Interactions between terrestrial
Interactions between terrestrial mammals and the fruits of two neotropical rainforest tree species
Mammalian frugivory is a distinctive biotic interaction of tropical forests; however, most efforts in the Neotropics have focused on cases of animals foraging in the forest canopy, in particular primates and bats....
Ecosystem engineering and
Ecosystem engineering and manipulation of host plant tissues by the insect borer Oncideres albomarginata Chamela
Ecosystem engineering by insect herbivores occurs as the result of structural modification of plants manipulated by insects. However, only few studies have evaluated the effect of these modifications on the plant responses induced by stem-borers that act as ecosystem engineers...
Biocrusts, inside and outside
Biocrusts, inside and outside resource islands of Mimosa luisana (Leguminosae), improve soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a Mexican semiarid ecosystem
Quercusspecies control nutrients
Quercusspecies control nutrients dynamic by determining the composition and activity of forest floor fungal community
Peripatric speciation of an endemic
Peripatric speciation of an endemic species driven by Pleistocene climate change: The case of the Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus)
The hypothesis that endemic species could have originated by the isolation and divergence of peripheral populations of widespread species can be tested through the use of ecological niche models (ENMs) and statistical phylogeography...
Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry at the
Ecoenzymatic stoichiometry at the extremes: How microbes cope in an ultra-oligotrophic desert soil
Arid ecosystems are characterized by stressful conditions of low energy and nutrient availability for soil microorganisms. It has been observed that the ecoenzymes needed for the transformation of organic compounds into assimilable products...
Functional Trait Strategies of Trees
in Dry and Wet Tropical Forests Are Similar but Differ in Their Consequences for Succession
Global plant trait studies have revealed fundamental trade-offs in plant resource economics. We evaluated such trait trade-offs during secondary succession in two species-rich tropical ecosystems that contrast in precipitation: dry deciduous...
Primate extirpation from rainforest
Primate extirpation from rainforest fragments does not appear to influence seedling recruitment
Primates are important seed dispersers, especially of large-seeded tree species, but the impact that these animals have on seedling recruitment is unclear. Evidence suggests that forest regeneration might be disrupted in forest fragments in which...