Laboratorio de Ecología de Paisajes Fragmentados

1er. piso, Edificio Sur,

IIES, UNAM Campus Morelia


Tel + 52 (443) 322-2777 ext. 32850

Desde: Morelia, +52 (443) 3223850

México D.F., +52 (55) 56232858





Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad



Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


Última actualización:

12 de mayo de 2016


© Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez




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En revisión (under review)


Precipitation impacts the Brazilian Caatinga vegetation more strongly than chronic and acute human disturbances

Rito KF, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, de Queiroz RT, Leal IR, Tabarelli M

Journal of Ecology


The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project

Hudson LN, et al.

Ecology and Evolution


Tropical forest loss and its multitrophic effects on insect herbivory

Morante-Filho JC, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Lohbeck M, Tscharntke T, Faria D



Parental origin and dispersal distance of Spondias radlkoferi seeds in latrines of the spider monkey in a fragmented rain forest

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Aguilar-Barajas E, González-Zamora A, Rocha-Ramírez V, Oyama K

Journal of Tropical Ecology


Commentary: Anthropogenic disturbances jeopardize biodiversity conservation within tropical rainforest reserves

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Melo FPL

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution


La ecología del paisaje en México: logros, desafíos y oportunidades en las ciencias biológicas

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Moreno CE, Galán-Acedo C

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad



En prensa (in press)


Phylogenetic impoverishment of plant communities following chronic human disturbances in the Brazilian Caatinga

Ribeiro EMS, Santos BA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Tabarelli M, Leal IR.

Ecology PDF


Taxonomic and functional divergence of tree assemblages in a fragmented tropical forest

Sfair JC, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Santos BA, Tabarelli M.

Ecological Applications PDF


Multiple successional pathways in human-modified tropical landscapes: New insights from forest succession, forest fragmentation and landscape ecology research

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Melo FPL, Martínez-Ramos M, Bongers F, Chazdon R, …, Tabarelli M.

Biological Reviews PDF


Habitat fragmentation

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Galán C, Fahrig L.

En: Fuentes, A. (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley-Blackwell publisher, New York. PDF




Landscape composition shapes phyllostomid bat assemblages more strongly than landscape configuration in a fragmented biodiversity hotspot

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Rojas C, Saldaña-Vázquez RA, Stoner KE

Biological Conservation PDF


Species- and community-level responses to habitat spatial changes in fragmented rainforests: Assessing compensatory dynamics in amphibians and reptiles

Russildi G, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Hernández-Ordóñez O, Pineda E, Reynoso VH

Biodiversity and Conservation PDF


Forest loss and matrix composition are the major drivers shaping dung beetle assemblages in a fragmented rainforest

Sánchez-de-Jesús HA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Andresen E, Escobar F.

Landscape Ecology PDF


Plant trait distribution and the spatial reorganization of tree assemblages in a fragmented Atlantic forest landscape

Mendes G, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Almeida WR, Pinto SRR, Pillar VD, Tabarelli M.

Plant Ecology PDF


Proximate and ultimate predictors of the spider monkey’s stress response in fragmented landscapes

Ordóñez-Gómez JD, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Santillán-Doherty AM, Valdez RA, Romano MC.





Patterns and predictors of β-diversity in the fragmented Brazilian Atlantic forest: A multiscale analysis of forest specialist and generalist birds

Morante-Filho JC, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Faria D.

Journal of Animal Ecology PDF         


Sleeping sites of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in logged and unlogged tropical forests

Velázquez-Vázquez G, Reyna-Hurtado R, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Calmé S, et al.

