Rodrigo Macip-Ríos

Rodrigo Macip-Ríos
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · National School of Higher Studies Morelia

Doctor en Ciencias

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Additional affiliations
July 2015 - present
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2012 - present
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • I'm a lecturer in Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Ecoloy and Methodology.
November 2011 - June 2015
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
July 2006 - October 2010
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Field of study
  • Evolutionary Ecology
August 2003 - October 2005
August 1997 - March 2003

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Publications (61)
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Combining genetic and ecological measures of differentiation can provide compelling evidence for ecological and genetic divergence among lineages. The Rough-footed Mud Turtle, Kinosternon hirtipes, is distributed from the Trans-Pecos region of Texas to the highlands of Central Mexico and contains six described subspecies, five of which are extant....
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The tropical dry forest (TDF) is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on earth, but also one of the most threatened. Therefore, it is critical to understand the processes that control community assembly and generate diversity during succession. We surveyed 15 herpetofaunal communities from a chronosequence of succession plots and tested whether ph...
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Apart from hibernation, dormancy strategies in animals have been understudied. Aestivation is a functional and behavioral trait that responds to the effects of water reduction during dry and hot seasons. It has been detected in many species of terrestrial and aquatic turtles, however, several ecological and evolutionary aspects of chelonian aestiva...
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The taxonomy of the 10 recognized Neoechinorhynchus species associated with emydid turtles is complex due to the morphological conservatism. In the present study, specimens of N. emyditoides from northern and southeastern Mexico exhibit great phenotypic plasticity on its diagnostic characteristics. We sequenced three molecular markers: the internal...
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Given that morphology directly influences the ability of an organism to utilize its habitat and dietary resources, it also influences fitness. Comparing the relationship between morphology, performance and ecology is fundamental to understand how organisms evolve to occupy a wide range of habitats and diets. In turtles, studies have documented impo...
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Given that morphology directly influences the ability of an organism to utilize its habitat and dietary resources, it also influences fitness. Comparing the relationship between morphology, performance and ecology is fundamental to understand how organisms evolve to occupy a wide range of habitats and diets. In turtles, studies have documented impo...
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The Central Chiapas Mud Turtle (Kinosternon abaxillare) is one of the least-studied turtles in Mexico. It is considered a microendemic, with a limited distribution in the Central Depression of Chiapas. In this article, we summarize its population ecology and provide a new assessment of its morphology from Villa Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico. We captured...
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The Central Chiapas Mud Turtle (Kinosternon abaxillare) is one of the least-studied turtles in Mexico. It is considered a microendemic, with a limited distribution in the Central Depression of Chiapas. In this article, we summarize its population ecology and provide a new assessment of its morphology from Villa Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico. We captured...
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The Sierra Box Turtle, Terrapene nelsoni, comprises 2 recognized subspecies that are distributed across the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain chain in western Mexico and little is known about their natural history. We present new information on the natural history of Terrapene nelsoni klauberi. Our study area was the Monte Mojino reserve located wit...
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Resource partitioning in communities is often achieved by sympatric species having different morphologies that allow them to access different resources. This is because differences in morphology influence an organism's capability to perform a task that is relevant to their ecology. Here, we compare limb, shell, and head morphology, swimming perform...
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The Chelonian lineage has been exposed to several climate change events along its evolutionary history, but the rapid contemporary change in climate patterns has the potential to erode turtle populations. This study focuses on (1) evaluating the climatically suitable area available for 15 species of mud turtles of the genus Kinosternon, and on (2)...
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The analysis of the reproductive output variation within a lineage is fundamental to understand life-history evolution. When different reproductive modes occur within the same lineage, the comparison of the reproductive output of each mode becomes relevant to understand how reproductive output is linked to the reproductive mode, evolutionary histor...
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The natural history and population ecology of the Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) is poorly known. The Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle inhabits the tropical deciduous forest along the western coast of Central Mexico. From 2012 to 2017, we conducted a capture-mark-recapture study on the coast of Jalisco, Mexico to estimate b...
