Bio and CV

Kevin Bonine - head shot

CV updated summer 2020



Director, Education and Outreach, Biosphere 2
Joint Faculty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Arizona

Kevin studied Economics, Ecology, and Evolution during college. His PhD research focused on evolutionary physiology in lizards. Recent research on reptiles and amphibians includes Gila monsters and canyon treefrogs, with emphasis on natural history, ecology, population genetics, and conservation. Kevin has taught many well-regarded UA courses, and works to facilitate scientific communication and understanding broadly – including at Biosphere 2 which receives about 100,000 annual visitors. A believer in experiential education, Kevin teaches a popular three-week field course that explores our region from atop our sky-island mountains down to the Gulf of California. In 2012 he received a UA Distinguished Early-Career Teaching Award and was named a Haury Faculty Fellow soon after. Kevin is also a Carson Scholar Mentor and serves on the board of trustees of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.