Videos derived from our outreach work and collaborative research
Some videos related to our outreach work, and to the research of our collaborators. Because most of our research is in the Sonoran Desert, Baja California, and the Gulf of California, some of these videos are in Spanish:
Extending conservation concerns to coastal development
In collaboration with the Mexican Fund for Environmental Education and Communication, we have edited a booklet analyzing, in simple lay terms, some of the main ideas on coastal conservation and a discussion about the challenges we are facing
Extending conservation ideas to legislators and the general public
In collaboration with the Mexican Fund for Environmental Education and Communication (Fondo para la Comunicación y Educación Ambiental), and with financial support of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, we have done a booklet for Mexican legislators and the general public, trying to analyze, in simple lay terms, some of the main ideas on coastal conservation and a discussion about the challenges we are facing
For a link to the pdf file, click here, or, for a screen-readable alternative, click on the Issuu link or on the image below:
More on sardine populations and overfishing.
As a followup to our "Natural Numbers" video, I have uploaded a short slideshow showing a graphical analysis of the boon-and-bust cycles of the sardine fishery. You can visit our Lab's facebook pageand tell us what you think.
A simple graphical analysis of sardine landings in the Gulf of california, Mexico, suggest that overfishing is forcing the sardine population into wild cycles of boon-and-collapse.
Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers
This is the video of the 2012 inaugural Summit of the The Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers --- a network of people committed to understanding and preserving the desert landscapes of the Sonoran Desert, the Baja California Peninsula, the Gulf of California, and the US-Mexico borderlands (nextgensd.com).
A binational iniciative for research and conservation
The Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers is a network of individuals and institutions committed to the rich social and ecological landscape that spans the mainland Sonoran Desert, the Baja California Peninsula, the Gulf of California, and the US-Mexico borderlands. This interdisciplinary network will address the research and conservation challenges of our time within this binational region. Deeply committed to the spirit of the Sonoran Desert, the NextGenSDR will (1) catalyze research and biocultural collaboration, (2) develop an innovative research and conservation agenda, and (3) influence decision makers in both countries to promote a conservation ethic that matches the grandeur of the landscape.
This is the video of the 2012 inaugural Summit --their first group meeting-- held at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona from April 18 to 20, 2012.
Sardines (in English) - Sardinas (in Spanish). This is the first video of our project "Natural Numbers" - "Números Naturales" in which we attempt to explain the value of global ecosystem services in simple lay terms. Other videos will follow.
En Defensa de Cabo Pulmo
(In Defense of Cabo Pulmo; in Spanish). A series of three short videos done jointly with Octavio Aburto and Pedro Ezcurra, discussing the plight of Cabo Pulmo, the most important reef in the Mexican Pacific Ocean, now threatened by a permit to develop 15 large hotels along the coast.
La Reserva Marina de Cabo Pulmo (Cabo Pulmo's Marine Reserve, in Spanish)
A brilliant short documentary film directed by my friend and collaborator, Dr. Ocatvio Aburto, and the Cuban underwater cameraman, Alfredo Barroso. A wonderful film that hopefully may convince people of the need to keep protecting this unique reef.
La Reserva Marina de Cabo Pulmo: A short documentary by Octavio Aburto
COP 16 (in Spanish).
This video was made for Mexico's Reforma newspaper and made available online during the 16th Conference of the Parties of the Frame Convention on Climate Change (COP 16), which took place in Cancún, Mexico, in December 2010.
UCR Professor Exequiel Ezcurra on the environment (in English)
A UCR video produced by the film and video unit at the University of California, Riverside.
A UCR production video
Isla Rasa (in English).
A short video on the work of our collaborator, Dr. Enriqueta Velarde, in Isla Rasa, produced by OceanContent's Channel.
Water and urbanization in Mexico City (in Spanish)
A video interview of Exequiel filmed and produced by a group of concerned citizens in Mexico City, asking our opinion about the proposed development project in the hill-slopes west of Mexico City, called the "Western Superhighway" (Supervía del Poniente) and its potential impact on the city's water supply.