Mora-Zacarias, Miguel individual record
Professor Emeritus

For the last 30 years Dr. Mora's research has focused on documenting the impacts of persistent organic pollutants, agricultural pesticides, metals, and other contaminants of emergent concern on avian species. Dr. Mora's work has focused on the southwestern United States, along the U.S.-Mexico border, and in various other regions of Texas, California, and Arizona. In the southwestern U.S., Dr. Mora investigated the accumulation and impacts of environmental contaminants in raptors, particularly aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) and peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), and various other endangered species of the U.S.-Mexico border. He has also conducted various research projects in Mexico.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles73
  • Sabin, L. B., & Mora, M. A. (2022). Ecological risk assessment of the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on northern bobwhites ( Colinus virginianus ) in the South Texas Plains Ecoregion. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 18(2), 488-499.
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  • Oregel-Zamudio, E., Alvarez-Bernal, D., Franco-Hernandez, M. O., Buelna-Osben, H. R., & Mora, M. (2021). Bioaccumulation of PCBs and PBDEs in Fish from a Tropical Lake Chapala, Mexico. Toxics. 9(10), 241-241.
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  • Al-Badran, A. A., Fujiwara, M., Mora, M. A., & Gatlin, D. M. (2021). The adverse effects of the phenylpyrazole, fipronil, on juvenile white shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus.. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 28(41), 58688-58700.
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  • Hidalgo, C. M., Mora, M. A., Sericano, J. L., Mutch, B. D., & Juergens, P. W. (2021). Persistent organic pollutants in eggs from south Texas Aplomado falcons.. Environ Pollut. 268(Pt B), 115685-115685.
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  • Lacher, T. E., Bickham, J. W., Gascon, C., Green, R. E., Moore, R. D., & Mora, M. (2016). Impacts of contaminants and pesticides on biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. Wildlife Toxicology: Emerging Contaminant and Biodiversity Issues. 111-145.
Conference Papers2
  • Mora, M. A., Garcia, J., Carpio-Obeso, M., & King, K. A. (2003). Contaminants without borders: A regional assessment of the Colorado River Delta ecosystem. MANAGING FOR HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMS. 1125-1134.
  • Mora, M. A., Rourke, J., Sferra, S. J., & King, K. (2003). Environmental contaminants in surrogate birds and insects inhabiting Southwestern Willow Flycatcher habitat in Arizona. ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF THE WILLOW FLYCATCHER. (26), 168-176.
chaired theses and dissertations
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mailing address
Texas A&M University; Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences; 2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258