Faculty and Staff

Lucina Hernández Laundre

Title: Associate Professor
         Director of Rice Creek Field Station


Ph.D. in Ecology, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, 1995
M.S. in Ecology, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México, 1990
B.S. in Biology, Escuela Nacional de Estudios Profesionales Iztacala, UNAM. México, 1981

Areas of Specialty:
Ecology and Conservation

Research Interests:
Conservation of mammals, behavioral ecology, ecology of communities, disturbances and their effect on biodiversity, predator-prey interactions, ecology as a fundamental part of sustainability.

Recent Publications:

Arias Del Razo, I, L. Hernández, J. W. Laundré and L. Velasco-Vézquez. 2012. The landscape of fear: habitat use by a predator (Canis latrans) and its main prey (Lepus californicus and Sylvilagus audubonii). Can. J. Zool., 90: 683-693.

Hernández, L. J. W. Laundré, K.M. Grajales, G.L. Portales, J. López-Portillo, A. González Romero, A. García, and J.M. Martínez. 2011. Plant productivity, predation, and the abundance of black-tailed jackrabbits in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments, 75: 1043-1049.

Hernández, L., J. W. Laundré, A. González -Romero, J. López-Portillo and K. M. Grajales. A tale of two metrics: density and biomass in a desert rodent community, do they tell the same story? 2011. Journal of Mammalogy, 92: 840-851.

Arias del Razo, I. Hernández, L., Laundré, J.W., and Myers, O. 2011. Do predator and prey activity patterns match? A study of coyotes (Canis latrans), and lagomorphs (Lepus californicus and Sylvilagus audubonii). Journal of Arid Environments, 75: 112-118.

Laundré, J.W., L. Hernández, and W. Ripple. 2010. The Landscape of fear: Ecological Implications of being afraid. The Open Ecology Journal, 3.

Laundré, J.W., J. Loredo-Salazar, and L. Hernández. 2009. Evaluating potential factors affecting puma abundance in the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert. Wildlife Ecology, 15:207-212.

Laundré, J.W., J.M. Martínez and L. Hernández. 2009. Foraging in the landscape of fear, the predators's dilemma: Where should I hunt? The Open Ecology Journal, 2: 1-6.

Laundré, J.W., L. Hernández, and T.W. Clark. 2007. Numerical and demographic responses of pumas to changes in prey abundance: Testing current predictions. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:345-355.

Laundré, J.W., L. Hernández, and T.W. Clark. 2006. Impact of puma predation on the decline and recovery of a mule deer population in southeastern Idaho. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1555-1565.

Hernández, L., A. González Romero, J. W. Laundré, D. Lightfoot, E. Aragón, and J. López Portillo. 2005. Changes in rodent community structure in the Chihuahuan Desert México: Comparisons between two habitats. Journal of Arid Environments 60:239-257.

Hernández, L., J. W. Laundré, and M. Gurung. 2005. Use of camera traps to measure predation risk in a puma mule deer system. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:353-358.

Hernández, L. and J. W. Laundré. 2005. Foraging in the landscape of fear and its implications to habitat use and diet quality of elk Cervus elaphus and bison Bison bison. Wildlife Biology 11:215-220.

Laundré, J.W., L. Hernández and K.B. Altendorf. 2001. Wolves, elk and bison: restablishing the landscape of fear in Yellowsone National Park. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 79: 1401-1409


Hernández, L. and A. García-Arévalo. 2010. Especies biológicas representativas: potencialidades y riesgos actuales. In: A. López-López and A. Sánchez-Crispín (Eds). Comarca Lagunera. Procesos regionales en el contexto global. Universidad Autónoma de México.

Laundré, J.W. and L. Hernández. 2009. What we know about pumas in Latin America. In: M. Hornocker amd S. Negri (Eds.). Cougar: Ecology and conservation. The University of Chicago Press

Hernández, L. (Translator, edition in Spanish) 2006. Puma. Guia de Manejo. 1st Edition, Wildfutures, Bainbridge Island, Washington. Washington. 137 pp. ISBN-10: 0-9770075-1-0 and ISBN-13: 978-0-9770075-1-6.