Plantas y animales únicos de las islas del Pacifico de Baja California - Unique plants and animals of the Baja California Pacific Islands (pdf version)



Sula Vanderplank
Anny Peralta García
Jorge H. Valdez Villavicencio
Carlos A. de la Rosa
SBM 46
ISSN: 0833-1475
ISBN-13: 978-1-889-878-51-5

Publication Date: 26 April 2017 
Copyright © Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press
Specifications: 6.5" x 9" (pbk), 132 pp., color throughout


About the Book

Esta obra trata sobre los tesoros de las islas del Pacífico de Baja California, sus plantas y animales endémicos, aquellos que no se encuentran en ninguna otra parte del mundo.——This book is a guide to the real treasures of the Baja California Pacific Islands, their endemic plants and animals, found here and nowhere else on the earth.

            Los autores del libro han identificado un total de 69 especies o subespecies endémicas de las islas que salpican la costa de Baja California: Islas Coronado, Todos Santos, San Martín, San Jerónimo, San Benito, Cedros, y Natividad. La biota endémica incluye 35 especies o subespecies de plantas, 15 reptiles, 8 aves, y 11 mamíferos, un número sorprendentemente alto para un grupo de islas tan cercanas a la costa y que subraya la singular naturaleza oceánica de estos ecosistemas insulares. La guía está escrita en lenguaje sencillo, y cada especie está documentada con fotos claras a todo color. Será una herramienta fundamental para cualquier investigador, naturalista, o conservacionista interesado en esta singular región de México.—— The authors of this book have identified a total of 69 endemic species or subspecies from the islands that run along the coast of Baja California: Islas Coronado, Todos Santos, San Martín, San Jerónimo, San Benito, Cedros, and Natividad. The endemic biota comprises 35 species or subspecies of plants, 15 reptiles, 8 birds, and 11 mammals, a surprisingly large number for islands so close to the mainland, underscoring the unique oceanic nature of these insular ecosystems. The guide is written in simple language, and each species is represented with clear photos in full color. It will become a fundamental tool for any researcher, naturalist, or conservationist interested in this unique region of Mexico.

About the Authors

Sula Vanderplank…Field ecologist, conservation botanist, and Biodiversity Explorer for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside, under Dr. Exequiel Ezcurra. Adjunct faculty at the Center for Research, Science and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE) and at San Diego State University (SDSU).

Anny Peralta GarcíaDoctoral student at the Center for Biological Investigation of the Northwest (CIBNOR). Co-founder of the non-profit organization Fauna del Noroeste, focu­sed on research for conservation. Also interested in the themes of evolution, syste­matics, and population genetics of amphibians, and reptiles of northwest Mexico.

Jorge H. Valdez Villavicencio…Biologist, with a master of science degree from the Center for Biological Investigations of the Northwest (CIBNOR). Co-founder of the non-profit organization Fauna del Noroeste. Interested in ecological diversity and the conservation of fauna in northwest Mexico, mainly amphibians and reptiles. Associate curator of the herpetological collection at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC).

Carlos A. de la Rosa…Doctoral candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles. His research interests include conservation biology, community ecology, plant-animal interactions, and foraging ecology.


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