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Tropical coastal lagoon environments provide a number of ecosystem services, but are threatened by the pressure lmposed by human activities and climatic change; these systems are particularly vulnerable because of a high demographic growth. Therefore, the understanding of their ecological behavior and the characterization of lagoon health indicators have attained importance. Under thls perspective Mexican (UAM-Xl and French (UMRs MIO and MARBEC) researchers have collaborated from 2011 to 2014 as part of one action of the international exchange program ECOS/ANUIES, and chose the Sontecomapan lagoon (at the Mexican state of Veracruz) as a case study.

This book provides information of the ecological behavior, water quality indicators, and details of microorganisms and plankton, which due to their short life cycles and their high reactivity to environmental conditions are good indicators of ecological changes. The equilibria of benthic and pelagic compartments and their interaction are other important elements in this shallow environment. The nature, magnitude and effects of human-related activities also have been considered in order to understand the possible evolution of the ecosystem's behavior to evaluate its capacity for resilience and gives some hints on rehabilitation actions.


Editeur : IRD Édition/Universidad autónoma metropolitana

Collection : Hors collection

Publication : 1 décembre 2018

Edition : 1ère édition

Intérieur : Noir & blanc

Support(s) : Livre papier [Neuf avec défauts possibles], eBook [PDF], eBook [ePub]

Contenu(s) : PDF, ePub

Protection(s) : Marquage social (PDF), Marquage social (ePub)

Poids (en grammes) : 698

Taille(s) : 3,7 Mo (PDF), 5,5 Mo (ePub)

Langue(s) : Anglais

EAN13 Livre papier [Neuf avec défauts possibles] : 9786072815155

EAN13 eBook [PDF] : 9786072815933

EAN13 eBook [ePub] : 9782709928533


Part 1. Physicochemical characteristics

  • A multivariate approach to the spatial and temporal water characterization parameters at the tropical Sontecomapan Lagoon, Mexico

Part 2. Biota

  • Literature review and update checklist for the biota of Sontecomapan Lagoon

Part 3. Microbial components

  • Bacterial community contribution to nitrogen fixation and nitrous oxides production in the Sontecomapan Lagoon

Part 4. Primary producers

  • Phytoplankton of the Sontecomapan Lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico
  • The effect of mangrove leaf litter extracts on primary productivity and phytoplankton growth

Part 5. Secondary producers

  • Biomass, size structure and trophic compartments of the metazooplankton in the Sontecomapan Lagoon (Veracruz, Mexico)

Part 6. Higher trophic levels

  • Fish species richness in the Sontecomapan Lagoon, Veracruz: A historic review
  • Sontecomapan Lagoon, Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Veracruz, Mexico

Part 7. Societal aspects

  • Evaluation anthropic fecal contamination through enteropathogenic genera identification in Sontecomapan coastal lagoon, Veracruz
  • Metal pollution in aquatic ecosystems: a case study on Sontecomapan coastal lagoon (State of Veracruz) considered as a reference of pristine ecosystems
  • Changing trends in mangrove the forest cover of the Sontecomapan Lagoon System, Veracruz, with Landsat® satellite images

General Discussion

  • Main ecological traits of the Sontecomapan Lagoon

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