The goal of the Research Grants program is to support research that assists land managers in making informed decisions about the natural and cultural resources of the partnership’s focal preserves: City of Phoenix Desert Mountain Parks and Preserves, Maricopa County Regional Parks, and City of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Grants will support applied and/or useable basic research that 1) fills gaps in the ecological, social, and cultural understanding of Preserve resources, and 2) addresses specific management issues.
More information: CAZCA RFP.2014 Research Grants
This article examines the need for national and international regulatory reform before gene drives can be used in the wild. Science Express. 2014. Regulating Gene Drives
James Collins discusses a call for rapid adaptation and leadership in research and educational institutions.
Leadership and Change in Twenty-First Century Higher Education. BioScience. 5, June 2014.
Ben Minteer reflects on the importance of acknowledging our limited ability to right our wrongs.
“Is it right to reverse extinction?“. Nature. 14, May 2014.
The report on the results of the World Wide Views on Biodiversity Project Global mediation. The mediation took place worldwide on September 15, 2012. Meetings in the United States were facilitated by ASU’s Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes.
World Wide Views on Biodiversity Results Report
The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy has received private funding to support one Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Fellow per year for three years, beginning Fall 2015. Contact us for application information.