The mission of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes is to enable the discoveries and solutions needed to sustain Earth’s biodiversity in a time of rapid biophysical, institutional and cultural change. The center draws on the innovative power of ASU to create path-breaking, practical solutions in biodiversity conservation by partnering with NGOs, corporations, governments and other academic institutions around the world while training the next generation of conservation leaders.
Established in 2015, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes is a partnership between the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Life Sciences. The School of Life Sciences has traditionally been the fulcrum of biology and ecology at ASU. The ASU Wrigley Institute buttresses the portfolio of sustainability sciences across campuses.
Meeting today’s biodiversity challenges requires innovative research, education, communication and policy strategies. A new paradigm of 21st century sustainability science brings together insights offered by biology, ecology, economics and the social and political sciences to tackle the greatest environmental threats of our time. ASU faculty members have been instrumental in developing this paradigm. The Center provides the institutional capacity to facilitate faculty, as well as students and postdoctoral fellows, to work together to produce even more powerful results.