McDowell Sonoran Field Institute Collaboration, Spring 2016:

This semester we will be collaborating with the Field Institute of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. Our goal is to provide high-quality research assistance to the Institute to further its research mission in support of conservation and sustainability on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. Also collaborating on this project is SCC’s Center for Native and Urban Wildlife.

Primary contacts at the Field Institute:
Dr. Helen Rowe, McDowell Sonoran Field Institute Director
Melanie Tluczek, McDowell Sonoran Field Institute Manager

Primary contact at CNUW:
Dr. John Weser, Executive Director, Center for Native and Urban Wildlife at SCC


  1. Dr. Rowe visits our class on Feb. 4 to introduce the Conservancy and Institute and also describe the potential projects and and their priorities for our collaboration.
    Introduction and project description slides can be downloaded here.
    A list of projects, their priorities and details can be downloaded here.