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Marine Biology

Iztacala campus

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Overview Of Study Areas And Unam-Iztacala Student Research, Jonathan Franco-Lopez, Jose Antonio Martinez-Perez Jan 2004

Overview Of Study Areas And Unam-Iztacala Student Research, Jonathan Franco-Lopez, Jose Antonio Martinez-Perez

Gulf and Caribbean Research

The State of Veracruz is located on the east coast of Mexico and consists of many shallow marine systems such as estuaries and coastal lagoons. These estuarine systems are ecological sites of great importance due to the interactions that occur between the intertidal zones and adjacent areas. This importance is reflected in the variety of natural components present in these sites as well as the large number of species that depend on this aquatic zone, such as birds, mammals, molluscs, crustaceans and fishes. Many of the crustaceans and fishes are consumed by the local inhabitants and distributed in commercial areas ...


Introduction To Special Section On Research Activities At The Iztacala Campus Of The Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México, México, Mark S. Peterson, Nancy J. Brown-Peterson Jan 2004

Introduction To Special Section On Research Activities At The Iztacala Campus Of The Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México, México, Mark S. Peterson, Nancy J. Brown-Peterson

Gulf and Caribbean Research

In October 2002, we had the opportunity to initiate a long-term collaboration with colleagues from the Iztacala campus of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), whose research interests focus on coastal and nearshore fishes and decapod crustaceans of Veracruz state, Mexico. This is an undergraduate campus with a strong Biology department whose faculty also maintain research programs despite limited sources of funding and a heavy teaching load. During the course of our initial visit, we realized that there is a wealth of unpublished undergraduate student research on understudied fish species.