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Focus on Field Stations: CEDO

October 26, 2012

Here is an article Peggy Turk Boyer and I wrote on the unique attributes of CEDO as a Field Station.  It appears in the October 2012 issue of the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America



New “Prezi” on the Desert Sea Initiative

September 2, 2011

I am excited to have started using “Prezi” online software for creating presentations that are far more flexible and ecological than Power Point.  Here is one of the first Prezis I’ve made on the Desert Sea Initiative.

Press the play button and move through the presentation with your arrow keys.  To get full screen use the “More” menu at the bottom right.  Enjoy!



Reprints of Desert Sea Research

November 20, 2009

Here is a paper I wrote documenting changes to the Gulf of California since the 1940 Ricketts and Steinbeck expedition.  Below is a link to a  radio program with Dick Gordon on NPR’s “The Story” where I talk about Steinbeck, Ricketts and changes to the Gulf.


The Story on the Sea of Cortez

People of the Desert Sea Initiative

November 20, 2009

An amazing and diverse group of faculty, staff and students at the UA and regional institutions have expressed interest in increasing the presence of marine studies at UA.  We had a great first luncheon sponsored by the Institute of the Environment attended by 22 enthusiastic people.  There list below includes them and about a dozen other people who initially showed interest. Taken together, this group could make an incredible new Department of Desert Sea Studies!  If you know of others, who would be interested,  let us know.


Undergraduate Marine Courses at U. Arizona

November 20, 2009

It turns out that there are a bunch of fantastic marine focused courses for undergraduates at the University of Arizona.  Julie Cole, Katrina Mangin and Nan Schmidt are starting to compile them, and we are starting to figure out what needs to be done to create a minor in marine science.    Here is a link that Katrina created:

Undergrad Marine Courses at UA

Julie recommends adding to this list:

GEOS 342, Evolution of the Earth, Ocean and Atmosphere, taught by Joellen Russell and Peter Reiners.

And a general climate class such as:  Geog 530/531.

Ideas for the Desert Sea Initiative

November 20, 2009

We used a modified form of Open Space Technology to quickly get some ideas out at our first meeting on November 18, 2009. Here are some of our ideas transcribed from the cards we posted.  Desert Sea Initiative Ideas

Marine Science in the Desert!

November 19, 2009

Here is where all members of the University of Arizona community–on campus and our friends and partners off campus–can get together to discuss marine related teaching, research and outreach.