International Journal of Primatology PDF


An estimate of the number of tropical tree species

Slik F, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 112:7472–7477 (2015) PDF


Chronic anthropogenic disturbance drives the biological impoverishment of the Brazilian Caatinga vegetation

Ribeiro EMS, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Santos BA, Tabarelli M, Leal IR

Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 611–620 (2015) PDF


Range extensions of amphibians and reptiles in the southeastern part of the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico

Hernández-Ordóñez O, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, …, Reynoso VH

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 86:457–468 (2015) PDF


Sleeping tree fidelity of the spider monkeys shapes community-level seed rain patterns in continuous and fragmented rain forests

González-Zamora A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Escobar F, Oyama K, Stoner KE, Aureli F.

Journal of Tropical Ecology 31:305–313 (2015)  PDF


The importance of lianas for primates: more than a food source

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Asensio N, Dunn J, Cristóbal-Azakarate J, Gonzalez-Zamora A

En: Schnitzer S., Bongers F., Burnham R., Putz F. (eds.). Ecology of Lianas. Wiley-Blackwell publisher, pp. 407-426. PDF


Role of emitter and severity of aggression influence the agonistic vocalizations of Geoffroy’s spider monkeys

Ordóñez-Gómez JD, Dunn JC, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, ... , Santillán-Doherty AM

International Journal of Primatology 36:429–440 (2015) PDF


Impact of landscape composition and configuration on forest specialist and generalist bird species in the fragmented Lacandona rainforest, Mexico

Carrara E, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Vega-Rivera JH, Schondube JE, de Freitas SM, Fahrig L

Biological Conservation 184: 117–126 (2015) PDF


Primate extirpation from rainforest fragments does not appear to influence seedling recruitment

Chaves OM, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Martínez-Ramos M, Stoner KE

American Journal of Primatology 77: 468–478 (2015)  PDF


Which is the appropriate scale to assess the impact of landscape spatial configuration on the diet and behavior of spider monkeys?

Ordóñez-Gómez JD, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Nicasio-Arzeta S, Cristóbal-Azkarate J

American Journal of Primatology 77(1):56-65 (2015) PDF


Seed dispersal by howler monkeys: current knowledge, conservation implications and future directions

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Andresen E, Bravo SP, Stevenson PR

En: Kowalewski M, Garber PA, Cortés-Ortiz L, Urbani B, Youlatos D, eds.

Howler Monkeys. Springer Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series. PDF




Conserving tropical tree diversity and forest structure: the value of small rainforest patches in moderately-managed landscapes

Hernández-Ruedas MA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, … , Santos BA

PLoS ONE 9 (6): e98931 (2014) PDF


Why is a landscape perspective important in studies of primates?

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Fahrig L

American Journal of Primatology 76:901–909 (2014)  PDF


Association between small rodents and forest patch and landscape structure in the fragmented Lacandona rainforest, Mexico

San-José M, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Sánchez-Cordero V

Tropical Conservation Science 7:403-422 (2014) PDF


BIOFRAG – A new database for analysing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation

Pfeifer M, Lefebvre V, Gardner TA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V (…) Ewers R

Ecology and Evolution 4(9):1524-1537 (2014) PDF


Distribution and conservation status of the amphibians and reptiles in the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico: an update after 20 years of research

Hernández-Ordóñez O, Martínez-Ramos M, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, et al.

Tropical Conservation Science 7:1-25 (2014) PDF


Vegetation cover and road density as indicators of habitat suitability of the Morelet’s crocodile

González-Trujillo R, Méndez-Alonzo R, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, et al.

Journal of Herpetology 48:188-194 (2014) PDF


Land cover changes in the Lachuá region, Guatemala: patterns, proximate causes, and underlying driving forces over the last 50 years

Quezada ML, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Pérez-Silva E, Aide TM

Regional Environmental Change 14:1139-1149 (2014)  PDF


Contagious deposition of seeds in spider monkeys’ sleeping trees limits effective seed dispersal in fragmented landscapes

González-Zamora A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Escobar F, Rös M, Oyama K, et al.

