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Exequiel Ezcurra, Ph.D.
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Exequiel Ezcurra, Ph.D.
Publications and Papers

Publications in refereed journals

78. Riemann, H. and E. Ezcurra. 2007. Endemic regions of the vascular flora of the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico. Journal of Vegetation Science 18:327–336.

77. Martorell, C., and E. Ezcurra. 2007. The narrow-leaf syndrome: a functional and evolutionary approach to the form of fog-harvesting rosette plants. Oecologia [doi 10.1007/s00442-006-0614-x].

76. Martorell, C., E. Vega, and E. Ezcurra. 2006. Morphological consequences of the trade-off between growth and reproduction in a columnar cactus (Lophocereus schottii). Plant Ecology 183(1): 125–131.

75. Ortiz-García, S., E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón, and A.A. Snow. 2006. Transgenic Maize in Mexico. BioScience 56(9): 709.

74. Ortiz-García, S., E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón, and A.A. Snow. 2005. Reply to Cleveland et al.’s “Detecting (trans)gene flow to landraces in centers of crop origin: Lessons from the case of maize in Mexico.” Environmental Biosafety Research 4: 209–215.

73. Ortiz-García, S., E. Ezcurra, B. Schoel, F. Acevedo, J. Soberón, and A.A. Snow. 2005. Absence of detectable transgenes in local landraces of maize in Oaxaca, Mexico (2003–2004). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(35): 12338–12343.

72. Perea, M.C., E. Ezcurra, and J.L. León de la Luz. 2005. Functional morphology of a sarcocaulescent desert scrub in the bay of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 62(2): 413–426.

71. Riemann, H., and E. Ezcurra. 2005. Plant endemism and natural protected areas in the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico. Biological Conservation 122: 141–150.

70. Velarde, E., E. Ezcurra, M.A. Cisneros-Mata, and Miguel F. Lavín. 2004. Seabird ecology, El Niño anomalies, and prediction of sardine fisheries in the Gulf of California. Ecological Applications 14(2): 607–615.

69. Garcillán, P.P., and E. Ezcurra. 2003. Biogeographic regions and beta-diversity of woody dryland legumes in the Baja California peninsula. Journal of Vegetation Science 14(6): 859–868.

68. Garcillán, P.P., E. Ezcurra, and H. Riemann. 2003. Distribution and species richness of woody dryland legumes in Baja California, Mexico. Journal of Vegetation Science 14(4): 475–486.

67. Altesor, A. and E. Ezcurra. 2003. Functional morphology and evolution of stem succulence  in cacti. Journal of Arid Environments 53:557–567.

66. Rodríguez, C.E., and E. Ezcurra. 2000. Distribución espacial en el hábitat de Mammilaria pectinifera y M. carnea en el Valle de Zapotitlán Salinas, Puebla, México. Cactáceas y Suculentas Mexicanas 45:4–14.

65. Mandujano, M.C., A Flores-Martínez, J. Golubov, and E. Ezcurra. 2002. Spatial distribution of three globose cacti in relation to different nurse-plant canopies and bare areas. Southwestern Naturalist 47(2): 162–168.

64. Martorell, C., and E. Ezcurra. 2002. Rosette scrub occurrence and fog availability in arid mountains of Mexico. Journal of Vegetation Science 13:651–662.

63. López-Portillo, J. and E. Ezcurra. 2002. Los manglares de México: Una revisión. Madera y Bosques Número Especial 1:27–52

62. Arizaga, S. and E. Ezcurra. 2002. Propagation mechanisms in Agave macroacantha (Agavaceae), a tropical arid-land succulent rosette. American Journal of Botany 89(4):632–641.

61. Sánchez-Velásquez, L.R., E. Ezcurra, M. Martínez-Ramos, E. Álvarez-Buylla and R. Lorente. 2002. Population dynamics of Zea diploperennis, an endangered perennial herb: effect of slash and burn practice. Journal of Ecology 90(4):684–693.

60. Bojórquez-Tapia, L. A., S. Díaz-Mondragón & E. Ezcurra. 2001. GIS-based approach for participatory decision making and land suitability assessment. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 15:129–151.

