Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science

Christine Schirmer
Santa Catalina Mountains

The Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science group (BBCS) is a cross-campus initiative, established in 2017, that addresses the interdisciplinary scientific and societal grand challenges associated with developing and implementing the emerging transitions needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. To do this, the BBCS links campus strengths in conservation, human health biodiversity, and societal well-being.

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.