Miguel E. Jácome-Flores
I am a Cátedras-CONACYT researcher working at Centro del Cambio Global y la Sustentabilidad (CCGS). I am a ecologist broadly interested on plant-animal interactions and how these are modified in scenarios of environmental degradation. The topic of biotic interactions is quite diverse but I have been focused on: 1) pollination and seed dispersal interactions in plant populations; 2) the effect of spatial patterns of plant populations on interactions; and 3) the structure of complex interaction networks.
Currently, I am exploring how ecological networks can be used to develop more effective restoration and conservation strategies for tropical regions. By understanding the complex network of interactions in an ecosystem, we can gain insight into co-evolutionary, phylogenetic, demographic, and phenological aspects of the interactants, which makes this network sensitive to any structural changes in the ecosystem. My interest in this area has led me to generate multi- and transdisciplinary projects, integrating my scientific training to influence ecological and productive restoration.