Becerril-García, E.E. & Arauz, R. & Arellano-Martínez, M. & Bonfil, R. & Ayala-Bocos, A. & Castillo-Géniz, J.L. & Carrera-Fernández, M. & Charvet, P. & Chiaramonte, G. & Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M. & Concha, F. & Espinoza, M. & Ehemann, N.R. & Estupiñán-Montaño, C. & Fuentes, K. & Galván-Magaña, F. & Graham, R. & Hacohen-Domené, A. & Hazin, F. & Hernández, S. & Hoyos-Padilla, E.M. & Ketchum, J.T. & Kingma, I. & Méndez, O. & Oddone, M.C. & Pérez-Jiménez, J.C. & Petatán-Ramírez, D. & Polo-Silva, C. & Rangel, B. & Salinas-De-León, P. & Santana-Morales, O. & Zanella, I. & Vélez-Zuazo, X. & Godard-Codding, C.A.G. (2022)
Research priorities for the conservation of chondrichthyans in Latin America. Biological Conservation, 269, Artivle 109535
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109535
Madrigal-Mora, S. & Eisele, M.H. & Espinoza, M. (2022)
Do reef fish assemblages benefit from a marine protected area in the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica? Environmental Biology of Fishes, 105(5), 541–559
DOI: 10.1007/s10641-022-01260-6
González-Pestana, A. & Mangel, J.C. & Alfaro-Córdova, E. & Acuña-Perales, N. & Córdova-Zavaleta, F. & Segura-Cobeña, E. & Benites, D. & Espinoza, M. & Coasaca-Céspedes, J. & Jiménez, A. & Pingo, S. & Moscoso, V. & Alfaro-Shigueto, J. & Espinoza, P. (2021)
Diet, trophic interactions and possible ecological role of commercial sharks and batoids in northern Peruvian waters. Journal of Fish Biology, 98(3), 768–783
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14624
Arias-Godinez, G. & Jimenez, C. & Gamboa, C. & Cortes, J. & Espinoza, M. & Beita-Jimenez, A. & Alvarado, J.J. (2021)
The effect of coral reef degradation on the trophic structure of reef fishes from Bahia Culebra, North Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 25(1), Article 8
DOI: 10.1007/s11852-021-00802-x
Cambra, M. & Madrigal-Mora, S. & Chinchilla, I. & Golfín-Duarte, G. & Lowe, C.G. & Espinoza, M. (2021)
First record of a potential neonate tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) at a remote oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Journal of Fish Biology, 99(3), 1140–1144
DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14774
Azofeifa-Solano, J.C. & Clarke, T.M. & Espinoza, M. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2021)
Reproductive cycles of the southern banded guitarfish Zapteryx xyster and the Velez ray Raja velezi caught as bycatch in a bottom-trawl fishery. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 49(1), 48–59
DOI: 10.3856/vol49-issue1-fulltext-2558
Cambra, M. & Lara-Lizardi, F. & Penaherrera-Palma, C. & Hearn, A. & Ketchum, J.T. & Zarate, P. & Chacon, C. & Suarez-Moncada, J. & Herrera, E. & Espinoza, M. (2021)
A first assessment of the distribution and abundance of large pelagic species at Cocos Ridge seamounts (Eastern Tropical Pacific) using drifting pelagic baited remote cameras. Plos One, 16(11), Article e0244343
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244343
Martin, G. & Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2020)
Estimating marine protected area network benefits for reef sharks. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(10), 1969–1980
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13706
Espinoza, M. & Araya-Arce, T. & Chaves-Zamora, I. & Chinchilla, I. & Cambra, M. (2020)
Monitoring elasmobranch assemblages in a data-poor country from the Eastern Tropical Pacific using baited remote underwater video stations. Scientific Reports, 10, Article 17175
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-74282-8
Devloo-Delva, F. & Burridge, C.P. & Kyne, P.M. & Brunnschweiler, J.M. & Chapman, D.D. & Charvet, P. & Chen, X. & Cliff, G. & Daly, R. & Drymon, J.M. & Espinoza, M. & Fernando, D. & Barcia, L.G. & Glaus, K. & Grant, M.I. & Gunasekera, R.M. & Hernandez, S.I. & Hyodo, S. & Jabado, R.W. & Jaquemet, S. & Johnson, G. & Magalon, H. & Marthick, J.R. & Mollen, F.H. & Mona, S. & Naylor, G.J.P. & Nevill, J.E.G. & Phillips, N.M. & Pillans, R.D. & Postaire, B.D. & Smoothey, A.F. & Tachihara, K. & Tillet, B.J. & Valerio, J. & Feutry, P. (2020)
From rivers to ocean basins – Global genetic population structure of the bull shark [Abstract]. In OCS Virtual Conference, Nov 3 & 4, Program & Abstracts: 8
Heupel, M.R. & Papastamatiou, Y.P. & Espinoza, M. & Green, M.E. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2019)
Reef Shark Science - Key Questions and Future Directions. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, Article 12
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00012
Espinoza, M. & Matley, J. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. & Fisk, A.T. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2019)
