Natural History

Jose Luis Abella Gutiérrez

Casi doctor en paleoecología, cortometrajista aficionado y divulgador científico – blogger. En mi trayectoria científica he pasado de estudios de poblaciones y comunidades de pastos marinos (en San Quintín entre otros sitios) a relaciones entre clima, oceanografía y ecología en ecosistemas pelágicos en la que sigo desarrollando mi actividad principal. Ahora tengo un creciente interés […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Comments Off

Ramiro de Jesus Arcos Aguilar

Trabajo con invertebrados en el Golfo de California, principalmente biología y estructura poblacional, Soy participante del Programa para la conservación de la fauna arrecifal como monitor con el Gulf of California Marine Program. También participo como analista en “DataMARES” colaborando en la realización de las historias que se publican continuamente. Me interesa la fotografía y […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Comments Off

John Arnett

I am a wildlife biologist for the US federal government, based in Phoenix, AZ. The majority of my work is with the distribution and ecology of birds that occur in the Sonoran Desert, particularly thrashers and Gray Vireo. Other projects include monitoring a Kit Fox population and studying post-fire vegetation succession with repeat photography. […]

By |October 8th, 2015|Comments Off

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 […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Comments Off

Michael Barker

We study the evolution of plant diversity. One of our main study systems is the evolution of the resurrection lycophytes of Selaginella throughout the Sonoran and other deserts.

By |August 8th, 2016|Comments Off

Ursula Basinger

I’m a plant ecologist and desert rat with an active interest in science writing. My research brings me to the Desert Laboratory at Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Arizona, where I study the community dynamics of tiny winter annual plants under the guidance of Dr. Larry Venable. In my free time, I write about regional art, […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Comments Off

Rafael Bello Bedoy

Me interesa el estudio de la selección natural y la adaptación. La teoría de la genética ecológica permite comprender los mecanismos locales y externos como la selección natural y el flujo genético contribuyen a la explicación de la fina variación genética y morfológica de organismos que muy seguramente representan linajes independientes. Así, a través del […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Comments Off

Kate Boersma

I am an arid-land aquatic ecologist interested in the conservation of Sonoran Desert aquatic biodiversity. My research measures this biodiversity and how aquatic communities are changing as droughts become more severe. Streams and springs in the Sonoran Desert contain many unique and threatened species, and I hope that my work can contribute to their protection.

By |June 1st, 2015|Comments Off

Michael Bogan

My research focuses on how disturbance and dispersal processes shape local population, community, and metacommunity patterns in streams. I’m most interested in how life-history traits of aquatic organisms (e.g. dispersal modes) interact with stream flow variability to produce the diverse communities that we often find in arid-land streams. Understanding these interactions is critical in the […]

By |December 13th, 2014|Comments Off

Rick Brusca

Rick is an invertebrate zoologist, marine biologist, conservation ecologist, Southwestern naturalist, and desert rat. He is Executive Director, Emeritus, of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (and currently a Research Associate). He is also currently a Research Scientist at the University of Arizona and the Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD), Mexico. Rick is the […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Comments Off