Pilar Herrón

Dr. Pilar Herrón

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research interests

- resource management
- artisanal fisheries
- socio-ecological systems
- anthropogenic impacts

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Subject of PhD thesis

Integrating biological, ecological and socio-economic indicators to assess data-limited, tropical, small-scale fisheries: the case of the Colombian Pacific


Peer-reviewed journals

2020. Herrón, P., Kluger, L. C., Castellanos-Galindo, G. A., Wolff, M., & Glaser, M. (2020). Understanding gear choices and identifying leverage points for sustainable tropical small-scale marine fisheries. Ocean & Coastal Management188, 10507

2019. Herrón, P., Castellanos-Galindo, G., Stäbler, M., Díaz, J. M., & Wolff, M. (2019). Towards ecosystem-based assessment and management of small-scale and multi-gear fisheries: insights from the tropical eastern Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 127.

2018. Herrón, P., Mildenberger, T. K., Díaz, J. M., & Wolff, M. Assessment of the stock status of small-scale and multi-gear fisheries resources in the tropical Eastern Pacific region. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 24, pp. 311-323.

2018. Tilley, A., Herrón, P., Espinosa, S., Angarita, J.L. and Box, S. Predicting vulnerability to management changes in data-limited, small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy, 94, pp.39-45.

2011. Cubero-Pardo, P., Herrón P., González-Pérez, F. Shark reactions to scuba divers in two marine protected areas of the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 21: 239–246

2010. Rodríguez-Ramírez A., Reyes-Nivia M.C., Zea S., Herrón P., Navas-Camacho R., Garzón-Ferreira J., Bejarano S., Orozco C. Recent dynamics and condition of coral reefs in the Colombian Caribbean. Rev. Biol. Trop. 58 (1): 107 – 131.

2010. Sánchez J.A., Herrera S., Navas-Camacho R., Rodríguez-Ramírez A., Herrón P., Pizarro V., Acosta A.R., Castillo P.A., Montoya P., Orozco C.. White plague-like coral disease in remote reefs of the Western Caribbean. Revista de Biología Tropical, 58: 145-154.

2006. Pizarro V, Herrón P., Thomason J.C. An improved technique for rearing Montastrea faveolata embryos and larvae. Coral Reefs 25 (3):360.

2005. McClanahan T.R, J. Maina, C.J. Starger, Herrón-Perez P., Dusek E. Detriments to post-bleaching recovery of corals. Coral Reefs 24 (2): 230 – 246.

2005. Sánchez J.A., Pizarro V., Acosta A., Castillo P., Herrón P., Martínez J.C., Montoya P., Orozco C. Evaluating coral reef benthic communities from remote Caribbean atolls (Quitasueño, Serrana and Roncador banks, Colombia): multivariate approaches to recommend Marine Protected Areas for the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve (Archipelago of San Andres and Providence). Atoll Research Bulletin 531.

2002. Zapata FA., Herrón P. Pelagic larval duration and geographic distribution of tropical eastern Pacific snappers (Pisces: Lutjanidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol 230: 295 - 300


2017. Herrón, P., Melo, G., Diaz, J.M. & M. Wolff.  Assessing the multi-gear and multi-species artisanal fisheries of the Colombian Pacific coast. International Congress of Conservation Biology (ICCB). July 2017. Cartagena, Colombia. Oral presentation.

2017. Herrón, P., Castellanos-Galindo, G., Diaz J. M. & M. Wolff. Evaluación de la pesca artesanal multi-artes y multi-específica del Pacífico colombiano”. August 2017. Cali – Colombia. XIV Colombian Congress of Ichthyology and V Meeting of South-American Ichthyologists. Poster presentation.

2017. Herrón P. & G. Castellanos-Galindo. Artisanal fisheries in an under-developed area of South America: the Colombian Pacific coast. International workshop Tropical Fisheries in a Changing World. Oral presentation: February 2017. Bremen, Germany.

2014. Herrón P., Espinosa S., Arcos A. and Box S. Co-management of fisheries resources by afro-descendant communities of the Colombian Pacific coast. 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress. Glasgow – United Kingdom. August 14th to 18th.