Multi-tissue stable isotope analysis reveals resource partitioning and trophic relationships of large reef-associated predators. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 615, 159–176
DOI: 10.3354/meps12915
Valerio-Vargas, J.A. & Espinoza, M. (2019)
A beacon of hope: distribution and current status of the largetooth sawfish in Costa Rica. Endangered Species Research, 40, 231–242
DOI: 10.3354/esr00992
Espinoza, M. & Díaz, E. & Angulo, A. & Hernández, S. & Clarke, T.M. (2018)
Chondrichthyan Diversity, Conservation Status, and Management Challenges in Costa Rica. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, Article 85
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00085
Freedman, R. & Espinoza, M. & Voss, K.M. & Farrugia, T. & Whitcraft, C.R. & Lowe, C.G. (2017)
Does Estuary Restoration Design Alter the Fine Scale Movements of Gray Smoothhounds (Mustelus californicus) in Southern California? Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 116(2), 88–97
DOI: 10.3160/soca-116-02-88-97.1
Clarke, T.M. & Espinoza, M. & Chaves, R.R. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2017)
Assessing the vulnerability of demersal elasmobranchs to a data-poor shrimp trawl fishery in Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific. Biological Conservation, 217, 321–328
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.11.015
Sandoval-Herrera, N.I. & Vargas-Soto, J.S. & Espinoza, M. & Clarke, T.M. & Fisk, A.T. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2016)
Mercury levels in muscle tissue of four common elasmobranch species from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 3, 254–261
DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2015.11.011
Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2016)
Evidence of Partial Migration in a Large Coastal Predator: Opportunistic Foraging and Reproduction as Key Drivers? PLoS ONE, 11(2), Article e0147608
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147608
Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2015)
Residency patterns and movements of grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) in semi-isolated coral reef habitats. Marine Biology, 162(2), 343–358
DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2572-x
Heupel, M.R. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. & Espinoza, M. & Smoothey, A.F. & Tobin, A. & Peddemors, V. (2015)
Conservation challenges of sharks with continental scale migrations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, Article 12
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00012
Chabot, C.L. & Espinoza, M. & Mascareñas-Osorio, I. & Rocha-Olivares, A. (2015)
The effect of biogeographic and phylogeographic barriers on gene flow in the brown smoothhound shark, Mustelus henlei, in the northeastern Pacific. Ecology and Evolution, 5(8), 1585–1600
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1458
Espinoza, M. & Munroe, S.E.M. & Clarke, T.M. & Fisk, A.T. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2015)
Feeding ecology of common demersal elasmobranch species in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica inferred from stable isotope and stomach content analyses. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 470, 12–25
DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2015.04.021
Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2015)
Movement patterns of silvertip sharks (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) on coral reefs. Coral Reefs, 34(3), 807–821
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1312-0
Espinoza, M. & Lédée, E.J.I. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. & Tobin, A.J. & Heupel, M.R. (2015)
Contrasting movements and connectivity of reef-associated sharks using acoustic telemetry: implications for management. Ecological Applications, 25(8), 2101–2118
DOI: 10.1890/14-2293.1
Clarke, T.M. & Espinoza, M. & Ahrens, R. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2015)
Elasmobranch bycatch associated with the shrimp trawl fishery off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America. Fishery Bulletin, 114(1), 1–17
DOI: 10.7755/FB.114.1
Neeman, N. & Espinoza, M. & Farrugia, T.J. & Lowe, C.G. & Sobel, M.J. & O'Connor, M.P. (2014)
Using a Hidden Markov Model to find foraging areas for the gray smooth-hound shark (Mustelus californicus) in a Full Tidal Basin [Abstract]. Integrative and Comparative Biology: 54(IS Suppl. 1): E151
Clarke, T.M. & Espinoza, M. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2014)
Reproductive ecology of demersal elasmobranchs from a data-deficient fishery, Pacific of Costa Rica, Central America. Fisheries Research, 157, 96–105
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.04.003
Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2014)
