Climate Change
Ecosystem Management



The Climate Change Program's main objective is to carry out research actions to identify the effects of climate change, help understand which human populations, fisheries and aquaculture areas are the most vulnerable to this change and help improve the adaptive capacity of the fishing sector.

In Mexico, climate change is already impacting the life, habitats, and well-being of coastal communities, particularly in the northwestern region of Mexico where CEDO works. This is why, as researchers, we generate and disseminate information that will support our goal with a focus on the effects of climate change on fisheries, aquaculture and coastal communities.

At CEDO, we are working and developing proposals with a reference framework based on the results of the country's NDC update, and taking advantage of our organization's experience, with emphasis on blue carbon and climate change issues. Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge facing humanity today. If we do not reduce or sequester the volume of greenhouse gases we emit into the atmosphere, changes in weather and climate will have a cascade of effects that will impact all energy and material flows both within ecosystems and from nature to people (LPR, 2020). Climate change will soon become the largest driver of planetary biodiversity loss (IPBES, 2019).


  • We created new collaborations with researchers and strengthened existing ones by generating research proposals: from Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Universidad de los Andes.
  • We collaborated with South Pole to include Northern Calfornia wetlands in Blue Carbon Markets.
  • We started the development of the project "Assessment of vulnerability to climate change of coastal communities in the Gulf of California and the Yucatan Peninsula" in collaboration with UABCS and funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
  • We generate scientific knowledge in collaboration with researchers from other institutions.
  • We analyzed the potential impacts of oil pollution on mesopelagic fish communities.
  • We studied changes in fishery zones and species in wetlands of Northern California.
  • We describe the role of community participation in the spatial planning of the Puerto Peñasco-Puerto Lobos Coastal Corridor.
  • We analyze the state of knowledge of mangroves in Baja California Sur.
  • We investigated whether food web architecture in Pacific marine ecosystems is a good predictor of ecosystem resilience and resistance.
  • We tested whether the nitrogen storage capacity of a marsh plant species determines community interactions with other plant species.
  • We collaborate in the analysis of fish communities in Estero de la Cruz, Sonora.
  • We support the training of human resources.


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4560 E Broadway Blvd #220
Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone: +1 520-320-5473
CEDO México
Edif. Agustín Cortés S/N
Fracc, Las Conchas.
Phone: +52 638-382-0113