2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Research Affiliates and Collaborators

We actively promote collaboration with other researchers– in academia, NGOs, and beyond.

RESEARCH AFFILIATE status recognizes collaborative working relationships with the scientific programs and staff of the Natural History Institute. Appointments are offered by the NHI Executive Director in an effort to foster interaction and synergistic collaboration between NHI staff and outside scientists. Typically, appointments are for particular projects and/or discrete time periods.

Currently, we’re honored to have two Research Affiliates:

David Hanna, M.S. is an independent field biologist and GIS practitioner. His cartographic work has been integral to many scientific publications, often regarding public lands of the western United States.

Andy Holycross, Ph.D. is a professor of biology at Mesa Community College and adjunct faculty at Arizona State University. He is co-author of A Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona and co-editor of Snakes of Arizona, which is the standard reference on the topic.

We also collaborate on individual projects with scientists from across North America – for example, our field studies project featured a dozen collaborators, from 11 different institutions.





Lon Abbott, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor and Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Harry W. Greene, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Dave Huffman, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Development, Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

M. Andrew Johnston, Ph.D.
Collection Manager, NEON Biorepository Invertebrates, Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Elizabeth Makings, M.S.
Curator, Herbarium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Show Your Support for Our Mission


"The Natural History Institute provides leadership and resources for a revitalized practice of natural history that integrates art, science, and humanities to promote the health and well-being of humans and the rest of the natural world."

Your donations allow us to fulfill that mission. NHI is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.