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Research Scientist

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ford Environmental Science & Technology Building, Room 3162
311 Ferst Drive Atlanta, GA, 30332-0340, USA


  • M.Sc., Environmental Science and Management, Bren School, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • B.Sc., Biology, Uiversidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Ph.D. University of Calfiornia Santa Barbara, 2021
  • Conacyt International Student Fellowship
  • Latin American Fishery Fellowship (Walton Family Foundation)
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Sustainable Seafood
  • Climate Variability & Climate Change
  • Sainz J.F., Di Lorenzo,  and S. Gaines, (2022). Decadal Variability impacts on Marine Aquaculture planning despite the warming trend: a case study for mussel, kelp, and fish aquafarms. Global Change Biology , in preparation.
  • Sainz J.F., Di Lorenzo, E., Bell, T.W., Gaines, S., Lenihan, H., and Miller, R.J. (2019). Spatial Planning of Marine Aquaculture Under Climate Decadal Variability: A Case Study for Mussel Farms in Southern California. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 253
  • Ayres, A., Degolia, A., Fienup, M., Kim, Y., Sainz J., Urbisci, L., Viana, D., Wesolowski, G., Plantinga, A. J., and Tague, C. (2016) Social Science/Natural Science Perspectives on Wildfire and Climate Change. Geography Compass, 10: 67–86. doi: 10.1111/gec3.12259.
  • Masters Thesis: An Analysis of Bioeconomic Tradeoffs in Vaquita (Phocoena sinus)  Conservation Policies for the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico.

Testing the Waters

Research reveals the influence long-term climatic cycles can have on marine aquaculture

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