The Holocene and Anthropocene Environmental History of Mexico

A Paleoecological Approach on Mesoamerica

  • Nuria Torrescano- Valle
  • Gerald A. Islebe
  • Priyadarsi D. Roy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nuria Torrescano-Valle, Gerald A. Islebe, Priyadarsi D. Roy
    Pages 1-5
  3. Aída Martínez-López, Olivia de Los Ángeles Flores-Castillo, Romeo Saldívar-Lucio, Diana Cecilia Escobedo-Urías, Gerardo Verdugo-Díaz, Ligia Pérez-Cruz et al.
    Pages 7-38
  4. Priyadarsi D. Roy, Jesús David Quiroz-Jiménez, Claudia M. Chávez-Lara, José Luis Sánchez-Zavala
    Pages 39-68
  5. Blanca L. Figueroa-Rangel, Miguel Olvera-Vargas, Ana P. Del Castillo-Batista
    Pages 69-88
  6. Gabriela Domínguez-Vázquez, Dulce M. Bocanegra-Ramírez
    Pages 89-96
  7. Socorro Lozano-García, Margarita Caballero, Beatriz Ortega-Guerrero, Susana Sosa-Nájera
    Pages 97-114
  8. Valerio Castro-López, Alejandro Velázquez, Gabriela Domínguez-Vázquez
    Pages 115-128
  9. José L. Macías, José L. Arce
    Pages 129-170
  10. Nuria Torrescano-Valle, Pablo J. Ramírez-Barajas, Gerald A. Islebe, Alejandro A. Vela-Pelaez, William J. Folan
    Pages 171-194
  11. Gerald A. Islebe, Alicia Carrillo-Bastos, Alejandro A. Aragón-Moreno, Mirna Valdez-Hernández, Nuria Torrescano-Valle, Nancy Cabanillas-Terán
    Pages 195-207
  12. Joel D. Gunn, William J. Folan, Nuria Torrescano-Valle, Betty B. Faust, Helga Z. Geovannini-Acuña, Alfred H. Siemens
    Pages 209-248
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 273-280

About this book


This book provides essential information on Mexico’s Holocene and Anthropocene climate and vegetation history. Considering the geography of Mexico – which is home to a variety of climatic and environmental conditions, from desert and tropical to high mountain climates – this book focuses on its postglacial paleoecology and paleoclimatology. Further, it analyses human intervention since the middle Holocene as a major agent of environmental change. Offering a valuable tool for understanding past climate change and its relationship with present climate change, the book is a must-read for botanists, ecologists, palaeontologists and graduate students in related fields.


Paleoclimatology Paleooceanography Paleoecology Mesoamerica paleovegetation Mexican vegetation history

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento Conservación de la BiodiversidadEl Colegio de la Frontera Sur Unidad ChetumalChetumalMexico
  2. 2.Departamento Conservación de la BiodiversidadEl Colegio de la Frontera Sur Unidad ChetumalChetumalMexico
  3. 3.Instituto de GeologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCiudad UniversitariaMexico CityMexico

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