2011. Herrón P., Pizarro V. Building capacity for resilience based management of coral reefs at marine protected areas of the Colombian Caribbean. Reef Resilience Exchanging Lessons Learned on Climate Change - pre-congress workshop of the Second International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC). Victoria, Canadá. May 14 to 18.

2008. Herrón P., Zambrano H., Bessudo S. A system of criteria and indicators as a tool for ecotourism management in marine protected areas. XIII Seminario Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología del Mar - SENALMAR. San Andrés Isla, Colombia. May 21 to 23.

2007. Cubero-Pardo P, Chasqui-Velasco L, Martínez C, Zambrano H., Herrón P. Contribución al manejo de turismo en ecosistemas marinos: criterios e indicadores para evaluar el impacto del ecoturismo en áreas marinas protegidas. 2nd Latin-American Congress of National Parks and other Protected Areas. Bariloche, Argentina. September 30 to October 06.

2004. Heinemann D, Appeldoorn R., Dahlgren C., Sánchez J., Prada M., Herrón P. MPA Zoning Recommendations for the Northern Banks of San Andrés Archipelago Based on a Rapid Ecological Assessment of the Area. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries, Florida, USA. November 8 to 12.

2004. Prada M., Recchia C., Taylor E., Peñaloza G., Posada S., Howard N., Herrón P., Salinas L., Castro E., Cabezas F., Robinson H. Fish Spawning Aggregations in The San Andres Archipelago: A First Approximation. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries November, Florida, USA. November 8 to 12.

2003. McClanahan, T.R., Maina J., Starger C.J., Herrón-Perez P, Dusek E. Coral transplantation to fished and unfished reefs in Kenya: the recovery potential of eurythermal corals. Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology. Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A .July 1.

1998. Herrón P., Zapata F. “First estimates of larval duration of the snapper Lutjanus guttatus by means of otolith analysis”. XI National Congress on Science and Technology of the Sea, Bogotá, Colombia, October 26-30. Bogotá, Colombia.

1998. Zapata F., Bárcenas C., Jiménez J.M., Herrón P., Francisco V. Coral reef bleaching on the reefs of Gorgona island during El Niño phenomenon 1997-1998. XI National Congress on Science and Technology of the Sea, Bogotá, Colombia, October 26-30. Bogotá, Colombia.

General publications

2011. Mendoza J., Castro L.A., Herrón P., Montaño C., Castro F. Características de la actividad turística. En: Zarza-Gonzalez E. (Ed). El entorno ambiental del Parque Nacional Natural Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo. pp 305-318.

2008. Herrón P., Bessudo S., Zambrano H. Código de Buenas Prácticas para el Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo. Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia - Fundación Malpelo. 36 p.

2008. Rodríguez-Ramírez A., Bastidas C., Cortés J., Guzmán H., Leão Z., Garzón-Ferreira J., Kikuchi R., Ferreira B.P., Alvarado J.J., Jiménez C., Fonseca A.C., Salas E., Nivia J., Fernández C., Rodríguez S., Debrot D., Cróquer A., Gil D., Gómez D.I., Navas-Camacho R., Reyes-Nivia M.C., Acosta A., Alvarado E., Pizarro V., Sanjuan A., Herrón P., Zapata F.A., Zea S., López-Victoria M., Sánchez J.A. Status of coral reefs and associated ecosystems in Southern Tropical America: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá and Venezuela. En: Wilkinson, C (Ed.) Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, 304 pp

2004. Linton D. and Fisher T (Eds). CARICOMP - Caribbean Coastal and Marine Productivity: 1993 – 2003 (contributing author).

2004. Garzón-Ferreira J, A. Rodríguez-Ramírez, S. Bejarano-Chavarro, R. Navas-Camacho, C. Reyes-Nivia, P. Herrón, F Zapata, J Rojas, O Caucalí. Estado de los arrecifes coralinos en Colombia en el año 2003. Serie de Publicaciones Especiales No. 8 del INVEMAR (Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras).