We are pleased to welcome the addition of The Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill to the Ecological Reflections network. The facility and staff of the Desert Laboratory were key contributors to what is now considered the science of ecology, including participating in the creation of the Ecological Society of America in 1915 and the journal Ecology. The current staff now includes an (unpaid) “Research Associate” position filled by the artist and illustrator Paul Mirocha. Paul has developed a fascinating and dynamic website titled “Tumamoc Sketchbook,” which works to “promote non-destructive, mutually beneficial uses of this highly protected natural and historical site by developing and expressing an on-site sense of place.”
Thanks for reading.