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Breedy, Odalisca and Guzmán, Héctor M. 2014. A new species of alcyonacean octocoral from the Peruvian zoogeographic region. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, : 1-6

Guzman, Hector M., Condit, Richard S., Perez-Ortega, Betzi, Capella, Juan J. and Stevick, Peter T. 2014. Population size and migratory connectivity of humpback whales wintering in Las Perlas Archipelago, Panama. Marine Mammal Science, doi:10.1111/mms.12136


Breedy, Odalisca, Williams, Gary C. and Guzmán, Héctor M. 2013. Two new species of gorgonian octocorals from the Tropical Eastern Pacific Biogeographic Region (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Gorgoniidae). Zookeys, 350: 75-90


Rodriguez, S. A. Croquer, H.M. Guzmán & C. Bastidas. 2009. A mechanism of transmission and factors affecting coral susceptibility to Halofolliculina sp. infection. Coral Reefs 28: 67-77.

Ramos, R., R. Cipriani, H.M. Guzmán & E. García. 2009. Chronology of Mercury Enrichment Factors in Reef Corals from Western Venezuela. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 58: 222-229.

Barrios, L.M., S.J. Chambers, N. Ismail, H.M. Guzmán & J.M. Mair. 2009. Distribution of Idanthyrsus cretus (Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) in the Tropical Eastern Pacific and application of PCR-RAPD for population analysis. Zoosymposia 2: 487-503.


Guzmán, H.M. & O. Breddy. 2008. Leptogorgia christiae (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) a new shallow water gorgonian from Pacific Panama. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 88: 719-722.

Guzmán, H.M., S. Benfield, O. Breedy & J.M. Mair. 2008. Broadening reef conservation across the Tropical Eastern Pacific Seascape: Distribution and diversity of reefs in Las Perlas Archipelago, Panama. Environm. Conserv. 35: 1-9.

Sergio Vargas, Hector M. Guzmán and Odalisca Breedy. 2008. Distribution patterns of the genus Pacifigorgia (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae): track compatibility analysis and parsimony analysis of endemicity. Journal of Biogeography (J. Biogeogr.) 35, 241–247

Breedy, O. & H.M. Guzmán. 2008. Leptogorgia ignita, a new shallow-water coral species (Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the tropical eastern Pacific. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 88: 893-899.

Guzmán, H.M., R. Cipriani & J.B.C. Jackson. 2008. Historical decline in coral reef growth after the Panama Canal. Ambio 37: 342-346.

Carpenter, K.E., S.R. Livingstone, M. Abrar, G. Aeby, R.B. Aronson, S. Banks, A. Bruckner, A. Chiriboga, J. Cortés, J.C. Delbeek, L. DeVantier, G. Edgar, A.J. Edwards, D. Fenner, H.M. Guzmán, Bert W. Hoeksema, G. Hodgson, O. Johan, W.Y. Licuanan, E.R. Lovell, J.A. Moore, D.O. Obura, D. Ochavillo, B.A. Polidoro, W.F. Precht, M.C. Quibilan, C. Reboton, Z.T. Richards, A.D. Rogers, J. Sanciangco, A. Sheppard, C. Sheppard, J. Smith, S. Stuart, E. Turak, J.E.N. Veron, C. Wallace, E. Weil, & E. Wood. 2008. One third of reef-building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts. Science 231: 560-563.

Oviedo, L., H.M. Guzmán, L. Florez-González, J. Capella Alzueta & J.M. Mair. 2008. The Song of the Southeast Pacific Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Las Perlas Archipelago, Panama: Preliminary Characterization. Aquatic Mammals. 34: 458-463.


Guzmán, Héctor M., Cortes, Jorge. 2007. Reef recovery 20 years after the 1982–1983 El Niño massive mortality. Marine Biology, 151: 401-411

Odalisca Breedy & Héctor M. Guzmán. 2007. A revision of the genus Leptogorgia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in the eastern Pacific. Magnolia Press

S. L. Benfield; H. M. Guzmán; J. M. Mair; J. A. T. Young. 2007. Mapping the distribution of coral reefs and associated sublittoral habitats in Pacific Panama: a comparison of optical satellite sensors and classification methodologies. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 28, No. 22, 20


Breedy, Odalisca, Guzmán, Héctor M., "A new species of alcyonacean octocoral from the Galapagos Archipelago", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 85, pp. 801-807, 2005.

Gutierrez, Marcelino, Capson, Todd L., Guzmán, Héctor M., Gonzalez, Jose, Ortega Barria, Eduardo, Quiñoa, Emilio, Riguera, Ricardo. 2005. "Leptolide, a new Furanocembranolide diterpene from Leptogorgia alba", Journal of Natural Products, vol. 68, pp. 614-616

Defew, Lindsey H., Mair, James M., Guzmán, Héctor M., "An assessment of metal contamination in mangrove sediments and leaves from Punta Mala Bay, Pacific Panama", Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 547-552, 2005.

Benfield, Sarah L., Guzmán, Héctor M., Maira, James M., "Temporal mangrove dynamics in relation to coastal development in Pacific Panama", Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 263-276, 2005.

Pandolfi, John M., Jackson, Jeremy B.C., Baron, N., Bradbury, Roger H., Guzmán, Héctor M., Hughes, Terence P., Kappel, C.V., Micheli, F., Ogden, John C., Possingham, H.P., Sala, Enric, "Are U.S. coral reefs on the slippery slope to slime?", Science, vol. 307, no. 5716, pp. 1725-1726, 2005.

