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Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 07:30 pm - 08:45 pm EDT

Location:  Virtual Zoom meeting
9 Circuit Drive, Box 90328
Durham,  27708
United States

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Join Nicholas School of the Environment faculty Xavier Basurto, Associate Professor of Sustainability Science for a discussion on his research and large-scale collaborations between academia, practitioners, and fishing organizations in Baja California. 

A native from Mexico, Xavier has almost 30 years of experience exploring and doing research in the Baja California and Northwest Mexico. As an undergraduate student, Xavier studied the unique island biology and ecology of the Islands of Baja California. As a graduate student, Xavier lived in several fishing communities and was exposed to the complex ways in which coastal communities interact with these beautiful and rich marine ecosystems. One of the enduring questions his research explores is: why some communities in the Baja peninsula can organize and succeed at using their resources sustainably while others fail? 


For alumni and friends who wish to engage further, Dr. Xavier Basurto will be the faculty host to Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay aboard National Geographic Sea Lion taking place March 4-9, 2022. 


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