School of Earth & Sustainability hydrologists Natalie Jones and Abe Springer have been researching the origins of Grand Canyon spring water. Read more at: NAU grad student looking for clues in the mystery of the Grand Canyon’s water supply (NAU News), Searching For Grand Canyon National Park’s Water Source (KJZZ), and Tracking the Grand Canyon’s Mysterious Springs (Eos).
Tune in to hear NAU Geologist Michael Smith talk to KJZZ’s The Show about past and future climate variation. Michael explains how detailed records from warm periods in the past (from the NSF-funded Green River Eocene Earth and Climate Observatory project) could help us to predict the where and when of current and future increases in temperature.
Environmental Sciences student Sierra Cottle has been selected as the Distinguished Senior for the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences! Sierra will graduate this semester with outstanding achievements in academics AND community involvement (including Fair Trade NAU, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Student Water Symposium). Read about all the awards for graduating NAU students at NAU News.
Recent graduate Morgan Andrews (Environmental Sciences 2019) won the award for best poster in the applied research category at the annual national meeting for Freshwater Science in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May. Andrews started researching aquatic ecosystems in her junior year, and was supported by a Hooper Undergraduate Research Award working with Dr. Rebecca Best. She is now an intern with the United States Geological Survey working on salmon population health. See Morgan’s Student Spotlight in NAU News.
Alum Wes Swaffar has forged a unique partnership between the National Forest Foundation, where he is reforestation and partnership director, and Anheuser-Busch. Every purchase of the company’s newest brew will go towards reforestation in National Forests across the US. For his work on forest restoration, he’s also the company’s first #Cervezas4YourService honoree – Congrats Wes! Read more at the Missoulian.