Jorge A. Angulo-Valdes

Visiting Assistant Professor of Marine Science

James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences 098


  • Dalhousie University Interdisciplinary Studies, Ph.D.
  • Dalhousie University Marine Affair, M.M.M.
  • University of Havana Biology, B.Sc.

Research interests

Interdisciplinary research in the fields of marine science, ecology, conservation, and socioeconomics with a focus on:

  • Recreational fisheries
  • Management effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas
  • Coastal and marine resources conservation (living and non-living)
  • Collaborative research
  • Ecological economics
  • Community-based management

Courses taught

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Intro to the Oceans
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Tropical Marine Research in Cuba

Selected publications

  • MacNeil, M.A., Chapman, D.D., Heupel, M. et al. (2020) Global status and conservation potential of reef sharks. Nature.
  • Horta e Costa B, Angulo-Valdés J, Goncalves J.M.S, Barro P (2020) Assessing potential protection effects on commercial fish species in a Cuban MPA. Aquaculture and Fisheries,
  • McLarty MJ, GonzalezSocoloske D, Alvarez-Alemán A, Angulo-Valdés J (2019) Manatee habitat characterization using side-scan sonar. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1–7.
  • Rennert, J.J., Shenker, J.M., Angulo-Valdés, J., and Adams, A.J. (2019) Age, growth, and age at maturity of bonefish, Albula species among Cuban habitats. Environ Biol Fish 102: 253-265.
  • Hueter, R.E., Tyminski, J.P., Pina-Amargós, F., Morris, J.J., Ruiz-Abierno, A., Angulo-Valdés, J., López-Fernández, N. (2018) Movements of the silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) as tracked by satellite-linked tags off the Caribbean coast of Cuba. Bulletin of Marine Science.
  • de la Guardia, E., Giménez-Hurtado, E., Defeo, O., Angulo-Valdes, J., Hernández-González, Z., Espinosa–Pantoja, L., Arias-González, J. E. (2018) Indicators of overfishing of snapper (Lutjanidae) populations on the southwest shelf of Cuba. Ocean and Coastal Management 153(1): 116-123.
  • Angulo-Valdes, J.; Navarro-Martinez, Z.; Lopez-Castaneda, L.; Frazer, T.; Adams, A. (2017) Collaborating on a New Vision for Cuba’s Coastal Fisheries. Bonefish and Tarpon Journal. Fall 2017: 40-44.
  • Angulo-Valdes, J. 2017. Can ocean science bring Cuba and the United States together?
  • Alvarez-Aleman, A., Angulo-Valdés, J., Garcia-Alfonso, E., Powell, J., Taylor, C. (2017) Occurrence of the Endangered Antillean manatee Trichechus manatus manatus in a marine protected area, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba. Oryx 51(2): 324-331.
  • Gerhartz-Abraham, A.; Fanning, L.M.; Angulo-Valdés, J. (2016) ICZM in Cuba: Challenges and opportunities in a changing economic context. Marine Policy 73: 69–76.
  • Angulo-Valdés, J. y B. Hatcher. (2013). A New Methodology for Assessing the Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas. Revista de Investigaciones Marinas 33(1), 55‐70.
  • Angulo-Valdés J, Hatcher, B. (2010) A new typology of benefits derived from marine protected areas. Marine Policy 34: 635-644.
  • Fanning L, Mahon R, McConney P, Angulo-Valdés J, Burrows F, Chakalall B, Gil D, Haughton M, Heileman S, Martínez S, Ostinei L, Oviedo A, Parsons S, Phillips T, Santizo C, Simmons B and Toro C (2007) A large marine ecosystem governance framework. Marine Policy 31: 434-443.
  • Angulo-Valdés J (2007) Ecotourism and Marine Protected Areas: A Possible Synergy to Achieve the Sustainable Tourism Paradigm in the Insular Caribbean. Ocean Yearbook 21: 339-363.