PLoS ONE 9(2): e89346 (2014) PDF


Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Spondias radlkoferi (Anacardiaceae)

Aguilar-Barajas E, Sork V, González-Zamora A, Rocha V, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Oyama K

Applications in Plant Sciences 2(11): 79-79 (2014) PDF




Plant β-diversity in fragmented rainforests: testing floristic homogenization and differentiation hypotheses

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Rös M, Escobar F, Melo FPL, Santos B, Tabarelli M, Chazdon R

Journal of Ecology 101:1449–1458 (2013) PDF


The relative impact of forest patch and landscape attributes on black howler monkey populations in the fragmented Lacandona rainforest, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, González-Perez IM, Garmendia A, Solà M, Estrada A

Landscape Ecology 28:1717–1727 (2013) PDF


On the hope for biodiversity-friendly tropical landscapes

Melo FPL, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Fahrig L, Martínez-Ramos M, Tabarelli M

Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28(8):461-468 (2013) PDF

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Behavioral and physiological responses to subgroup size and number of people in howler monkeys inhabiting a forest fragment used for nature-based tourism.

Aguilar-Melo AR, Andresen E, Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, et al.

American Journal of Primatology 75:1108–1116 (2013) PDF


Assessing habitat fragmentation effects for primates: the importance of evaluating questions at the correct scale

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Cuesta-del Moral E, Mandujano S, Chapman CA, Fahrig L

En: Marsh L, Chapman CA, eds., Primates in Fragments II. Kluwer Academic, London. PDF


Primates in fragments 10 years later: once and future goals

Marsh LK, Chapman CA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Cobden AK, Dunn JC, et al.

En: Marsh L, Chapman CA, eds., Primates in Fragments II. Kluwer Academic, London. PDF


Landscape and patch attributes impacting medium- and large-sized terrestrial mammals in a fragmented rain forest

Garmendia A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Estrada A, Naranjo E, Stoner KE

Journal of Tropical Ecology 29:331–344 (2013) PDF


Secondary forests as biodiversity repositories in human-modified landscapes: insights from the Neotropics

Tabarelli M, Santos BA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Melo FPL

Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Naturais 7:319-328 (2013) PDF




Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas

Laurance WF, Useche DC, Rendeiro J, Kalka M, Bradshaw CJA, Sloan SP, Laurance SG, Campbell M, Abernethy K, Alvarez P, Ansell F, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, et al.

Nature 489: 290-294 (2012) PDF


Sleeping sites and latrines of spider monkeys in continuous and fragmented rainforests: implications for seed dispersal and forest regeneration

González-Zamora A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Oyama AK, Sork V, Chapman, CA, Stoner KE

PLoS ONE (2012) PDF


Maintenance of tree phylogenetic diversity in a highly fragmented rainforest    

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Cavender-Bares J, Escobar F, Melo FPL, Tabarelli M, Santos BA

Journal of Ecology 100: 702–711 (2012) PDF


The ranging costs of a fallback food: liana consumption supplements diet but increases foraging effort in howler monkeys

Dunn JC, Asensio N, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Schnitzer S, Cristóbal-Azkarate J

Biotropica 44(5): 705–714 (2012) PDF

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Differences in diet between spider monkey groups living in forest fragments and continuous forest in Lacandona, Mexico

Chaves OM, Stoner KE, Arroyo-Rodríguez V

Biotropica 44:105–113 (2012) PDF


The northern naked-tailed armadillo in the Lacandona rainforest, Mexico: New records and potential threats

González-Zamora A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, González-Di Pierro AM, Lombera R, Peña E, Peña-Mondragón JL, Hernández-Ordoñez O, Muench C, Garmendia A, Stoner KE

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82:581–586 (2012) PDF



Wood consumption by Geoffroyi’s spider monkeys and its role in mineral supplementation

Chaves OM, Stoner KE, Ángeles-Campos S, Arroyo-Rodríguez V

PLoS ONE 6(9): e25070 (2011) PDF


Seasonal differences in activity patterns of Geoffroyi´s spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) living in continuous and fragmented forests in southern Mexico

