Artículos Científicos

Nuevas publicaciones


Pulido-Silva MT, Quero H, Hodel D, Lopez-Toledo L. Richness, endemism and floristic affinities of the palms of Mexico. Botanical Review (Accepted).

Maza-Villalobos S, García-Ramírez P, Endress BA, Lopez-Toledo L. 2022. Plant functional traits under cattle grazing and fallow age scenarios in a tropical dry forest of Northwestern Mexico. Basic and Applied Ecology (Early View).

Unda-Díaz NM, Lopez-Toledo L, Meléndez-Herrera E. et al. (2022) Negative Effects on Neurogenesis, Ovariogenesis, and Fitness in Sea Turtle Hatchlings Associated to ex situ Incubation Management. Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:850612. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.850612

Dávila-Molina DE, Sáenz-Romero C, Aguirre-Calderón OA & Lopez-Toledo L. 2022. Age Contributes to Volume Estimation and Form Factor of Pinus pseudostrobus Lindley in Commercial Forest Plantations from Western Mexico, Journal of Sustainable Forestry, DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2022.2042823

Areli Robledo-Avila L.,, Víctor Phillips-Farfán B., Harfush Meléndez M., Lopez-Toledo L., Tafolla Venegas D., Herrera-Vargas Ma. Antonia., Ruíz Cortés DV., Meléndez-Herrera E. 2022. Ex-situ conservation in hatcheries is associated with spleen development in Lepidochelys olivacea turtle hatchlings. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.


Nayeli Martínez D., Lopez-Toledo L., Espinosa-García F., Camacho-Cervantes M., de la Barrera E. 2021. Ephemeral visitors or permanent residents? — Decadal change in the ruderal vegetation from a periurban university campus. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 65: 127372.

Vega-Agavo M.I., Suazo-Ortuño I., Lopez-Toledo L., Sillero N., Pineda-López R., Gómez-Tagle A., Alvarado-Díaz J. 2021. Influence of avocado orchard landscapes on amphibians and reptiles in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt. Biotropica 53: 1631-1645.

Nava-González, B., Suazo-Ortuño, I., Lopez P.B., Maldonado-López Y., Lopez-Toledo L., Raggi L., Parra-Olea G., Alvarado-Díaz J., Gómez-Gil B. 2021. Inhibition of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection by skin bacterial communities in wild amphibian populations. Microbial Ecology.

Gómez-Pineda, E., Blanco-García, A., Lindig-Cisneros, R., O’Neill, G.A., Lopez-Toledo, L., Sáenz-Romero, C.  2021. Pinus pseudostrobus assisted migration trial with rain exclusion: maintaining Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve forest cover in an environment affected by climate change. New Forests 1-16.

Cruzado-Vargas, A.L., Blanco-García, A., Lindig-Cisneros R., Gómez-Romero, M., Lopez-Toledo, L., de la Barrera, E., Sáenz-Romero, C. 2021. Reciprocal common garden altitudinal transplants reveal potential negative impacts of climate change on Abies religiosa populations in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Forests 12: 69.

Rangel-Osornio, V., Fernández-Salegui, A.B., Gómez-Reyes, V.M., Alfaro Cuevas-Villanueva, R., Lopez-Toledo, L. 2021. Effects of air pollution on chlorophyll content and morphology of lichens transplanted around a paper industry (Morelia, Mexico). Bryologist 124: 1.

Moonlight P., Banda-R K., Phillips O.L., Dexter K.G., Pennington T., Baker T.R., Cavalcante de Lima H., Laurie Fajardo, Roy González-M., Reynaldo Linares-Palomino, Jon Lloyd, Marcelo Nascimento, Darién Prado, Catalina Quintana, Ricarda Riina & Lopez-Toledo L. 2021. Expanding tropical forest monitoring into Dry Forests: the DRYFLOR protocol for permanent plots. Plants People & Planet 3: 295-300.

