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The Center provides a platform for exemplary training and research experiences for students at all levels of learning.

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes relies on the collective impact of multiple disciplines, values and approaches to advance the science and protocols used to address biodiversity challenges.


Environmental Communication and Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Scientists must go beyond publishing in journals if they want their research to be relevant to society. However, academic training rarely covers how to communicate with the press, the public, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders. This certificate program gives graduate students in environmental disciplines the important leadership and communication skills needed to increase their influence and reach above and beyond academia.

Degree and admission requirements

Certificate will launch in Fall 2017 (application form pending). For more information, contact Wendi Simonson in admissions at the School of Life Sciences.


Education Research

Understanding the role nature plays in sustaining life is critical to the survival of the planet, but that information is less accessible to younger generations, especially underrepresented youth. The social inequality created by this potential lack of understanding has broad implications.

CBO develops innovative education programs that provide environmental and ecological literacy.

Current projects include: