Ana Minerva Arce-Ibarra


Dr. Arce-Ibarra received her B.S. from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS, Fisheries Biology, 1986); a M.S. from the CINVESTAV-Mérida (Marine Biology, 1990), and a Ph.D. from Dalhousie University (Interdisciplinary Studies, 2007). From 2001 to 2012 she participated in the Steering Committee of the UNDP-Community Management of Protected Areas Conservation Programme (COMPACT, a GEF Small Grants Programme) in which Maya Community groups engaged in conservation practices of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Dr. Arce-Ibarra is full professor and researcher at the multidisciplinary research institute College of Southern Border (or El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, She currently teaches graduate classes in “Ecological economics” and on “Transdisciplinary approaches to Small scale fisheries”. During the past five years she has been working on rural and indigenous livelihoods (impacted by climatic variability; meanings and motivations for conservation, and monitoring of livelihoods). In 2016 she started a collaboration in a new project on “Maya Community-based reserves from the Yucatan Peninsula” led by Dr. S. Levy (ECOSUR).

Key Publications

  • E.I.J. Estrada Lugo, A.M. Arce Ibarra. “La pesca entre los mayas macehuales del centro de Quintana Roo: organización social y conocimiento local” [“The social side of the maya fishing”] In: “Cultivar el Territorio Maya (E. Bello & E.I.J., editors). Universidad Interamericana and ECOSUR. México. (2011).
  • A.M. Arce Ibarra. “La Pesca Continental” [“Inland Fishing”] In “Chapter 3. Use and Management of Natural Resources” . C. Pozo, C., N. Armijo Canto, and S. Calmé (editorr) “Riqueza Biológica de Quintana Roo. Un análisis para su conservación” [Biological Richness of Quintana Roo. An analysis to its Conservation”].Vol I. ECOSUR, CONABIO, Gobierno del estado de Quintana Roo and PPD. (2011).
  • R. G. Poot-López, A. M. Arce-Ibarra, M. Elías-Gutiérrez, A. Cervantes-Martínez.
  • “Differences in reproductive seasonality of the Central American cichlid Cichlasoma urophthalmus from three “cenotes” (sinkholes)”. J. Appl. Ichthyol 25: 85-90. (2009).
  • G. Montoya, M. Arce, F. Hernández, J.U. García. “El sector forestal en Chiapas: un análisis desde la perspectiva de la economía ecológica” [“An analysis of the forestal sector from an ecological economics perspective”]. Nova Scientia 2: 37-50. (2009).
  • A. M. Arce-Ibarra, A. Charles. “Inland Fisheries of the Mayan Zone in Quintana Roo, Mexico: Using a Combined Approach to Fishery Assessment for Data-sparse Fisheries”. Fisheries Research 91:151-159 (2008a).
  • A. M. Arce-Ibarra, A. Charles. “Non-management of Natural Resources: Inland Fisheries in the Mayan Zone, Quintana Roo, México”. Human Ecology 36:853-860 (2008b).
  • A. M. Arce-Ibarra, A.I. Gastelú-Martínez. “Linking social and natural sciences methods using mind maps: a case study of human-nature interactions in Mexico´s lowland maya area”. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2: 39-52. (2007).