Publicaciones previas


Flores-Tolentino M., García-Valdés R., Saénz-Romero C., Ávila-Díaz I., Paz-Hernández H., & Leonel Lopez-Toledo. 2020. Distribution and conservation of species is misestimated if biotic interactions are ignored: the case of the orchid Laelia speciosa. Scientific Reports 10: 9542

Flores-López, E., Montero-Castro, J.C., Monterrubio-Rico, T.C., Ibarra-Manríquez, G., Lopez-Toledo, L. & Bonilla-Ruz, C. 2020. Differential use of forest patches by the Military Macaw Ara militaris (Psittacidae) in coastal tropical forests of Jalisco, Mexico. Ardeola 67: 423-432. Ardeola 67: 423-432.

Guzmán-Aguilar, G., Carbajal-Navarro, A., Sáenz-Romero, C., Herrerías-Diego, Y., Lopez-Toledo, L., Blanco-Garcia. A. 2020. Abies religiosa seedling limitations for passive restoration practice at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 115.

Raya-García, E., Alvarado-Díaz, J., Suazo-Ortuño, I., Lopez-Toledo. L. 2020. Chemosensory responses in newborns of the fossorial earthsnake Conopsis biserialis (Serpentes: Colubridae) to potential invertebrate prey scents. Salamandra 56: 87-90.

Quisehuatl-Medina A., Averett J., Endress B., Lopez-Toledo, L. 2020. Removal of cattle accelerates tropical dry forests succession in Northwestern Mexico. Biotropica 52: 457-469.

Ticktin T., Mondragón D., Lopez‐Toledo L., Dutra‐Elliott D., Aguirre‐León E., Hernández‐Apolinar, M. 2020. Synthesis of wild orchid trade and demography provides new insight on conservation strategies. Conservation Letters 13: e12697.

Gómez-Pineda E., Sáenz-Romero C., Ortega-Rodríguez JM., Blanco-García A., Lindig-Cisneros RA., Lopez-Toledo L. et al.. 2020. Suitable climatic habitat changes for Mexican conifers along altitudinal gradients under climatic change scenarios. Ecological Applications. Early View.

Nava-González BA., Suazo-Ortuño I., Parra-Olea G., Lopez-Toledo L., Alvarado-Díaz J. 2020. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in amphibians from a high elevation habitat in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt. Aquatic Ecology 54: 75-87.


Carbajal-Navarro A., Navarro-Miranda E., Blanco A., Cruzado-Vargas A.L., Lopez-Toledo, L. 2019. Ecological restoration of Abies religiosa forests using nurse plants and assisted migration in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7, 421.

Molina-Sánchez A., Delgado P., González-Rodríguez A., González C., Lopez-Toledo, L. 2019. Spatio-temporal approach for identification of critical conservation areas: a case study with two pine species from a threatened temperate forest in Mexico. Biodiversity and Conservation: 28: 1863-1883.


Lopez-Toledo L., Pérez-Decelis A., Macedo-Santana F., Cuevas E. & Endress B. 2018. Chronic leaf harvesting reduces reproductive success of a tropical dry forest palm in northern Mexico. PloS one 13 (10), e0205178.

Suazo-Ortuño I., Urbina-Cardona J.N., Lopez-Toledo L., Benítez-Malvido J., Alvarado-Díaz J. et al. 2018. Impact of a hurricane on the herpetofaunal assemblages of a successional chronosequence in a tropical dry forest. Biotropica 50: 649-663.

Delgado-Trejo, C., Alvarado-Díaz J., Suazo-Ortuño I., López-Toledo L., Mendoza-Ramírez E. 2018. Vehicular impact as a source of wildlife mortality in the Western Pacific Coast of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 89:1234-1244.


Lopez-Toledo L., Heredia-Hernández M., Castellanos-Acuña D., Blanco-García A., Saénz-Romero, C. 2017. Reproductive investment of Pinus pseudostrobus along an altitudinal gradient in Western Mexico: implications of climate change. New Forests 48: 867-881.


Rodríguez, P., Lopez-Toledo, L. 2016. Modeling the distribution of Mexican plants: knowledge and challenges in the face of biodiversity loss. Botanical Sciences 94:1-4.

