Publications

Publications


Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks

Acoustic telemetry reveals cryptic residency of whale sharks

Fernando Cagua, Jesse Cochran, Christoph Rohner, Clare Prebble, Tane Sinclair-Tylor, Simon Pierce and Michael Berumen

Biology Letters. April 2015, Volume 11, 20150092

Media: Deep Blue Conversations, Kaust Discovery

Whale Shark economics, a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Fernando Cagua, Neal Collins, James Hancock and Richard Rees

PeerJ. August 2014, Volume 2, e515

Media: Smithsonian.com, Huff PostCA Academy of SciencesYahoo News, Spektrum der W., PeerJ Blog, Merkur, El mundo, Business Insider, …

Topography and biological noise determine acoustic detectability in coral reefs

Topography and biological noise determine acoustic detectability in coral reefs

Fernando Cagua, Michael Berumen and Elizabeth Tyler

Coral reefs. December 2013, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 1123-1134

Media: Fisheries Society of the British Islands

Whale sharks target dense prey patches of sergestid shrimp off Tanzania

Whale sharks target dense prey patches of sergestid shrimp off Tanzania

Chris Rohner, Amelia Armstrong, Simon Pierce, Clare Prebble, Fernando Cagua, Jesse Cochran, Michael Berumen and Anthony Richardson

Journal of Plankton Research. March 2015, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 352-362

Media: Marine Megafauna Foundation Infographic

RESUME

Education

PhD in Biology  - Stouffer Lab at the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Canterbury (2015- )

Master in Marine Science - Marine Biology and Conservation at the RSRC at KAUST (2010-2012)

Marine Bioacoustics - Summer course at the Friday Harbor Labs at the University of Washington (Summer 2011)

Bachelor in Engineering - Mechatronics Engineering at the National University of Colombia & Technical University of Munich (2004-2010)

Other projects

Oceano + Ciencia: Comments on interesting ocean science [In Spanish]

Grants & Work

(2013 - Now) Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, Research Coordinator - Scientific advisory board
(2012 - 2014) Research Scientist at KAUST. In association with WWF Tanzania and the Marine Megafauna Association
(2013) Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Research Assistant.
(2013) Acoustic monitoring of blast fishing off Dar es Salaam, WWF Tanzania, Principal Investigator

Awards & Scholarships

(2016 - 2019) New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship
(2015) European Space Agency / IMBIZO Travel Grant
(2015) Australian Society for Fish Biology - John Glover Travel Award
(2015 - 2018) University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship
(2014) Save our Seas Foundation - Sharks International Travel Grant
(2010 - 2012) King Abdullah Discovery Fellowship
(2007 - 2008) DAAD Undergraduate Academic Exchange Scholarship

Get In Touch

fernando [at] cagua [dot] co