CINVESTAV-IPN, Unidad Merida
Maria Eugenia Vega-Cendejas is a biologist graduated from the Faculty of Sciences, UNAM. She obtained a Master's degree in Sciences (Biology) in 1983, being distinguished by the Gabino Barreda Silver Medal at the end of her studies. In March of 1998 she has received the degree of Doctor in Sciences (Biology) in the same Faculty. Currently, her research has focused on the demersal communities of the Yucatan Platform and Canal, as well as the deepwater zone of the Gulf of Mexico. She has graduated six students at doctoral level, 17 of Master and 14 of bachelor degree. She has coordinated 26 Research Projects on structure and function (trophic weft) of the fish community in various coastal ecosystems and protected areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. She has also participated in service projects with the objective of evaluate the environmental quality and health status of the Gulf of Mexico. She has presented papers in 107 national and international congresses, has 37 publications in indexed journals, thirteen chapters of books, fiven memoirs in congresses and four books that contribute to the knowledge of the ichthyofauna in the region. She is a member of the National System of Investigators (level II), member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and is part of the evaluation committee of several specialized journals and member evaluator of CONACYT.
Taxonomy and ecology of fish communities