Ecology & Conservation
Led by Assistant Professor Dr. Sara Souther, a new $1.5 million NSF grant will focus on research with multiple Tribal nations to restore Emory oak ecosystems across Arizona. The five-year project “DISES: Restoration of a southwestern cultural keystone species: Integrating socio‐ecological systems to predict resilience of traditional acorn harvest by western Apache communities” also involves SES Co-PIs Clare Aslan and… Read more
A new $3 million NSF grant will support recent graduates seeking research opportunities and career training in Southwest climate adaptation. Primarily from Indigenous and Hispanic/Latine backgrounds, fellows will work on a research project co-developed with Tribal communities, as well as engaging in mentoring, networking, and career development activities. The grant is co-awarded to NAU… Read more
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 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!