Jim Malusa

Research Scientist

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Plant geography is my specialty, and southern Arizona is my lab. In the winter I work in the arid lands of SW Arizona, especially on the Goldwater Range. In the summer I work in the Sky Islands, mapping vegetation of the Coronado National Forest.


I teach Plants of the Desert, ECOL 414/514, during the second summer session.


  • PhD, 1989, University of Arizona
  • MS, 1983, San Diego State University
  • BS, 1980 University of Arizona