Alberto Anzures Dadda
                                                           (Biologist, PhD)


logist, Sc.D.(Ecology)

I am interested in the study of the effects of habitat disruption and fragmentation on the interspecific interactions, at both local- and landscape- scale.

I am currently working with Jorge León-Cortés as a postdoctoral fellow in the Area of Biodiversity Conservation in El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. My proyect focuses on understanding how the change in spatial configuration and bioclimatic factors may explain the changes in the distribution and abundance of butterflies and birds.

I previously collaborated with Martín Aluja at the Instituto de Ecologia in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, studying the influence of lanscape configuration on biological control of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) using parasitoids (Hymenoptera) on Central Veracruz, Mexico.

My PhD thesis, in Robert Manson´s lab,  was focused on the hypothesis that the loss of seed dispersers in forest fragments reduces the rate of seedling recruitment, studying the system including howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) and some tree species those monkeys use as a source of fruits (but focused in Dialium guianense) in a highly fragmented landscape in Northern Chiapas, Mexico.

In the past, I also have working with Alejandro Estrada studied the dung beetles associated to howler monkeys and other mammals dung in a fragmented tropical rainforest. My objective was to analyze the effect of the reduction in the availability of dung on the richness and abundance of dung beetles.

My experience also includes to have involved me in studies on the effects of forest fragmentation on the communities of bats and birds, studies about the diversity of mammals in protected natural areas and wildlife management in captivity and semi captivity.