Our Mission


Guided by Thomas Lovejoy’s scientific work and legacy, the Lovejoy Center advances biodiversity science and policy through research, fellowships, and global collaboration.


UArizona's Lovejoy Center will advance research, knowledge exchange, and evidence-informed decision-making and host fellowships focused on conservation, biodiversity, and science policy. The scope of the problems and solutions related to biodiversity loss span diverse disciplinary approaches and ways of knowing, and the Lovejoy Center will fill a critical gap in fostering inter- and transdisciplinary research and education for societal impact.

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The Lovejoy Center, in full alignment with the University of Arizona’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, will collaborate with all entities and peoples. The Lovejoy Center will carry forward the values of Thomas E. Lovejoy who worked with Indigenous scholars, community leaders, scientists, educators, science societies, conservation organizations, and governments at all levels including multilateral institutions as well as industry leaders and most especially young people.

As we build the Lovejoy Center for Bridging Biodiversity, Conservation Science, and Policy, we welcome collaborators and partners from around the world. Please join our mailing list to stay connected.