Blanca Roldán-Clarà

Blanca Roldán-Clarà
Universidad Autónoma de Occidente | UAdeO

PhD

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Introduction
Blanca Roldán-Clarà currently works at Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Mexico. Blanca does research in Ecology, Ethnobiology and Zoology.

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Publications (22)
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En los últimos años, las transformaciones y la configuración de los territorios conllevan a un constante análisis de los procesos y los impactos en las estructuras, y en el uso de los territorios, sobre todo en las comunidades que buscan alternativas para su desarrollo. En este contexto, el desarrollo comunitario se presenta de diversas formas, una...
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Primero se nos enseñó a pensar con Émile Durkheim y a investigar el “hecho social” como una “cosa”, reduciéndolo a algo que permitiera a ciertos científicos, estudiosos de la sociedad y las personas, llamar “física social” a la ciencia que ejercían. Si estrellas, piedras, plantas y animales podían ser medidos en nombre de una precisión siempre impr...
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La nueva ruralidad ha dado paso a las necesidades de reconocer la multifuncionalidad de las zonas rurales y la pluriactividad de las familias rurales, viendo así oportunidades para el desarrollo desde las diferentes dimensiones (ambiental, económico, cultural, político, institucional y social). En el presente artículo se evalúa si el turismo rural...
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La bahía de Mazatlán está ubicada en el noroeste del Océano Pacífico Mexicano, es un sitio popular para las vacaciones de playa nacionales e internacionales. Hay una pequeña colonia de lobos marinos Zalophus californianus (Lesson, 1828) en una zona denominada “Roca Tortuga (RT)” incluida en un área natural protegida, a 2 km de la costa, que se cons...
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La fauna silvestre provee de una gran diversidad de servicios ecosistémicos (se) en ambientes agropecuarios. Dentro de los más conocidos se encuentran la polinización, el control de plagas y la introducción de nutrientes al suelo. Sin embargo, existen otros menos conocidos, como la provisión de carne silvestre y aves ornamentales. En este capítulo...
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El turismo en espacios naturales es un fenómeno que se intensificó en las últimas décadas. El objetivo de este trabajo es identificar los impactos de esta actividad en los Parques Nacionales Sierra de San Pedro Mártir y Constitución de 1857. Para ello, se realizó observación directa y 18 entrevistas semiestructuradas a funcionarios y habitantes de...
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Th e aim of this investigation was to analyze the biological and environmental characteristics concerning the development of tourism around the California sea lion Zalophus californianus (Lesson, 1828) in the Bay of Mazatlan, Mexico. Th e California sea lion, according to recent studies, inhabits the coasts of northwestern Mexico during the months...
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This chapter covers anthropogenic pressure at the Espiritu Santo Archipelago and its protected marine area in the Gulf of California through the analysis and location of productive activities, considering the biodiversity of the protected natural area (PNA). The results indicate that the state of conservation in general of the PNA is good. However,...
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In the present study, we report morphometric and reproductive characteristics of the Black Catbird, Melanoptila glabrirostris, some of them shown here for the first time. The Black Catbird is a tropical mimid endemic to the Yucatán Peninsula that is not well studied. Fieldwork was conducted in the North coast of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Mé...
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In Mexico, there is an important group of people who have historically kept birds in their homes and in cages to enjoy the birds singing. In this essay, I review and discuss the subject of capture, care, and legal sale of live birds within the framework of green criminology and present some elements and problems this trade faces based on research c...
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Resumen: Una de las prácticas del turismo religioso son las peregrinaciones o procesiones, las cuales atraen visitantes en países como México por la influencia del catolicismo y el sincretismo con las culturas prehispánicas. En el contexto de este fenómeno, hay peregrinaciones con potencial turístico que representan oportunidad de desarrollo económ...
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El libro presenta una introducción al turismo sustentable y su desarrollo en México. Presenta algunos ejemplos de empresas comunitarias que realizan la actividad. El libro se divide en cuatro capítulos: 1.- Empresas turísticas responsables con el medio ambiente, 2.- La propuesta sustentable: el turismo alternativo, 3.- El ecoturismo como alternativ...
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Background The use of birds as pets has been a historical tradition in Mexico since prehispanic times. It has survived through bird traders, called pajareros, which is a local name given to the trade (derived from pájaro, the Spanish word for bird). However, the trade of birds has not been sufficiently described; therefore, the goal of this paper i...
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Birds are used in México for subsistence income and have traditionally been part of local cultural heritage. A group of people called pajareros are required by law to apply for permits for harvesting and selling birds, which are authorized by Mexican environmental and wildlife government officers mostly for subsistence use. While environmental mana...
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Libro de divulgación sobre la importancia del manejo integrado de las costas y mares de México, relatado por una pescadora de la península de Yucatán.
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The Savannah sparrow of San Benito (Passerculus sandwichensis sanctorum) is an endemic subspecies of San Benito's archipelago which is listed by the Nom-059-Semarnat-2010 as an endangered subspecies. It has never been studied before. We describe its reproductive biology in the archipelago, and compared with the reproductive success among the popula...
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A large amount of birds are harvested from the natural environment for the pet market. This trade is a conservation issue and an economic income for many people. Though bird trade is common in Latin America there are few published studies. Therefore, we reviewed available literature to understand the background of this topic and to identify future...
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We estimated nest survival and evaluated factors affecting this demographic parameter for the Black Catbird (Melanoptila glabrirostris), a poorly known mimid endemic to the Yucata ´n Peninsula. During the 2008 and 2009 breeding seasons, we monitored 136 nests spread across four sites in Mexico, including three mainland coastal sites in the Sian Ka’...

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This project represents a collection of hypothesis-driven, exploratory, and discovery based research efforts related to fieldwork conducted on the mainland Yucatán Peninsula and adjacent Isla Cozumel. Products of this research include behavioral ecological studies utilizing endemic bird species and, often serendipitous, natural history contributions to birds but also other fauna.