Coastal Ecosystems

Research Team

Sula Vanderplank, Ph.D.

Research Associate


The coast of Baja California is a biodiversity hotspot on land as well as sea. This program strives to link plant conservation to other disciplines, including archeology, anthropology, zoology, and the marine sciences, making land-sea connections and teaming up with various institutions, including Scripps Oceanographic Institute.

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The changing plant life of small islands in the Sea of Cortéz

We met at the office at 6:30 am and proceeded to spend about two hours packing the truck with food. 40 mouths are many to feed, and after hundreds of pounds of coolers, boxes, bags of rice, and beans, stuffed in between with fresh fruit, we load up and hit the road...
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