Publications (Peer-reviewed)

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Understanding Groundwater Common-Pool Resources: Commonisation and Decommonisation of Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico

Lopez-Maldonado, Y. "Understanding Groundwater Common-Pool Resources: Commonisation and Decommonisation of Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico", in Nayak, P. K. (ed.) Making Commons Dynamic: Understanding Change through Commonisation and Decommonisation. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon, and New York, NY. 2021. pp. 138-164. DOI: 10.4324/9780429028632 | URL: http://bit.ly/cenote-commons

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Research priorities for maintaining biodiversity’s contributions to people in Latin America

Pearson, R., Martínez-Meyer, E., Andrade Velázquez, M., Caron, M., Corona-Núñez, R., Davis, K., Paz Durán, A., García Morales, R., Hackett, T., Ingram, D., Loyola Díaz, R., Lescano, J., Lira-Noriega, A., López-Maldonado, Y. et al., "Research priorities for maintaining biodiversity’s contributions to people in Latin America". UCL Open: Environment 2019, 1:02. DOI: 10.14324/111.444/ucloe.000002

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Protecting our Sacred Water. Cenote conservation in the Maya area of Yucatan, Mexico

López-Maldonado, Y. “Protecting our Sacred Water. Cenote conservation in the Maya area of Yucatan, Mexico”, in Liljeblad, J. and Verschuuren, B. (eds.) Indigenous Perspectives on Sacred Natural Sites: Culture, Governance, and Conservation. Routledge Earthscan: Abingdon, Oxon, and New York, NY. 2019, pp. 193–206. DOI: 10.4324/9781351234900-13  |  URL: http://bit.ly/sacred-water

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Inequality and the Biosphere

Hamann, M., Berry, K., Chaigneau, T., Curry, T., Heilmayr, R., Henriksson, P., Hentati-Sundberg, J., Jina, A., Lindkvist, E., López-Maldonado, Y. et al., “Inequality and the Biosphere”. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 2018, 43:61-83. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025949

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Restoring the environment, revitalizing the culture: Cenote conservation in Yucatan, Mexico

López-Maldonado, Y. & Berkes, F. “Restoring the environment, revitalizing the culture: Cenote conservation in Yucatan, Mexico". Ecology and Society 2017, 22(4):7. DOI: 10.5751/ES-09648-220407

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Local groundwater balance model: stakeholders’ efforts to address groundwater monitoring and literacy

Lopez-Maldonado, Y., Batllori-Sampedro, E., Binder, C., & Fath. B. “Local groundwater balance model: stakeholders’ efforts to address groundwater monitoring and literacy”. Hydrological Sciences Journal 2017, 62(14):2297-2312. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2017.1372857  |  URL: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14859/

 

Thesis

Doctoral Thesis (Geography)

Dr. rer. nat. (January 2018)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Understanding socio-groundwater systems: framework, toolbox, and stakeholders’ efforts for analysis and monitoring groundwater resources

Master of Science Thesis (Human Ecology)

M.Sc. (October 2011)

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Interest of inhabitants of Sisal, Yucatán on the community development as a tourist centre through the use and management of its cultural and natural heritage

 

Other Publications

Lopez-Maldonado, Y. (2020). "Pandemic Perspectives: Mayan Communities Reconnecting with Nature". Langscape Magazine Blog. URL: https://bit.ly/covid19-maya

López-Maldonado, Y. (2020). "Building leadership through reconnection: The Latin American Academy for Food Systems Resilience". Langscape Magazine 9, 89-95. URL: https://bit.ly/ayni-food

López-Maldonado, Y. (2019). “Building leadership for food systems resilience in Peru”. Report to GlobalGiving. URL: https://goto.gg/39841

López-Maldonado, Y. (2018). “Can the cenotes be saved? Biocultural conservation in Yucatan, Mexico”. Langscape Magazine 7(1):42-47. URL: http://bit.ly/cenote_conservation

Lopez-Maldonado, Y. (2016). “Socio-ecological transformations within the Mayan area of Yucatan, Mexico: Past and present of a water oriented complex society”. Proceedings of the workshop: Transformations of the Earth. International Graduate Workshop in Environmental History, 223-250. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, and the School of History, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China. May 18 – 23, 2016. DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/6nfwz

López-Maldonado, Y. (2015). “The early identification of the human drivers affecting groundwater system in Yucatan, Mexico using Material Flow Analysis”. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Final Young Summer Program Report. Laxenburg, Austria. URL: http://bit.ly/YSSP2015report

López-Maldonado, Y. (2014). “Towards an Understanding of the Human-Environment System of Mayan Communities: Knowledge, Users, Beliefs and Perception of Groundwater in Yucatan”. The Digital Library of the Commons. Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. Indiana University. URL: http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/handle/10535/9408

López-Maldonado, Y. & Castillo-Burguete, T. (2013). “Communitarian initiatives on cultural heritage: preservation, achievements and challenges”. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2551, 141-149. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3359952

López-Maldonado, Y. & Castillo-Burguete, T. (2010). “Cultural tourism in a coastal community of Yucatan. Case study” [in Spanish]. Topofilia, Revista de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Ciencias Sociales. 2(1). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2584.0729 | URL: http://148.228.173.140/topofiliaNew/assets/lopez-castillo.pdf