NAU SES Research Professor Sara Souther is working with Apache Elders and the US Forest Service to help restore Emory Oak groves. Learn more in this KNAU piece about the partnership!
Research in the News
How do you assess a whole region’s plant life for extinction risk? Or use that information to protect unique floral biodiversity? Tune into this In Defense of Plants podcast with SES ecologist Dr. Helen Rowe for a discussion about how the IUCN SSC Sonoran Desert Plant Specialist Group is gathering data from community members and… Read more
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!
SES hydrology Professor Abe Springer is collaborating with NAU Forestry faculty to study the impact of water use by encroaching trees and shrubs in meadow ecosystems surrounding Flagstaff. Changing vegetation means both changing habitat for wildlife and less water for springs and streams. Read more about restoration efforts at azcentral.