About the Biodiversity Institute

oreohelix_web.jpgThe University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute was established in September 2012 in response to the momentum created by the construction of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, with the purpose of establishing a prestigious center for the study of biodiversity science and the interplay between society and the biological diversity of the natural world.  We focus our efforts on researcheducation and public engagement.

The Biodiversity Institute is a division of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.  Learn more!

Previous Work

In its previous incarnation under the name of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, the Biodiversity Institute staff developed numerous public engagement programs, ranging from Biodiversity Workshops to the Bumble Bee Brigade, a citizen science program focused around pollinators.  The Biodiversity Institute will continue and build upon those programs. 

5932686656_1119c07779_oVision and Mission

The mission of the Biodiversity Institute is to foster the understanding, appreciation and conservation of biological diversity through innovative research, education, outreach, and by engaging a broad audience in the scientific process.

The Biodiversity Institute works with scientists, resource managers, educators, and the public to further the understanding and conservation of biodiversity. We seek to provide a unique service to Wyoming and beyond by facilitating collaborative research projects, synthesizing and disseminating research, distributing grants, and providing educational, outreach, and citizen science programs for students and the public.

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

The Biodiversity Institute is a division of the Haub School at the University of Wyoming, which advances understanding and resolution of complex environment and natural resource challenges through education, outreach, and research.Learn more!

The Haub School's academic programs offer interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate majors and minors in ENR, a joint JD/MA in law and ENR, with more educational opportunities to come.

The Ruckelshaus Institute publishes reports and conference proceedings to support natural resource decision makers in Wyoming, and offers professional trainings and support services for stakeholder-driven solutions to natural resource challenges.

The Biodiversity Institute fosters conservation of biodiversity through scientific and creative discovery.