Desert Ecology and Evolution

Field course under OUPFB.


I’m delighted to announce that the course is again being offered this year (29 April – 13 May)! Interested post-secondary students in Ontario should confirm that their school is an OUPFB member, and register for the course through their home institution. Space is limited to 16 students, so don’t delay!

Many more details can be found on the Ontario Universities Program for Field Biology website, or on Dr. Eckert’s Desert Ecology page (Note that the details therein refer to the 2017 edition, updates will be forthcoming).

We look forward to welcoming this year’s students to the course!


What a blast! A great group of engaged students joined Dr. Eckert and I for two weeks of learning, research, and exploring in the Sonoran, Colorado, and Mojave deserts. We even managed a detour to the sky Islands east of Tucson (Chiricahuas are AMAZING).