With an unparalleled network of environmental monitoring stations, research field sites, data, and interdisciplinary scientists, the UA is pioneering use-inspired ecosystem research that helps manage and conserve the lands, forests, oceans, landscapes, and wildlife of the western U.S. and beyond for those who enjoy and depend upon them.
Dr. Philip C. Rosen has studied conservation biology and community ecology of amphibians and reptiles in the American Southwest since 1983, focusing on reptile ecology, aquatic species, deserts, grasslands, and urban environments. He has specialized in ranid frog, kinosternid turtle, and gartersnake conservation and ecology, urban amphibian distribution, ecology and conservation, translocation, and long-term monitoring and research in population and community ecology of desert reptiles.
The Tucson metro area ranked second among its Western peers for national park visits in 2017, according to the MAP Dashboard, a project of the University of Arizona Economic and Business Research Center.
Over the past two weekends, as two major wildfires devastated communities in Northern and Southern California, President Donald Trump has inaccurately blamed the state’s forest management practices for the blazes. He has also wrongly said that raking — a method he attributed to Finland — could have solved the problem.
The northern tip of the Sea of Cortez is the only place where the vaquita marina—the world’s rarest marine mammal—is found