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Kevin Bonine

Director, Education and Outreach, Biosphere 2
Joint Faculty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Arizona

Kevin studied Economics, Ecology, and Evolution during college. His PhD research focused on evolutionary physiology in lizards. Recent research on reptiles and amphibians includes Gila monsters and canyon treefrogs, with emphasis on natural history, ecology, population genetics, and conservation. Kevin has taught many well-regarded UA courses, and works to facilitate scientific communication and understanding broadly – including at Biosphere 2 which receives almost 100,000 annual visitors. A believer in experiential education, Kevin teaches a popular three-week field course that explores our region from atop our sky-island mountains down to the Gulf of California. In 2012 he received a UA Distinguished Early-Career Teaching Award and was named a Haury Faculty Fellow soon after. Kevin is also Director of Outreach Initiatives in the UA College of Science, a Carson Scholar Mentor, and serves on the boards of directors of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Friends of Saguaro National Park.

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