Author Archives: Sula Vanderplank

About Sula Vanderplank

Sula Vanderplank, PhD, is a Biodiversity Explorer for BRIT. She is a field botanist who loves natural history, floristics, and conservation science. Her research focuses on the botany and ecology of Baja California, Mexico.

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

Exploring the plant ecology of the Bahía de Los Angeles Island Archipelago, with staff and students from the Ocean Discovery Institute  With Dr. Drew Talley, Quinn Heist, Leslie Torre, Ndekey Kahindo, Samantha Gaeta, Aurora Figueroa, Joan Flores, and Joel Barkan. Saturday, July 2nd We … Continue reading

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Sustainable Ranching in Mexico

Mission: launching Alianca da Terra in Mexico. This blog: a visit to the ranch corridor of Cuenca Los Ojos AC in Mexico. Participants: Lilian Jacinto & Jaime Dias (Alianca da Terra) Jose Manuel Perez, Valer Austin, Javier Rivera, & Rafael … Continue reading

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Plant Hunting on the Islands in the Sea of Cortez

Loreto Island plant hunting onboard Resilience Day 1 – Thursday, Nov 20th 2014, The arrival It was a hot, sweaty hike across the international border into Baja California with my oversized back-pack and two roller-suitcases, but with a little help … Continue reading

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Generating field guides in Baja California, Part 2

Part 2: April 7-10, Two Reserves and some Dunes [with Alan Harper, Natalia Rodriguez, Jim Riley, César Garcia, Paula Pijoan, Dave Flietner, Luis Montes, Anny Peralta, Jorge Valdez, Cesar Guerrero, Veronica Meza]   April 7th – Reserva Natural Valle Tranquilo: Switching … Continue reading

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Generating field guides in Baja California

Part 1 – April 2-6, the Sierra San Pedro Martir [with Dr. Alan Harper and Natalia Rodriguez] Rancho Concepcion – Baja Dark Skies Inn: On the second of April we got to Ensenada in the evening and had the pleasure … Continue reading

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