Rivers in the Southwest are increasingly intermittent: flowing when it’s wet, but converted to a series of isolated pools when it’s dry. This has major effects on the types of aquatic plants and animals that live in and near rivers. As part of a new $3 million NSF grant, Ben Ruddell and Abe Springer are working to develop a smartphone app… Read more
Master’s student Casey Jones and Professor Abe Springer have used dyes to trace the long and winding road that precipitation and snowmelt takes from sinkholes on the Kaibab Plateau to the iconic springs of the Grand Canyon. Read more in the Arizona Daily Sun.
Professors Teki Sankey and Abe Springer received a new grant from the The Nature Conservancy to study how reduced canopy closure following thinning of ponderosa pine forests affects snow infiltration. Read all about it at NAU News.