Faculty of Marine Ecology

School of Sustainable Development


NAB members and part-time teachers

School of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Biological Chemistry


Receive a most cordial welcome to the "Natural Resources and Ecology" (MRNyE) website of the Autonomous University of Guerrero.

The MRNyE is a postgraduate oriented research [institute] and aims to train high-level human resources in the study of ecology, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, and/or the distribution and sustainable use of their natural biotic and abiotic resources with an emphasis on the state of Guerrero and the southern region of Mexico, using a multidisciplinary approach and cutting-edge methodologies. MRNyE offers three terminal options: 1. Ecology and Conservation; 2. Water Resources and Systems; And 3. Water Resources.

The Basic Academic Nucleus (NAB) is made up of 16 professors/researchers with proven experience in the study of natural resources and/or similar and complementary areas of knowledge. It has classrooms, cubicles and infrastructure of appropriate research laboratories to ensure the proper functioning of the program, as well as the academic quality of its researchers and students.

On this site, you will find more extensive information about the program, our facilities, NAB members and their scientific contributions. You will also find information about student admission processes. For more information, questions or comments regarding the program and subject choices contact:

Dr. Rafael Flores Garza
Program Coordinator
Option: Resources and Coastal Systems
Administrative Headquarters
Gran Vía Tropical 20 Playas
Acapulco de Juárez
Tel: 52+ 744 189 30 56
Dr. Martha Elena Lopezaraiza Mikel
Option: Ecology and Conservation
Carretera Federal Acapulco-Zihuatanejo Km 106 + 900
Col. Las Tunas, CP. 40900
Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero
Tel: 52+ 742 425 87 43
me.lopezaraiza (at) gmail.com
Dr. Alejandro H. Ramírez Guzmán
Option: Water Resources
Exhacienda San Juan Bautista s/n
Taxco el Viejo, Guerrero, CP. 40323
Tel: 733-131-60-00 Ext. 4312 y 4340


Admission profile

Candidates for the Natural Resources and Ecology masters must be licensed or engineers with:

Knowledge about

  • Biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and basic statistics.
  • Cientific investigation methodology

Able to

  • Use basic computer tools
  • Search and analyze scientific information
  • Clearly communicate oral and written ideas in Spanish, and understand basic texts of the natural sciences in Spanish and English

Good attitude and values in

  • Scientific research
  • Honesty and professional ethics
  • Individual and group work

Objective and Goals

In the Master's in Natural Resources and Ecology research is carried out in three Areas consisting in the Generation and Application of Knowledge: (AGAK)



No Institution and Mobility
1 The University of Arizona, USA
2 Museum of San Diego, USA
3 Institute of Geography, University of Havana, Cuba
4 Institute of Oceanography, University of Havana, Cuba
5 University of Cadiz, Spain
6 Multidisciplinary Institute of Plant Biology, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
7 Institute of Research in Ecosystems and Sustainability, National Autonomous University of Mexico
8 Center for Research in Environmental Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico
9 National School of Higher Studies, Morelia Unit, National Autonomous University of Mexico
10 Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
11 Institute of Geophysics, National Autonomous University of Mexico
12 Institute of Geology, National Autonomous University of Mexico
13 Regional Northwest Station, National Autonomous University of Mexico
14 Institute of Ecology, A.C.
15 Aquaculture Laboratory, Autonomous University of Nuevo León
16 Center for Fisheries Health, Autonomous University of Nuevo León
17 CUCBA, University of Guadalajara
18 Faculty of Biology, Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo
19 Institute of Metallurgy, Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo
20 Institute of Basic Sciences and Engineering, Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo
21 Center for Research and Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí
22 Autonomous University of Morelos
23 Department of Geology, University of Sonora
24 Scientific Collection of Molluscs, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa
25 University of the Sea