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Yonatan Aguilar

MSc Yonatan Aguilar

Research Interests and Project

  • Suspended soil
  • Bromeliads as models for micro-ecosystems studies
  • Leaf litter accumulation and decomposition in the canopy
  • Effect of altitudinal  gradients on organic matter and nutrient dynamics in suspended soils and epiphyte communities

My PhD thesis is focused on the effect of an altitudinal gradient on pools of organic matter, nutrient dynamics and growth in bromeliad communities in Veracruz, Mexico.

Curriculum Vitae

2008                Bachelor of Science: Biology. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Department of Biological Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico
2013 Master of Science: Ecology. Instituto de Ecología AC, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
2014 Specialization in Statistical Methods. Faculty of Applied Statistics and Informatics, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Since 03/2017 PhD at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg

Professional Experiences

2009 to 2011

United Nations Development Programme, Secretary of the Environment and
Natural Resources. Environmental Indicator Analyst

2014 to 2016 Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Temporary Assistant Professor


Aguilar-Cruz Y, Arenas-Cruz MdlÁ, Ochoa-Ochoa LM & Zotz G. 2021. Arboreal shelters along an elevation gradient: Amphibians in tank bromeliads. Copeia, in press.

Aguilar-Cruz Y, García-Franco JG & Zotz G. 2020. Microsites and early litter decomposition patterns in the soil and forest canopy at regional scale. Biogeochemistry.

Zotz G, Leja M, Aguilar-Cruz Y & Einzmann HJR. 2020. How much water is in the tank? An allometric analysis with 205 bromeliad species. Flora, 264: 151557.

Aguilar Cruz Y & Villegas M. 2010. Especies de Gomphales comestibles en el municipio de Villa del Carbón Estado de México. Revista Mexicana de Micología 31: 1-8.

SEMARNAT, 2009. Cambio climático. Ciencia, evidencia y acciones. Serie ¿Y el medio ambiente? México, DF. ISBN 978-968-817-910-9

SEMARNAT, 2011. Biodiversidad. Conocer para conservar. Serie ¿Y el medio ambiente? México, DF. ISBN 978-607-7908-34-0

SEMARNAT, 2009. Informe de la Situación del Medio Ambiente en México. Compendio de Estadísticas Ambientales. Edición 2008. México, DF. ISBN 978-968-817-948-2

SEMARNAT, 2009. El Medio Ambiente en México: en Resumen. México, DF. ISBN 978-968-817-925-3

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