59. Holmgren, M., M. Scheffer, E. Ezcurra, J.R. Gutiérrez and G.M.J. Mohren. 2001. El Niño effects on the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 16(2):59–112.

58. Arizaga, S., E. Ezcurra, E. Peters, F. Ramírez de Arellano, and E. Vega. 2000. Pollination Ecology of Agave macroacantha (Agavaceae) in a Mexican tropical desert. II. The role of pollinators. American Journal of Botany 87(7):1011–1017.

57. Arizaga, S., E. Ezcurra, E. Peters, F. Ramírez de Arellano, and E. Vega. 2000. Pollination Ecology of Agave macroacantha (Agavaceae) in a Mexican tropical desert. I. Floral Biology and pollination mechanisms. American Journal of Botany 87(7):1004–1010.

56. Bojórquez-Tapia, L.A., E. Ezcurra, and O. García. 1999. Appraisal of environmental impacts and mitigation measures through mathematical matrices. Journal of Environmental Management 53:91–99.

55. Briones, O., C. Montaña and E. Ezcurra. 1998. Competition intensity as a function of resource availability in a semiarid ecosystem. Oecologia (Berl.) 116:365–372.

54. Flores-Martínez, A., E. Ezcurra and S. Sánchez-Colón. 1998. Water availability and the competitive effect of a columnar cactus on its nurse plant. Acta Oecologica 19(1):1–8.

53. Altesor, A., E. Di Landro, H. May and E. Ezcurra. 1998. Long-term species change in a Uruguayan grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science 9(1):173–180.

52. Ezcurra, E. and R. Medina. 1998. Fouquieriaceae. Flora del valle de Tehuacán. 18:1–13.

51. Zavala-Hurtado, J.A., F. Vite and E. Ezcurra. 1998. Stem tilting and pseudocephalium orientation in Cephalocereus columna-trajani (Cactaceae): A functional interpretation. Ecology 79(1):340–348.

50. Valverde, P.L., J.A. Zavala-Hurtado, C. Montaña and E. Ezcurra. 1997. Numerical analyses of vegetation based on environmental relationships in the Southern Chihuahuan Desert. Southwestern Naturalist 41(4):424–433.

49. Mourelle, C. and E. Ezcurra. 1997. Differentiation diversity of Argentine cacti and their relationship to environmental factors. Journal of Vegetation Science 8(4):547–558.

48. Mourelle, C. and E. Ezcurra. 1997. Rapoport's rule: A comparative analysis between South and North American columnar cacti. The American Naturalist 150(1):131–142.

47. López-Portillo, J., C. Montaña and E. Ezcurra. 1996. Stem demography of Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana in vegetation arcs and associated bare areas. Journal of Vegetation Science 7:901–910.

46. Syers, J.K., J. Lingard, C. Pieri, E. Ezcurra and G. Fauré. 1996. Sustainable land management for the semiarid and sub-humid tropics. Ambio 25(8):484–491.

45. Mourelle, C. and E. Ezcurra. 1996. Species richness of Argentine cacti: A test of biogeographic hypotheses. Journal of Vegetation Science 7:667–680

44. Higgins, L. and E. Ezcurra. 1996. A mathematical simulation of thermoregulatory behaviour in an orb-weaving spider. Functional Ecology 10:322–327.

43. Briones, O., C. Montaña and E. Ezcurra. 1996. Competition between three Chihuahuan desert species: evidence from plant size-distance relations and root distribution. Journal of Vegetation Science 7:453–460.

42. Ezcurra, E. and M. Mazari. 1996. Are megacities viable? A cautionary tale from Mexico City. Environment 38(1):6–15, 26–35.

41. Arizaga, S. and E. Ezcurra. 1995. Insurance against reproductive failure in a semelparous plant: bulbil formation in Agave macroacantha. Oecologia 101:329–334.

40. Bojórquez-Tapia, L.A., I. Azuara and E. Ezcurra. 1995. Identifying conservation priorities in Mexico through geographic information systems and modeling. Ecological Applications 5(1):215–231.

39. Bojórquez-Tapia, L.A., E. Ongay-Delhumeau and E. Ezcurra. 1994. Multivariate approach for suitability analysis and environmental conflict resolution. Journal of Environmental Management 41:187–198.

