About the Biodiversity Institute

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Vision and Mission

fbc5434bef72b4b6f8eae211037af93e_f31.jpgThe mission of the Biodiversity Institute is to foster the understanding, appreciation and conservation of biological diversity through innovative research, education, and outreach, and by engaging a broad audience in the scientific process.

The Biodiversity Institute works with scientists, resource managers, educators, and the public to further the understanding and conservation of biodiversity. We seek to provide a unique service to Wyoming and beyond by facilitating collaborative research projects, synthesizing and disseminating research, distributing grants, and providing educational, outreach, and citizen science programs for students and the public.

The University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute was established in September 2012 in response to the momentum created by the construction of the Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, with the purpose of establishing a prestigious center for the study of biodiversity science and the interplay between society and the biological diversity of the natural world.  We focus our efforts on researcheducation and public engagement.


  • UW Art Museum
  • College of Engineering
  • Extension
  • Art & Art History
  • Botany
  • Computer Science
  • Ecosystem Science & Management
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Latina/o Studies
  • Music
  • Theater & Dance
  • Zoology & Physiology
  • Geological Museum
  • Haub School
  • UW-Casper
  • Williams Conservatory
  • MFA Creative Writing
  • Museum of Vertebrates
  • Program in Ecology
  • School of Energy Resources
  • Science & Math Teaching
  • 3-D Cave
  • Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • Entomology Club
  • EPSCoR
  • WY Geographic Alliance
  • WyGISC
  • Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation
  • Prince Monaco Foundation
  • Tropical Research Institute
  • Audubon Rockies
  • Draper Museum
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Laramie Audubon Society
  • Nature Mapping - Jackson Hole
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Wyoming Wilderness Association
  • Laramie Rivers Conservation Distict
  • US Forest Service
  • WY Game & Fish Dept
  • Summer School Programs
  • School Districts