Ina Falfán

Ina Falfán
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Biology

Doctor of Science

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Education
September 2012 - August 2016
Institute of Ecology INECOL
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 2005 - August 2007
September 1996 - August 2000
Universidad Veracruzana
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (17)
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Las áreas verdes proporcionan beneficios y servicios ambientales y sociales a la población, sin embargo, generalmente, se distribuyen heterogéneamente en las ciudades, ligado a un aprovisionamiento desigual de tales beneficios, con implicaciones de justicia ambiental. Con base en un análisis cartográfico y estadístico, se evaluó la dotación y distr...
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Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, which can be mitigated by urban vegetation through shading and evapotranspiration. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of spatially explicit information on the cooling capacity of green infrastructure for most Latin American cities. In this study, w...
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β-diversity has been under continuous debate, with a current need to better understand the way in which a new wave of measures work. We assessed the results of 12 incidence-based β-diversity indices. Our results of gradual species composition overlap between paired assemblages considering progressive differences in species richness show that: (i) f...
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To tackle urban heterogeneity and complexity, several indices have been proposed, commonly aiming to provide information for decision-makers. In this study, we propose a novel and customizable procedure for quantifying urban ecosystem integrity. Based on a citywide approach, we developed an easy-to-use index that contrasts physical and biological v...
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With the establishment and expansion of urban areas, many plants are lost, while some are gained. Understanding plant species richness and composition in cities, including planted elements along streetscapes, is a priority for urban vegetation management and biodiversity conservation. In this study, we assessed the compositional dissimilarity of st...
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Peromyscus bullatus and Peromyscus difficilis are sympatric and phenotypically similar rodents. Because of this, misidentification of both species is frequent in the field and in mammal collections. In this study, P. bullatus specimens were retrieved from the P. difficilis specimens, in the mammal collection of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biol...
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Prevalence responses to anthropic factors differ across hosts and parasite species. We here analyzed the spatiotemporal variation of avian haemosporidian prevalence in bird assemblages of the Mooswald forest (i.e., urban greenspace; Freiburg, Germany), in response to local environmental features (e.g., water sources, human presence (visited)/absenc...
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Urban vegetation provides a wide array of services; yet, there is still a knowledge gap regarding the mechanistic processes behind urban vegetation–human well-being relationships. Two main approaches have been used to assess urban greenery associated with human well-being: physical and self-reported. We here assessed the associations between physic...
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The urbanization process goes far beyond the replacement of preexisting non-urban systems, transforming the land in such way that represents worrisome ecological threats. In the novel urban systems, original vegetation is removed and/or replaced with a combination of native and exotic species. In this study, our aim was to generate an updated speci...
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Green spaces and tree cover are essential components of ecological, social and economic urban sustainability. This paper analyses the green areas in Mérida and the conditions that determine their creation and distribution. The methodology was based on satellite imagery analysis for the cover tree, Google Earth to measure and calculate areas, and fi...
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Las áreas verdes y el arbolado son parte esencial de las dimensiones ecológica, social y económica de la sostenibilidad urbana. La presente investigación es un análisis de las áreas de vegetación en Mérida y de las condiciones que determinan su presencia y distribución. La metodología se basó en el procesamiento de imagen de satélite para captar la...
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A cross-sectional study was done in 2006-2007 of 458 children (218 boys and 240 girls) aged 4 to 6 years (range 4.00 to 6.99 years) in Merida, Mexico. Height (cm) and body weight (kg) were measured to estimate growth; body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) was calculated to evaluate nutritional status. Results showed significant sex difference with respect t...
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Identify the biological, social, and economic conditions influencing the knee height/stature index (KHSI) in growing individuals of Maya ancestry in the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The hypothesis was that KHSI values would be lower in subjects with two Maya surnames. This was tested by analyzing the effect of a series of environmental, biologi...
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Summary Variation in height among young adults has been linked to the living conditions of different social groups. The aim of this study was to measure variation in the height and knee height of young adults by head of household employment level and family income. The sample comprised 180 individuals (90 girls) aged 16 and 17 years living in the c...
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There is a growing consensus among natural and social scientists that sustainability depends on maintaining natural capital. However, progress to put this ecological condition to practice has been slow, not least because of the inability of making these objectives measurable. Therefore, to overcome this obstacle, assessment frameworks for natural c...

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