Contrasting movements and patterns of habitat use in reef-associated sharks: implications for management and conservation [Abstract]. In Programm and Abstracts of Shark International, Durban 2014: 59
Tobin, A.J. & Mapleston, A. & Harry, A.V. & Espinoza, M. (2014)
Big fish in shallow water; use of an intertidal surf-zone habitat by large-bodied teleosts and elasmobranchs in tropical northern Australia. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97(7), 821–838
DOI: 10.1007/s10641-013-0182-y
Espinoza, M. & Cappo, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2014)
Quantifying Shark Distribution Patterns and Species-Habitat Associations: Implications of Marine Park Zoning. PLoS ONE, 9(9), Article e106885
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106885
Sandoval-Herrera, N.I. & Vargas-Soto, J.S. & Espinoza, M. & Clarke, Tm. & Wehrtmann, I. (2014)
Niveles de mercurio en músculo de cuatro especies de elasmobranquios de la costa pacífica de Costa Rica [Abstract]. In Libro de resúmenes IV Encuentro colombiano sobre condrictios(2014 – Medellín): 45
Simpfendorfer, C.A. & Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Tobin, A.J. (2013)
The role of non-resident sharks in shaping coral reef communities [Abstract]. 9th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference(IPFC), Abstracts: 148
Espinoza, M. & Heupel, M.R. & Simpfendorfer, C.A. (2013)
Predicting MPA utilization for reef-associated sharks: an individual-based simulation approach [Abstract]. 9th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference(IPFC), Abstracts: 150
Espinoza, M. & Clarke, T.M. & Villalobos-Rojas, F. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2013)
Diet composition and diel feeding behaviour of the banded guitarfish Zapteryx xyster along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America. Journal of Fish Biology, 82(1), 286–305
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03488.x
Clarke, T.M. & Espinoza, M. & Villalobos-Rojas, F. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2012)
Reproductive ecology of four elasmobranch species in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America [Abstract]. World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada, August 8 – 14, 2012, Book of Abstracts, 136
Espinoza, M. & Clarke, T. & Villalobos-Rojas, F. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2012)
Dietary overlap and resource partitioning of four elasmobranch species off the Pacific of Costa Rica: implications for management [Abstract]. World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada, August 8 – 14, 2012, Book of Abstracts, 199–200
Espinoza, M. & Clarke, T.M. & Villalobos-Rojas, F. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2012)
Ontogenetic dietary shifts and feeding ecology of the rasptail skate Raja velezi and the brown smoothhound shark Mustelus henlei along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Central America. Journal of Fish Biology, 81(5), 1517–1595
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03410.x
Clarke, T.M. & Espinoza, M. & Villalobos-Rojas, F. & Wehrtmann, I.S. (2011)
Summary of Demersal Elasmobranch Studies in the Continental Platform of the Pacific of Costa Rica with Management and Conservation Strategies. Technical Report. San José, Costa Rica
Espinoza, M. & Farrugia, T.J. & Lowe, C.G. (2011)
Habitat use, movements and site fidelity of the gray smooth-hound shark (Mustelus californicus Gill 1863) in a newly restored southern California estuary. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 401(1–2), 63–74
DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.03.001
Farrugia, T.J. & Espinoza, M. & Lowe, C.G. (2011)
Abundance, habitat use and movement patterns of the shovelnose guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) in a restored southern California estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research, 62(6), 648–657
DOI: 10.1071/MF10173
Espinoza, M. & Farrugia, T.J. & Webber, D.M. & Smith, F. & Lowe, C.G. (2011)
Testing a new acoustic telemetry technique to quantify long-term, fine-scale movements of aquatic animals. Fisheries Research, 108(2–3), 364–371
DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2011.01.011
Espinoza, M. & Farrugia, T.J. & Lowe, C.G. (2010)
Influence of water temperature on site fidelity and habitat use of gray smooth-hound sharks in a newly restored estuarine habitat [Abstract]. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 109(2), 90
DOI: 10.3160/0038-3872-109.2.68
Farrugia, T.J. & Espinoza, M. & Lowe, C.G. (2010)
Abundance, habitat use and movement patterns of the shovelnose guitarfish (Rhinobatos productus) in a southern california estuary [Abstract]. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 109(2), 91
DOI: 10.3160/0038-3872-109.2.68