The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Benjamin Wilder

Associate Research Scientist
BS, 2006, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
Office Location: 
ENR2 542
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 626-3987
Arid Lands
My research is broadly focused in desert ecology and botany. I utilize multiple approaches and time scales to establish baselines to better understand modern biodiversity and connect science to conservation.
I value field based natural history education that connects a student to what is being studied through personal interactions. Teaching interests range from systematic botany to ethnoecology, conservation, and biogeography.
Research Topics: 
Arid Lands
Conservation Biology
Plant and Soil Ecology
Population and Community Ecology
Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management