Clare Aslan

Conservation Research Scientist

Disciplines: Conservation, Ecology, Plant Ecology
Regions: Sky Islands
Chapter: Tucson


Website: www.desertmuseum.org
Email: caslan@desertmuseum.org

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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 area, what happens to the organisms that interact with that species? How do large networks of species respond to environmental changes? I am in the early stages of research projects in the Chiricahuas, White Mountains, and Gulf of California islands. I am thrilled to be back in Tucson and working again with the vibrant people and ecosystems of the Sonoran Desert.