Is the Antillean manatee back in town?

Is the Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) back in town? Presence of the species at the “Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Yum Balam”, Quintana Roo, Mexico Abstract: The Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus), considered endangered, is protected at national (Mexico) and international levels. Since Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, sightings of manatees have been…

The role of environmental filtering in the functional structure of fish communities

The role of environmental filtering in the functional structure of fish communities in tropical wetlands Abstract: Understanding the mechanisms that structure communities has been a major challenge in ecological theory. In wetlands with a clear seasonal hydroperiod (wet and dry seasons), such as Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (SKBR), Mexico, fish communities experience successive habitat contraction/expansion,…