Gary Paul Nabhan, OEF, PhD

W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Food and Water Security for the Borderlands

Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan is a desert conservation biologist, ethnobotanist and agroecologist whose is focused on the Sonoran Desert and the Middle East. He played a key role in the designations of the Silverbells as Ironwood Foresrt National Monument, the Tumacacoris as the first in situ botanical reserve on U.S. National Forests for crop wild relatives, and Metro Tucson as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S., for its agr-obiodiversity. His ecological studies on plant/pollinator interactions, desert nurse plant guilds, rare cacti and agaves have appeared in Nature, PNAS, BioScience, Ecological Applications, Conservation Biology, Natural Areas Journal and Frontiers. He has served as Associate Director at both the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Desert Botanical Garden, and has taught at all three of Arizona's state universities.



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