Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS)

Christine Schirmer
Santa Catalina Mountains

The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, and Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute of the Environment, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and the College of Science recently established a postdoctoral cluster initiative – Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS): Forecasting Future Operating Environments.

The program mentors postdoctoral researchers through collaborative, interdisciplinary teams to create novel synthetic research in biodiversity and conservation science and other fields of study. These fields include public health, epidemiology, emerging diseases, public policy, public administration, governance, national security, and informatics.