Agriculture

Jeffrey Banister

I have a dual position, split between the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center and School of Geography and Development. As assistant editor of Journal of the Southwest, I have worked to build on the university’s tradition of collaborative investigation and publication with Mexican institutions. JSW also publishes across the social sciences and humanities, focusing on […]

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Benjamin Blonder

I am an ecologist focusing on plant response to climate change, past and present. I am the PI of the Macrosystems Ecology lab at Arizona State University. I am also interested in improving science education through experiential approaches. I co-founded the University of Arizona Sky School, a program that provides inquiry-based outdoor science education to […]

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Dylan Burge

I study the plant life of the California Floristic Province, which shares many species and genera with the Sonoran Desert. I am especially interested in the plants of the “sky islands” in the Sonoran desert, as these tend to share much of their flora with the California Floristic Province. I am also very concerned with […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Comments Off

Hernan Celaya Michel

I’m interested in livestock production systems and sustainable use of natural resources. I’ve been trying to understand the functioning of natural and modified ecosystems. I want to develop risk indicators of degradation of grasslands and semi-arid scrub and to determine thresholds sustainable use of natural resources and reduce the risk of desertification, considering the global […]

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Sarah Elizabeth Clark

As Chief Executive Officer of Image & Sound Group, I manage the development and production of strategic projects for Image & Sound clients worldwide. I’m a writer, investigator and communications specialist with 9 years of professional experience in the areas of natural resources management and conservation, food systems and agriculture, and public health. I enjoy […]

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Lara Cornejo Denman

I’ve been working with cactus for several years. I studied biology at the Universidad de Guadalajara and worked with cacti reproduction afterwards. Currently I’m developing a greenhouse project in Hermosillo, dedicated to the cultivation of ornamental cacti and succulents. I also collaborate in a civil organization that works with environmental problems and public health in […]

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Rigoberto Granillo

He trabajado en proyectos de educación ambiental dirigido a niños de la etnia Comcaac, monitoreo de fauna silvestre mediante fototrampeo e interesado por el estudio de la producción agrícola con enfoque a la permacultura como generador de empleo y fuente de alimentos saludables para comunidades marginadas.

By |October 12th, 2016|Comments Off

Stephen J. Hussman

Director of Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries

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Joel Johnson

My undergraduate work in both English and Sustainable Agriculture has provided the groundwork for my desert research. I am currently working on a project about “close-reading” desert land:

There is no such thing as a neutral approach to land. The human gaze, and subsequent human actions are informed by a complex hermeneutic circle that Aldo Leopold […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Comments Off

Alex La Pierre

I work for the National Park Service in the fields of historic preservation and interpretation. I am currently at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico but will be working at Tumacacori National Historical Park, in between Tubac and Nogales, Arizona. There, I will be working on the preservation crew charged with conserving the ruins […]

By |April 12th, 2015|Comments Off