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Independent experts nominated by country party

María Virginia Cervantes Gutiérrez

First name
María Virginia
Last name
Cervantes Gutiérrez
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Researcher - Laboratory of Ecology
Faculty of Science
Telephone number
52 5 6224835
Work experience
- Researcher at the program "Integral Utilization of Natural Resources (UNAM/PNUMA)_x000D_
- Coordinator in the Research Area on Environmental Restoration at the Gurrero Mountain Region, Mexico. PAIR/UNAM, 1994-1997_x000D_
- Responsible for a number projects in the State of Guerrero with Rural Communities, and productivity programs in semiarid areas in the same region._x000D_
- Professor at the Biology Department. Faculty of Science, UNAM_x000D_
- Coordinator in the Research area for Environmental Restoration at the Mountain Region in the State of Guerrero. UNAM/PAIR 1994-1997
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
B. Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico_x000D_
M. Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Cervantes, V., V. Arriaga and J. Carabias. 1996. The Socioenvironmental and Institutional Problem of Reforestation in the Mountain Region, Guerrero, Mexico. Botanical Society of Mexico Bulletin, 59:67-87._x000D_
2. Cervantes, V. and Hernandez, Y. Forestry Resources Problem in the Guerrero Mountain Region: a historical perspective and their alternatives (in revision)._x000D_
3. Vasquez-Yanes, C. and V. Cervantes. 1993. Strategies for the Reforestation with Natives of Mexico Trees. Science and Development. CONACYT. Vol. XIX, No. 113:52-58._x000D_
4. Arriaga, V., V. Cervantes and A. Vargas-Mena. 1995. Manual of Reforestation with Native Species: collection and preservation of seeds. Propagation and Management of Plants. SEDESOL/INE/UNAM. Faculty of Science. Mexico, D.F._x000D_
5. Vasquez-Yanes, C., A. Orozco-Segovia, E. Sanchez-Coronado, M. Rojas and V. Cervantes. Conservation and Propagation of Tropical Trees. Found of Economic Culture. 130 pp. (in press).
Other activities
- General Coordinator for PAIR/UNAM project 1996-1997_x000D_
- Responsible for the Project Environmental Restoration with native species for the sustainble use of Forest Resources. FMCN/Ecology Faculty of Science, UNAM 1997_x000D_
- Responsible for a number of projects_x000D_
- Diagnosis of Forestry Resources at the Guerrero Mountain Region, PRODERS/SEMARNAP/PAIR/UNAM
- National Ecology Award for the project "Utilization and Management of Natural Renewable Resources in Guerrero Mountain Region, Secretaria de Desarollo Urbano y Ecologia SEDUE, Mexico
Organisation name
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Organisation street address
Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, CP 04510
Organisation city
Mexico DF
Organisation country