Mediterranean Regions

Research Team

Sula Vanderplank, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Mediterranean climate regions of the world are all biodiversity hotspots, having a disproportionate number of plant species found no-where else in the world. Mediterranean Mexico is the far northwestern corner of the nation and is home to a wealth of narrowly restricted (endemic) plants that are found no-where else. Many of these plants are found along the coast where fog buffers the harsh summers and allows many plants to grow and flower for longer periods.