, C., Chaves, X., Guevara, A.L., Quesada, M.2012. Informe. Comisión Presidencial para la Gobernanza Marina. Presidencia de la República de Costa Rica. San José, 20 de diciembre de 2012.
  • Quesada, M. 2011. Community Participation and Fisheries Management: Rhetoric vs three real-world contexts. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Rhode Island, RI.
  • Karrer L, Beldia II P, Dennison B, Dominici A, Dutra G, English C, Gunawan T, Hastings J, Katz L, Kelty R, McField M, Nunez E, Obura D, Ortiz F, Quesada M, Sivo L, and Stone G (2011) Science-to-Action Guidebook. Science and Knowledge Division, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, USA. www.science2action.org
  • Quesada, M., J. Cortés, A. Fonseca & J.J. Alvarado. 2007. Características hidrográficas y biológicas de la zona marino costera del Área de Conservación Osa. Serie Técnica: Apoyando los esfuerzos en el manejo y protección de la biodiversidad tropical. The Nature Conservancy. San José, Costa Rica, 80 pp.
  • Quesada, M.A. & J. Cortés Núñez. 2006. Los ecosistemas marinos del Pacífico sur de Costa Rica: estado del conocimiento y perspectivas de manejo. Int. J. Tropical Biology 54 (Suppl. 1): 101-145.

Marco Quesada Alpizar is director of Conservation International’s Costa Rica program, which is almost exclusively marine-based with some actions on the Pacific coastline. He has earned his Ph.D. in marine and fisheries policy from the University of Rhode Island, specializing in marine conservation, marine policy and fisheries policy and management. Through the Costa Rica program, Marco has been very involved in the creation of the country’s largest marine protected area, as well as designing and implementing policies for Costa Rica’s National Maritime Enforcement Strategy.

Prior to his work at Conservation International, Marco was a professor at La Universidad de Costa Rica. He had his Ph.D. in marine and fisheries policy from the University of Rhode Island.In his free time, he enjoys running, going to the beach, mountain hiking and reading.

Selected scientific papers

  • Alvarado, C., Chaves, X., Guevara, A.L., Quesada, M.2012. Informe. Comisión Presidencial para la Gobernanza Marina. Presidencia de la República de Costa Rica. San José, 20 de diciembre de 2012.
  • Quesada, M. 2011. Community Participation and Fisheries Management: Rhetoric vs three real-world contexts. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Rhode Island, RI.
  • Karrer L, Beldia II P, Dennison B, Dominici A, Dutra G, English C, Gunawan T, Hastings J, Katz L, Kelty R, McField M, Nunez E, Obura D, Ortiz F, Quesada M, Sivo L, and Stone G (2011) Science-to-Action Guidebook. Science and Knowledge Division, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, USA. www.science2action.org
  • Quesada, M., J. Cortés, A. Fonseca & J.J. Alvarado. 2007. Características hidrográficas y biológicas de la zona marino costera del Área de Conservación Osa. Serie Técnica: Apoyando los esfuerzos en el manejo y protección de la biodiversidad tropical. The Nature Conservancy. San José, Costa Rica, 80 pp.
  • Quesada, M.A. & J. Cortés Núñez. 2006. Los ecosistemas marinos del Pacífico sur de Costa Rica: estado del conocimiento y perspectivas de manejo. Int. J. Tropical Biology 54 (Suppl. 1): 101-145.
Talk to Me About
Fisheries Policy and Management, Marine Conservation
Location
Costa Rica
Languages
English, Spanish
My Latest Blogs on Human Nature