Dr. Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia

Investigador Titular "C"

Tel: (228) 842 1800 ext 6501

Fax: ext. 6500

Edifico "C",  tercer piso

Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.





Líneas de investigación

  • Ecosystem-based management in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Ecology of  coastal lagoons, estuaries and coastal waters
  • Ecology of mangrove and seagrass ecosystems
  • Ecology of estuarine nekton communities
  • Estuarine ecology


Síntesis curricular

Full version

  • Since 1998 Senior Scientist and Full Professor in  the Coastal Ecosystems Unit, Institute of Ecology A. C. in Mexico.
  • Since 1975 research and teaching experiences in Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and United States. Former Director of EPOMEX, the Gulf of Mexico Program in Mexico (1990-1997).
  • Broad experience as a consultant in marine science and coastal management with OEA, IOC-UNESCO, IOCARIBE, IMO, CEC-NAFTA, UNEP, IUCN, GIWA-UNEP/GEF, NOAA.
  • Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the Mexican Society of Natural History, the Estuarine  Research Federation USA,  the Estuarine and Coastal Science Association UK, and the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN.
  • From 1984 to 1998 was member of the National Research System (SNI) level 3. 
  • In 1990 got the NAGA Award for the best scientific paper or book by a developing-country author from The International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM).
  • Since 1983 Adjunct Faculty with the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, School of the Coast & Environment, Louisiana State University.
  • In 1992 Distinguished Honored Professor in Marine Sciences with the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, University of South Carolina.
  • Since 1996 Associate Editor of Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier, and Wetland Ecology & Management Kluwer/Springer.
  • Published 15 books, and over 190 papers in worldwide journals and books chapters.
  • Among his published books, Fish Community Ecology in Estuaries & Coastal Lagoons: Towards an Ecosystem Integration 1985, UNAM Press Mexico; Estuarine Ecology 1989 (with J.W .Day, C. A. S. Hall, W.M. Kemp) John Wiley & Sons NY; Mangrove Ecosystems in Tropical America 1999 (with A.L. Lara-Dominguez) INECOL, IUCN, NOAA U.S.; The Gulf of Mexico: Ecosystem-Based Management 2006 (with J.W. Day) Texas A & M University Press. B.S in Marine Biology, University of Concepcion Chile (71), M.Sc. in Marine Ecology, Faculty of Sciences UNAM Mexico (74), Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology UNAM Mexico (77), and Postdoctorate in Estuarine Ecology and Coastal Management, Louisiana State University USA (82).
  • From 1978-2004 conducted 22 biologist thesis, 20 master in science thesis, and 12 Ph.D. dissertation. Broad experience in teaching graduate courses on Ecology of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems, Ecology of Coastal Lagoons and Estuaries, Ecology of Coastal Nekton, Estuarine Ecology, and Integrated Coastal Management.


Publicaciones Selectas

  • Yáñez-Arancibia, A. 2005. Middle America, coastal ecology and geomorphology, p. 639-645, In: M. Schwartz (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Coastal Sciences, Kluwer/Springer Scientific Publs., London UK, 1126 pp.
  • Yánez-Arancibia, A., A. L. Lara-Domínguez, P. Sánchez Gil y J. W. Day 2004. Interacciones ecológicas estuario-mar: marco conceptual  para el manejo ambiental costero, p. 431-490. In: M. Caso, I. Pizanty, E. Ezcurra (eds.) Diagnóstico Ambiental del Golfo de México, INE-SEMARNAT México DF, INECOL, A. C. Xalapa, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, 2 Vols., 1108 pp.
  • Yáñez-Arancibia, A. and J. W. Day 2004. Environmental sub-regions in the Gulf of Mexico coastal zone: the ecosystem approach as an integrated management tool, Ocean & Coastal Management 47 (11-12): 727-757.
  • Sánchez P., A. Yáñez-Arancibia, J.J. Ramirez, J. W. Day and P. H. Templet 2004. Some socio-economic indicators in the Mexican states of the Gulf of Mexico, Ocean & Coastal Management 47 (11-12): 581-596.
  • Yáñez-Arancibia, A. and J. W. Day 2004. The Gulf of Mexico: towards an integration of Coastal Management with Large Marine Ecosystem management, Ocean & Coastal Management 47 (11-12): 553-563.
  • Day, J. W. A. Yáñez-Arancibia, W. J. Mitsch, A. L. Lara-Dominguez, J. N. Day, J. Y. Ko, R. Lane, J. Lindsey and D. Zarate. 2003. Using ecotechnology to address water quality and wetland habitat loss problems in the Mississippi basin (and Grijalva/Usumacista basin): a hierarchical approach, Biotechnology Adavances, 22: 135-159.
  • Yáñez-Arancibia, A. 2000. Coastal management in Latin America, Chapter 28: 447-456, In: C. Sheppard (ed.) The Seas at the Millenium: An Environmental Evaluation, Pergamon/Elsevier Science Ltd., 3 Vols, 2010 pp.
  • Yáñez-Arancibia, A. D. Zarate, M. Gómez, R. Godínez and V. Fandinio 1999. The ecosystem framework for planning and management the Atlantic coast of Guatemala, Ocean & Coastal Management 42 (2-4): 283-317.
  • Twilley, R. R., S. C. Snedaker, A. Yáñez-Arancibia and E. Medina 1997. Biodiversity and ecosystem processes in tropical estuaries: perspectives of mangrove ecosystems, Chapter 13: 327-370, In: H. A. Mooney, J. H. Cusham, E. medina, O. E. Sala, E. D. Schultz (eds.) Functional Roles of Biodiversity: A Global Perspective, ICSU/UNEP/SCOPE John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York.
  • Yáñez-Arancibia, A., A. L. Lara-Domínguez and J. W. Day 1993. Interactions between mangrove and seagrass habitats mediated by estuarine nekton assemblages: coupling of primary and secondary production. Hydrobiologia, Belgium 264: 1-12.