Miguel A Gómez-Martínez

Miguel A Gómez-Martínez
Universidad Veracruzana | UV · Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada (INBIOTECA)

Master of Science

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Introduction
Miguel Ángel Gómez Matínez currently works at the Instituto de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada (INBIOTECA), Universidad Veracruzana. I´m very interested on bird conservation, with special emphasis on the effects of urbanization on their communities. For example, I study bird-window collisions with buildings to try to understand the environmental and urban charcteristics, which promote that birds will be victims of this accidents. Also, I want to study the effects of fragmentation and urbanization on the genetic variation of birds and other groups of animals. To try to understand the mechanism that lead the populations to decline or to adquire traits that give them some adaptative advantage.

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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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The Eurasian Collared-Dove ( Streptopelia decaocto ) is one of the most successful invasive bird species across the world. Worryingly, the invasive dove is a known reservoir of many diseases, some of which can potentially infect mammals (including human beings). Additionally, aggressive behaviors have been recorded toward other bird species resulti...
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Caribbean islands are important hotspots for endemic species, concentrating high biodiversity on exceptionally small areas. Cozumel Island is not an exception, yet little published information exists on its bird diversity. In this study, we assessed the contribution of each major ecosystem of Cozumel Island (i.e., tropical forest, mangrove, palm th...
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Con el objetivo de evaluar la asociación entre las vocalizaciones y los comportamientos del cacique montano norteño (Cacicus chrysonotus leucoramphus), se tomaron registros acústicos y conductuales de la especie en cuatro localidades de los Andes de Nariño, en el sur de Colombia. Se registraron seis tipos de vocalizaciones asociadas a por lo menos...
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For being a relatively small island, of approximately 480 km2, Cozumel receives particular national and international attention for the coral reefs to which it is related, which are part of the Great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Due to its ecological importance, in 1996 the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park was decreed in order to protect these uniq...
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Bird‐window collisions have been estimated to be among the most important sources of bird death. Despite increasing knowledge in Latin America, our understanding of this phenomenon is still incipient, with research performed in Mexico limited to a handful of studies. Here, we present the results of a citizen science effort focused on bird‐window co...
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Urbanization has been identified as one of the major causes of species endangerment. Albeit important efforts by urban ecologists, there are still understudied regions in the globe with an important bias toward bird studies. Fortunately, studies from biodiversity-rich regions are increasingly growing; yet, with few exceptions, most evidence-based s...
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Window strikes are among the most worrisome causes of bird mortality. Being responsible for billions of avian deaths, bird-window collisions have been widely studied in the US and Canada, with few studies from Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Thus, there is still a dearth of knowledge regarding this alarming phenomenon in regions where biodiversity...

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Assess the characteristics that promote bird-window collisions in Neotropical cities and to identify the most vulnerable bird species that die on these accidents. Develop strategies and deterrent methods that can help to reduce collisions. Inform to the people about this hazards and how to avoid them to help bird conservation.
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The goal of the proyect is try understand the environmetal and urban characteristics related with the molt development on birds.