SES researchers Michael Erb, Nick McKay, and Darrell Kaufman are part of a global effort to bring together all possible data about past climate variability, providing a better baseline to evaluate recent anthropogenic change. Their latest work in Nature Geoscience shows that no matter how you look at it, our current actions are causing exceptionally rapid change. Read the story in NAU News or jump straight to the paper.
Intentionally introduced tamarisk beetles do a great job of beating back invasive tamarisk along Arizona’s rivers, but what does this mean for the habitat available to endangered flycatchers? Matt Johnson explains the need for follow-up plantings of native trees and shrubs to fill the hole left by the beetles. Read the AP story here.
The American Geophysical Union recently recognized Dr. Mary Reid, SES faculty in the Division of Geosciences, with the Norman L. Bowen Award in the volcanology, geochemistry and petrology section.
“The 1,000th chick hatched at Zion National Park in Utah, probably in May. Officials confirmed its survival earlier this month, inspiring a symbolic cheer at a time when experts say Earth is experiencing its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals, the worst since dinosaurs died off 65 million years ago.” NAU’s Chris Parish talks about this milestone to the Washington Post.
This year saw honors rain down all over the School, from national and NAU awards to faculty, to NAU, College, and School awards to our graduate and undergraduate students. Congrats to all of you and here’s to the year ahead!
School of Earth & Sustainability Awards for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Award for Faculty Excellence in Global Learning – Michael Ort (link)
College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences Teacher of the Year – Taylor Joyal (link)
Geological Society of America Service Award – Nancy Riggs
Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure – Nick McKay, Ryan Porter, Mike Smith
NAU Graduate Teaching Award – Ellie Broadman
Graduate Student Award from the Environmental Caucus – Bo Stevens
SES Graduate Student Research Symposium 3MRP Prize – Robyn Bath-Rosenfeld, Jose Alvarez Guerrero, Pat Gannon
SES Graduate Student Research Symposium Poster Prize – Tyler Annetts, Claire Pringle
Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West – Emery Cowan, Sarah Sterner
Landscape Conservation Initiative Fellows – Leah Manak, Katie Guetz
Henry Hooper Student Fund Award – Katie Guetz, Ellie Broadman, Caitlin Winterbottom, Sarah Smith
Bill Morrall Memorial Conservation Scholarship – Kaitlin Haase, Ashlee Simpson
Montgomery Prize – Lindsey Gipson
David Sanders Geology Research Assistantship Award – Sarah Joerger
Ronald Blakey Award – Sarah Joerger, Chad Kwiatkowski, Rys Park, Claire Pringle, Alexis Riche
McCullough Award – Alexis Riche
Pioneer Natural Resources Award – Ellie Broadman, Rose Gallo, Sarah Joerger, Chad Kwiatkowski, Peter Stevens, Kelly Vote
Muehlberger Family Award – Riley Swanson
Becker Family Award – Rys Park
Bedwell Earth Physics Award – Stephanie Arcusa, Ellie Broadman, Rose Gallo, Cyanna Hicks, Chad Kwiatkowski, Rys Park, Claire Pringle, Alexis Riche, Peter Stevens, Kelly Vote
College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences Distinguished Senior – Jenna Chaffeur (link)
NAU Gold Axe Awards – Sarah Lydford, Molly Carney, Sarah Emily Grams, Jenna Chaffeur (link)
Hooper Undergraduate Research Awards – Mariah Letowt, Lauren Mason-Sarantopulos, Joshua Rihs, Makenzie Meacham, Christopher O’Neill, Genevieve Conley, Sonya Bogle, Cameron Chacon, Nicholas Chohan, Max Evans, Emily Mason, Sarah Nolt-Caraway, Mia Pique, Erica Sanders, Francesca Settanni, Natasha Voss, Cierra Wilson
NASA Space Grant Internships – Dylan Chandler, Bailey Estes, Cedric Gammon, Hannah Haines, Emily Kunkle, Kaitlin Murphy
Environmental Fund for a Sustainable Future Scholarship – Anthony Mirabito, Jessica Archibald, Genevieve Conley
Lisa Marie Jones Memorial Scholarship – Kaitlin Bieber, Bianca Saftoiu
Distinguished Geology Senior – Jenna Chaffeur, Jill Miller, Jenna Norris, Elaine Collins
Headlee Award – Max Evans
Cree Family Award – Natasha Voss, Caleb Dusek
Vesto Slipher Award – Max Evans, Natasha Voss, Sarah Nolt-Caraway
Bedwell Earth Physics Award – Natasha Voss
Field Camp Award – Ray Eckland, Michaela Shallue
Organized by SES faculty and students and spanning diverse disciplines related to water, the Student Water Symposium is back April 18-19. Check out the website for full details on posters, talks, and keynote presentations!