Field Notes

Border Wildlife Study: Vegetation and Drought in the Borderlands

May 21, 2021

For the last year, the Border Wildlife Study cameras have documented an amazing array of wildlife species across the San Rafael Valley and the Patagonia and Huachuca Mountains that flank it on the west and east. One of the interesting questions of our study is: How does the wildlife community vary across the different habitats…
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Notes from the Field: Round River Conservation Studies Sky Island Semester

February 18, 2021

After spending the last few months planning for the Round River Conservation Studies (RRCS) first ever semester in the Sky Islands, I was ecstatic to finally spend time with them in the field over the past couple weeks. RRCS is an ecological research and education organization dedicated to conservation strategies that are sustainable and tied…
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New Sky Islands Borderlands Field Program

September 4, 2020

We’re joining forces with Round River Conservation Studies to launch a new undergraduate field course in February 2021! Students who join this inaugural Sky Islands Borderland Field cohort will spend three months immersed in the mountainous grasslands and forests of the Madrean archipelago in southeastern Arizona—tracking wildlife activity along the U.S.-Mexico border, surveying spring oases hidden in mountains, and developing new methods to survey iconic southwestern plants…
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