The Gornish lab is committed to cultivating relationships between academic research and field application by providing stakeholders with science-based management recommendations though outreach activities such as workshops, field days and white papers.

                         Members of the lab are also active organizing members of:

                         Ecological Restoration Section of the Ecological Society of America 
                         Society for Ecological Restoration Southwest Chapter

                         Arizona Section for the Society for Range Management


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A smattering of some of our outreach events and products:

60 Second Veg Management Tips             'Campy, but useful!'
#1 Agaves are Awesome
#2 Pollinator Habitat
#3 Monarch Habitat

#4 Making seedballs
#5 What are seedballs?

#6 Islands of fertility
#7 Mulch!
#8 Collecting seed from the field (part 1)
#9 Collecting seed from the field (part 2)

#10 Seed labels
#11 Weed management

#12 Seed starting basics



1. Identifying restoration opportunities under mesquite canopies
2. Using native plants to control buffelgrass
3. Seedball design to optimize germination
4. Novel approaches to ecological restoration in semi-arid and arid habitats

5. Poisonous plants on rangelands

6. Non-native, Invasive Plants of Arizona
7. How turn a bike into a seed pelletizer for restoration and gardening
8. Una peloteadora de semillas para uso en jardineria y restauracion
9. Seed ball strategies for gardening and restoration in arid landscapes

10. Estrategias para la jarineria y la restauracion con pelotas de semillas en paisajes aridos
11. Grassland Restoration Manual
12. Medusahead presentation
13. Medusahead presentation handouts
14. Restoration after fire in annual dominated systems

For Kids!

1. Free restoration activity book
2. A kids guide to ecological restoration


1. Doom-and-Gloom Scenarios on Climate Change Won't Solve Our Problem
2. Increasing national park fees hurts our understanding of the environment
3. Progress Report: Tumbleweed on California’s Central Coast
4. Native soil bacteria as biocontrol
5. An extension perspective on California grassland restoration
6. New Ecological Restoration Section at ESA!


1. Watch Nature

2. Urban Farmer

3. Treehugger

Blog Postings

1. Friendships in academia

2. UC Weed Science Blog
3. Labconscious
4. Methods in Ecology and Evolution
5. Five steps to laboratory sustainability