Chavez OM, Stoner KE, Arroyo-Rodríguez V

International Journal of Primatology 32:960–973 (2011) PDF


Influence of climatic variables, forest type and condition on activity patterns of Geoffroyi´s spider monkeys throughout Mesoamerica

González-Zamora A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Chaves OM, Sánchez-López S, Aureli F, Stoner KE

American Journal of Primatology 73:1189–1198 (2011) PDF


Effects of the physical environment and primate gut passage on the early establishment of an old-growth forest tree species (Ampelocera hottlei) in fragmented tropical rainforest

González-Di Pierro A, Benítez-Malvido J, Mendez M, Zermeño I, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Stoner KE, Estrada A

Biotropica 43: 459–466 (2011) PDF


Effectiveness of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi vellerosus) as seed dispersers in continuous and fragmented rainforests in southern Mexico

Chaves OM, Stoner KE, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Estrada A

International Journal of Primatology 32:177–192 (2011) PDF


Diversidad y estructura de la vegetación en fragmentos de selva de tres paisajes de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S, Benítez-Malvido J

En: La Biodiversidad del Estado de Veracruz: Estudio de Estado. CONABIO, Gobierno del Estado de Veracruz, Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto de Ecología A. C., pp. 239-246 (2011) PDF


Dispersión de semillas por monos araña y su implicación para la regeneración de selvas mexicanas fragmentadas

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Chaves OM, Guzmán-Romero B, Ávila EF, Stoner KE

En: Dias PAD, Rangel A, Canales D (eds), La Conservación de los Primates en México. Colección “La Ciencia en Veracruz”, Consejo Veracruzano de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Xalapa, Ver., pp. 125-145 (2011) PDF


Group size and forraging effort in mantled howlers at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico: a preliminary test of the ecological-constraints model

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Dias PAD, Cristóbal-Azkarate J

En: Gama L, Pozo-Montuy G, Contreras W, Arriaga SL (eds), Perspectivas en Primatología Mexicana. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, pp. 103-116 (2011) PDF


Vegetation attributes affecting Alouatta sara populations in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: a preliminary evaluation

Goffard DA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V.

En: Gama L, Pozo-Montuy G, Contreras W, Arriaga S.L. (eds), Perspectivas en Primatología Mexicana. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, pp. 207-229 (2011) PDF



Edge-related loss of tree phylogenetic diversity in the severely fragmented Brazilian Atlantic forest

Santos BA, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Moreno C, Tabarelli M

PLoS ONE 5 (9):e12625 (2010) PDF


Effects of forest fragmentation and disturbance on howler monkeys: a review

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Dias PAD

American Journal of Primatology 71:1–16 (2010) PDF

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Value of small patches in the conservation to plant-species diversity in highly fragmented rainforest

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Pineda E, Escobar F, Benítez-Malvido J.

Conservation Biology 23:729–739 (2009) PDF

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Impact of landscape spatial pattern on liana communities in tropical rainforests at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Toledo-Aceves T

Applied Vegetation Science 12:340–349 (2009) PDF


Conservation value of landscape supplementation for howler monkeys living in forest patches

Asensio N, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Dunn J, Cristóbal-Azkarate J

Biotropica 41: 768–773 (2009) PDF


Conceptualization and measurement of habitat fragmentation from the primates’ perspective

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S

International Journal of Primatology 30:497–514 (2009) PDF


Diet of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in Mesoamerica: current knowledge and future directions

González-Zamora A, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Chavez O, Sanchez S, Stoner KE, Riba-Hernández P

American Journal of Primatology 71:8–20 (2009) PDF


Angiosperms, Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, Veracruz, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Dunn J, Mandujano S, Benítez-Malvido J

Check List 5:787–799 (2009) PDF


Conservación de la diversidad de plantas en Los Tuxtlas: comentarios sobre “Diversidad florística de las selvas húmedas en paisajes antropizados

Arroyo-Rodríguez V

Investigación Ambiental 1(1):1–5 (2009) PDF



Landscape attributes affecting patch occupancy by howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata mexicana) in fragmented landscapes at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S, Benítez-Malvido J.

