Pima County Man/Environment Observatory Workshop

April 12, 2018 Marshall Building Room 531

Among its research programs, the Observatory funds studies focused on the changes that might occur with the possible opening of the Rosemont mine. 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

9:00 Opening



The CNRS/UA joint reseach unit and the Pima County Man/environment observatory: research program and possibilities of cooperation, François-Michel Le Tourneau (CNRS/University of Arizona)


Restoration in drylands, invasive species, and drought tolerance, Hannah Lucia Farrell (University of Arizona)


Fitness and Vectorial Capacity of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes in the Sonoran Southwest, Eileen Hope Jeffrey (University of Arizona)


10:30-11:00 Coffee break



SONATAS (Listening to the SOunds of NATure to undersTAnd global environmental changeS), Anne Sourdil & Luc Barbaro


Cuentame Más: Understanding the Tucson Community Through Tumamoc Hill, Benjamin Wilder (University of Arizona) & Javier Duran (University of Arizona)


Mining territories and migrations at the Arizona/Sonora border, Anne-Lise Boyer (Univeristé de Lyon)


12:30-1:45 Lunch provided by the UMI



Participatory assessment of the state of the Cienega Watershed, Adriana Zuniga (University of Arizona) & Larry Fisher (University of Arizona)


Effective Integrated Frameworks for Assessing Mining Sustainability, Mark Brusseau (University of Arizona)


Pima county in transition: Encological transition and social justice in the Pima County, Arizona, USA, David Blanchon (Nanterre University)


3:30-4:00 Coffee break



Communicating the Environmental Health Risk Assessment Process: Formative evaluation and Increasing Comprehension through Visual Design, Dorsey Kaufmann (University of Arizona)


Land-use issues and GIS data in the Rosemont case, Fabrice Dubertret (Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 University)


Concluding remarks, François-Michel Le Tourneau (CNRS/University of Arizona)


5h30 Closing / Happy hour at Gentle Ben's