Forsman, Z.H., Guzmán, Héctor M., Chen, Chaolun Allen, Fox, G.E., Wellington, Gerard M., 2005. "An ITS region phylogeny of Siderastrea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa): is S. glynni endangered or introduced?", Coral Reefs, vol. 24, pp. 343-347

Breedy, Odalisca, Guzmán, Héctor M., "A new species of Leptogorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from the shallow waters of the eastern Pacific", Zootaxa, vol. 899, no. 1, pp. 1-11, 2005.

Andrefouet, Serge, Guzmán, Héctor M., "Coral reef distribution, status and geomorphology–biodiversity relationship in Kuna Yala (San Blas) archipelago, Caribbean Panama", Coral Reefs, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 31-42, 2005

Guzmán, Héctor M., Barnes, Penelope A.G., Lovelock, Catherine E., Feller, Ilka C., "A site description of the CARICOMP mangrove, seagrass and coral reef sites in Bocas del Toro, Panama", Caribbean Journal of Science, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 430-440, 2005.

Diaz, M.C., Van Soest, R.W.M., Rutzler, K., Guzmán, Héctor M., "Aplysina chiriquiensis, a new pedunculate sponge from the Gulf of Chiriquí, Panamá, Eastern Pacific (Aplysinidae, Verongida)", Zootaxa, vol. 1012, pp. 1-12, 2005.


Lindner, Alberto, Cairns, Stephen D., Guzmán, Héctor M., "Distichopora robusta sp. nov., the first shallow-water stylasterid (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Stylasteridae) from the tropical eastern Pacific", Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 84, no. 6, pp. 943-947, 2004.

Breedy, Odalisca, Guzmán, Héctor M., "New species of the gorgoniian genus Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from Pacific Panama", Zootaxa, vol. 541, pp. 1-15, 2004

Guzmán, Héctor M., Guevara, Carlos A., Breedy, Odalisca, "Distribution, diversity, and conservation of coral reefs and coral communities in the largest marine protected area of Pacific Panama (Coiba Island)", Environmental Conservation, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 111-121, 2004.

Guzmán, Héctor M., Tewfik, Alexander, "Population characteristics and co-occurrence of three exploited decapods (Panulirus argus, P. guttatus, Mithrax spinosissimus) in Bocas del Toro, Panama", Journal of Shellfish Research, vol. 23, pp. 575-580, 2004.

Gutierrez, Marcelino V., Capson, Todd L., Guzmán, Héctor M., Quinoa, Emilio, Riguera, Ricardo, "L-Galactose as a natural product: isolation from a marine octocoral of the first a-L-galactosyl saponin", Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 45, no. 42, pp. 7833-7836, 2004.


Villamizar, E., Guzmán, Héctor M., Rodriguez, J., Estevez, A., "Gradiente de recuperación de los arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Morrocoy", Resumenes del V Congreso Venezolano de Ecología, Isla Margarita, Venezuela, 2003.

Breedy, Odalisca, Guzmán, Héctor M., "A new species of Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) from Panamá", Zootaxa, vol. 128, no. 1, pp. 1-10, 2003

Guzmán, Héctor M., Guevara, Carlos A., Castillo, Arcadio, "Natural disturbances and mining of Panamanian coral reefs by indigenous people", Conservation Biology, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1396-1401, 2003.

Breedy, Odalisca, Guzmán, Héctor M., "Octocorals from Costa Rica: The genus Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae)", Zootaxa, vol. 281, pp. 1-60, 2003

Guzmán, Héctor M., Guevara, Carlos A., Hernandez, Ileana C., "Reproductive cycle of two commercial species of sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from Caribbean Panama", Marine Biology, vol. 142, no. 2, pp. 271–279, 2003.


Garzon-Ferreira, Jaime, Cortes, Jorge, Croquer, Aldo, Guzmán, Héctor M., Leao, Zelinda, Rodriguez-Ramirez, Alberto, "Status of coral reefs in southern tropical America in 2000-2002: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Venezuela", Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2002, pp. 344-360, 2002 .

Guzmán, Héctor M., Guevara, Carlos A., "Population structure, distribution and abundance of three commercial species of sea cucumber (Echinodermata) in Panama", Caribbean Journal of Science, vol. 38, no. 3-4, pp. 230-238, 2002.

Andrefouet, Serge, Akl, John, Müller-Karger, Frank, Hu, Chuanmin, Guzmán, Héctor M., Kramer, Philip, Ginsburg, Robert, Cerdeira, Sergio, Lorenzo, Sergio, Alcolado, Pedro, Membrillo-Venegas, Nestor, Garza-Perez, Rodrigo, Arias-Gonzales, Ernesto, "Regional scale assessment of coral reefs in the Caribbean using Landsat 7 imagery: the case of Panama, Mexico and Cuba", 7th Int. Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, 20-22 May, 2002, Miami Fl, USA, Miami, FL, 2002 .

Guzmán, Héctor M., Guevara, Carlos A., "Annual reproductive cycle, spatial distribution, abundance, and size structure of Oreaster reticulatus (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in Bocas del Toro, Panama", Marine Biology, vol. 141, no. 6, pp. 1077-1084, 2002.

Guzmán, Héctor M., Garcia, Elia M., "Mercury levels in coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Central America", Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 44, pp. 1415-1420, 2002.


Guzmán, Héctor M., Guevara, Carlos A., "Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: IV. Distribución, estructura y estado de conservación de los arrecifes continentales de Península Valiente", Revista de Biología Tropical, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 53-66, 2001

Gilbert, Aubrey L., Guzmán, Héctor M., "Bioindication potential of carbonic anhdrase activity in anemones and corals", Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 742-744, 2001

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