Plant Ecology

Delia Marina Acuña Acosta

Soy estudiante de la Licenciatura en Biología de la Universidad de Sonora acabo de terminar el 4to semestre. Eh tenido la oportunidad de ir a una excursión con Sky Island Alliance, también a una de la Primera Reunión de Responsables de Herbarios, eh salido a campo al pinacate y otros lugares. Soy coordinadora del club […]

By |May 21st, 2015|Comments Off

Juan C. Alvarez-Yepiz

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at SUNY-ESF. My research interests are broadly in plant ecology with emphasis on linking community and population ecology to plant ecophysiology. In this context, I am currently involved in three projects: 1) Tropical dry forest disturbance and regeneration in southern Sonora, 2) Mechanisms of persistence of a rare cycad within […]

By |December 26th, 2013|Comments Off

Clare Aslan

Although I grew up in Arizona, I recently arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from grad school in California and a postdoc in Hawaii. My research focuses on the effect of environmental change on pollination and seed dispersal. When invasive species, climate change, and habitat loss cause a species to move or disappear from an […]

By |December 27th, 2013|Comments Off

Anthony Baniaga

I am interested in plant diversity! I study hybridization, polyploidy, population genetics, and systematics in Selaginella taxa found throughout the southwestern borderlands of U.S. and Mexico.

By |January 28th, 2014|Comments Off

Greg Barron-Gafford

I have a dual position, split between the University of Arizona’s School of Geography and Development and the Biosphere 2. I’m a Biogeographer, which means my science sits at that exciting nexus of understanding how external forces (like environmental and human factors) and internal characteristics (like leaf biochemistry and plant functional type) act as determinants […]

By |July 2nd, 2017|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

Emmanuel Mario Bernal Loaiza

Mi área de interés son los insectos (coleopteros en general) de la región, su taxonomía, ecolución, fisiología, biogeografía y aspectos de la ecologia de las comunidades de insectos y como afecta el cambio en el paisaje a ellas y las interacciones entre plantas del desierto y su entomofauna asociada. Actualmente trabajo sobre una tesis acerca […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Comments Off

Julio Betancourt

Julio Betancourt is a Senior Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (formerly in Tucson and now based out of Reston VA) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he obtained both his Master’s and Ph.D. His training in the sciences is broad and includes geology, hydrology, climatology, and ecology. This […]

By |May 7th, 2014|Comments Off

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 […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Comments Off