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Gina at work as a researcher at The Northwestern Center for Biological Research (CIBNOR) and professor at the Autonomous University of Baja California.

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2 Gina at work as a researcher at The Northwestern Center for Biological Research (CIBNOR) and professor at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur in La Paz, Mexico Photos courtesy of Taylor Morey and friends of Gina Presentation by Juan-Pablo Hernandez

3 Initial steps: studies of decay of cardon cactus in With Gerardo Toledo, a M.Sc. student

4 Initial steps: studies of decay of cardon cactus in On the island of Espiritu Santo with Gerardo Toledo (R) and Yoav Bashan (L)

5 Initial steps: studies of decay of cardon cactus in On the island of Espiritu Santo

6 Initial steps: studies of decay of cardon cactus in On the island of Espiritu Santo

7 Initial steps: studies of decay of cardon cactus in Initial steps: studies of decay of cardon cactus in On the island of Espiritu Santo

8 Initial steps: helping farmers in Valle de Santo Domingo to improve their crops ( )

9 Initial steps: Study of microbiology of a saltern in

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11 In the laboratories of CIBNOR in 1992 With Norma Hernandez

12 Initial steps: mangrove research, the great love of her life in Collecting propagules of black mangroves for experiments in Balandra Lagoon

13 Initial steps: mangrove research, the great love of her life in Collecting seedlings of black mangroves at local beach with Joseph Dobruvsky

14 Surveying cacti and desert plants in 1996 With Luz Gonzalez visiting from Colombia

15 Surveying a desert in Baja California Sur in 1996 With Luz Gonzalez visiting from Colombia South of Loreto The oasis of San Ignacio

16 Surveying cacti and desert plants in 2002 Probably in San Juan de los Planes, a heavy deforested area

17 Surveying desert plants in 2004 Probably near La Paz at an area to be converted to a golf-course community

18 With the major love of her professional life; arid-region mangroves

19 Giving a tour of mangroves to visitors Taking samples from mangroves seedlings with her student Patricia Vazquez in 1998 Proud of the first reforestation of arid- region mangroves in Mexico in 1996

20 Getting a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, Canada ( ) A long and life-changing break in her desert studies

21 Teaching basic microbiology at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur in La Paz ( ) With her student Ani Flores

22 A field trip with her students to the damaged mangroves on El Mogote

23 In the mangrove at Balandra that were planned to be converted to a golf course. Gina fought endlessly to conserve this outstanding natural area Balandra mangroves were declared a municipal park and a RAMSAR priority conservation site in Gina did not live to see her greatest success. With Ani Flores (L) Luis Leyva (M), and Lior Bashan (R)

24 Gina left all of us much to do May the mangroves of the Baja California Peninsula be protected, as she intended them to be.


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