Nadia Rubio

Nadia Rubio
Mar Sustentable Ciencia y Conservación

PhD

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Knowledge gaps exist in the socio-ecological systems of small touristic islands in Latin America. Understanding tourists’ perceptions of their environmental knowledge can help plan actions to prevent natural capital loss necessary for local economies. Tourists’ perceptions of a touristic hotspot, Holbox Island, were documented. Surveys demonstrated...
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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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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 natural conservation of coastal lagoons is important not only for their ecological importance, but also because of the valuable ecosystem services they provide for human welfare and wellbeing. Coastal lagoons are shallow semi-enclosed systems that support important habitats such as wetlands, mangroves, salt-marshes and seagrass meadows, as well...
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The consequences of human exploitation on wetlands remain unresolved for many regions. Marismas Nacionales wetland in Northwest Mexico is a Ramsar site and a Biosphere Reserve at Mexico. By integrating literature sources, fisheries data, and field studies, this study shows how long-term coastal exploitation has contributed to subsequent declines in...
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Small-scale fisheries of lagoon-estuarine complexes (LECs) in Northwest Mexico were investigated using official landings data. Species groups found in landings were clustered into three categories according to their life cycle and habitat distribution: Lagoon-estuarine (LE), Transition zone (TZ) and Coastal (CO). Average landings were highest for L...
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This article explores transnational ecosystem services in North America, provided by winter habitat for waterfowl in western Mexico coastal lagoons, and the hunting industry supported by these birds in the United States. This article shows that the number of waterfowl harvested in the United States is related to the abundance of waterfowl wintering...
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MARISMAS NACIONALES Ubicada en los estados de Sinaloa y Nayarit, es una de las regiones con mayor extensión de bosques de manglar en la costa del Pací-fico americano.1 Esta región tiene suma im-portancia para las pesquerías costeras y oceá-nicas que generan significativos beneficios económicos. 2 Sin embargo, la degradación ambiental de la región h...
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Background: Ocean pollution affects marine organisms and ecosystems as well as humans. The International Oceanographic Commission recommends for ocean health monitoring programs to investigate the presence of marine contaminants and the health of threatened species and to include multiple and early-warning biomarker approaches.
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Ocean pollution affects marine organisms and ecosystems as well as humans. The International Oceanographic Commission recommends ocean health monitoring programs to investigate the presence of marine contaminants and the health of threatened species and the use of multiple and early-warning biomarker approaches. We explored the hypothesis that biom...
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We report the characterization of 18 new single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers for an endangered species, the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), developed using a targeted gene approach. SNP markers were derived from autosomal regions of the genome using primers originally characterized for genome mapping in other mammals. These SNP marke...
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Sequence polymorphism of homologues ZFX and ZFY, in a 604-base pair exon region, was examined in 10 known males and 10 known females across seven cetacean families and used to design a simple, highly sensitive and widely applicable fluorescent 5' exonuclease assay for gender determination in cetaceans. Multiplex amplification, cloning, and sequenci...