RISE Symposia

Started in 2004, the RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Ecosystems) Symposium has pursued the objectives of sharing recent results of scientific research in semiarid environments and encouraging future research and outreach activities, with an emphasis on work conducted at the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) and the University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range (SRER). 
Access below programs, presentations, and posters for all the RISE Symposia.

The 19th annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium 
will be held on the University of Arizona campus
on Saturday 21 October 2023.

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Deadlines and Poster Information


Donations to Support the RISE Symposium Program and Student Awards

Please consider making a donation of any amount to support the Symposium Program and Student Poster contest awards (currently $1100 in awards). We no longer have a patron donating funds for the poster awards.
You can donate at this url https://give.uafoundation.org/SantaRita-RISE and this QR code.

 Past RISE Symposia Presentations

2022 RISE Symposium

On Saturday 05 November 2022, seventy-six people attended the 18th Annual RISE Symposium in person. It was the largest audience for the Symposium, and many said the best one so far. Learn more about the last edition of the RISE Symposium!

Mitch McClaran introducing the 17th RISE Symposium

2021 RISE Symposium

After a pause of one year due to the Covid pandemic, on Saturday 20 November 2021, 59 people - of which 35 in person and 24 remotely - attended the 17th annual RISE Symposium on the University of Arizona campus. Learn more about this edition of the RISE Symposium!

Past RISE Symposia

Download programs, presentations, and posters for the 2004-2021 RISE Symposia and learn more about each edition and poster contest winners!