- Marine science
- Science-business collaboration
- High seas
- IUU fishing
Guillermo Ortuño Crespo's research operationalizes biodiversity and ecological knowledge to improve decision-making by international corporations and management bodies
Ortuño Crespo focuses on two main projects. As member of the SRC science team of the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) initiative, his work focuses on helping the initiative develop a strategy to reduce the impacts of member corporations on endangered species.
His second project is a collaboration with the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, which is one of 5 regional management bodies for tuna fisheries. This project focuses on modeling the spatial ecology of target and non-target species to help develop a spatial management tool that is capable of adapting over time as environmental conditions change.
Ortuño Crespo received a bachelors degree in Marine Biology from Rollins College in 2014. he then pursued a masters in science on Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems at the University of St. Andrews, graduating in 2015. After the Masters program, Ortuño Crespo embarked on a 5-year Marine Science and Conservation PhD at Duke University, where his dissertation focused on the governance, management and science of biodiversity in the high seas.
Ortuño Crespo is an active member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) and the Nippon Foundation Nereus Program Alumni Network.