38. Flores-Martínez, A., E. Ezcurra and S. Sánchez-Colón. 1994. Effect of Neobuxbaumia tetetzo on growth and fecundity of its nurse plant Mimosa luisana. Journal of Ecology 82:325–330

37. Altesor, A., C. Silva and E. Ezcurra. 1994. Allometric neoteny and the evolution of succulence in cacti. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 114:283–292.

36. Hernández, L., M. Delibes and E. Ezcurra. 1993. Activity pattern, home range and habitat preference by coyotes (Canis latrans) in the Mapimí Biosphere Reserve of the Chihuahuan Desert, Mexico. Doñana, Acta Vertebrata 20(2):276–283.

35. Valverde, P.L., S. Arizaga and E. Ezcurra. 1993. Movimiento foliar en Larrea tridentata (Sesse & Moc. ex DC.) Cov. en relación con la sequía y la edad de la hoja. Acta Botánica Mexicana 21:15–21.

34. Gallina, S. and E. Ezcurra. 1992. Deer densities in La Michilia: A reply to Galindo. The Southwestern Naturalist 37(4):422–424

33. Altesor, A., E. Ezcurra and C. Silva. 1992. Changes in the photosynthetic metabolism during the early ontogeny of four cactus species. Acta Oecologica 13(6):777–785.

32. Ezcurra, E., S. Arizaga, P.L. Valverde, C. Mourelle and A. Flores-Martínez. 1992. Foliole movement and canopy architecture of Larrea tridentata (DC.) Cov. in Mexican deserts. Oecologia 92:83–89.

31. Cano-Santana, Z., C. Cordero and E. Ezcurra. 1992. Termorregulación y eficiencia de intercepción de luz en Opuntia pilifera Weber (Cactaceae). Acta Botánica Mexicana 19:63–72.

30. Valiente-Banuet, A. and E. Ezcurra. 1991. Shade as a cause of the association between the cactus Neobuxbaumia tetetzo and the nurse plant Mimosa luisana in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico. Journal of Ecology 79:961–970

29. Huntley, B.J., E. Ezcurra, E.R. Fuentes, K. Fujii, P.J. Grubb, W. Haber, J.R.E. Harger, M.M. Holland, S.A. Levin, J. Lubchenko, H.A. Mooney, V. Neronov, I. Noble, H.R. Pulliam, P.S. Ramakrishnan, P.G. Risser, O. Sala, J. Sarukhán, and W.G. Sombroek. 1991. A sustainable biosphere: The global imperative. Ecology International 20:5–14.

28. García-Oliva, F., E. Ezcurra and L. Galicia. 1991. Pattern of rainfall distribution in the Central Pacific Coast of Mexico. Geografiska Annaler 73 A(3–4):179–186.

27. Montaña, C. and E. Ezcurra. 1991. El análisis de componentes principales de tablas florísticas de presencia-ausencia como herramienta para el análisis de gradientes ambientales. Un estudio de caso en la Quebrada de Vaquerías (Valle Hermoso, Córdoba). Ecología Austral 1(1):56–64.

26. Valiente-Banuet, A., O. Briones, A. Bolongaro-Crevenna, E. Ezcurra, M. Rosas, H. Núñez, G. Barnard and E. Vázquez. 1991. Spatial relationships between cacti and nurse shrubs in a semi- arid environment in Central Mexico. Journal of Vegetation Science 2:15–20.

25. Ezcurra, E., C. Montaña and S. Arizaga. 1991. Architecture, light interception, and distribution of Larrea species in the Monte Desert, Argentina. Ecology 72(1):23–34.

24. López-Portillo, J., E. Ezcurra and M. Maass. 1989. Los petenes de Sian Ka'an, Quintana Roo, y su relación con gradientes de presión hídrica. Acta Botánica Mexicana 5:19–29.

23. López-Portillo, J. and E. Ezcurra. 1989. Response of three mangrove species to salinity in two geoforms. Functional Ecology 3:355–361.

22. Montaña, C., E. Ezcurra, A. Carrillo and J.P. Delhoume. 1988. The decomposition of litter in grasslands of northern Mexico: a comparison between arid and non-arid environments. Journal of Arid Environments 13:551–556.

