Climate Change Experts and Practitioners

Areas of Specialization

Marine ecology, coral reefs, marine protected areas


Silliman University



Educational Background

PhD Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia

Projects and Publications Relevant to Agriculture and NRM in Southeast Asia

Nash KL, Abesamis R, Graham NAJ, McClure E, Moland E (2016) Drivers of herbivory on coral reefs: species, habitat and management effects. Marine Ecology Progress Series 554:129-140

Stockwell BL, Larson WA, Waples RK, Abesamis RA, Seeb LW, Carpenter KE (2016) The application of genomics to inform conservation of a functionally important reef fish (Scarus niger) in the Philippines. Conservation Genetics 17:239-249

Abesamis RA, Green A, Russ GR, Jadloc CRL (2014) The vulnerability of coral reef fishes to fishing and their recovery in fishery closures. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries24 (4), 1033-1063

Green AL , Fernandes L, Almany G, Abesamis R, McLeod E, Aliño PM, White AT, Salm R, Tanzer J, Pressey RL (2014) Designing marine reserves for fisheries management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change adaptation. Coastal Management 42: 143-159. DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2014.877763

Weeks R, Pressey RL, Wilson JR, Knight M, Horigue V,  Abesamis RA, Acosta R, Jompa J (2014) Ten things to get right for marine conservation planning in the Coral Triangle. F1000 Research. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.3886.1

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