Patricia moreno casasola

Patricia moreno casasola
Institute of Ecology INECOL | INECOL · Ecología Funcional

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The relationship between resilience and vulnerability has been a focus in social-ecological systems (SESs) and disaster risk reduction (DRR), and different outcomes have been found. Some scholars argue that resilience and vulnerability are isolated concepts due to their epistemological origin, while others note the existence of a strong resilience-...
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Introduction: The characteristics of coastal wetlands are the result of hydrogeomorphological interactions between the continent and the ocean, which cause an environmental gradient, hat results in different vegetation types such as mangroves, freshwater marshes, swamp forests and palm swamps. Objective: To characterize the hydroperiod and physicoc...
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Wetlands provide numerous environmental goods and services, and in the tropics they are used to raise cattle. The introduction of African forage species tolerant to flooding has had a negative impact on wetlands. In 2007 a project to restore a “popal”, a freshwater herbaceous broadleaf wetland, was conducted. This wetland had been invaded by the ex...
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Wetland seedlings, in addition to dealing with the effects of flooding, must gain access to sunlight and avoid herbivore damage in order to establish. Understanding the effects of environmental factors on seedling growth and how plants modify their functional traits in response to them, is a challenge of wetland ecology. We evaluated the effects of...
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Las selvas bajas caducifolias proveen recursos importantes a las comunidades, por lo que conocer la percepción de este recurso permite identificar cuáles son las especies más convenientes para iniciar la restauración de su cobertura arbórea y diversidad. A través de entrevistas se determinaron 98 especies útiles en la región costera de Actopan, Ver...
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Dune lakes are formed in coastal dune depressions. A group of dune lakes in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, was decreed a Ramsar site and/or a state natural reserve. The objective of this study was to characterize and determine a baseline for these water bodies, both urban and rural, comparing them and establishing the guidelines for their managemen...
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Tropical wetlands are commonly used for cattle ranching and have been modified either by draining them or introducing non-native species that are palatable to cattle. Some of these introduced species have become wetland and dune invaders. In Mexico, the introduction of antelope grass (Echinochloa pyramidalis) and its effects are being documented. T...
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Primates have an important role in the regeneration of tropical forests through seed dispersal, but 47% of primates are threatened due to deforestation, pet-trade, and bushmeat hunting. Successful primate conservation (PC) strategies require accurate educational programs capable of enhancing new system-thinking and responsible behavior with these s...
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Moreno-Casasola, P.; Hernández, M.E., and Campos C., A., 2017. Hydrology, soil carbon sequestration and water retention along a coastal wetland gradient in the Alvarado Lagoon System, Veracruz, Mexico. In: Martinez, M.L.; Taramelli, A., and Silva, R. (eds.), Coastal Resilience: Exploring the Many Challenges from Different Viewpoints. Journal of Coa...
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Mexico has extensive coastal wetlands (4,243,137 ha), and one of its most important sites is the Alvarado Lagoon System, located in the Papaloapan River Basin on the Gulf of Mexico. The land cover dedicated to livestock and sugarcane has increased: by 25 % in 2005 and 50 % in 2010, with a loss of wetland vegetation and the carbon that it stores. We...
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Los humedales son ecosistemas altamente productivos y se consideran entre los más productivos del planeta junto con las selvas tropicales y los arrecifes de coral (Mitsch y Gosselink, 2000). Son ambientes ricos en nutrientes y la energía convertida en biomasa por las plantas es la base de gran cantidad y variedad de cadenas alimenticias que sostien...
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La vegetación que se desarrolla sobre las dunas costeras de Veracruz es bastante diversa, de acuerdo a la heterogeneidad microambiental que en ellas se presenta. En general está integrada por comunidades herbáceas entre las cuales destacan los pastizales caracterizados por los géneros Sporobolus, Schyzachyrium, Andropogon y Panicum. También hay alg...
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Wetlands provide numerous environmental goods and services, and in the tropics they are used to raise cattle. The introduction of African forage species tolerant to flooding has had a negative impact on wetlands. In 2007 a project to restore a " popal " , a freshwater herbaceous broadleaf wetland, was conducted. This wetland had been invaded by the...
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We studied the influence of geomorphological setting and soil properties on the vegetation structure, composition and diversity of five forested coastal wetlands in Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico. These swamps are located on floodplains and in dune depressions. We recorded 109 woody and herbaceous species. The most frequent species were the trees P...
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El libro cumple la función de identificar la flora y fauna silvestre de las zonas costeras tanto por usuarios profesionales como por lectores especializados en el tema. La guía incluye la descripción de las hierbas, arbustos, árboles y helechos; también despliega imágenes y datos sobre los anfibios, reptiles, aves y mamíferos. Esta es la primera gu...
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Wetlands play an important role in carbon cycling. Perturbation of these ecosystems by human activities causes changes in the soil carbon storage and carbon gaseous emissions. These changes might have important repercussions for global warming. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the conversion of freshwater forested wetlands (FW) to f...
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Resumen Los humedales de agua dulce son ecosistemas naturales importantes para el mantenimiento de la biodiversidad y de una amplia gama de servicios ambientales. A pesar de su importancia, la integridad de estos ecosistemas en la zona costera del Golfo de México está amenazada por la introducción e invasión de gramíneas no-nativas. Estas especies...
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Background and aims Wetlands are important carbon sinks across the planet. However, soil carbon sequestration in tropical freshwater wetlands has been studied less than its counterpart in temperate wetlands. We compared carbon stocks and carbon sequestration in freshwater wetlands with various geomorphic features (estuarine, perilacustrine and depr...
