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A warming world means an invasive grass is threatening the famous saguaro.
A recent study from the University of Arizona finds wild desert crops could be the key to sustainable farming in arid conditions.
What makes Tumamoc Hill special? UA scholars are asking the question and collecting the answers as part of Cuéntame Más: Tales From Tumamoc, a new oral history project now underway on Tumamoc Hill.
There’s something weird going on inside the plants and animals that call the Baja California peninsula home.
By studying nearly five decades of data on more than 5,800 saguaros dotting Tumamoc Hill, researchers found that small variations in the hill’s topography might buffer saguaro populations from the impacts of climate change.
Tumamoc Hill is a beloved Tucson landmark with an existential challenge: How to balance its popularity with hikers and its role as a living scientific laboratory.
As director, Ben Wilder hopes to not only honor the history of the hill — which stretches back thousands of years — but also re-establish it as a leader in desert ecology.
Announcing the release of a new on-line, peer reviewed, open access journal, The Proceedings of the Desert Laboratory, a scholarly endeavor aiming to continue the over 100 years of foundational desert research on Tumamoc Hill.
Thousands of visitors walk Tumamoc's paved path each year, but few are aware of the ecological and archaeological value of the site. The University of Arizona’s College of Science hopes to change that with a new mobile app.