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Population ecology and demographic data are fundamental for species management and conservation planning. For Mexican kinosternid turtles there is a need for basic natural history and population ecology data. The Rough-footed Mud Turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi) is one of the lesser-studied species, even though it is broadly distributed, occur...
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Capture–mark–recapture and radiotelemetry was used in a population of the Mexican mud turtle (Kinosternon integrum) in the P´atzcuaro Basin. Calculated population size was 60 individuals. Sex ratio was skewed to females (1:4.75). Home range of the tracked females ranged from 0.08 to 2.7 ha and indicates a high fidelity with their aquatic and terres...
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Creaser's Mud Turtle (Kinosternon creaseri Hartweg, 1934) is a kinosternid turtle that is widely distributed across the three states of the Yucatán Peninsula in southeastern México. Although its distribution and habitat associations have been established for nearly three decades (Iverson 1988), primarily anecdotal data are available on local popula...
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Operculariidae includes sessile ciliate species mainly attached to diverse substrates, but records are scarce for their attachment to aquatic true bugs. The goal of this contribution is to provide new cytological data with optical and scanning electron microscopy of Orbopercularia lichtensteini, and some notes about their distribution on a Mexican...
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Multiple paternity is a common phenomenon among marine turtles. This behavior is associated with male density and sperm storage in marine species, but no fitness benefits have been detected in offspring from multiple-sired nests. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) has been commonly studied around the world. Evidence of multiple paternity in C. mydas...
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Question: Does environmental unpredictability drive the evolution of reproductive effort? Data incorporated: We used life-history data from 31 kinosternid turtles. We tested relationships using the phylogenies of Iverson et al. (2013) and Spinks et al. (2014). Methods: Phylogenetically uncorrected: We ran correlations between life-history traits an...
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Climate change has been recognized as one of the major threats for global biodiversity. There is a particular concern about ectothermic species in tropic regions, because theirphysiological and ecological traits are linked to specific ranges of environmental temperatures. However, there are some species that until now have not been studied and that...
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The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used t...
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The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used t...
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The Oaxaca Mud Turtle (Kinosternon oaxacae) is one of the least known turtles in Mexico. It was described in 1980 and until now it is only known from 44 specimens and 15 localities. It is distributed from the Papagayo River near the state line with Guerrero to the western limits of Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It is under special protection by the Mexic...
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Kinosternon oaxacae is one of the least known species of Mexican turtles. We conducted a preliminary survey from August to November 2013 in three localities on the coast of Oaxaca with the objective to increase and complement the knowledge of the reproductive ecology of Kinosternon oaxacae, including field data on nesting season, clutch size, egg s...
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The continental turtle fauna of Mexico is composed of 7 families, 13 genera, and 45 species; when subspecies are included, a total of 61 distinct taxa are recognized. We searched for the imperiled level or protection status of each taxon according to the IUCN Red List, CITES appendices, the 25 most endangered freshwater turtles and tortoises, and t...
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The PREDICTS project—Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (www.predicts.org.uk)—has collated from published studies a large, reasonably representative database of comparable samples of biodiversity from multiple sites that differ in the nature or intensity of human impacts relating to land use. We have used t...
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The physiological performance of reptiles is subject to specific body temperature ranges, which are frequently similar between closely-related species even when they inhabit sites with different thermal conditions. Pregnant females should be particularly efficient for thermoregulation because healthy embryos develop at a narrow temperature range, a...
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Se analiza el papel del gobierno, la democracia y las instituciones en la promoción del desarrollo, en particular, se analizan casos de gestión de programas medioambientales y sus restricciones o potencialidades a partir de su interacción con la política y el gobierno.
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sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecologi...
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Optimal egg size theory predicts that natural selection optimizes egg size within populations and most of the variation in reproductive output is attributable to clutch size variation driven by body size, available resources, and age. For small-bodied turtles, morphological (pelvic) constraint on egg size has been considered the main explanation wh...
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Abstract. The transformation of complex native habitats through simpler and managed habitats like crops or grasslands implies a direct effect on species abundance. Agrosystems like diversified shade coffee crops (commonly named rustic cafetales) have been described as suitable habitats or refuge for many vertebrate species, which enhance or increas...
