Studying island biogeography: an interdisciplinary research experience

By Paula Ezcurra   Island biogeography examines the relationship between islands in a given region, finding similarities and differences in the flora and fauna of each. This information helps us understand the biodiversity of specific communities, and the evolutionary history of a region. Exploring, surveying, and sampling the biota of several islands is no easy […]

Diversity among the islands of the Gulf of California

By Paula Ezcurra Not all islands are created equal The Gulf of California extends 1,070km along a northwest-southeast axis between the Baja California Peninsula and mainland Mexico. Dotting the waters are over 100 islands and smaller islets that can be divided into three broad categories: the northern islands, the central midriff islands, and the southern […]

GCMP Field Trip

By Erica Ferrer As many readers already know, small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are simply Too Big to Ignore, greatly contributing to seafood security around the world. In Mexico, for example, we know that SSFs comprise an industry valued at ~4.25-million dollars a year, producing 420,000 tons of fish annually, nearly 35% of all of Mexico’s fishery […]

Mi semana en Clubes de Ciencia México

Clubes de Ciencia es una organización que busca motivar a jóvenes estudiantes de bachillerato y universidad a adentrarse al mundo de la investigación y la ciencia de una manera dinámica y divertida. Durante una semana, jóvenes investigadores se unen para compartir sus conocimientos a estudiantes que desean aprender y acercarse a estas disciplinas. Clubes de […]

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