Aaron D. Flesch, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

University of Arizona
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
The Desert Lab - Tumamoc Hill 1675 Alklam Road           Tucson, AZ 85745            


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Research in the news:

  • Nature. Trump’s border-wall pledge threatens delicate desert ecosystems. Brian Owens, 2016
  • Slate Magazine. Trump’s Wall? Also terrible for conservation and scientific collaboration, M. Soniak, 2016
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Contributed to program about border wall and wildlife, 2016
  • Arizona Illustrated (Episode 119). US-Mexico border development and wildlife, Tony Paniagua, 2015
  • Churea. In search of the Pygmy-Owl, Carlos Gonzalez. July-August 2014.
  • Vermilion Flycatcher. Ferruginous pygmy-owl & climate adaptation, Matt Clark and Chris McVie. 59(4), 2014
  • The All-Bird Bulletin. Aros/Yaqui Habitat Conservation, Megan Southern. Spring 2014.
  • Sonorensis Magazine. Into the Mexican Sky Islands, Sky Jacobs. Winter 2013.
  • Terra Magazine. Rivers in rough country, Sky Jacobs. 2012.
  • UA News. Border fence blocks wildlife movement, Alan Fischer. June 2010.
  • American Scientist. Science observer - don't fence me out, Anna Lena Phillips. November-December 2009.
  • The Wildlife Professional. Science in short – border fence impacts, The Wildlife Society. Fall 2009.
  • Birding Magazine. News and notes - birds of northern Sonora, Paul Hess. July 2009.
  • Discovery News. U.S.-Mexico border fence may snag wildlife, Jessica Marshall. July 2009.
  • Los Angeles Times. U.S.-Mexico border fence isolates wildlife, Amy Littlefield. July 2009.
  • Science Daily. U.S.-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species. July 2009.
  • Audubon Magazine. The borderlands - border jumpers. Judy Leibach September - October 2007.
  • Associated Press. Pygmy-owl declining in Mexico, Arthur Rotstein. February 2007.