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!
It’s no surprise to us, but great to see Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability PhD student Stéphanie Arcusa recognized as NAU’s Graduate Student of the Month! Stéphanie is an NAU Presidential Fellow, is doing great research on the links between drought, dust, and environmental health, and is also active in student government and NAU sustainability initiatives. Learn more about everything she is up to in her recent Grad College profile.… Read more
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 and… Read more
Regents’ Professor Darrell Kaufman was recently elected as a fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Fellows are recognized for having a record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the GSA such as publications, applied research and teaching. Kaufman was nominated for leadership in international synthesis of Arctic climate, research on the glacial and climate history of Alaska and his applications of amino acid biogeochemistry (story credit: Read more
The roots of most plants form symbioses with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), and harnessing these symbioses could reduce irrigation and fertilizer inputs for more sustainable production of many crops, including biofuel sorghum. Regents’ Professor Nancy Johnson in the School of Earth & Sustainability was awarded $1.3 million to collaborate with researchers at the University of Georgia to study the beneficial associations between biofuel… Read more