21. López-Portillo, J. and E. Ezcurra. 1989. Zonation in mangrove and salt-marsh vegetation in relation to soil characteristics and species interactions at the Laguna de Mecoacán, Tabasco, Mexico. Biotropica 21(2):107–114.

20. Ezcurra, E., J.C. Gómez and J. Becerra. 1987. Diverging patterns of host use by phytophagous insects in relation to leaf pubescence in Arbutus xalapensis (Ericaceae). Oecologia (Berl.) 72:479–480.

19. Ezcurra, E., R.S. Felger, A. Russell and M. Equihua. 1988. Freshwater islands in a desert sand sea: the hydrology, flora and phytogeography of the Gran Desierto Oases of Northwestern Mexico. Desert Plants 9(2):35–44,55–63.

18. Rzedowski, J. and E. Ezcurra. 1986. Una nueva especie de Haplopappus (Compositae, Astereae) de las dunas del noroeste de Sonora, México. Ciencia Interamericana 26(1–4):16–18.

17. Ezcurra, E., J.C. Gómez and J. Becerra. 1986. Respuesta de una comunidad de insectos fitófagos a la pubescencia foliar en el madroño, Arbutus xalapensis H.B.K. Folia Entomologica Mexicana 70:99–105.

16. Ezcurra, E. 1987. A comparison of Reciprocal Averaging and Non-Centred Principal Component Analysis. Vegetatio 71(1):41–48.

15. Becerra, J. and E. Ezcurra. 1986. Glandular hairs in relation to herbivory in the Arbutus xalapensis complex. American Journal of Botany 73(10):1427–1430.

14. Ezcurra, E., M. Equihua and J. López-Portillo. 1987. The desert vegetation of El Pinacate, Sonora, Mexico. Vegetatio 71(1):49–61.

13. Ezcurra, E., and J. Becerra. 1987. Experimental decomposition of litter from the Tamaulipan cloud-forest: A comparison of four simple models. Biotropica 19(4):290–296.

12. Ezcurra, E. and V. Rodrigues. 1986. Rainfall patterns in the Gran Desierto, Sonora, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 10(1):13–28.

11. López-Portillo, J. and E. Ezcurra. 1985. Litter fall of Avicennia germinans L. in a one-year cycle in a mudflat at the Laguna de Mecoacán, Tabasco. Biotropica 17(3):186–190.

10. Ezcurra, E. and C. Montaña. 1984. On the measurement of association between plant species and environmental variables. Acta Oecologica. Oecologia generalis 5(1):21–33.

9. Montaña, C. and E. Ezcurra. 1982. Aplicación de algunos métodos de clasificación numérica al estudio de la vegetación de la Quebrada de Vaquerías. Ecología (Arg.) 7:55–66.

8. Halffter, G., P. Reyes-Castillo, M.E. Maury, S. Gallina and E. Ezcurra. 1981. La conservación del germoplasma: soluciones en México. Folia Entomologica Mexicana 46:29–64.

7. Ezcurra, E., S. Gallina and P. Ffolliott. 1980. Manejo combinado del venado y el ganado en el norte de México. Rangelands 2:208–209.

6. Ezcurra, E. 1980. Una nota acerca de la diversidad. Ecología (Arg.) 4:141–142.

5. Montaña, C. and E. Ezcurra. 1980. Simple instrument for quick measurement of crown projections. Journal of Forestry 78:699.

4. Rapoport, E.H. and E. Ezcurra. 1979. Natural and man-made biogeography in Africa: a comparison between birds and phytopathogens. Journal of Biogeography 6:341–348.

3. Ezcurra, E. 1978. El uso de un método numérico para la determinación de regiones biogeográficas. Ecología (Arg.) 3:3–9.

2. Ezcurra, E., E.H. Rapoport and C. Marino. 1978. The geographical distribution of insect pests. Journal of Biogeography 5:149–157.

1. Rapoport, E.H., E. Ezcurra and B. Drausal. 1976. The distribution of plant diseases: a look into the biogeography of the future. Journal of Biogeography 3:365–372.

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