The Saguaro Cactus Book Release Celebration

Join the University of Arizona Press and The Southwest Center for this special book release celebration for The Saguaro Cactus: A Natural History, by David Yetman, Alberto Búrquez, Kevin Hultine and Michael Sanderson, on Sunday, February 23. The book offers a complete natural history of the beloved saguaro cactus, a symbol of the Sonoran desert, and an integral part of our unique desert ecology.

Location: El Crisol, 403 N. 6th Ave., Tucson, behind Exo Roast Co., 5 p.m.

This free event is the first in the Arts & Letters Series at El Crisol, presented by the University of Press for the Spring 2020 season.

Here is more information about the authors:

  • David Yetman, host and producer of the public television series, In the Americas with David Yetman, is a research social scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona. His research has focused on peoples and plants of the Sonoran Desert region.
  • Alberto Búrquez is a researcher at the Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His research focuses on plant–animal interactions, biogeography, and the ecology of dryland plants.
  • Kevin Hultine is a research ecologist at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and the School of Earth & Sustainability at Northern Arizona University. His research focuses on the ecology, physiology, and climate sensitivity of dryland plants.
  • Michael Sanderson is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on genomics and evolutionary biology of plants (including cacti), with a special interest in computational methods and challenges.

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