Limnology in Mexico

  title={Limnology in Mexico},
  author={Javier Alcocer and Fernando W. Bernal-Brooks},
The document herewith deals with the geography, geology, and climate of the Mexican territory as the basis to further explain the development of Limnology as a science in this country. An early knowledge started with the Aztecs, with evidence of practical solutions for a life within a lake. After the conquest of the American territories by the Spaniards, the exploration of the new territories provided the main source of information relative to natural resources. In 1938, the Mexican government… Expand
This article deals with the cultural activities linked to subsistence in aquatic environments (fishing, hunting, gathering, and manufacture) in Michoacan from ca. a.d. 1540 to the present. First, IExpand
Conservation status of the inland aquatic crustaceans in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: shortcomings of a protection strategy
The Yucatan Peninsula (YP), Mexico, is a large karstic Neotropical system hosting a highly diverse crustacean fauna related to epigean and subterranean aquatic habitats and is also an important area of endemism worldwide. Expand
Physical and Chemical Characterization of Inland Waters
Well-known by the desert land, strong solar radiation, and cactuses, Mexico includes certainly such extreme arid condition in about two thirds of its territory – the central part and most of theExpand
Aquatic ecosystems of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), Belize, and Guatemala
This study presents limnological and morphological characteristics, physical and chemical properties of waters, and geochemistry of surface sediments for 63 aquatic ecosystems located on the karstExpand
A Seasonal Study Reveals the Occurrence of Exotic Rotifers, the River Antigua, Veracruz, Close to the Gulf of Mexico
Zooplankton studies in Mexican rivers are few despite the fact that Mexico has >200 rivers. We present data on the seasonal diversity of rotifers during 2013–2014 from the river La Antigua, nearExpand
The algal growth-limiting nutrient of lakes located at Mexico’s Mesa Central
This paper reports on the algal growth-limiting nutrients of five lakes located on Mexico’s Mesa Central - a topic poorly known in the regional limnology of Mexico. The five case studies involvedExpand
A Socio-Economical Perspective for a Holistic Management of Temporary Watersheds in Central Mexico Based on a Simple Mathematical Model for Decision-Makers
This paper deals with the development of a new holistic math model to manage watersheds in Central Mexico. Hydrological resources in this medium-dry North-American region supply water to more than 49Expand
Holistic Management of Temporary Watersheds in Central Mexico: An Improved Easy Mathematical Model for Decision-Makers
The center of Mexico is dominated by seasonal rivers, with an erratic hydrodynamics due to natural seasonality of the system, and human actions on flows. To date there are no studies on environmentalExpand
Chemometric Analysis of Wetlands Remnants of the Former Texcoco Lake: A Multivariate Approach
The former Texcoco Lake (TL) belongs to a closed basin (Basin of México), with a semiarid climate and soil types Solonchaks and Vertisol, which confer saline and alkaline properties to theExpand
Concordant Biogeographic Patterns among Multiple Taxonomic Groups in the Mexican Freshwater Biota
Present data gives additional empirical support from freshwater biota for three long held beliefs regarding distributional patterns of the Mexican biota, including a clear separation between Neotropical and Nearctic drainage basins but also between eastern (Gulf of Mexico) and western (Pacific) drainage basin. Expand


The lakes of Michoacan (Mexico): A brief history and alternative point of view
In agreement with Limon et al. (1989): "We know very little about the limnology of the waters of Central America and Mexico. Only two pages in the Lakes of the Warm Belt, by Serruya & PollingherExpand
Limnological regionalization of Mexico
Mexico, with its unique northwest-southeast horn-like shape, attains its largest continental area toward the northwest. It spans more than 15° of latitude and longitude. Two-thirds of its territoryExpand
Regional limnology of ten reservoirs in the Lerma Basin, México
The Mexican territory is characterised by few natural lakes which cover an area of 371,000 ha; on the other hand Mexico has a large number of impoundmenrs covering 629,000 ha (TAMAYO 1987). TheseExpand
Water management by early people in the Yucatan, Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula is a coastal plain underlain by permeable limestone and receives abundant rainfall. Such hydrogeologic conditions should provide major supplies of water; however, factors ofExpand
Water column stratification and its implications in the tropical warm monomictic Lake Alchichica, Puebla, Mexico
Climate is closely related to !atitude, and thus to the thermal regime o f lakes around the world. Regarding !atitude, lakes in Mexico should be predominately tropical. Due to a complexExpand
Freshwater Fishes of Mexico
Though Mexico is only one-fifth the size of the continental United States, it is home to nearly two-thirds as many freshwater fishes as those that swim the waters of the United States and CanadaExpand
Some limnological features of three lakes from Mexican neotropics
A limnological survey was conducted in three water bodies from the tropical rain forest region of southeast Veracruz, Mexico, in order to recognize their morphometric characteristics and to defineExpand
Lake Patzcuaro (Mexico): a controversy about the ecosystem water regime approached by field references, climatic variables, and GIS
In this paper, a basic question is asked about a well-documented case study in Mexico: how well do we know Lake Patzcuaro? We address water balance as fundamental to the question. Past studiesExpand
Distribution of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Mexico
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The Mexican plateau in general is a treeless plain, covered with only a slight vegetation, which comprises the larger part of Mexico, and the mountains extend as one range through Central America to become the Andes in South America. Expand
Biological diversity of Mexico: origins and distribution.
This volume presents a collection of selected papers that explore Mexico's biological abundance, providing the much-needed basic data that will help conservation policymakers assess and respond to Mexico's ecological evolution. Expand