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The Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers

A network of individuals and institutions committed to the rich social and ecological landscape that spans the Sonoran Desert
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Our Vision

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 N-Gen 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.

LATEST NEWS: Arroyo La Junta and Los Cardones

See the results of the N-Gen expedition to the Sierra La Laguna, BCS

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Notes From the Field

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A Crack In The Earth: Where Desert Oases And Plate Tectonics Collide

March 22nd, 2016|Comments Off

Scott Bennett, Michael Bogan, Michael Darin
“You know, at one of these freshwater springs I’ve been studying, there are these striations on the rocks and the steep-walled canyon comes to an abrupt end, as if the […]

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Finding Dioon and “ditmarsi”, the herpetology of botany, and the importance of biodiversity expeditions

February 10th, 2015|Comments Off

 Robert Villa, Tucson Herpetological Society
I was six or seven years old when I entered my great-grandmother’s kitchen in South Tucson and noticed a yellow Tupperware box in the corner. Peering in, I was captivated by […]

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Seri language classes

June 12th, 2014|Comments Off

Stephen A. Marlett

In the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014 my wife Cathy and I spent about four months in the village of Desemboque. During those weeks I was teaching a group of […]