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Texas A&M University

The Water Program
213 Teague Hall
MS 3408
College Station, Texas 77843

Dr. Miguel Mora

Professor of Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Intercollegiate Faculty of Toxicology

Ph.D. Ecology, University of California

M.S. Ecology, University of California

B.S. Biochemical Engineering, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, D.F.

Research Interests


Avian Ecology  

Participation in Professional Societies

Associate Editor: Ecotoxicology Associate Editor: Ecotoxicology (2009-Date)

Editorial Board Member: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (1994-1996, 2007-2012).

Board Member SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) North America (2008-2010).

Board Member SETAC World Council (2009-2013).

Past member (2002-2004) Board of Directors, SACNAS(Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science).

Fellow, American Ornithologists’ Union.

Podcast La Clara Voz de la Ciencia, Aplomado Falcon research


Parkes, M.L., M. A. Mora, and R. A. Feagin. (In press). Using Scale, Cover Type, and GIS to Evaluate Nuisance Cattle Egret Colony Site Selection. Waterbirds.

Mora, M.A., J. L. Sericano, C. Baxter (in press). Swallows as Indicators of Environmental Pollution of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin: Are Persistent Organic Pollutants a Concern? Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. doi: 10.1007/s00244-011-9718-3.

Mora MA, Baxter C, Sericano JL, Montoya AB, Gallardo JC, Rodríguez-Salazar JR. 2011. PBDEs, PCBs, and DDE in eggs and their impacts on aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) from Chihuahua and Veracruz, Mexico.

Environmental Pollution. 159:3433-3438, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.08.025. (pdf)

Mora, M.A., B. Brattin, C. Baxter, and J. W. Rivers. 2011. Regional and interspecific variation in Sr, Ca, and Sr/Ca ratios in avian eggshells from the USA. Ecotoxicology 20:1467-1475, doi: 10.1007/s10646-011-0703-4. (pdf)

Phalen, D.N., M. L. Drew, B. Simpson, K. Roset, K. Dubose, and M. Mora. 2010. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica in cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) chicks from central Texas: Prevalence, serotypes, pathogenicity and epizootic potential. Journal Wildlife Diseases 46:379-389. (pdf)

Brumbaugh WG, Mora MA, May TW, Phalen DN. 2010. Metal exposure and effects in voles and small birds near a mining haul road in Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 170:73-86, doi: 10.1007/s10661-009-1216-y. (pdf)

Cobos, VM, Mora MA, Escalona G, Calme S, Jiménez J. 2010. Variation in plasma cholinesterase activity in the clay-colored robin (Turdus grayi) in relation to time of day, season, and diazinon exposure. Ecotoxicology 19:267-272, doi: 10.1007/s10646-009-0409-z. (pdf)

Sitzlar, M. A*, M. A. Mora, J. A. Fleming, F. W. Bazer, J. W. Bickham, C Matson. 2009. Potential effects of environmental contaminants on P450 aromatase activity and DNA damage in swallows from the Rio Grande and Somerville, Texas, USA. Ecotoxicology 18:15-21. (pdf)

Mora, M. A. 2008. Persistent organochlorine pollutants and stable isotopes in resident and migrant passerine birds from northwest Michoacán, Mexico. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 55:488-495. (pdf)

Mora, M. A., A. B. Montoya, P. W. Juergens, M. C. Lee, A. Macías-Duarte, R. Rodríguez-Salazar, A. Lafón-Terrazas. 2008. Persistent Environmental Pollutants in Eggs of Aplomado Falcons from Northern Chihuahua, Mexico, and South Texas, USA. Environment International 34:44-50. (pdf)