Leopoldo D. Vázquez-Reyes

Leopoldo D. Vázquez-Reyes
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala

Doctor en Ciencias (Ecologia)
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March 2019 - present
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Professor
March 2018 - February 2019
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2017 - February 2018
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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  • Researcher
Education
August 2008 - June 2011

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Publications (30)
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Mexico’s megadiverse avifauna includes many endemic taxa and unique diversity patterns, as well as species that are widely distributed across the Americas. Of the roughly 10,500 bird species currently recognized worldwide, about 11% are found in Mexico, and more than 200 species are considered endemic. However, according to national and internation...
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A major barrier to advancing ornithology is the systemic exclusion of professionals from the Global South. A recent special dossier, Advances in Neotropical Ornithology, and a shortfalls analysis therein, unintentionally followed a long-standing pattern of highlighting individuals, knowledge, and views from the Global North, while largely omitting...
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Nesting resources for cavity-adopter birds commonly have spatial aggregation patterns within tropical dry forests. Spatial aggregation occurs because large trees, carrying large cavities, are restricted within small semideciduous forest areas. In contrast, deciduous forests occupy most of the coverage with smaller trees and cavities. Consequently,...
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Agriculture, cattle grazing, and human settlements negatively affect bird biodiversity, driving the loss of ecologically specialized species and favoring the dominance of generalists. Because ecological pressures define organisms’ success by acting on their intrinsic traits, biodiversity loss due to anthropization might cause directional trait shif...
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We document and provide photographic evidence of a group of spotted wrens (Campylorhynchus gularis), a Mexican endemic, obtaining Chrysomya carrion fly maggots inside of a sheep carcass in a disturbed xeric scrubland in the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve, Hidalgo, Mexico. We document for the first time the consumption of maggots that were...
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A new species of treefrog from the genus Charadrahyla is described from the cloud forest of western Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. Charadrahyla sakbah sp. nov., is distinguished from the rest of the species in the genus by the large body size (81.15-85.75 mm and 67.91-73.21 mm in adult females and males respectively), axillary membrane, ad...
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Resumen El Alto Balsas es una región importante para la biodiversidad mexicana por sus altos niveles de recambio taxonómico y riqueza de endemismos. Desafortunadamente la pérdida de hábitat por actividades humanas amenaza su conservación. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la biodiversidad de aves del Alto Balsas de Guerrero, a partir de dato...
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The influence of climate extremes on tree phenology or cavity resources, and the consequences for threatened species, are poorly understood. We determined flowering and fruiting phenology, and availability of tree-cavities and snags in deciduous and semi-deciduous tropical dry forest from 2009 to 2016, prior-to and following landfall by hurricanes...
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Psittaciformes (parrots, cockatoos) are among the most endangered birds, with 31% of Neotropical species under threat. The drivers of this situation appear to be manifold and mainly of anthropogenic origin. However, this assessment is based on the last extensive consultation about the conservation situation of parrots carried out in the 1990s. Give...
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Psittaciformes (parrots, cockatoos) are among the most endangered birds, with 31% of Neotropical species under threat. The drivers of this situation appear to be manifold and mainly of anthropogenic origin. However, this assessment is based on the last extensive consultation about the conservation situation of parrots carried out in the 1990s. Give...
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Psittaciformes (parrots, cockatoos) are among the most endangered birds, with 31% of Neotropical species under threat. The drivers of this situation appear to be manifold and mainly of anthropogenic origin. However, this assessment is based on the last extensive consultation about the conservation situation of parrots carried out in the 1990s. Give...
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Biotic homogenization—the erosion of biological differences between ecosystems owing to human perturbation—is a trait of the global biodiversity crisis that can affect tropical dry forest biodiversity. We tested whether biotic homogenization was occurring in resident forest bird communities in west-central Mexico. We conducted point-count surveys t...
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It has been suggested that a latitudinal gradient exists of a low density of snags and high density of naturally-formed tree-cavities in tropical vs. temperate forests, though few cavi-ties may have characteristics suitable for nesting by birds. We determined snag and cavity density, characteristics, and suitability for birds in a tropical dry fore...
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We report a new population of green macaw (Ara militaris) to the Mexican state of Guerrero. The colony is located besides the Atoyac River, in the dry tropical forest of Papalutla, in the far northeast corner of the state. Along 4 years of counts (n= 20), an abundance of 22.7 ± 2.8 individuals has been registered. This report is relevant because it...
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Mexico is the northern or southern boundary of many species of aquatic birds in Mesoamerica and North America, respectively. Its coastal zones are sites of high diversity and abundance, but inventories are not complete. In order to update the species lists and to document sites for which no information was available, the coast of three Mexican sout...
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Mexico is the limit of many species of aquatic birds of Mesoamerica and North America. The coastal zones concentrate the greatest diversity and abundance, but the inventories are not complete. The coasts of Colima, Guerrero and Oaxaca were visited in the summer and winter of 2010-2011, registering abundance of birds and habitat conditions in beache...
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We report two recordings of Great-tailed Grackles Quiscalus mexicanus in the Chamela Biosphere Reserve, which is an important conservation area for pristine tropical dry forests in West Mexico. These recordings are important for three main reasons: (1) they reveal the recent encroachment of the reserve by human-disturbed areas; (2) the recorded gra...
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This study describes the birds of the tropical dry forest in Sabino Canyon, Oaxaca, in the southeastern part of the Tehuacán–Cuicatlán biosphere reserve. Field work was conducted between June 2005 and October 2006. A total of 113 species belonging to 13 orders and 34 families were recorded. Six species were classified as very abundant, 10 as abunda...
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On September 17th 2005, we recorded the Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, in the locality of Santiago Quiotepec, northern Oaxaca. This is the first record of the species in the arid region of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán valley. We obtained a photographic support for this record.

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Natural history is the main source of all hypotheses in Ecology, Evolution, Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology, however, it seems to have been neglected. Our objective is to record field and laboratory empirical observations on ecological interactions (e.g. predation, thermoregulation), behavior and remarkable extensions of geographic distribution of amphibians and reptiles with emphasis on Mexican species.