Jorge Herrera Silveira

Jorge Herrera Silveira
Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute | Cinvestav · Departamento de Recursos del Mar (Mérida)

Doctor en Bilogia (Ecologia Acuática)

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Mangrove vegetation is strongly dependent on the climate, the physicochemical variables of the sediment, and the hydrological dynamics. These drivers regulate the distribution of different mangrove ecotypes and their ecosystem services, so the net sediment accumulation rates in different mangrove ecotypes in Celestun Lagoon, a karstic zone in the N...
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RESUMEN El carbono orgánico de los suelos (COS) es uno de los almacenes más importantes de los ecosistemas terrestres, por lo que la estimación de este almacén y sus flujos (dinámica) en México permite la generación de escenarios de intervención para analizar el impacto de políticas públicas, además de dar soporte a la implementación de mercados de...
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Due to karstic bedrock geology and poor wastewater management practices, anthropogenic activities are impacting water quality in Yucatan’s aquatic systems. Specifically, raw wastewater inputs to the aquifer subsequently flow to coastal lagoons through groundwater fluxes. This study establishes the presence of anthropogenic wastewater by measuring c...
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We aimed to compare the percentage of explained variance given by the relationship of species and functional groups of metazoan parasites of the dusky flounder Syacium papillosum and environmental variables from water and sediments in the Yucatan shelf (YS). Parasite data were obtained from 127 S. papillosum specimens collected from 17 of 67 statio...
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Oiling scenarios following spills vary in concentration and usually can affect large coastal areas. Consequently, this research evaluated different crude oil concentrations (10, 40, and 80 mg L−1) on the nearshore phytoplanktonic community in the southern Gulf of Mexico. This experiment was carried out for ten days using eight units of 2500 L each;...
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En los manglares, como en otros ecosistemas arbóreos, es importante evaluar los almacenes y flujos de carbono orgánico por la contribuciónque pueden tener para mitigar los efectos de las emisiones atmosféricas de CO2. En este estudio se evaluó la relación entre la salinidad,como controlador hidrológico, y los almacenes y flujos de carbono en mangla...
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Las comunidades planctónicas en el ambiente marino son potenciales indicadores que permiten evaluar el impacto de los hidrocarburos ante un derrame de petróleo. Esto se debe a la relación intrínseca entre bacterias y microalgas ya que estos grupos tienen un papel clave en los ciclos biogeoquímicos, en la productividad primaria y son la base de las...
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The pigment content in leaves has commonly been used to characterize vegetation condition. However, few studies have assessed temporal changes of local biotic and abiotic factors on leaf pigments. Here, we evaluated the effect of local environmental variables and tree structural characteristics , in the chlorophyll-a leaf concentration (Chl-a) asso...
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Prey availability is the major driver of the presence of whale sharks in the aggregation sites around the world. The northern Mexican Caribbean is one of the most important feeding sites for the whale shark (Rhincodon typus, Smith 1828), at which two sources of food are available. Trophic ecology concepts considers that the organisms should satisfy...
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El objetivo de este manual es proporcionar una metodología para cuantificar y monitorear el almacén y captura de carbono y gases de efecto invernadero en manglares en proceso de restauración durante las primeras fases de establecimiento y crecimiento del manglar. Durante estas etapas se presenta alta heterogeneidad espacial y temporal en cuanto al...
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Mangroves are highly productive ecosystems that provide important environmental services, but have been impacted massively in recent years by human activities. Studies of mangroves have focused on their ecology and function at local or landscape scales, but little has been done to understand their broader distributional patterns or the environmenta...
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La aproximación aquí implementada permite la incorporación de objetos de interés adicionales para enriquecer la representatividad del grado de vulnerabilidad de especies, poblaciones y comunidades en el golfo de México. Los resultados que se presentan son una plataforma que incorpora datos de línea base con distintos niveles de organización de la b...
