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


Have some questions about restoration
in Arizona? Check out our new

restoration portal!


Check out some of our outreach events and products:

60 Second Vegetation 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


Southwest Grasslands Research and Management Workshop
Society for Ecological Restoration Southwest Annual Meeting 2019
GALS 2018
Knocking Out Noxious Weeds on Rangelands Workshop Series
Do No Harm 2016
Do No Harm 2015



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

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


1. Novel approaches to ecological restoration in semi-arid and arid habitats

2. Poisonous plants on rangelands

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

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