Boyd Deep Canyon Lecture Series

Facilitated by Dr. Chris Tracy, Director of the UCR Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, each free presentation is designed to examine the world in new and surprising ways. 

Mark your calendars now!


6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 — RoxAnna Breitigan 

Chad: A Conservation Adventure to Save a Species. 

Boyd Lecture Series

6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 — Dr. Ken Nussear

Is brown the new green?  Is there room for all of us?  Are we doing all we can to recover protected species? 

Jim Estes

6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 — Dr. Jim Estes

Megafauna: large-bodied animals and why they matter to nature and the world we live in. 


6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 — Dr. Lesley DeFalco and Dr. Todd Esque

Why does desert habitat restoration have to be so hard?: Tribulations and triumphs of Mojave Desert restoration. 

6 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 12 — Dr. Alex Gerson  

Overcoming extreme challenges: How migratory and desert birds deal with warming temperatures in a changing climate. 

6 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 9 — Dr. Misty Paig-Tran 

Inspiration from the sea. How studying marine organisms can improve our daily lives.