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Gorka Sancho

Professor

Address: Grice 206
Phone: 843.953.9194
E-mail: sanchog@cofc.edu



Education

MIT / WHOI Joint Program
Ph.D. - Biological Oceanography

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
B.A. - General Biology



Research Interests

Behavior and ecology of fishes; fisheries conservation.


Courses Taught

BIOL 335: Biology of Fishes
BIOL 342: Oceanography
BIOL 357: Oceanographic Research 
BIOL 453: Natural History of Spain
BIOL 406: Conservation Biology

Publications

Brehmer, P., Sancho, G., Trygonis, V., Itano, D., Dalen, J., Fuchs, A. and Faraj, A. 2018. Towards an autonomous pelagic observatory: Experiences from monitoring fish communities around drifting FADs. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/s41208-018-0107-9

Sancho, G., Kingsley-Smith, P., Morris, J.P., Toline, A., McDonough, V. and Doty, S. 2018. Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans / miles) feeding ecology in Biscayne National Park, Florida, USA. Aquatic Invasions 40(9): 2243-2361. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-018-1705-4

Shaw, A. Frazier, B., Neer, J., Kucklick, J, and Sancho, G. 2016. Trophic ecology of a predatory community in a shallow water high salinity estuary assessed by stable isotope analysis. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 8(1): 46-61.

Ferguson, L.*, Sancho, G., Rutter, M.T. and Murren, C.J. 2016. Root architecture, plant size and soil nutrient variation in natural populations of Arabidopsis thalianaEvolutionary Ecology 30(1): 155-171

Deary, A.*, Moret-Ferguson, S., Engels, M., Zettler, E., Jaroslow, G. and Sancho, G. 2015. Influence of Central Pacific Oceanographic conditions on the potential vertical habitat of four tropical tuna species. Pacific Science 69(4): 461-475.

Yetsko, K.* and Sancho, G. 2015. Swimming performance of Fundulus majalis and Fundulus heteroclitus under different salinity regimes.  Journal of Fish Biology 86(2): 827–833

Shiffman, D., Frazier, B., Kucklick, J, Able, D, Brandes, J. and Sancho, G. 2014. Feeding ecology of the sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in South Carolina estuaries revealed through d13C and d15N stable isotope analysis. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 6(1): 56-69

Sancho, G. and Bidwell, D. 2014. Natural history of Spain: teaching students about nature and culture in a foreign country. Journal of Natural History Education and Experience 8: 1-8

Habrun, C.A.* and Sancho, G. 2012. Spawning ascent durations of pelagic spawning reef fishes. Current Zoology 58(1): 92-99

Malone, M.A.*, Buck, K.M.*, Moreno, G. and Sancho, G. 2011. Diet of three large pelagic fishes associated with drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (DFADs) in the Western equatorial Indian Ocean. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 34(2): 59-66

Gaertner, J.C., Taquet, M., Dagorn, L., Mérigot, B., Aumeruddy, R., Sancho, G. and Itano, D. 2008. Assessing the diversity of pelagic fish using visual census data collected around drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs). Marine Ecology Progress Series 366: 175-186

Moreno, G., Dagorn, L., Sancho, G., Garcia, D. and Itano, D.G. 2007. Using local ecological knowledge (LEK) to provide insight on the tuna purse seine fleets of the Indian Ocean useful for management. Aquatic Living Resources 20: 367-376

Taquet, M., Sancho, G., Dagorn, L., Gaertner, J.C., Itano, D., Aumeeruddy, R., Wendling, B. and Peignon, C. 2007. Characterization of fish aggregations associated with drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) in the Western Indian Ocean through underwater visual census. Aquatic Living Resources 20: 331-341

Taquet, M., Dagorn, L., Gaertner, J.C., Girard, C., Aumeeruddy, R., Sancho, G. and Itano, D. 2007. Behaviour of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) around drifting FADs as observed from automated acoustic receivers. Aquatic Living Resources 20: 323-330

Dagorn, L., Girard, C., Taquet, M., Sancho, G., Itano, D., Aumeeruddy, R., Peignon, C., Moreno, G., Josse, E., Brehmer, P. and Holland, K. 2007. Satellite-linked acoustic receivers to observe behaviour of fish in remote areas. Aquatic Living Resources 20: 307-312
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Moreno, G., Dagorn, L., Sancho, G. and Itano, D.G. 2007. Fish behaviour from fishers´ knowledge: the case study of tropical tuna around drifting fish aggregating devices (DFADs). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64: 1517-1528

Mann, D.A. and Sancho, G. 2007. Feeding ecology of the domino damselfish, Dascyllus albisella. Copeia 2007(3): 566-576 



Dagorn, L., Holland, K.N., Hallier, J.P., Taquet, M., Moreno, G., Sancho, G., Itano, D.G., Aumeeruddy, R., Girard, C., Million, J. and Fonteneau, A. 2006. Deep diving behaviour observed in yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). Aquatic Living Resources 19: 55-58

*Undergraduate student