New Explorations on the Rio Mayo

Fall 2019 Lecture Series 

New Explorations on the Río Mayo

In Collaboration with The Southwest Center

Did you know that the Sonoran Desert originated in part from the tropics? The Río Mayo drainage of the Sierra Madre mountains near Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, is a convergence zone of astonishing biological and cultural diversity. Research into this unique and imperiled ecosystem at the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill extends back to the 1940s. Please join the Desert Laboratory and The Southwest Center for this series as we venture back to the Río Mayo and hear from a diversity of researchers and community members who will highlight new explorations, biocultural understandings, and efforts to preserve the tropics next door.

Videos of Lectures in This Series

September 11, 2019—Conserving the Dry Forest by Lydia Lozano

October 9, 2019—Life of the Secret Forest by Dra. Angelina Martínez Yrizar