Dr. Rafe Sagarin is a marine ecologist at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 where he is leading an exciting new project to create a living model of the Gulf of California.
A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Sagarin consults with organizations including the American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as executives from the world’s largest corporations on how they can unleash the natural power of adaptability to survive and thrive in an unpredictable world. His innovative and interdisciplinary research has been published in the leading peer reviewed journals in science, environmental studies, law, and international affairs, as well as in popular magazines and online media.
Dr. Sagarin has lectured and held research positions at the world’s top universities including Stanford, Duke, UCLA, and University of Arizona. He served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Representative Hilda Solis. His two recent books are Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Disease (Basic Books) and Observation and Ecology: Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World (Island Press).