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In addition to the work of marine resource conservation, we contribute to the scientific knowledge of coastal-marine ecosystems through studies and publications and their communication to the general public.


Manual de Reproducción Asistida de Corales: Experiencia en República Dominicana

Autores: Rita Sellares-Blasco, Sergio D. Guendulain-García, Maria F. Villalpando, Andreina Valdez-Trinidad, Aldo Croquer

ISBN: 978-9945-9270-1-6

Año: 2022

Scientific Publications

Coral reefs of southeastern Dominican Republic hit by two simultaneous epizootic events

Authors: Maria F. Villalpando, Sergio D. Guendulain-García, Andreina Valdez-Trinidad, Aldo Croquer, Rita Sellares-Blasco

Journal: Bulletin of Marine Science

Año: 2022

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease and other diseases affect adults and recruits of major reef builders at different spatial scales in the Dominican Republic

Authors:  Aldo Croquer, Someira Zambrano, Samuel King, et al.  

Journal: Gulf and Caribbean Research

Year: 2022

Marine conservation actions through the integration of the local community

Authors: Rita   Sellares-Blasco, Maria Villalpando, Andreina Valdez, Rachel Plekaniec

Journal: AULA Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2022

Assisted Coral Reproduction in the Dominican Republic: A Successful Story to Replicate in the Caribbean

Authors: Rita   Sellares-Blasco, Maria F. Villalpando, Sergio D. Guendulain-García & Aldo Croquer 

Magazine: Frontiers in Marine Science

Year: 2021

Approach to the Functional Importance of Acropora cervicornis in Outplanting Sites in the Dominican Republic

Authors:  Johanna Calle-Triviño, Aaron I. Muñiz-Castillo,  Camilo Cortés-Useche, Megan Morikawa, Rita Sellares Blasco, Jesús Ernesto_cc781905-5c -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Arias-González

Magazine: Frontiers in Marine Science

Year: 2021

Assessing and genotyping threatened
staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis
nurseries during restoration in southeast Dominican Republic

Authors: Johanna Calle-Triviño, Renata Rivera-Madrid, Maria Geovana León-Pech, Camilo
Cortés-Useche, Rita Inés Sellares-Blacso, Margarita de Lourdes Aguilar-Espinosa & Jesús Ernesto Arias González

Journal: Peer J

Year: 2020

Coral reef restoration efforts in Latin
American countries and territories

Authors: Elisa Bayraktarov, Anastazia T. Banaszak, Phanor Montoya Maya, et al. 
Magazine: Plos One

Year: 2020

Assisted Fertilization of Threatened Staghorn Coral to Complement the Restoration of Nurseries in Southeastern Dominican Republic  
Authors: Johanna Calle-Triviño, Camilo Cortés-Useche, Rita Sellares, Jesús Ernesto Arias González.

Journal: Regional Studies in Marine Science Journal 
Year: 2018

An updated checklist of the Reef fishes of the Southeastern Reefs Marine Sanctuary of the Dominican Republic 
Authors: Camilo Cortés-Useche, Johanna Calle Triviño, Rita Sellares Blasco, Alido Luis Báez, Jesús Ernesto Arias González.

Journal: Mexican Journal of Biodiversity 
Year: 2018

Human Perceptions Regarding Endangered Species Conservation: A Case Study of Saona Island, Dominican Republic
Authors: Thomas H. White Jr., Arely Jhonson Camacho, Toby Bloom, Patricia Lancho Diéguez, Rita Sellares
Journal: Latin American Journal of Conservation
Year 2011

Tourist Attitudes Towards Marine Mammal Tourism: An Example from the Dominican Republic
Authors: Megan Draheim, Idelisa Bonnelly, Toby Bloom, Naomi Rose, ECM Parsons
Magazine: Tourism in Marine Environments
Year 2010

Dolphin ecology and behavior in the southeastern waters of the Dominican Republic: preliminary observations​
Authors: AR Whaley, ECM Parsons, R. Sellares, I. Bonnelly de Calventti

Journal: In Paper SC58/SM12 presented to the Scientific Committee at the 58th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, St Kitts
Year: 2006

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