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Local Collaborations with Arizona State University
Scientists in Research, Conservation and Collections at Desert Botanical Garden are partnering with scientists in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University to train the next generation of conservation biologists, plant scientists and restoration ecologists to tackle emerging threats to the biodiversity and function of dryland regions around the globe.
MS PLANT BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION
This specialized program has three areas of focus to help meet the demands of conserving plant resources in a rapidly changing world: plant sciences, quantitative skills, and human dimensions. Since its inception in 2014, more than two dozen students have either graduated, or are on pace to graduate with their Master of Science degrees. For more information click here.
HUIZINGH DESERT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
PhD Fellowship Programs
The Huizingh Desert Research Fellowship was established in 2011 with the goal of expanding Desert Botanical Garden’s contribution to graduate training in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. This fellowship honors Dr. William Huizingh, Trustee Emeritus of Desert Botanical Garden and one of its most dedicated supports. The initial fellowship was awarded to PhD student Davis Blasini, who recently completed his PhD titled “Local Adaptation Portends Tradeoffs Between Leaf Cooling and Hydraulic Risk in an Arid Land Riparian Tree Species (Populus Fremontii)”.