Maritza Macias Corral

Predicción de propiedades del suelo de importancia agronómica por espectroscopia de reflectancia de infrarrojo cercano..

El creciente interés por obtener información sobre las propiedades del suelo de forma rápida, precisa y a bajo costo ha resultado en un aumento en el uso de la espectroscopia de infrarrojo cercano (NIRS, por sus…

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A multidisciplinary perspective to protect the quality of water in natural wetlands. A case study in Oaxaca, Mexico.

In Mexico, 142 sites covering almost nine million hectares are listed as Ramsar wetlands. Given the complaints of local inhabitants regarding water quality, and the interest of the federal government for setting up a plan for…

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Co-digestion of agricultural and municipal waste to produce energy and soil amendment.

In agriculture, manure and cotton gin waste are major environmental liabilities. Likewise, grass is an important organic component of municipal waste. These wastes were combined and used as substrates in a two-phase, pilot-scale anaerobic digester to…

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Rainwater harvesting for multiple uses: a farm‑scale case study.

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) alternatives from runof and roof collection were evaluated for implementation in a farm in subtropical Mexico. Groundwater extraction and bulk water purchase in tanker trucks were evaluated and compared to  RWH. The main…

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Efect of diferent initial C/N ratio of cow manure and straw on microbial quality of compost.

Purpose The efect of diferent initial carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratios on the prevalence of Salmonella spp., fecal coliforms and helminth eggs over composts produced from several mixtures of maize straw (S) and dairy manure (M)…

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Computer aid for roof water harvesting systems analysis in rural areas of Mexico.

Lack of sufficient good quality water to fulfill the rural population’s needs in many countries, such as Mexico, has become one of the main issues governments have to cope with to provide adequate living conditions. The…

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Presencia de hongos en polvo y partículas transportadas por viento en comunidades de la comarca lagunera.

Las partículas de polvo suspendidas en el aire pueden ser portadoras de estructuras fúngicas con efectos en la salud humana. El uso del suelo en zonas aledañas a las comunidades es la fuente principal de los…

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Detection of damage on single- or doublestranded DNA in a population exposed to arsenic in drinking water.

Different studies have suggested an association between arsenic (As) exposure and damage to single-stranded DNA by reactive oxygen species derived from the biotransformation of arsenic. The single strand damages are converted to double strand damage upon…

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