About

Harris's hawk
Christine Schirmer

The BBCS leverages strengths from across the University of Arizona campus to: (i) To forecast the future of biodiversity in support of human well-being including health and food, environmental, and national security; (ii) To develop cutting edge research that addresses key challenges in biodiversity science at the intersection of public health and environmental security, food security, and national security; (iii) To train and mentor the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers and leaders (postdocs and Assistant Professors); and (iv) To engage with broader environmental research initiatives across campus.

The BBCS comprises of a team of postdoctoral researches, core faculty, and other affiliated researchers that identified, through a series of workshops, several cross-cutting research projects that use biodiversity as a focal point for interdisciplinary investigation in public health, governance, informatics, and security.