Environmental Sciences and Policy alum Katie Guetz was recently awarded the Ecological Society of America’s Early Career Publication Award in the Restoration category. Katie’s paper, entitled “Prioritizing dams for removal to advance restoration and conservation efforts in the western United States” was published last year in Restoration Ecology, along with her MS advisor Dr. Denielle Perry of the Free-flowing Rivers Lab and two other SES faculty, Dr. Taylor Joyal and Dr. Brett Dickson. You can read it Read more
SES Student and Faculty Awards for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
Undergraduate Student Awards
Congratulations to Environmental Sciences (ENV) student Joshua Rihs, selected as the School of Earth and Sustainability’s Outstanding Senior, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) grad Natalie Pierson for a Gold Axe Award!
Our undergrads are very active with Green NAU and campus sustainability, and several were recognized with Sustainability Leadership Awards from the NAU… Read more
Congrats to ESP alum Ethan Aumack!
Ethan Aumack (MS Environmental Science and Policy, 2003) was recently honored with the President’s Alumni Award for the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences at a ceremony hosted by… Read more
Geology alum shows the importance of groundwater to the Colorado River
SES alum Riley Swanson and Dr. Abe Springer have a new paper out in Hydrogeology Journal showing that the Colorado River gets an important part of its flow from groundwater that flows into the river from springs in the Grand Canyon region. Read more at NAU News.
What’s happening on the Museum Fire scar north of Flagstaff these days?
NAU SES scientists are using drones, seismometers, cameras and more to study the aftermath of Museum Fire. This NSF-funded research is critical to understanding flooding potential and debris flows on a disturbed landscape. Plus major bonus, the article in the Daily Sun is written by one of our amazing local geology alums, John Noll!
Geology alum Dave Cook: environmental consultant and Lumberjack mentor!
We have the best alumni! Geology grad Dave Cook works as an environmental consultant in Seattle, WA, leading projects to clean up contaminated land along with both the public and private sector. What’s more, Dave is also serving as a mentor for the new Lumberjacks Thrive Externship Program, hosting a current NAU student for a workplace experience. Read more… Read more