Across the Southwest, multiple Tribal Nations are working with the US Forest Service to strategize ways to protect and restore Emory oaks, a critical traditional food source that is vulnerable to drought and fire. One collaborator in this effort is SES plant ecologist Dr. Sara Souther, who recently co-authored a paper on the importance of ERead more
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Congrats to our own Nancy Johnson and Laura Huenneke, who have been selected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their contributions to science, including ecological research, leadership, and education! Read more at NAU News. A huge honor for these leaders and our School!
SES Postdoctoral researcher Aurora Silleni was recently interviewed about her research on the Campanian Ignimbrite by Il Messaggero, an important newspaper in Rome. Her work has characterized the volume and distribution of ash and pumice from a huge eruption in the Campi Flegrei, outside Naples, Italy, at 39.8 Ma. It was the largest eruption in Europe in the past 200,000… Read more
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!
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