Research interest in the human-nature interface (a Socioecological Approach) on a historical context, in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, with attention to: Coastal ecosystems; Fisheries; Ecosystem Management and Forests.
I am currently interested in the historical understanding of the market relationship between Newfoundland (Canada) and the Caribbean (more specifically, Puerto Rico) since the 19thcentury, and the dynamics of the fish stocks of Gadids in the North Sea, as these were impacted by the Caribbean markets, first as a staple of the slaves, and then as the main staple of peasants and land laborers during the sugarcane reign.
History of social processes in the coast. Human impacts to coastal ecosystems.
Mentoring in social research (Ethnography and other techniques). Teaching of Research Methods, Social Change and Introductory Courses (Social Sciences and Sociology), Urban Sociology, and Special Topics (Social History of the Sea)
Preparation of Management Plans for Marine Reserves under the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, Caño Luis Peña Marine Reserve and Desecheo Island Marine Reserve).