Benjamin Wilder

Associate Research Scientist


My research is broadly focused in desert ecology and botany. I utilize multiple approaches and time scales to establish baselines to better understand modern biodiversity and connect science to conservation.


I value field based natural history education that connects a student to what is being studied through personal interactions. Teaching interests range from systematic botany to ethnoecology, conservation, and biogeography.


  • BS, 2006, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA