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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. Dedicated to the spirit of the Sonoran Desert, 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.

Border BioBlitz


The Border BioBlitz March 3rd 2018 is a one-day communal citizen-science effort to record as many species as possible along a 1 kilometer stretch on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers and collaborating organizations invite teams of independently organized teams of researchers and community members to document the stunning biological diversity of the borderlands at several key sites.

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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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Solar Desalination in action at the Navajo Nation: Notes from the field after two years of volunteering work

January 24th, 2018|Comments Off

Rodolfo Peon-Anaya (1) and Christopher B. Yazzie (2)
1. Ph.D Candidate, Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP, University of Arizona
2. M.S. Candidate Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona
A visit to the Navajo Nation in the arid […]

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Notes from [a different] field: The United Nations Oceans Conference

July 17th, 2017|Comments Off

by Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor

The United Nations Oceans Conference, held this June (2017) at the UN Headquarters in New York City, aimed to be “the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our […]

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¿Qué pasa dentro de una cueva de maternidad de murciélago tequilero?

March 1st, 2017|Comments Off

Begoña Iñárritu, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM


Uno de los mitos de los murciélagos es que son ciegos, lo cual es totalmente falso. Incluso podría decirse que tienen “mejor” vista que los humanos, pues son sensibles también […]