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Conservation Science in Mexico’s Northwest


Conservation Science in Mexico’s Northwest: 
Ecosystem Status and Trends in the Gulf of California


Elisabet V. Wehncke, José Rubén Lara-Lara, Saúl Álvarez-Borrego, and Exequiel Ezcurra (editors)

© UC Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS)
© Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC), Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat)
doi: 10.13022/M3QG60
ISBN: 978-1-4951-2222-4



Front matter (p. i–x; file size: 3.3 MB)

Introduction (p. xi–xv; file size: 3.4 MB)
Elisabet V. Wehncke, José Rubén Lara-Lara, Saúl Álvarez-Borrego, and Exequiel Ezcurra

Ecological conservation in the Gulf of California (p. 1–35; file size: 5.7 MB)
Exequiel Ezcurra

Neogene sedimentary record of the Gulf of California: towards a highly biodiverse scenario (p. 37–51; file size: 4.7 MB)
Javier Helenes and Ana Luisa Carreño

The geological foundations of the Gulf of California Region (p. 53–80; file size: 14.3 MB)
Arturo Martín-Barajas

Productivity changes in the Magdalena margin of Mexico, Baja California Peninsula, during the past 50,000 years (p. 81–97; file size: 4.0 MB)
José D. Carriquiry and Alberto Sánchez

Numerical modeling of the circulation of the Gulf of California: a brief history (p. 99–114; file size: 6.5 MB)
S.G. Marinone

New phytoplankton production and biogenic silica as tools to estimate nutrients and dissolved inorganic carbon exchange between the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean (p. 115–136; file size: 3.7 MB)
Saúl Álvarez-Borrego

Phytoplankton biomass and production at the entrance of the Gulf of California (p. 137 –152; file size: 4.4. MB)
José Rubén Lara-Lara and Saúl Álvarez-Borrego

Mangrove structure and distribution dynamics in the Gulf of California (p. 153–175; file size: 6.0 MB)
Francisco J. Flores-Verdugo, John M. Kovacs, David Serrano, and Jorge Cid-Becerra

The ecological role of mangroves and environmental connectivity (p. 177–201; file size: 6.7 MB)
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Jason Murray, Isaí Domínguez-Guerrero, José Cota-Nieto, Xavier López-Medellín, and Exequiel Ezcurra

Coral reefs (p. 203–220; file size: 4.7 MB)
Ramón Andrés López-Pérez, Héctor Reyes-Bonilla, and Luis E. Calderón-Aguilera

The Baja California Peninsula west coast: A transitional zone between breeding and feeding grounds for migrating whales and seasonal feeding habitat for other cetaceans (p. 221–236; file size: 3.6 MB)
Diane Gendron and Milena Mercuri

Seabirds and pelagic fish abundance in the Midriff Islands region (p. 237–248; file size: 3.7 MB)
Enriqueta Velarde, Exequiel Ezcurra, and Daniel W. Anderson

Distribution of chaparral and pine-oak “sky islands” in central and southern Baja California and implications of packrat midden records on climate change since the Last Glacial Maximum (p. 249–297; file size: 9.3 MB)
Richard A. Minnich, Ernesto Franco-Vizcaíno, and Brett R. Goforth

Baja California oases: a historical description about their land use and natural resources (p. 299–310; file size: 8.1 MB)
Andrea Martínez-Ballesté

Living at the edge: the blue fan palm desert oases of northern Baja California (p. 311–329; file size: 5.5 MB)
Elisabet V. Wehncke and Xavier López-Medellín

Floristic analysis in oases at central Baja California Sur (p. 331–349; file size: 4.2 MB)
José Luis León de la Luz

Current distributional status of seven invasive exotic fishes in the Peninsula of Baja California (p. 351–372; file size: 3.8 MB)
Gorgonio Ruiz-Campos, Alejandro Varela-Romero, Salvador Contreras-Balderas, Faustino Camarena-Rosales, and Asunción Andreu-Soler

Pollination biology of Sonoran Desert succulents and their pollinators: Evolution and co-evolution at a biogeographic boundary(p. 373–390; file size: 3.8 MB)
Theodore H. Fleming, J. Nathaniel Holland, and Francisco Molina-Freaner

Diagnosis of degraded areas and proposals for ecological restoration in Baja California Sur (p. 391–406; file size: 3.9 MB)
Fausto Santiago-León, Georgina A. Tena-González, Magdalena Lagunas-Vazques, Luis Felipe Beltrán-Morales, and Alfredo Ortega-Rubio

Pesticides, heavy metals , and arsenic levels in coastal northwestern Mexico (p. 407–434; file size: 4.0 MB)
Célia Vázquez-Boucard, Vania Serrano-Pinto, Lia Méndez-Rodríguez, Cristina Escobedo-Fregoso, Tania Zenteno-Savín

Cattle impact on soil and vegetation of the seasonally dry tropical forest of Baja California Sur (p. 435–452; file size: 3.8 MB)
Laura Arriaga, Yolanda Maya, Carmen Mercado, and Reymundo Domínguez

Impact of ranching on wildlife in Baja California (p. 453–477; file size: 3.7 MB)
Eric Mellink and Joaquín Contreras

The northwestern limit of mangroves in Mexico: Environmental lessons from an accelerated coastal development (p. 479–511; file size: 6.7 MB)
Xavier López-Medellín and Exequiel Ezcurra

Fisheries of northwest Mexico (p. 513–533; file size: 4.1 MB)
Daniel Lluch-Belda†, Daniel B. Lluch-Cota, Salvador E. Lluch-Cota, Mauricio Ramírez-Rodríguez, and César Salinas-Zavala

The artisanal fishery of Bahía de los Ángeles and Ángel de la Guarda Island, Gulf of California, in 1995 (p. 535–550; file size: 6.8 MB)
Alfredo Zavala-González, Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki, and Eric Mellink

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How to cite this book:
Wehncke, E. V., J. R. Lara-Lara, S. Álvarez-Borrego, and E. Ezcurra (editors). 2014. Conservation Science in Mexico’s Northwest: Ecosystem Status and Trends in the Gulf of California. University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC), Mexico, D.F. 550 pp., doi: 10.13022/M3QG60; ISBN: 978-1-4951-2222-4



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