Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Conservation in Northern Mexico

Hardcover | December 5, 2005

EditorJean-Luc E. Cartron, Gerardo Ceballos, Richard Stephen Felger

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This book describes the biodiversity and biogeography of nothern Mexico, documents the biological importance of regional ecosystems and the impacts of human land use on the conservation status of plants and wildlife. It should become the standard source document for the conservation status ofspecies and ecosystems in this region, which is of unusual biological interest because of its high biodiversity and highly varied landscape and biological zonation.

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This book describes the biodiversity and biogeography of nothern Mexico, documents the biological importance of regional ecosystems and the impacts of human land use on the conservation status of plants and wildlife. It should become the standard source document for the conservation status ofspecies and ecosystems in this region, which...

Jean-Luc E. Cartron is at University of Mexico. Gerardo Ceballos is at National Autonomous University of New Mexico.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:514 pages, 7.09 × 10.12 × 1.18 inPublished:December 5, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195156722

ISBN - 13:9780195156720

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Jorge Soberon Mainero: PrefaceJean-Luc E. Cartron, Gerardo Ceballos, and Richard S. Felger: IntroductionPARI I: INTRODUCTION1. Ismael Ferrusquia-Villafranca, Laura I. Gonzalez Guzman, and Jean-Luc E. Cartron: Northern Mexico's landscape, Part I: The physical setting and constraints on modeling biotic evolution2. Ismael Ferrusquia-Villafranca and Laura I. Gonzalez-Guzman: Northern Mexico's landscape, Part II: The biotic setting across time3. Scott H. Stoleson, Richard S. Felger, Gerardo Ceballos, Carol Raish, Michael F. Wilson, and Alberto Burquez: Recent history of natural resource use and population growth in northern Mexico4. Alberto Szekely, Luis Octavio Martinez Morales, Mark J. Spalding, and Dominique Cartron: Mexico's legal and institutional framework for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystemsPART II: PATTERNS OF SPECIES DIVERSITY AND ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS5. Thomas R. Van Devender, John R. Reeder, Charlotte G. Reeder, and Ana Lilia Reina G.: Distribution and diversity of grasses of the Yecora Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental of eastern Sonora, Mexico6. W. David Sissom and Brent E. Hendrixson: Scorpion biodiversity and patterns of endemism in northern Mexico7. Francisco J. Garcia de Leon, Delladira Gutierrez Tirado, Dean A. Hendrickson, and Hector Espinosa Perez: Fishes of the continental waters of Tamaulipas: diversity and conservation status8. L. Lee Grismer and Eric Mellink: Historical and ecological biogeography of the terrestrial herpetofauna of northern Baja California9. Richard C. Brusca, Lloyd T. Findley, Phillip A. Hastings, Michel E. Hendrickx, Jorge Torre Cosio, and Albert M. van der Heiden.: Macrofaunal diversity in the Gulf of California10. Thomas R. Van Devender, Karen Krebbs, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Ana Lilia Reina G., and William A. Calder: Hummingbird communities along an elevational gradient in the Sierra Madre Occidental of eastern Sonora, Mexico11. David J. Hafner and Brett R. Riddle: Mammalian phylogeography and evolutionary history of northern Mexico's deserts12. Mark A. Dimmitt, John F. Wiens, and Thomas R. Van Devender: Extreme succulent plant diversity on Cerro Colorado near San Ignacio, Baja California Sur13. Hector M. Hernandez and Carlos Gomez-Hinostrosa: Cactus diversity and endemism in the Chihuahuan Desert Region14. Jorge Urban R., Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, Mercedes Guerrero-Ruiz, Armando Jaramillo-Legorreta, and Lloyd T. Findley: Cetacean diversity and conservation in the Gulf of California15. Robert C. Whitmore, Richard C. Brusca, Jose Leon de la Luz, Patricia Gonzalez-Zamorano, Renato Mendoza-Salgado, Edgar S. Amador-Silva, Gina Holguin, Felipe Galvan-Magana, Philip A. Hastings, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Richard S. Felger, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, and Carole C. McIvor: The ecologicalimportance of mangroves in Baja California Sur: Conservation implications for an endangered ecosystem16. Ricardo Rodriguez-Estrella, Ma. Carmen Blazquez, and Juan Manuel Lobato G.: Avian communities of arroyos and desert oases in Baja California Sur: implications for conservationPART III: NATURAL RESOURCE IMPACTS AND CONSERVATION AT A POPULATION, SPECIES, AND LANDSCAPE LEVEL17. Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Richard E. Harness, Robert C. Rogers, and Patricia Manzano-Fischer: Impact of concrete power poles on raptors and ravens in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico18. Richard A. Minnich and Ernesto Franco-Vizcaino: Baja California's enduring Mediterranean vegetation: early accounts, human impacts, and conservation status19. Rodrigo A. Medellin, Carlos Manterola, Manuel Valdez, David G. Hewitt, Diana Doan-Crider, and Timothy E. Fulbright: History, ecology, and conservation of the pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, and black bear in Mexico20. Richard S. Felger, Wallace J. Nichols, and Jeffrey A. Seminoff: Sea turtles in northwestern Mexico: conservation, ethnobiology, and desperation21. Gerardo Ceballos, Rurik List, Jesus Pacheco, Patricia Manzano-Fischer, Georgina Santos, and Mario Royo: Prairie dogs, cattle, and crops: diversity and conservation of the grassland-shrubland habitat mosaic in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico22. Martha J. Desmond, Kendal E. Young, Bruce C. Thompson, Raul Valdez, and Alberto Lafon Terrazas: Habitat associations and conservation of grassland birds in the Chihuahuan Desert Region: two case studies in Chihuahua, Mexico23. Enriqueta Velarde, Jean-Luc E. Cartron, Hugh Drummond, Daniel W. Anderson, Fanny Rebon Gallardo, Eduardo Palacios, and Cristina Rodriguez: Nesting seabirds of the Gulf of California's offshore islands: diversity, ecology, and conservation