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California Lutheran professor to use Mexico science trip to help scientists capture hearts, minds

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Bryan Rasmussen rode in the back of a truck as it lurched and swayed up a mountain to an old mining colony.

The trek was one of the more harrowing legs of a summer expedition in Baja. 

And, the Thousand Oaks English professor was one of the less likely team members on the two-week trip to survey the region’s biodiversity.

But there he was, careening over roads not traveled in decades and hiking the rocky backcountry alongside mules and horses that carted equipment and supplies.

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