American Journal of Primatology 70: 69–77 (2008) PDF


Demography, life history and migrations in a Mexican mantled howler group in a rainforest fragment

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Asensio N, Cristóbal-Azkarate J

American Journal of Primatology 70: 114–118 (2008) PDF


Poblaciones de Alouatta sara en cuatro sitios con diferente grado de intervención humana en Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Goffard D, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Aguirre A

Mastozoología Neotropical 15:285–295 (2008) PDF


Habitat fragmentation, edge effects and biological corridors in tropical ecosystems

Benítez-Malvido J, Arroyo-Rodríguez V

En: Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems – EOLSS, Theme Level 6.142. Tropical Biology and Natural Resources. Del-Claro K et al. (eds), UNESCO, Paris PDF



Impact of rain forest fragmentation on a structurally important palm species: Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Aguirre A, Benítez-Malvido J, Mandujano S

Biological Conservation  138: 198–206 (2007)  PDF


Feeding encounters between howler monkeys and white-nosed coatis at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Asensio N, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Critóbal-Azkarate J

Journal of Tropical Ecology 23: 253–255 (2007) PDF


Exploring immature-to-mother social distances in howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) at Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Serio-Silva JC, Álamo J, Ordano M

American Journal of Primatology 69:163–181 (2007) PDF


Diet and activity pattern of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico: Effects of habitat fragmentation and implications for conservation

Cristóbal-Azkarate J, Arroyo-Rodríguez V

American Journal of Primatology 69: 1013–1029 (2007) PDF


The influence of large tree density on howler monkey (Alouatta palliata mexicana) presence in very small rainforest fragments

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S, Benítez-Malvido J, Cuende-Fantón C

Biotropica 39: 760–766 (2007) PDF


Observations of Geranomyia recondita (Diptera: Tipuloidea: Limoniidae) larvae feeding on epiphyllous liverworts in Costa Rica

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Puyana-Eraso J, Bernecker-Lücking A, Hanson P

Journal of the New York Entomological Society 144: 170–175 (2007) PDF


Efecto de la fragmentación sobre la composición y estructura de un bosque tropical lluvioso mexicano

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S

En: Evaluación y conservación de la biodiversidad en paisajes fragmentados de Mesoamérica. Sáenz JC, Harvey CA (eds), INBIO, Costa Rica, pp. 179-196.  PDF



Forest fragmentation modifies habitat quality for Alouatta palliata

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S

International Journal of Primatology 27: 1079–1096 (2006) PDF


The importance of tropical rain forest fragments to the conservation of plant species diversity in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S

Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 4159–4179 (2006) PDF


A metapopulation approach to conserving the howler monkey in a highly fragmented landscape in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Mandujano S, Escobedo-Morales LA, Palacios R, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Rodríguez-Toledo EM.

En:  New perspectives in the study of Mesoamerican primates: Distribution, ecology, behavior and conservation. Estrada A et al. (eds.), Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, Series editor Russell A. Tuttle, Springer, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, pp. 513-538. PDF


Uso de diferentes asociaciones vegetales por lagomorfos en Mapimí (Durango, México)

Arroyo-Rodríguez V

Acta Zoológica Mexicana 21:151–153 (2005) PDF


Ocupación de parches de selva por monos aulladores Alouatta palliata mexicana en tres paisajes con diferente grado de fragmentación

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S, Cuende-Fantón C

Universidad y Ciencia Número especial II: 23-34 (2005) PDF


Comparación de la estructura vegetal entre fragmentos desocupados y ocupados por Alouatta palliata en el sureste de México

Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Mandujano S

Neotropical Primates 11: 168–171 (2003) PDF




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