News Archive

Seminar Series

April 28, 2016:  Dave Cook, Geoengineers
Carbon Sequestration potential of forests versus development.

April 29, 2016:  Toby Ault, Cornell University
**please note, room change:  Physical Sciences, Room 103
Assessing megadrought risk in North America using climate models and paleoclimate data
Join us for this semester's Seminar Series. All seminars are located in the Geology building, #12, Room 103 unless otherwise noted.

Past Events

April 22, 2015: Joseph Romm
Joseph Romm Poster  Climate Change Poster

Climate Change: "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You"
Prochnow Auditorium-NAU campus-Flagstaff, AZ, 7:00PM

Please check back periodically for events that are posted throughout the year.

News and Media Features

Emmett TsosieEnvironmental and Sustainability Studies major, was named the Fall 2016 Distinguished Senior for the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences.

Aradhana Roberts, a recent graduate from our ES&P MS program was awarded the BEST PAPER in her oral session at the Soil Science Society of America meeting.

Assistant Professor Ryan Porter has been recommended for funding from NSF to study the effects of water on subduction using seismic imaging. 

Dr. Clare Aslan and collaborators are recipients of a new Coupled Natural-Human Systems grant from the National Science Foundation. 

Professor Nancy Johnson named Regents Professor

PhD student Tommy Rock helps uncover years of water contamination from uranium in Sanders

Professor Michael Smith takes undergraduate geology students to Mexican Hat, UT for GLG 399

PhD Student Kirk Schleiffarth takes 3rd place in the final 3MRP's

Dr. Huntzinger's published article on global warming featured in AZ Daily Sun

Geology Professor Michael Ort helps to develop exchange program with University of Mexico

SESES Faculty Mike Smith, Nancy Riggs, Ryan Porter, and Amy Wolkowinsky take graduate GLG and ES&P recruits to the Grand Canyon

Vital Springs Need Protection and Study

Creating a Culture of Sustainability

NAU makes Princeton Review's List of Green Colleges

Togiak Refuge Glaciers:  Going, Going Gone  


Students help resolve a beef with buffalo after failed bison experiment


Research Professor, Dr. Teki Sankey, receives FAA approval to use drones for surficial data collection and research


Environmental Science students interview on Channel 12 News


NAU Climate Change Class Tackles Potential Solutions

Doris Duke Scholars: future conservation change-makers

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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