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Sebastián Pardo

Life history relationships and extinction risk in fishes, from salmon to sharks and rays

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Pre-print only

D’Alberto, B. M., Carlson, J. K., Pardo, S. A., Simpfendorer, C. A. 2019. Population productivity of wedgefishes, guitarfishes, and banjo rays: inferring the potential for recovery. BioRxiv:


Bigman, J., Pardo, S. A., Prinzing, T., Dando, M., Wegner, N. C., Dulvy, N. K. 2018. Ecological lifestyles and the scaling of shark gill surface area. Journal of Morphology, 279:12, 1716-1724.

Pardo, S. A., Cooper, A. B., Reynolds, J. D., Dulvy, N. K. 2018. Quantifying the known unknowns: estimating maximum intrinsic rate of population increase in the face of uncertainty. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 75:3, 953-963.


Kacev, D., Sippel, T. J., Kinney, M. J., Pardo, S. A., Mull, C. G. 2017. An Introduction to Modelling Abundance and Life History Parameters in Shark Populations. In Northeast Pacific Shark Biology, Research and Conservation Part B, Volume 78. Larson, S. E., Lowry, D., eds., pp. 45–87 Oxford: Academic Press.


Pardo, S. A., Kindsvater, H. K., Cuevas-Zimbrón, E., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., Pérez-Jiménez, J. C., Dulvy, N. K. 2016. Growth, productivity, and relative extinction risk of a data-sparse devil ray. Scientific Reports, 6, 33745.
Pre-print: [BioRxiv]

Pardo, S. A., Kindsvater, H. K., Reynolds, J. D., Dulvy, N. K. 2016. Maximum intrinsic rate of population increase in sharks, rays, and chimaeras: the importance of survival to maturity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 73:8, 1159-1163.
Pre-print: [BioRxiv]


Pardo, S. A., Burgess, K., Teixeira, D., Bennett, M. B. 2015. Local-scale resource partitioning by stingrays on an intertidal flat. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 533, 205-218.


Dulvy, N. K., Pardo, S. A., Simpfendorfer, C. A., Carlson, J. K. 2014. Diagnosing the dangerous demography of manta rays using life history theory. PeerJ, 2: e400. Supplementary data on FigShare.
Pre-print: [PeerJ Preprints]


Pardo, S. A., Cooper, A. B. & Dulvy, N. K. 2013. Avoiding fishy growth curves. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4:4, 353–360.

Moore, J. E., Curtis, K. A., Lewison, R. L., Dillingham, P. W., Cope, J. M., Fordham, S. V, Heppell, S. S., Pardo, S. A., Simpfendorfer, C. A., Tuck, G. N., Zhou, S. 2013. Evaluating sustainability of fisheries bycatch mortality for marine megafauna: a review of conservation reference points for data-limited populations. Environmental Conservation, 40:4, 329-344.


Pardo, S. A., Cooper, A. B., Dulvy, N. K. 2012. Critical review and analysis of existing risk-based techniques for determining sustainable mortality levels of bycatch species. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Docucment 2012/014. iv + 30 p.


Pierce, S. J., Pardo, S. A., Bennett, M. B. 2009. Reproduction of the blue-spotted maskray Neotrygon kuhlii (Myliobatoidei: Dasyatidae) in south-east Queensland, Australia. Journal of Fish Biology, 74:6, 1291–1308.

R packages

Maia, R., Chamberlain, S., Teucher, A., Pardo, S. 2018. rebird: R Client for the eBird Database of Bird Observations. Retrieved from
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