As one of two NAU teams competing in the Mesa Project, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability PhD student Phoenix Eskridge-Aldama and teammate Eric Wise worked on a project to use increased tree cover to mitigate urban heat stresses under climate change. Read more at NAU News.
Research in the News
SES Geology Masters students Sarah Zurkee and Katelyn LaPine are using springs as indicators of climate change and sustainability. Read about their research at the AZ Mirror, or follow them and their advisor Dr. Abe Springer out to the field in this Cronkite News video!
Catch our own Dr. Perry on the Talk + Water podcast! Dr. Denielle Perry is a water resource geographer and Assistant Professor in SES, and one of the leaders of the River Field Studies Network, a community of practice that aims to advance undergraduate biology education and support healthy river ecosystems through inclusive, immersive, interdisciplinary field-based education.
Climate Change 2021: Physical Science Basis, just released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is in the news a lot these days. Head over to NAU News to learn more from SES Regents’ Professor Darrell Kaufman, who was a lead author on the report involving 200 scientists from 66 countries.
SES Assistant Professor Rachel Mitchell and her PhD student Ethan Taber gave a great interview this morning on KNAU about their work studying ecosystem recovery from wildfire. You can listen here!
CBS news recently profiled SES PhD student Chris Parish, who leads California Condor conservation efforts for The Peregrine Fund. While a graduate student, Chris established a non-profit organization working with hunters to voluntarily reduce the use of lead ammunition, a major source of morbidity in condors that affects wildlife everywhere. Check out the news broadcast here!