Gelviz-Gelvez, S.M., Sánchez-Montaño, L.R., Lopez-Toledo, L., Barragán, F. 2016. The Andean forest soil seed bank in two successional stages in Northeastern Colombia. Botanical Sciences 94: 713-727.


Lopez-Toledo, L., Espinoza-Hidalgo, C., Horn, C., Endress, B.A. 2015. Manejo tradicional y demografía de la palma Brahea aculeata en una selva seca del sur de Sonora, México. Botanical Sciences 93: 461-471.

Suazo-Ortuño, I., Alvarado-Díaz, J., Mendoza, E., Lopez-Toledo, L., Lara-Uribe, N., Márquez-Camargo. C., Paz-Gutiérrez, J.G., Rangel-Orozco, J.D. 2015. High resilience of herpetofaunal communities in a human-modified tropical dry forest landscape in western Mexico. Tropical Conservation Science 8: 396-423.

Suazo-Ortuño, I., Lopez-Toledo, L., Alvarado, J., Martínez-Ramos, M. 2015. Land-use histories, soil type and invasiveness of Pteridium aquilinum in a Neotropical rainforest region. Biotropica 47: 18-26.

Arredondo-Amezcua, L., Lopez-Toledo, L. & Ibarra-Manríquez, G. 2015. Espectro de dispersión de la flora leñosa del bosque tropical caducifolio en el neotrópico. Botanical Sciences 93:1-10.


Ortiz-Maciel, S.G., Salinas-Melgoza, A., Valdez-Juarez, S., Lopez-Toledo, L., Enkerlin-Hoeflich, E. 2014. Influence of stochastic processes and catastrophic events on reproductive dynamics of the endangered marroon-fronted parrot in Mexico. Ibis 156: 299-310.


Lopez-Toledo, L., Portillo-Cruz, Y., Pulido, M.T., Endress, B.A. 2013. Seed dynamics affect the distribution and spatial structure of palm populations in a Northwestern Mexican tropical dry forest. Plant Ecology 214: 1115-1125.


Lopez-Toledo, L., Endress, B.A., Anten, N., Ackerly, D. & Martinez-Ramos, M. 2012. Resilience to chronic defoliation in a dioecious understorey tropical rain forest palm. Journal of Ecology 100: 1245-1256.

Lopez-Toledo, L., Martínez-Salas, E., Burslem, D., Martínez-Ramos, M. & Ibarra-Manríquez, G. 2012. Protecting a single endangered species and meeting multiple conservation goals: an approach with Guaiacum sanctum in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Diversity and Distributions 18: 575–587.


Lopez-Toledo, L., Horn, C., Lopez-Cen, A., Collí-Díaz, R. & Padilla-Hernandez, A. 2011. Potential management of Chamaedorea seifrizii (Palmae): a non-timber forest product from the tropical forest of Calakmul, southeast Mexico. Economic Botany 65: 371-380.

Lopez-Toledo, L., Murillo-Garcia, A., Martinez-Ramos, M., & Pérez-Salicrup, D. 2011. Demographic effects of legal timber harvesting on Guaiacum sanctum L., an endangered neotropical tree: implications for conservation. Interciencia 36: 650-656.

Lopez-Toledo, L. & Martínez-Ramos, M. 2011. Seed bank of abandoned tropical pastures in southeast Mexico: a source of regeneration or contamination? Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82: 19-34.

Lopez-Toledo, L., Horn, C. & Endress, B. 2011. Distribution and demographic patterns of Brahea aculeata in a dry forest of Sonora, Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 1901-1910.

Lopez-Toledo, L., Burslem, D., Salazar, C. & Martínez-Ramos, M. 2011. Conservation assessment of Guaiacum sanctum and G. coulteri in Mexico: historic distribution and future trends. Biotropica 43: 246-255.


Lopez-Toledo, L., Martínez-Morales, M., van Breugel, M. & Sterck. F.J. 2008. Soil and light effects on the sapling performance of the shade-tolerant species Brosimum alicastrum (Moraceae) in a tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 629-637.


Galindo-Rossete, C. & Lopez-Toledo, L. l996. Psilotum complanatum, en el Pedregal de San Angel. Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México 59: l47-148.