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Coastal dunes include several habitats, including dune lakes. These habitats are valuable environmental assets. We analysed the impact of the surrounding land use on plant species composition, vegetation structure and water quality of 15 dune lakes in the coast of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. The physical and chemical characteristics were determ...
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Especies clave • Especies clave en la formación de dunas embrionarias y dunas frontales • Especies clave en la estabilización de médanos móviles (pioneras) • Especies clave por su capacidad para extenderse y cubrir la arena • Especies clave por su asociación con las micorrizas y con bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno • Especies clave en el proceso de...
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Pachira aquatica has historically been regarded as a companion to the American mangroves Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans and Laguncularia racemosa. This species has floating seeds with large cotyledons and is cryptoviviparous. On the stem it develops buttresses and aerial roots. It supports interstitial water salinities of 8.4 ups and superf...
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Freshwater wetlands are highly productive natural ecosystems that maintain high biodiversity and provide a wide range of environmental services. In spite of their importance, these ecosystems have suffered severe disturbances owing to their destruction and degradation as a result of a wide variety of human impacts. The integrity of freshwater wetla...
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Casuarina equisetifolia is a tree native to the tropical and subtropical coastlines of Australia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and New Caledonia. However, it has become pantropical as its native range has expanded throughout its introduction and later naturalization because of its high tolerance to extreme environmental conditions such as...
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Canopy productivity of five seasonally flooded forests in the central area of the Gulf of Mexico was estimated by measuring the litterfall. Productivity was estimated on a monthly basis from November 2005 to October 2006, and values ranged between 9 and 15 t ha−1 yr−1. A total of 57 plant species were recorded based on the litter collected. The dom...
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The ability of marshes and forested wetlands to provide environmental services (water retention in soil and carbon storage) was evaluated at three locations along the coast of Veracruz, Mexico. Hydro-periods were obtained for the different vegetation communities of marshes and forested wetlands. Total organic carbon contents were 26.2% in Pachira s...
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The tropical dry forests provide important resources to local communities. Knowledge of the local perceptions and species use allows the identification of the species most convenient to begin the restoration of the woody cover and diversity of the dunes. Through interviews, 98 species were identified as useful in the coastal region of Actopan, Vera...
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We described, through a vegetation profile, the forest structure (density, basal area, tree height, and species composition), the productivity dynamics (based on litterfall) and the species phenology of distinct physiognomic types of mangroves in three locations of the La Mancha lagoon system in Veracruz, Mexico, during a complete annual cycle. We...
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This work describes the fl oristic composition, ecology and diversity of marshes along the central coastal plain of Veracruz, from Tecolutla to the lowlands of the Papaloapan River, where more diverse sites were found (highest value in Conejo Lagoon). Eleven localities were sampled and 95 species were recorded (41 families and 74 genus). The classi...
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Se describe la composición florística, diversidad y ecología de humedales herbáceos de la planicie costera de Veracruz, entre Tecolutla y la cuenca baja del río Papaloapan, teniendo éstos últimos mayor diversidad, principalmente laguna Conejo. Once localidades fueron muestreadas, encontrándose 95 especies (41 familias y 74 géneros). La clasificació...
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Antelope grass (Echinochloa pyramidalis) is an African grass species used for cattle grazing in Mexican wetlands. It has been introduced because of its tolerance to flooding and is now a widespread invasive. In this work, we present the advances of a freshwater marsh restoration project represented by bulltongue (Sagittaria lancifolia) but invaded...
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This work describes the accumulation and distribution of the herbicide atrazine in soil, water, and roots from three wetland model systems using the monocots Typha domingensis, Sagittaria lancifolia, and Echinochloa pyramidalis. Results were analyzed from a 33 full factorial experimental design, in order to describe the effect of accumulation of at...
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In the mangrove surrounding the coastal lagoon of La Mancha, Veracruz, Mexico, we studied litter fall, litter standing crop, and turnover rates in four different mangrove settings, based on the ecological classification of Lugo and Snedaker (1974). We studied those three prominent ecological processes at the basin, fringe and riverine mangrove sett...
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Resumen: Los humedales costeros conjuntan numerosas comunidades que se establecen a lo largo de gradientes topográficos, donde variaciones en salinidad e inundación resultan en composiciones y dinámicas distintas. Un ejemplo es el perfil topográfico de los humedales de la Laguna La Mancha, Veracruz. La temporalidad y la intensidad de mareas y de fl...
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Perennial African C4 grasses are highly successful invaders in tropical and subtropical environments. One of these species, Echinochloa pyramidalis, has been introduced in the freshwater wetlands of the Mexican tropics. This alien species reduces biodiversity by replacing native species. The removal of non-indigenous species from invaded communitie...
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In the coastal semideciduous forest of La Mancha, Veracruz (Mexico), we evaluated the removal of fallen fruits and seeds of different species by the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis under different environmental conditions (age soil of forest stand, topography, and cover). Crabs removed 67 percent of the propagules in the experiments (3106 of a total...
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Seed germination was evaluated for Annona glabra L. and Pachira aquatica Aubl. in the wetland conditions of La Mancha, Veracruz, Mexico. These species have recalcitrant seeds and hydrochoral dispersal. Germination experiments were carried out under varying moisture (high, middle, and low) and light (below canopy and open sky) levels as well as afte...
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The transformation of freshwater wetlands to pastures is a common practice in Mexico. This rapid loss of wetlands contrasts with the scarce information that exists about these ecosystems. To identify the environmental factors that control vegetation structure of a freshwater wetland invaded by the African grass Echinochloa pyramidalis, we character...