January 9

Malpai Borderlands Group Science Conference

Geronimo Event Center Rodeo, New Mexico

(31.87095° N, 109.03535° W) WGS 84


Myles Traphagen     Science Coordinator, Malpai Borderlands Group

Richard Winkler     Executive Director, Malpai Borderlands Group

10:00-10:30 David Simeral        Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

“Western climate trends and weather monitoring.”

10:30-10:55 Kathy Gerst            University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“USDA Plant Phenology Network Monitoring.”

10:55-11:20 Jeff Fehmi               University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“Lehman lovegrass ecology and control.”


11:40-12:05 Laura Norman        United States Geological Survey- Tucson, AZ

“Quantifiable benefits of erosion control structures in the San Bernardino Valley”

12:05- 12:30 Brandon Bestelmeyer  USDA Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM

“Socioeconomic and environmental changes in the Malpai region.”

LUNCH 12:30-2:00

2:00- 2:30 Phil Rosen & Cecil Schwalbe University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“Reptile and Amphibian Conservation with the Malpai Borderlands Group”

2:30- 2:55 Ivonne Cassaigne    Primero Conservation- Mexico City, DF, Mexico

“Rancher and jaguar conflicts in Sonora, Mexico”

2:55- 3:20 Juan Carlos Bravo Wildlands Network- Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

“Mexico Highway 2 expansion and effects on Borderlands jaguar linkages”

3:20- 3:55 Cody Wooden   University of Arizona- Tucson, AZ

“Woody shrub increase in the Malpai region from 1990 to the present.”

3:55- 4:20 Shelemia Nyamuryekung’e  USDA Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State
University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

“Criollo cattle research: Landscape use, heat tolerance, mothering style & range finishing.”

 February 8


Classical Guitar

Concert Tickets
$15, visit or call,

Chiricahua Desert Museum

Refreshments served