Welcome

The Colorado Plateau Biodiversity Center (CPBC) promotes the preservation of biological diversity through research, education, and public outreach. More than one-half million specimens of vertebrates, plants, invertebrates, fungi, microorganisms, fossils, and genetic material are maintained in CPBC collections. In addition to advancing biodiversity teaching and research, the CPBC brings together the various life sciences collections under one framework to improve communication and collaboration. Today, 16 faculty curators oversee the CPBC’s seven divisions, which include: quaternary paleoecology; botany; marine invertebrates and mollusks; insects and arachnids; vertebrates; fungi; and environmental genomics and genetics.