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.
Research in the News
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… 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… Read more