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The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Collaborating across diverse disciplines and practices to identify and create solutions that conserve and help manage biodiversity for the long term.

Collaborating to identify and pursue questions that lead to use-inspired research and action.

Establishing relationships with partners to create biodiversity outcomes.

Providing a platform of training and research experiences for students and scholars.

Bringing together individuals and groups to address biodiversity issues.


Learn environmental communication and leadership

Learn environmental communication and leadership

The ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, a partnership between the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Life Sciences, are now accepting applications to the new Graduate Certificate in Environmental Communication and Leadership. The certificate courses will train graduate students in communicating environmental science to the public and corporate decision-makers. Students will also...

Plastic, friend or foe?

Plastic, friend or foe?

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Faculty Affiliate Rolf Halden’s work on microplastics pollution in oceans was recently featured in an ASU Now article titled “Pervasive polymers of the deep blue sea.” Halden and his team determined the concentration of microplastics, broken down pieces of plastic products, in various depths of the ocean. They discovered the most concentrated...

UN’s grim warning on extinction: Is there still time?

UN’s grim warning on extinction: Is there still time?

According to a new report published recently by the United Nations, Earth’s biodiversity is on a rapid decline more than ever recorded in human history. The UN warns, one eighth of animal and plant species could vanish completely if human habits continue down the same trajectory. The report points to factors like climate change, ecosystem fragmentation...