The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Debra Colodner

Director, Conservation Education and Science
Ph.D., 1991 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts
B.S., 1985, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Office Location: 
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Mailing Address: 
2021 N. Kinney Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
The Desert Museum’s research focuses on methods and strategies for controlling invasive grasses, ecology and biodiversity of native bees, and husbandry for Sonoran Desert fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.
The Desert Museum teaches Sonoran Desert natural history via exhibits & programs for ages preK-grey. We have internship & volunteer opportunities for UA students to learn & practice science communication, informal science education & interpretation.
Research Topics: 
Climate Adaptation and Sustainability
Invasive Species
Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
Wildlife Ecology and Management