Jorge Cortés-Flores

Jorge Cortés-Flores
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Biology

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August 2019 - July 2020
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Research Associate
February 2017 - January 2018
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2013 - August 2016
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (15)
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Background: Heteroflorum (Fabaceae) is a monospecific genus endemic to western Mexico. Community attributes of the forest where H. sclerocarpum is found are scarcely known, as well as its similarity with other tropical seasonal forests. Question: What is the composition, structure, and diversity of the tropical deciduous forest where H. sclerocarp...
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Climate change models predict an increase in temperature and a decrease in amount and duration of precipitation in Tropical Dry Forests (TDF), which could strongly impact seed germination strategies, seedling establishment, growth rate, and phenology of the species. These climatic changes will vary between regions of a continent and between contine...
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The great phenological diversification characteristic of seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTF) suggests that these patterns result from a complex interplay between exogenous (e.g., climatic) and endogenous (e.g., morphological, physiological, anatomical) factors. Based on the well-established relationships of wood density with water-storing capaci...
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The benefits provided by tropical rainforests are unevenly distributed throughout the landscape and are shaped by abiotic and biotic components that influence the spatial distribution and functional traits of the species involved. We tested whether environmental stratification of the rainforest in biophysical Landscape Units (LU), defined by topogr...
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In tropical dry forests, although seed germination and seedling establishment are in general limited by the seasonal availability of water, high interspecific variability, nonetheless, exists in terms of seedling traits and germination dynamics. Differences among species in seed germination and seedling traits may be related to other plant life-his...
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A major obstacle faced by reforestation/restoration programs is an insufficient supply of high-quality seed. Seed collection is commonly based on opportunistic strategies that only consider availability and distance to seed sources, but not seed quality. Although for commercial timber species from temperate ecosystems the selection of individuals w...
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In tropical dry forests, a high interspecific variation in the strategies of fruiting phenology has been documented. Therefore, phenological responses may be mediated by influence of environmental variables, functional plant attributes or phylogenetic inertia. During 2 years, we recorded the fruiting phenology of 151 species belonging to 5 differen...
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Tropical rainforests harbor a high diversity of tree species, offering a potentially rich array of timber (TFP) and non-timber (NTFP) forest products. The supply of such products has been commonly evaluated at the local (plot) scale; however, little is known about how their availability and diversity change at the landscape scale, particularly in h...
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Premise of the study: Analyses of the influence of temporal variation in abiotic factors on flowering phenology of tropical dry forest species have not considered the possible response of species with different growth forms and pollination syndromes, while controlling for phylogenetic relationships among species. Here, we investigated the relation...
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This study, conducted over a period of 2 years (2007–2009), analyzes the relationship of abiotic factors with the flowering phenology of 143 species in a Neotropical temperate forest; these forests are similar to those of temperate latitudes in terms of physiognomy and temperature regime, but differ in terms of the biogeographic origins of part of...
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We characterized the composition, structure and diversity of tropical dry forest trees at Tziritzícuaro, municipality of La Huacana, in the Depresión del Balsas, Michoacán. We sampled all trees that were rooted inside 36 plots of 100 m2 (0.36 ha) with a diameter at breast height (DBH) ≥ 1 cm. A total of 78 species, including 50 genera and 24 famili...
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Prior to filling the reservoir of the dam Gral. Francisco J. Múgica, in the municipality of Múgica, Michoacán, we characterized the structure and diversity in 3 sites for the tropical deciduous forest (TDF) and 1 more occupied by semi-deciduous tropical forest (TSF). At each site were sampled trees and lianas ≥2.5 cm diameter in 10 transects of 50...
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By linking phenological patterns not only to climatic factors but also to plant functional traits we may gain a better understanding of plant community function and assembly. While phenological patterns and dispersal syndromes have been well studied for temperate forests in boreal latitudes, as well as tropical forests, little information is availa...
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This study describes composition, structure and diversity of vegetation in the Cerro El Águila, Michoacán. Five plant communities were recognized and for each one all woody individuals ≥10 cm DBH were tallied in sixteen 400 m² circular plots, whereas individuals between 2.5 and 9.9 cm DBH were measured in a 100 m² circular sub-plot centered within...
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The reproductive phenology of 13 tree species of a temperate forest of Michoacán state, Mexico, was analyzed to evaluate the duration and intraspecific synchrony of flowering and fruiting. For two years (November 2007 to October 2009) monthly observations of mature flowers and fruits of each species (10-30 individuals) were carried out. In most spe...

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