As lead scientist for the Arizona chapter, Marcos leads the development of science that demonstrates impacts of our conservation strategies. Working with science and conservation teams, he identifies key research questions and directions, implements a compelling scientific agenda, cultivates partnerships with external scientific agencies and academic institutions, and communicates our science work to media, public, private and academic sectors. As a working scientist on the team, Marcos develops science to advance forest climate mitigation and adaptation strategies at landscape to regional scales.
Trained as an ecosystem ecologist, Marcos has worked in conservation science for 20 years. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he worked on regional to national scale projects as a conservation scientist for NatureServe. Marcos obtained his Masters degree in Ecology from Colorado State University, assessing conservation effects on soils in semi-arid grasslands, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Environmental Science at University of California at Berkeley.
Marcos is located in our Tucson office