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A small, photosynthetic Peridiniales species caused an intense bloom (up to 37,500,000 cells/l) in the marina of Sisal on the northern Yucatan Peninsula coast, SE Gulf of Mexico, in August 2010. The salinity was 32.4, and the water temperature was 29.5 oC. The cells were 12.5-23.7 µm long (19.02±2.03 µm), 8.7-18.7 µm wide (15.45± 2.19 µm) and 7.5-1...
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Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) and increased variation in bilateral symmetry in a sample of monogeneans can indicate disturbance in developmental stability caused by environmental and/or genomic stress. This study was conducted to determine the presence of FA in the sclerotized structures of Haliotrematoides spp. (Monogenea) collected along the contine...
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Las praderas de pastos marinos son un ecosistema cuya conservación es imprescindible para asegurar el desarrollo económico y de bienestar humano de la zona costera de México. Las praderas saludables de pastos marinos son responsables de mantener a las pesquerías, ya que es en los pastos donde ocurre el desove de peces y crustáceos de importancia co...
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En México las actividades humanas tales como la destrucción del hábitat, contaminación, sobrexplotación de recursos, falta de planificación del desarrollo urbano, industrial, turístico, desarrollo agrícola, ganadero y acuícola, han reducido la cobertura de los ecosistemas de manglar. La magnitud y cobertura de los impactos están relacionados con la...
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Mexico has more than 750,000 ha of mangroves and more than 400,000 ha of seagrasses. However, approximately 200,000 ha of mangroves and an unknown area of seagrass have been lost due to coastal development associated with urban, industrial and tourist purposes. In 2018, the approved reforms to the General Law on Climate Change (LGCC) aligned the Me...
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Mexico has more than 750,000 ha of mangroves and more than 400,000 ha of seagrasses. However, approximately 200,000 ha of mangroves and an unknown area of seagrass have been lost due to coastal development associated with urban, industrial and tourist purposes. In 2018, the approved reforms to the General Law on Climate Change (LGCC) aligned the Me...
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Continental shelves are the most productive areas in the seas with the strongest implications for global nitrogen cycling. The Yucatán shelf (YS) is the largest shelf in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM); however, its nitrogen budget has not been quantified. This is largely due to the lack of significant spatio-temporal in situ measurements and the complexi...
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En México las actividades humanas tales como la destrucción del hábitat, contaminación, sobrexplotación de recursos, falta de planificación del desarrollo urbano, industrial, turístico, desarrollo agrícola, ganadero y acuícola, han reducido la cobertura de los ecosistemas de manglar. La magnitud y cobertura de los impactos están relacionados con la...
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Seagrasses form extensive meadows whose importance lies in the structural and trophic functions they perform. Meadows through of photosynthesis capture CO2 and transform it into organic carbon that accumulates in biomass (leaves, rhizomes and roots) and sediments. This stored carbon is known as blue carbon. In Mexico, there are 9 species distribute...
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Resumen Los fondos de pastos marinos (PM) son importantes reservorios del carbono marino, sin embargo, su disminución en todo el mundo los ha convertido en ecosistemas amenazados. La adecuada comprensión y cuantificación de los sumideros de carbono proporciona elementos adicionales para su conservación y manejo. En este trabajo se evaluó el almacén...
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El establecimiento de los mangles, es particularmente difícil debido al suelo inestable, la inundación y la salinidad en la que se desarrollan. La viviparidad es una de las muchas estrategias que les permite establecerse en dichas condiciones. En el caso de Rhizophora mangle L., desarrolla un propágulo que además de unidad dispersora hidrócora, amo...
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The southern Gulf of Mexico (sGoM) is highly susceptible to receiving environmental impacts due to the recent increase in oil-related activities. In this study, we assessed the changes in the bacterioplankton community structure caused by a simulated oil spill at mesocosms scale. The 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis indicated that the initial bact...
