Elizabeth Collins

Elizabeth Collins

Fairfax, Virginia

George Mason University

PhD candidate


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Published on Dec 02, 2019

Finding Palo Santo: the Odyssey

I'm back from a very eventful field collection trip in Colombia! I hope to write up my experiences soon and share them with everyone. First, though, I wanted to answer a question someone asked me t...

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Published on Nov 15, 2019

Hello from Colombia!

I arrived in Barranquilla, Colombia, on November 10 and started field work at 5 am the very next morning! We just finished up yesterday so now I have a little time to give you a quick update. But f...

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Published on Nov 03, 2019

Is the palo santo tree (Bursera graveolens NOT Bulnesia sarmientoi) endangered?

Is the palo santo tree (Bursera graveolens NOT Bulnesia sarmientoi) endangered? I get asked this question a lot (gosh I wonder why!?), and I think up to this point I haven't really given a satisfac...

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Published on Oct 25, 2019

My Adventure in Mangamanguilla Private Conservation Reserve

I had the privilege of visiting and working with the Mangamanguilla Private Conservation Area in Piura, Peru, on my 5-week collecting trip to Peru in March and April 2019.  Mangamanguilla is a phen...

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Hola Gonzalo, I'm so glad to hear that you want to visit Mangamanguilla! You will love it. Yes I do have contact information for them. Can you send me a private message, though, please?
Reply to:Johnny MolinaJohnny Molina
I will be going to Ecuador in February and am in touch with Ecuadorian hands :). I am aware of the IUCN review, but based on my field experience the conservation situation is a bit more complex on a local scale. Read the lab note I wrote for more information.
Reply to:Stefanía CGStefanía CG
Thank you Stefanía! So glad you enjoyed :)