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Prof. Rubén Ortega Álvarez

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Professor


Email: rubenortega.al@gmail.com


Qualifications

2011 M.Sc., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

2008 B.Sc., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)


Publications

  1. Ortega-Álvarez R. (In press), [Urban ecology and birds within the Federal District: What do we know and which is its usefulness?] Ecología urbana y aves en el Distrito Federal: ¿Qué sabemos y para qué sirve?, In: CONABIO (comp.), [Federal District's biodiversity: A state study] La Biodiversidad en el Distrito Federal: Estudio de Estado, CONABIO, México.
  2. Meléndez-Herrada A., Gómez de Silva H. and Ortega-Álvarez R. (In press), [Birds] Aves, In: CONABIO (comp.), [Federal District's biodiversity: A state study] La biodiversidad en el Distrito Federal: Estudio de Estado, CONABIO, México.
  3. Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A. and Berlanga, H. (2015), [Feathers of the crowd: Integrating citizen participation on bird study and monitoring in Mexico] Plumas de multitudes: Integración ciudadana en el estudio y monitoreo de aves en México. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, Distrito Federal, México.
  4. Berlanga, H., Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A., Calderón-Parra, R., Rodríguez-Contreras, V., Vargas-Canales, V. M. and Iñigo-Elias, E. (2015), [Community participation for studying, restoring, and conserving Sierra Madre Sparrow’s habitat in Milpa Alta] Más que un gorrión: Participación comunitaria enfocada hacia la comprensión, restauración y conservación del hábitat de Xenospiza baileyi en Milpa Alta, Distrito Federal, In: Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A. and Berlanga, H. (Eds.), [Feathers of the crowd: Integrating citizen participation on bird study and monitoring in Mexico], CONABIO, México.
  5. Ortega-Álvarez, R. and Sánchez-González, L. A. (2015), [Considerations about community-based biological monitoring in Mexico] Reflexiones en torno al monitoreo biológico comunitario en México, In: Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A. and Berlanga, H. (Eds.), [Feathers of the crowd: Integrating citizen participation on bird study and monitoring in Mexico], CONABIO, México.
  6. Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L.A., Calderón-Parra, R., and Berlanga, H. (2015), [Community-based bird monitoring program in southeastern Mexico] Programa de Monitoreo Comunitario de Aves en el sureste de México, In: Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A. and Berlanga, H. (Eds.), [Feathers of the crowd: Integrating citizen participation on bird study and monitoring in Mexico], CONABIO, México.
  7. Sánchez-González, L. A. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2015), [Community-based bird monitoring: A key element in biodiversity conservation] Monitoreo comunitario de aves: Un elemento fundamental en los esfuerzos de conservación de la biodiversidad, In: Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A. and Berlanga, H. (Eds.), [Feathers of the crowd: Integrating citizen participation on bird study and monitoring in Mexico], CONABIO, México.
  8. Heredia, A., Ortega-Álvarez, R. Calderón-Parra, R. and Rodríguez-Contreras, V. (2015), First record of the Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) in Mexico City, Mexico. Huitzil, Revista Mexicana de Ornitología (16): 66-69.
  9. Cantú Guzmán, J. C., Lozada Ronquillo, M. P. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2015), [A quick guide to the birds of Los Tuxtlas] Guía rápida de las aves de los Tuxtlas. Defenders of Wildlife, Teyeliz A. C., CONANP, Reserva de la Biosfera los Tuxtlas, Estación de Biología de la UNAM, Red de Monitores Comunitarios de Aves “Huilotl Toxtlan”, CONABIO, México.
  10. Aguilar-Gómez, M. A., Calderón-Parra, R. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2015) New birds for Mexico City: First records of Vireo philadelphicus and Zonotrichia leucophrys for the Federal District. Huitzil, Revista Mexicana de Ornitología (16): 33-36.
  11. Domínguez-López, M. E. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2014), The importance of riparian habitats for avian communities in a highly human-modified Neotropical landscape. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad (85): 1217-1227.
  12. Ortega-Álvarez, R. and Calderón-Parra, R. (2014), Hunting the unexpected: Harris’s Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) preying on bats within a Neotropical megacity. Revista Brasileira de Ornitología (22): 297-299.
  13. Calderón-Parra, R. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2014), [First record of the Black-throated Blue Warbler for Tabasco, Mexico] Primer registro de Chipe Azulnegro (Setophaga caerulescens) para el Estado de Tabasco, México. Huitzil, Revista Mexicana de Ornitología (15): 6-9.
  14. Puga-Caballero, A., MacGregor-Fors, I. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2014), Birds at the urban fringe: Avian community shifts in different peri-urban ecotones of a megacity. Ecological Research (29): 619-628.