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Los esquemas de pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA) se consideran como el paradigma actual en la biología de la conservación. Los PSA plantean la conservación de la biodiversidad, la reducción de la pobreza y el desarrollo en un mismo paquete metodológico. En México los PSA están regulados por las dependencias federales, estatales y locales y ocu...
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Several indirect measures (photographs, tracks, skulls) and remote techniques (nocturnal spotlight surveys) have been suggested as ways to estimate body size in crocodilians; however, the analysis of this kind of data does not fit the basic assumptions of the statistical allometric approach. We tested the utility of these techniques to infer body s...
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Optimal offspring size theory states that natural selection should balance reproductive output by optimizing between offspring size and offspring number. If a species has evolved an optimal offspring size, the fitness of larger females should be increased by simply producing more offspring of an optimum size. In contrast, when offspring size is not...
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Basic demographic information for turtles in tropical and sub-tropical regions is still scarce. As a consequence, prospective management and conservation plans for these long-lived vertebrates lack the necessary quantitative background for successful implementation. In this study, we used capture–mark–recapture techniques in two populations of the...
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Between 1990 and 1993 we studied the Morelet's crocodile reproduction in captivity, with a sample of 27 males and 109 females. Females were larger (60 to 140 cm SVL) than previously known. Most frequent size of nesting females was between 81 and 100 cm of SVL. Sexual maturity in females was attained at a minimum size of 135 cm. The courtship, matin...
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Between 1990 and 1993 we studied the Morelet's crocodile reproduction in captivity, with a sample of 27 males and 109 females. Females were larger (60 to 140 cm SVL) than previously known. Most frequent size of nesting females was between 81 and 100 cm of SVL. Sexual maturity in females was attained at a minimum size of 135 cm. The courtship, matin...
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Morphometric Variations of Discophrya Elongata (Ciliophora, Suctorea) Attached to Two Different Species of Aquatic True Bugs (Hemiptera, Prosorrhyncha, Nepomorpha) Morphometric variation in Discophrya elongata living as epibionts of two species of aquatic true bugs, Corisella edulis and Notonecta unifasciata , collected from the same pond in Mexico...
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Alimentary habits are critical to the ecology of all animals. They reflect resource availability and are correlated with important life history traits such as reproductive output and body size. We analyzed the diet of the previously unstudied Mexican mud turtle Kinosternon integrum at Tonatico, Estado de México, during 2003 and 2004. Analysis was c...
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Ecological data directly from the field are important in understanding the life history strategies of kinosternid species in the tropics. Herein we summarize the basic population ecology and life history of Kinosternon integrum in the municipality of Tonatico (southeastern Estado de México, México). From October 2003 to November 2004, we marked a t...
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Los cafetales se han considerado como refugios de la biodiversidad. En el caso de los anfibios y reptiles, en este tipo de vegetación se han registrado 180 especies, de las cuales 45 son endémicas. Del total, 75 especies se encuentran en la NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2001, tres en CITES y una en la lista Roja de la UICN-2006. La mayoría de las especies son t...
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Fragmentation and the transformation of natural habitat are the primary factors that promote the loss of biodiversity. However, there are some kinds of land management that may be less aggressive with the environment. Some of these are agrosystems such as coffee crops, which have been considered biodiversity refuges. In this work, we examine lizard...
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Fragmentation and the transformation of natural habitat are the primary factors that promote the loss of biodiversity. However, there are some kinds of land management that may be less aggressive with the environment. Some of these are agrosystems such as coffee crops, which have been considered biodiversity refuges. In this work, we examine lizard...
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In 2015, we formed a new Conservation Network called 'Red para la conservación de los anfibios y reptiles de Yucatán' (RCARY). We have designed a digital platform, which links visitors with scientific specialists from research institutions and environmental educators, for the development of local conservation activities. With regional and international partners, we have been actively involved in the research of local species, the creation of species identification guides and developing and offering workshops in schools, universities, and regional communities, with the result of engaging the citizens of Yucatán Peninsula in the conservation of their native amphibians and reptiles fauna.