2014 Colorado Desert Natural History Research Symposium

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 5:00pm



Celebrating the Wonder of Wilderness

November 7-9, 2014
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center and Borrego Springs Resort

Join Anza-Borrego Foundation for a weekend devoted to current natural history research in our beautiful Colorado Desert region. There will be a research poster display at the Welcome Reception, a full day of lectures on various current research projects by field experts, a banquet dinner and plenty of time to learn about the natural history of our fragile desert.

Weekend Agenda

Friday, November 7, 6-9pm
Welcome Reception & Research Poster Presentations
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center

Saturday, November 8
Oral Presentations
& Banquet Dinner
Borrego Springs Resort

Sunday, November 9
Morning Field Tours
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 

Saturday's Speakers will include:

Dr. Cameron Barrows, Lizards (UC Riverside, Center for Conservation Biology)
Dr. Jennifer Gee, Quail (University of California, Riverside, Department of Biology)
Mark Jorgensen and guests, Bighorn Sheep (California State Parks)
Dr. Michael Wells, Fire History and Predictions (University of San Diego & California State Parks)
Dr. Mark Porter, Pollination Ecology of the Phlox Family (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont Graduate School)
Dr. Travis Huxman, Sonoran Desert Shrubs (University of California Irvine, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)

There will be a Saturday afternoon keynote address by Dr. Bruce Pavlik, author of The California Deserts: an Ecological Rediscovery, followed by an evening presentation with author Mark Jorgensen and photographer Jeff Young on their new book, Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon.

You can view the full Saturday Agenda here.

Registration Pricing:
Colorado Desert Natural History Symposium (includes Welcome Reception): $150 Public / $130 ABF Members / $115 Students
Saturday Evening Banquet Dinner: $45
Welcome Reception Only: $20 / $15 ABF Members

**PLEASE READ** Included in your Symposium Registration ($150/$130/$115) is the Friday Welcome Reception, the day of speakers on Saturday, and the Sunday Field Tours. If you wish to attend the Banquet Dinner, it is an extra $45. You may attend just the Welcome Reception and/or just the Banquet Dinner by registering for just those events.

Call for Posters:
Posters are sought on original research in botany, ecology, geology, wildlife, climate change, paleontology, the economic value of deserts and other environmental issues. Posters will be featured during the Friday evening Welcome Reception at the UCI Research Center. Deadline Extended: Abstracts must be submitted by October 31, 2014 to info@theabf.org (link sends e-mail) using the submission form.  




Borrego Springs Resort is offering a special lodging rate to symposium attendees. Please refer to the ABF Room Rate when making reservations by calling 760-767-5700.
$129 per deluxe guestroom, per night, plus tax
$159 per luxury king suite, per night, plus tax

The Colorado Desert Natural History Research Symposium is sponsored by