Ph.D. Dartmouth College, 1982
M.S. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1977
Rod is coordinator of academic sustainability
programs, Professor of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, and
chair of the Environmental Caucus at Northern Arizona University. The caucus
consists of over 400 students, faculty, staff, and community members, committed
to creative and strategic communication to advance the institutional commitment
to sustainability (environmental caucus at Northern Arizona University). He has been a faculty member
and developer of, and administrator in, interdisciplinary earth sciences and
environmental programs offering BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees. Rod has been a
faculty member at St. Lawrence University, the University of Virginia, and
Northern Arizona University. His current research focuses on the application of
biogeochemistry and geomorphology to the sustainable management of river
systems in the Western US, and on the transformation of environmental curricula
to incorporate more sustainability learning outcomes. He has also worked
extensively on the effects of acid rain, volcanic emissions, and sulfide
mineral deposits on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. As the founding
director of the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit, he worked
to integrate federally funded environmental research across the Colorado
Plateau and assisted in the establishment of a national network of CESUs. He has been the chair and the director of
several earth sciences and environmental academic programs.
Nathan D. Schott, Helen C.
Fairley, Joseph E. Hazel, Jr., Matt Kaplinski, and Roderic A. Parnell. 2012, Gully Monitoring in Grand Canyon
National Park, Arizona, 1996 to 2010 with Emphasis on Documenting Effects of
the March 2008 High-Flow Experiment. US
Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-XXXX
M., J. Hazel, J.E., Parnell, R. A., Jr., and N. Schott. 2008. Campsite Area
Monitoring in the Colorado River Ecosystem, 1998-2006, Grand Canyon National
Park, Arizona. Coming Together: Coordination
of Science and Restoration Activities for the Colorado River Ecosystem. US
Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5135. 12pp.
Kaplinski, M., J. Hazel,
J.E., Parnell, R. A., Jr., Breedlove, Michael, and Keith Kohl. 2009. Monitoring Fine-Sediment Volume in the
Colorado River Ecosystem, Arizona, Bathymetric Survey Techniques. USGS Open File Report 2009-1207. 33pp.
Hazel, Joseph, E., Jr., Kaplinski, M., Parnell,
R., Kohl, K. and Schmidt, J. 2008. Monitoring fine-grained sediment in the
Colorado River ecosystem, Arizona: control network and conventional survey
techniques. U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 2008-1276.
Hazel, Joseph E. Jr.,
Kaplinski, M., Parnell, R.A. Jr., and Fairley, H.C. 2008. Aggradation and Degradation
of the Palisades Gully Network, 1996 to 2005, with Emphasis on the November
2004 High-Flow Experiment, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. U.S. Geological
Survey. Open-File Report 2008-1264.
Kaplinski, M., Hazel, J.E. Jr., Parnell, R.A. Jr., Breedlove, M,
and Schmidt, J.C. 2007. Integrating
Bathymetric, Topographic, and LiDAR Surveys of the Colorado River in Grand
Canyon to Assess the Effect of a Flow Experiment From Glen Canyon Dam on the
Colorado River Ecosystem. Hydrographic
Society of America, proceeding of national meeting, Norfolk, VA. 22pp.
Stevens, L.E., Anderson, D.E., Parnell, R.A. Jr., Kreamer, D.K., and Flora,
S.P. 2007. Comprehensive Springs Classification System: Integrating Geomorphic,
Hydrogeochemical and Ecological Criteria. in Every Last Drop: Ecology
and Conservation of Springs in Arid North America. University of Arizona
For a complete list of publications and additional information, please download Rod Parnell's CV.