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INTRODUCCIÓN A lo largo de casi un tercio de los 10 000 km de longitud que conforman la banda litoral de México se contabilizan aproximadamente 164 cuerpos de agua costeros (De la Lanza-Espino et al., 2013). Abonando a la generalidad, más que a las particularidades morfológicas y geológicas que estos cuerpos de agua costeros pudieran albergar, se d...
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El papel de las praderas de pastos marinos en el contexto del cambio climático se considera primordial, debido a sus elevadas tasas de secuestro de carbono en el océano (48-112 Tg C año-1) incluyendo material alóctono (Kennedy et al., 2010). Pese a su baja representatividad espacial (0.1% de la superficie del planeta), la capacidad anual de secuest...
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Si bien, las lagunas costeras son ambientes de alta productividad (Contreras-Espinoza, 1993; Herrera- Silveira et al., 2006), están expuestas a distintos grados de presión humana debido a los usos directos o indirectos que se hace de ellas. Para el manejo basado en información, se requieren análisis de datos robustos que permitan reconocer la funci...
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El papel de las praderas de pastos marinos en el contexto del cambio climático se considera primordial, debido a sus elevadas tasas de secuestro de carbono en el océano (48-112 Tg C año-1) incluyendo material alóctono. Pese a su baja representatividad espacial (0.1% de la superficie del planeta), la capacidad anual de secuestro de carbono (C) es de...
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El territorio mexicano se caracteriza por la presencia de diversos ambientes geomorfológicos, denominados comúnmente bajo el término de lagunas costeras (LC), que exhiben diferencias regionales debido a su origen, extensión y naturaleza. De acuerdo con de la Lanza et al. (2013) el número de lagunas costeras o cuerpos de agua reconocidos como unidad...
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Mangroves cover less than 0.1% of Earth's surface, store large amounts of carbon per unit area, but are threatened by global environmental change. The capacity of mangroves productivity could be characterized by their canopy greenness, but this property has not been systematically tested across gradients of mangrove forests and national scales. Her...
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Background We assessed metrics of the metazoan parasite infracommunities of the dusky flounder (Syacium papillosum) as indicators of aquatic environmental health of the Yucatan Shelf (YS) prior to oil extraction. We sampled the dusky flounder and its parasites along the YS, mostly during the 2015 north wind season (November–April). Our aims were: (...
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Continental shelves are the most productive areas in the seas with strongest implications for global Total Nitrogen (TN) cycling. The Yucatan shelf is the largest shelf in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), however, its general TN budget has not been quantified. This is largely due to the lack of significant spatio-temporal in situ measurements and the comp...
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Los manglares son un ecosistema de interfaz entre ambientes terrestres y acuáticos de agua dulce y salada con múltiples funciones: hábitat de gran diversidad de organismos, estabilizador del suelo, almacén y transformador de carbono, donde la deforestación y los cambios en el uso de suelo promueven la prevalencia de patógenos. El objetivo de este t...
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Mesocosms are an alternative to in situ ocean environmental studies which are very difficult to implement due to the challenges that the aquatic environment impose. The design of a mesocosm should consider as many variables as possible of the ecosystem to be studied, in order to obtain results that are similar to those that would be obtained in the...
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The southern Gulf of Mexico is characterized by coastal ecosystems with high freshwater input, extensive wetlands and coastal lagoons, productive fisheries, and human settlements whose economy is largely based on the rich natural resources of the area. The Grijalva-Usumacinta River and delta region has high riverine input and extensive wetlands. Th...
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Holbox Island is a contemporary hotspot for global tourism. Here, long-term coastal exploitation and increasing anthropogenic activities threaten coastal habitats and resources. The impact of these activities is exacerbated by the lack of a management plan for the past 24 years, until October 2018. An interdisciplinary approach that integrates fish...
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Whale shark (Rhincodon typus, Smith, 1828) is an endangered species with anthropogenic pressures due to increasing demand of encounter tourism activities. Research efforts to identify management and conservation strategies for this species are needed. The Northern Mexican Caribbean is one of the most important feeding aggregation sites of whale sha...
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Rhizhophora mangle L. es una especie de manglar que presenta adaptaciones a un amplio rango de salinidad e inundación. Una de ellas es la viviparidad, confiriéndole reservas para amortiguar las condiciones adversas durante su establecimiento. Sin embargo, cuando se agotan las reservas, es indispensable que las plántulas hayan desarrollado estrategi...
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The environmental variability at local scale results in different physiognomic types of mangrove forest. However, this variability has never been considered in studies of mangrove genetic variability. This study analyzed the genetic and morphological variability and structure of Rhizophora mangle at regional and local scales in the Yucatan Peninsul...
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Las comunidades bentónicas dependen de su capacidad de locomoción, estadios larvales y patrones de corrientes para ampliar distribución y asegurar su persistencia en el tiempo. La diversidad beta evalúa cambios en la composición de la comunidad, determinando la pérdida de especies o cambios en la identidad de las mismas; mientras que los índices de...
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Holbox Island faces issues related to the availability of freshwater and living space given the increasing coastal migration and tourism development in the region. We report the water quality of 12 tidal inlets (which are geomorphological features of barrier islands), which neighbor hotels. Because no previous studies of tidal inlets exist on Holbo...
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The construction of roads, shelter ports and artificial mouths has altered the balance between freshwater and saltwater intakes, flow, tidal levels and water quality. This is reflected in the deterioration and death of the mangrove. Restoration, rehabilitation and reforestation methods have been carried out, but their success has not been determine...
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RESUMEN Las praderas de pastos marinos son uno de los ecosistemas acuáticos con los mayores almacenes de carbono, particularmente en sus estructuras subterráneas, por lo que el conocimiento de su distribución espacial en México es una tarea importante, dado lo escaso de trabajos publicados con relación a este tópico. En este trabajo se compiló una...
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Coastal zones are vital for their ecosystem services and socioeconomic value. Accordingly, several zones have been protected to limit anthropogenic development and to avoid environmental degradation. Nevertheless, some of these protected areas keep deteriorating probably related with anthropogenic contributions not considered in legislation. Specif...
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Mangrove deforestation threatens to release large stores of carbon from soils that are vulnerable to oxidation. Carbon stored in deep soils is not measured in national carbon inventories. Thus, policies on emission reductions have likely underestimated the contribution of mangrove deforestation to national emissions. Here, we estimate that emission...
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The influence of coastal submarine groundwater discharges (SGD) on the distribution and abundance of seagrass meadows was investigated. In 2012, hydrological variability, nutrient variability in sediments and the biotic characteristics of two seagrass beds, one with SGD present and one without, were studied. Findings showed that SGD inputs were rel...
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Las descargas de agua subterránea (DAS) y la surgencia costera son fenómenos oceanográficos que generan nuevas condiciones hidroquímicas en áreas costeras. El cambio en la composición y la estructura de la comunidad planctónica ante estas condiciones determina la dinámica de los niveles tróficos bajos en los ecosistemas marino-costeros. El presente...
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Changes in hydrology are one of the main causes of mangrove degradation; however, the reforestation of mangrove has been the main restoration activity and very little information on how pioneer species can facilitate the colonization and development of the mangrove species is available. After carrying out a water reconnection as the sole restoratio...
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Background: México es el cuarto país en el mundo con mayor extensión de manglar y el 55% de este se encuentra en la península de Yucatán. A nivel local, la hidrología, topografía y disponibilidad de nutrientes resulta en ecotipos estructuralmente diferentes. En la península de Yucatán el manglar chaparro es el ecotipo más extenso, el cual se caract...
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Manta rays inhabit tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Aggregation sites of manta rays have been recognized worldwide, but the reasons for this behavior are still poorly understood. This study describes environmental factors influencing aggregation sites of the giant manta ray (Manta birostris) off the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peni...