Newsletter

Update December 2015

 

Dear N-Gen / Estimado N-Gen,
At over 350 members and coming off our second remarkable Summit, N-Gen is stronger than ever! Just four years ago we were asking ourselves if a community of Sonoran Desert researchers really existed. Having that question resoundingly answered YES! we shifted to figuring out the best way to capitalize on the […]

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Letter from the Executive Committee

16 November 2014

Dear N-Gen,

At over 200 members – 50% based in the US, 47% based in Mexico, and 3% from regions beyond – our network of collaborators and colleagues continues to expand. In step, so do our actions. The board has been hard at work over the past year. We would like to […]

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Development at Any Cost: A False Premise

A new age of mining has dramatically expanded in recent years. Open pit, extensive, corporate, and multinational operations threaten the Mexican landscape. The prospect of ecological disasters looms across one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

This shadow is darkest in the Sonoran Desert. This is evident not just in the recent mining spill in the Bacanuchi, […]

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Uncovering the Dryland Biodiversity of the Cabo Pulmo Region

Through collaboration between N-Gen, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), UC MEXUS, CIBNOR, and the San Diego Natural History Museum, a weeklong survey of the desert lands adjacent to the coral reefs of Cabo Pulmo in Baja California Sur was conducted in November 2013. The results of this expedition and their relevance to the […]

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