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.
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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
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!
A newly released special issue of Sustainability co-edited by SES Assistant Professor Dr. Denielle Perry and adjunct professor Dr. Ian Harrison is the first-of-its kind collection of papers dedicated to river protections around the world. The collection of 15 papers includes an article authored by Perry and Harrison along with three SES students, Stephannie Fernandes (MS ESP), Alana Nichols (BS ENV),… Read more
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
Read more at NAU News: Northern Arizona University economics professor Julie Mueller is a principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing knowledge and solutions around the unique problems pandemics present to rural areas.
Mueller, who has an 80 percent appointment in the Franke College of Business and a 20 percent appointment in the School of… Read more