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Land change in the southern Yucatán and Calakmul biosphere reserve: effects on habitat and biodiversity.
The southern Yucatán contains the largest expanse of seasonal tropical forests remaining in Mexico, forming an ecocline between the drier north of the peninsula and the humid Petén, Guatemala. TheExpand
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Classification in conservation biology: A comparison of five machine-learning methods
We compared five machine-learning based classification techniques (classification trees, random forests, artificial neural networks, support vector machines, and automatically induced rule-based fuzzy models) in a biological conservation context. Expand
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Hybridization between Crocodylus acutus and Crocodylus moreletii in the Yucatan Peninsula: I. Evidence from mitochondrial DNA and morphology.
The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and the Morelet's crocodile (C. moreletii) are broadly sympatric in Belize and Mexico. The presence of morphologically anomalous individuals in theExpand
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Forest Fragmentation and Its Effects on the Feeding Ecology of Black Howlers (Alouatta pigra) from the Calakmul Area in Mexico
Information on food selection and feeding habits is critical for species conservation, particularly in the context of forest landscapes heavily transformed by human activities. In this study, weExpand
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Patrones de cacería y conservación de la fauna silvestre en una comunidad maya de Quintana Roo, México
En la busqueda de acciones que colaboren en la conservacion de la fauna silvestre, obtuvimos informacion sobre la caceria practicada por los miembros de una comunidad maya de Quintana Roo y lasExpand
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Soil preference and burrow structure of an endangered tarantula, Brachypelma vagans (Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae)
Brachypelma vagans is an endangered tarantula included in Appendix II of CITES because of its popularity as a pet. However, little is known about its ecology, in particular microhabitat choices. InExpand
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Biodiversity and Conservation of the Yucatán Peninsula
The objective of this chapter is to offer a short but comprehensive overview of the Yucatán Peninsula, its karstic landscapes and soil types. In this chapter, we will also provide insightsExpand
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Applying evolutionary concepts to wildlife disease ecology and management
Existing and emerging infectious diseases are among the most pressing global threats to biodiversity, food safety and human health. The complex interplay between host, pathogen and environmentExpand
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Competing pressures on populations: long-term dynamics of food availability, food quality, disease, stress and animal abundance
Despite strong links between sociality and fitness that ultimately affect the size of animal populations, the particular social and ecological factors that lead to endangerment are not wellExpand
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Bird communities in rainforest fragments: guild responses to habitat variables in Tabasco, Mexico
The effects of habitat loss and fragmentation in tropical forests are difficult to separate, as they usually occur concurrently. In the state park La Sierra, in Tabasco, Mexico, the rainforest isExpand
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