April 12 2018, Marshall Building, room 531
The workshop was designed to present on-going and recent projects funded by the Pima County Observatory, as well as promote contacts between French and UA researchers and disseminate information about the possibilities of funding for UA/France collaboration available under the iGLOBES research center.
Among its research programs, the Observatory funds studies about the Man/environment relationship in Southeastern Arizona, focusing especially on the changes that might occur with the possible opening of the Rosemont mine. See program and list of presenters.
February 1-2, 2018 at Biosphere 2
The workshop aimed at breaking through disciplinary boundaries by bringing together a mix of astronomers, Earth scientists, ecologists, and anthropologists to discuss how our understanding of life and nature as integrated systems advances and evolves as we become able to assemble and control complex artificial ecosystems on Earth, prepare to send and use such ecosystems on the Moon and Mars, search for alien life and ecosystems on other planets and planetary bodies, and push the boundaries of our exploration of the distant universe.
November 6-8, 2017, Marshall building
The Udall Center of the University of Arizona and the UMI iGLOBES held an international workshop on “Resilience and complexity: frameworks and models to capture social-ecological interactions”. The objective of the workshop was to address issues linked to the use and conception of conceptual frameworks and models in the assessment of socio-ecological processes. The workshop put a particular emphasis on the question of integrating resilience and complexity theories in those endeavors to further an understanding of local and transboundary resilience to global change. By bringing together specialists from different countries and US universities, the workshop's purpose was to build a network on those issues and strengthen the cooperation between the UMI and the Udall Center, collectively identifying opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects that enhance societal and environmental outcomes.