Mexican Aquatic Environments

A General View from Hydrobiology to Fisheries

  • Ana Laura Ibáñez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Javier Alcocer, Fernando W. Bernal-Brooks
    Pages 1-41
  3. Javier Alcocer, Verónica Aguilar-Sierra
    Pages 43-75
  4. Francisco José Gutiérrez-Mendieta, Guadalupe de la Lanza Espino
    Pages 77-91
  5. María del Rocío Torres-Alvarado, Mónica Bonilla-Salinas, Laura G. Calva-Benítez, Florina Ramírez Vives
    Pages 93-118
  6. Andrés López-Pérez, Rebeca Granja-Fernández, Omar Valencia-Méndez, Cuauhtémoc Aparicio-Cid, Ana M. Torres-Huerta, Norma A. Barrientos-Luján et al.
    Pages 119-144
  7. Ana Laura Ibáñez, Eduardo J. Tlalpan
    Pages 145-164
  8. Enrique Ayala-Duval, María del Carmen Maldonado-Monroy
    Pages 165-179
  9. Francisco Arreguín-Sánchez, Mirtha O. Albañez-Lucero, Pablo Del Monte-Luna, Manuel J. Zetina-Rejón
    Pages 181-194
  10. César Meiners-Mandujano, Roberto González-Gómez, Lourdes Jiménez-Badillo, Gabriela Galindo-Cortes, Piedad S. Morillo-Velarde
    Pages 195-217
  11. Mónica Rodríguez-Palacio, Cruz Lozano-Ramírez, Sergio H. Alvarez-Hernández
    Pages 219-263
  12. David Gutierrez-Carbonell, Juan E. Bezaury-Creel
    Pages 265-276
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 277-284

About this book


Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, this book highlights current challenges in, and potential solutions to, environmental water management in Mexico. It includes an essential review of current literature and state of the art research, providing a one-stop resource for researchers, graduate students and environmental water managers alike. 
The result of a cooperation between 35 researchers from seven Mexican academic institutions, two Federal Commissions and one international organization, the book links science to practice for living organisms and their environment, while also addressing anthropogenic effects on our water ecosystems. Particularly the book addresses the following subjects: Biodiversity in inland waters, physical and chemical characterization of inland waters, physico-chemical characterization of Mexican coastal lagoons, microbiota in brackish ecosystems, diversity associated with southern Mexico’s pacific coral reefs, fry fish stockings in aquatic epicontinental systems, a review of tuna fisheries in Mexico, fishery resource management challenges stemming from climate change, aquatic invasive alien species, harmful algal blooms, and aquatic protected areas, related ecological and social problems and the importance for fisheries’ yield.


Water biodiversity Fish stockings Fisheries facing climate change Invasive alien species Aquatic protected areas

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Laura Ibáñez
    • 1
  1. 1.Hydrobiology DepartmentUniversidad Autónoma MetropolitanaCiudad de MexicoMexico

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