Dear Colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we share the news that on May 28, 2015 Rafe Sagarin was tragically killed while riding his bike near his beloved Biosphere 2. His memory lives on vividly in all those who knew him, and his contributions to science and adaptable solutions to security remain relevant to practitioners and academics around the world. Please enjoy this site, read his work, and share it with students and colleagues.

For information about Observation and Ecology, please contact Anibal Pauchard:

For information about the Biosphere 2 ocean project, please contact Kevin Bonine at: 

For information about Rafe’s intertidal monitoring projects in Monterey Bay which are being carried on by students and faculty at the Hopkin’s Marine Station, please contact Fiorenza Micheli at:

For information about the Rafe Sagarin Innovative Ecology Fund which colleagues have set up in his honor to support ongoing interdisciplinary inquiry that integrates natural history in creative ways, please see:  Fund

For personal inquiries, please contact Rebecca Crocker at: