Ben Wilder

Ben Wilder has been the acting director of the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill since October 2016. He also works with Dr. Christopher Scott in the administration of CAZMEX, the Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments .Dr. Wilder utilizes multiple approaches and time scales to establish baselines to better understand modern biodiversity and connect science to conservation. Wilder increasingly values the incorporation of diverse perspectives and the powerful results made possible via collaboration. In his role as director of the Next Generation Sonoran Desert Researchers (N-Gen) he strives to create opportunities for collaboration across borders and disciplines and a more holistic understanding and appreciation for the Sonoran Desert.

Upcoming Classes

Class Date/Time
Food for Thought - Virtual Lunch Dates
Instructor: Ben Wilder, David Yetman, Emma Pérez, Gary Paul Nabhan, Jennifer Jenkins, Robin C Reineke
Fridays, Sept 25 – Oct 30, 12:00-1:30pm
Food for Thought - Cactus-studded Coasts
Instructor: Ben Wilder
Friday, Oct 23, noon – 1:30 pm (AZ time)