  15. Ortega-Álvarez, R., Sánchez-González, L. A., Calderón-Parra, R., Puebla-Olivares, F., Laborde, A. and Berlanga, H. (2014), [Living among birds: A glimpse from the inside of the Community-based Bird Monitoring Program of CONABIO] Viviendo entre pájaros: Una mirada desde el interior del programa de monitoreo comunitario de aves de la CONABIO. Biodiversitas (112): 10-16.
  16. MacGregor-Fors, I. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2013), [Urban ecology: Experiences from Latin American] Ecología urbana: Experiencias en América Latina. Available online: http://www1.inecol.edu.mx/libro_ecologia_urbana/. ISBN: 978-607-00-6869-0.
  17. Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2013), Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) breeding outside its range: Importance of artificial habitats for a species of waterbird. The Southwestern Naturalist (58): 357-359.
  18. MacGregor-Fors, I., Ortega-Álvarez, R., Barrera-Guzmán, A., Sevillano, L. and del-Val, E. (2013), Tama-risk? Avian responses to the invasion of Saltcedars (Tamarix ramosissima) in Sonora, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad (84): 1284-1291.
  19. MacGregor-Fors, I., Hernández-Ordoñez, O. and Ortega-Álvarez, R. (2013), Urban croaking: Diversity and distribution of Anurans in a Neotropical City. Urban Ecosystems (16): 389-396.
  20. Ortega-Álvarez, R., Lindig-Cisneros, R., MacGregor-Fors, I., Renton, K. and Schondube, J. (2013) Avian community responses to restoration efforts in a complex volcanic landscape. Ecological Engineering (53): 275-283.
  21. Ortega-Álvarez R., Sánchez-González L.A., Rodríguez-Contreras V., Vargas-Canales V.M., Puebla-Olivares F. and Berlanga H. (2012), Birding for and with people: Integrating local participation in avian monitoring programs within high biodiversity areas in southern Mexico. Sustainability (4): 1984-1998.
  22. Ortega-Álvarez R. and Lindig-Cisneros R. (2012), Feathering the scene: The effects of ecological restoration on birds and the role birds play in evaluating restoration outcomes. Ecological Restoration (30): 116-127.
  23. Lindig-Cisneros R., MacGregor-Fors I., Ortega-Álvarez R. and Blanco-García A. (2012), Restoration and the sustainable use of complex landscapes: An integrative conceptual model, In: Suthar S. (Ed.), Land management, Nova Science Publishers, New York.
  24. Ortega-Álvarez R., Sánchez-González L.A., Berlanga H., Rodríguez-Contreras V. and Vargas V. (2012), [A manual for bird community monitors] Manual para monitores comunitarios de aves, NABCI–México, CONABIO, CBM-M, CONANP, Distrito Federal, México.
  25. MacGregor-Fors I. and Ortega-Álvarez R. (2011), Fading from the forest: Shifts in urban park bird communities in relation to their site-specific and landscape traits. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (10): 239-246.
  26. Ortega-Álvarez R., Rodríguez-Correa H. A. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2011), Trees and the city: Diversity and composition along an urban gradient. International Journal of Ecology (Vol. 2011): 1-8.
  27. Ortega-Álvarez R. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2011), Spreading the word: The ecology of urban birds outside the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. The Auk (128): 415-418.
  28. Ortega-Álvarez R. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2011), [Meet the House Sparrow: Abundance variation of Passer domesticus in different land-uses of Mexico City] Conociendo al Gorrión Casero: Variación en la preferencia de hábitat de Passer domesticus en diferentes tipos de uso de suelo de la Ciudad de México. El Canto del Centzontle (2): 15-28.
  29. Ortega-Álvarez R. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2011), Dusting-off the file: A review of urban ornithology knowledge in Latin America. Landscape and Urban Planning (101): 1-10.
  30. Ortega-Álvarez R., Pineda-López R., Pablo-López R., Lindig-Cisneros R., Gómez-Álvarez G. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2011), [Global change and urbanization: An ornithological perspective] Cambio global y urbanización: Un enfoque ornitológico. El Canto del Centzontle (2): 110-111.
  31. Ortega-Álvarez R. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2010), What matters most? Relative effect of urban habitat traits and hazards on urban park birds. Ornitología Neotropical (21): 519-533.
  32. Ortega-Álvarez R. (2010), [The urban nest: Birds in the city] El nido urbano: Aves en la ciudad. Especies (19): 12-14.
  33. Martínez-Morales M.A., Zuria I., Chapa-Vargas L., MacGregor-Fors I., Ortega-Álvarez R., Romero-Águila E. and Carbó P. (2010), Current distribution and predicted geographic expansion of the Rufous-backed Robin in Mexico: A fading endemism? Diversity and Distributions (16): 786-797.
  34. MacGregor-Fors I., Ortega-Álvarez R. and Schondube J. (2009), On the ecological quality of urban systems: An ornithological perspective, In: Graber D. and Birmingham K. (Eds.), Urban planning in the 21st Century, Nova Science Publishers, New York.
  35. Ortega-Álvarez R. and MacGregor-Fors I. (2009), Living in the big city: Effects of urban land-use categories on bird diversity, structure and composition. Landscape and Urban Planning (90): 189-195.