News and Events

Seminar Series

Join us for this semester's Seminar Series. All seminars are located in the Physical Sciences Building, #19, Room 103 unless otherwise noted.


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Featured news and media

New Endowed Award for Geology

Ulf, ’95 MS Geology, and Kelly Becker have established a new endowed award, The Becker Family Award in Geology. This fund is intended to assist field mapping and research expenses related to graduate and undergraduate studies in geology. Ulf is enthusiastic about the collaborative learning & field experience he gained at NAU, around the Colorado Plateau, the Basin & Range, and Grand Canyon.  He and Kelly want the same for future students – they encourage other Geology alumni to support this or other endowed scholarships intended to benefit the Geology Program at NAU. For more good news visit:

Natural Resource Professional of the Year

We are happy to announce that Chris Parish, PhD candidate in the Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology, Integrative PhD program of the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability with an emphasis in Climate and Landscape Change, has been awarded the Natural Resource Professional of the Year by the Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Chris is the Project Director for The Peregrine Fund’s Condor Recovery Program.

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NAU alumnus Jessica Gist (pictured on the right with Arizona Wildlife Federation President Tom Mackin) was awarded the 2011 Governmental Agency Conservationist of the Year from Arizona Wildlife Federation.

Abe Springer: Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests. Published in High Country News

Abe Springer: Lost springs on the rebound. Published in AZ Daily Sun

Scott Anderson: Megadroughts. Published in Nature.

Erik Neilsen: