Rafe Sagarin, PhD

Program Manager for Oceans, Biosphere 2 and Associate Research Scientist, Institute of the Environment
The University of Arizona
Speaker-What Natural Systems Can Tell Us About Adaptability

Rafe Sagarin, PhD is Program Manager for Oceans at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2, and Associate Research Scientist at the university's Institute of the Environment. 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. 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 and Observation and Ecology: Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World.