ISBN-10:
0195156722
ISBN-13:
9780195156720
Pub. Date:
08/25/2005
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Conservation in Northern Mexico

Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Conservation in Northern Mexico

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ISBN-13: 9780195156720
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/25/2005
Pages: 514
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

University of Mexico

National Autonomous University of New Mexico

Drylands Institute, Tucson

Table of Contents

Preface, Jorge Soberón Mainero
Introduction, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Gerardo Ceballos, and Richard S. Felger
PARI I: INTRODUCTION
1. Northern Mexico's landscape, Part I: The physical setting and constraints on modeling biotic evolution, Ismael Ferrusquía-Villafranca, Laura I. González Guzmán, and Jean-Luc E. Cartron
2. Northern Mexico's landscape, Part II: The biotic setting across time, Ismael Ferrusquía-Villafranca and Laura I. González-Guzmán
3. Recent history of natural resource use and population growth in northern Mexico, Scott H. Stoleson, Richard S. Felger, Gerardo Ceballos, Carol Raish, Michael F. Wilson, and Alberto Búrquez
4. Mexico's legal and institutional framework for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, Alberto Székely, Luis Octavio Martínez Morales, Mark J. Spalding, and Dominique Cartron

PART II: PATTERNS OF SPECIES DIVERSITY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS
5. Distribution and diversity of grasses of the Yécora Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental of eastern Sonora, Mexico, Thomas R. Van Devender, John R. Reeder, Charlotte G. Reeder, and Ana Lilia Reina G.
6. Scorpion biodiversity and patterns of endemism in northern Mexico, W. David Sissom and Brent E. Hendrixson
7. Fishes of the continental waters of Tamaulipas: diversity and conservation status, Francisco J. García de León, Delladira Gutiérrez Tirado, Dean A. Hendrickson, and Héctor Espinosa Pérez
8. Historical and ecological biogeography of the terrestrial herpetofauna of northern Baja California, L. Lee Grismer and Eric Mellink
9. Macrofaunal diversity in the Gulf of California, Richard C. Brusca, Lloyd T. Findley, Phillip A. Hastings, Michel E. Hendrickx, Jorge Torre Cosio, and Albert M. van der Heiden.
10. Hummingbird communities along an elevational gradient in the Sierra Madre Occidental of eastern Sonora, Mexico, Thomas R. Van Devender, Karen Krebbs, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Ana Lilia Reina G., and William A. Calder
11. Mammalian phylogeography and evolutionary history of northern Mexico's deserts, David J. Hafner and Brett R. Riddle
12. Extreme succulent plant diversity on Cerro Colorado near San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mark A. Dimmitt, John F. Wiens, and Thomas R. Van Devender
13. Cactus diversity and endemism in the Chihuahuan Desert Region, Héctor M. Hernández and Carlos Gómez-Hinostrosa
14. Cetacean diversity and conservation in the Gulf of California, Jorge Urbán R., Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, Mercedes Guerrero-Ruíz, Armando Jaramillo-Legorreta, and Lloyd T. Findley
15. The ecological importance of mangroves in Baja California Sur: Conservation implications for an endangered ecosystem, Robert C. Whitmore, Richard C. Brusca, José León de la Luz, Patricia González-Zamorano, Renato Mendoza-Salgado, Edgar S. Amador-Silva, Gina Holguin, Felipe Galván-Magaña, Philip A. Hastings, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Richard S. Felger, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, and Carole C. McIvor
16. Avian communities of arroyos and desert oases in Baja California Sur: implications for conservation, Ricardo Rodríguez-Estrella, Ma. Carmen Blázquez, and Juan Manuel Lobato G.

PART III: NATURAL RESOURCE IMPACTS AND CONSERVATION AT A POPULATION, SPECIES, AND LANDSCAPE LEVEL
17. Impact of concrete power poles on raptors and ravens in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Richard E. Harness, Robert C. Rogers, and Patricia Manzano-Fischer
18. Baja California's enduring Mediterranean vegetation: early accounts, human impacts, and conservation status, Richard A. Minnich and Ernesto Franco-Vizcaíno
19. History, ecology, and conservation of the pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and black bear in Mexico, Rodrigo A. Medellín, Carlos Manterola, Manuel Valdéz, David G. Hewitt, Diana Doan-Crider, and Timothy E. Fulbright
20. Sea turtles in northwestern Mexico: conservation, ethnobiology, and desperation, Richard S. Felger, Wallace J. Nichols, and Jeffrey A. Seminoff
21. Prairie dogs, cattle, and crops: diversity and conservation of the grassland-shrubland habitat mosaic in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico, Gerardo Ceballos, Rurik List, Jesús Pacheco, Patricia Manzano-Fischer, Georgina Santos, and Mario Royo
22. Habitat associations and conservation of grassland birds in the Chihuahuan Desert Region: two case studies in Chihuahua, Mexico, Martha J. Desmond, Kendal E. Young, Bruce C. Thompson, Raul Valdez, and Alberto Lafón Terrazas
23. Nesting seabirds of the Gulf of California's offshore islands: diversity, ecology, and conservation, Enriqueta Velarde, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Hugh Drummond, Daniel W. Anderson, Fanny Rebón Gallardo, Eduardo Palacios, and Cristina Rodríguez

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