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.
School of Earth and Sustainability graduates continue to impress! Many congratulations to Benjamin Flory, one of three President’s Prize winners at NAU this fall, along with fellow Gold Axe awardees Ronni Chavez (Geology) and Carolyn Miller and Sophie Wood (Environmental and Sustainability Studies). Read more about these terrific students at NAU News. Congrats also to School of Earth and Sustainability Outstanding Senior Michelle Olichney!
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
Undergraduate Student Awards
Congratulations to Environmental Sciences (ENV) student Joshua Rihs, selected as the School of Earth and Sustainability’s Outstanding Senior, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ESS) grad Natalie Pierson for a Gold Axe Award!
At the School of Earth and Sustainability’s Annual Graduate Research Symposium on April 23, PhD student Valeria Cortés Rivas took home the grand prize for effective communication about excellent earth science! Valeria uses seismic data to understand what happens when two plates of the Earth’s crust interact… Read more
Congrats to one of our fantastic graduating seniors for Fall 2021, Maree Mahkewa! Maree is one of two NAU undergraduates receiving the NAU President’s Prize this semester and was profiled in a fantastic AZ Daily Sun article where you can read all about her and the organizations she contributes to, including her family’s organization, Tutskwa Öqöltoynani, and the Hopi… Read more