- Effects of habitat disruption on the activity of nectarivorous bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) in a dry tropical forest: implications for the reproductive success of the neotropical tree Ceiba grandifloraMauricio Quesada
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 27 3 Xangari, 58089, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Oecologia 135:400-6. 2003..Our study demonstrates the negative effect that habitat disruption has on bat pollinators in tropical dry forest ecosystems and documents the negative consequences for the plants they pollinate...
- A simple and rapid method for DNA isolation from xylophagous insectsNancy Calderón-Cortés
Center for Ecosystems Research CIEco, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Morelia, Mexico E Mail M Q
Int J Mol Sci 11:5056-64. 2010..This method was successfully applied to PCR and restriction analysis, indicating removal of common inhibitors. DNA isolated by the CTAB-PVP method could be used in most molecular analyses...
- Local and landscape factors determining occurrence of phyllostomid bats in tropical secondary forestsLuis Daniel Avila-Cabadilla
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelia, Mexico
PLoS ONE 7:e35228. 2012..Moreover, for the long-term conservation of phyllostomids in anthropogenic landscapes, we must realize that the management of the habitat at the landscape level is as important as the conservation of particular forest fragments...
- Effects of forest fragmentation on phenological patterns and reproductive success of the tropical dry forest tree Ceiba aesculifoliaYvonne Herrerias-Diego
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Campus Morelia, Apartado Postal 27 3 Xangari, Morelia, Michoacán 58089, Mexico
Conserv Biol 20:1111-20. 2006..We concluded that forest fragmentation does not negatively affect the reproductive success of C. aesculifolia It appears that the highly mobile bat pollinators maintain reproductive connectivity between trees in both habitats...
- Genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation in plant populations: susceptible signals in plant traits and methodological approachesRamiro Aguilar
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Campus Morelia, Apartado Postal 27 3 Xangari, Morelia, 58089 Michoacán, Mexico
Mol Ecol 17:5177-88. 2008....
- Interactions among three trophic levels and diversity of parasitoids: a case of top-down processes in Mexican tropical dry forestPablo Cuevas-Reyes
Facultad de Biologia, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Ciudad Universitaria, Michoacan, Mexico
Environ Entomol 36:792-800. 2007....
- Influence of pollination specialization and breeding system on floral integration and phenotypic variation in IpomoeaVíctor Rosas-Guerrero
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 27 3 Xangari, 58089 Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Evolution 65:350-64. 2011..Furthermore, pollinators and breeding system promote integration of floral traits involved in pollen placement and pick up rather than integration of the whole flower...
- Evaluating factors that predict the structure of a commensalistic epiphyte-phorophyte networkRoberto Sáyago
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Antigua Carretera a Pátzcuaro 8701, Col Ex Hacienda San José de la Huerta, Morelia, Michoacán 58190, Mexico
Proc Biol Sci 280:20122821. 2013..We did not detect a phylogenetic signal on the network structure. The effect of host size on the establishment of epiphytes indicates that mature forests are necessary to preserve diverse bromeliad communities...
- Functional regeneration and spectral reflectance of trees during succession in a highly diverse tropical dry forest ecosystemMariana Y Alvarez-Añorve
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Apartado Postal 27 3 Xangari, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Am J Bot 99:816-26. 2012..In this study we aimed to (a) compare SDTF plant functional, floristic, and structural change along succession; (b) identify tree functional groups; and (c) explore the spectral properties of different successional stages...
- A field test of inverse modeling of seed dispersalJose M Contreras Sánchez
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Apartado Postal 27 3 Xangari 58089 Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
Am J Bot 98:698-703. 2011..Inverse modeling (IM) of seed dispersal, a simple statistical technique for parameterizing dispersal kernels, has been widely used since 1992; surprisingly, however, this approach has never been verified in the field...
- Insects as stem engineers: interactions mediated by the twig-girdler Oncideres albomarginata chamela enhance arthropod diversityNancy Calderón-Cortés
Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico
PLoS ONE 6:e19083. 2011..Insect herbivores may act as ecosystem engineers but there is still poor understanding of the role of these insects structuring arthropod communities...
- Changes in composition and structure of a tropical dry forest following intermittent cattle grazingMargaret Stern
Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458-5126, USA
Rev Biol Trop 50:1021-34. 2002..We suggest that alternative fire prevention measures be evaluated including hand-cutting H. rufa, the creation of more frequent and larger fire breaks, and the development of green breaks...