SES hydrology Professor Abe Springer is collaborating with NAU Forestry faculty to study the impact of water use by encroaching trees and shrubs in meadow ecosystems surrounding Flagstaff. Changing vegetation means both changing habitat for wildlife and less water for springs and streams. Read more about restoration efforts at azcentral.
We have the best alumni! Geology grad Dave Cook works as an environmental consultant in Seattle, WA, leading projects to clean up contaminated land along with both the public and private sector. What’s more, Dave is also serving as a mentor for the new Lumberjacks Thrive Externship Program, hosting a current NAU student for a workplace experience. Read more about Dave (and other members of our… Read more
Check out this great coverage of Cecily Combs’ undergraduate research! As a Geology major, Cecily worked with ecohydrologist Abe Springer to track the flow of monsoonal rains across forest restoration projects and in and out of our region’s springs. Learn more at NAU’s coverage of undergraduate research.
SES Professor Abe Springer contributed ecohydrology research to a major new study on priorities for spring conservation under climate change. The work is in collaboration with the Springs Stewardship Institute at the Museum of Northern Arizona as well as a long list of agencies, NGOs, and other schools. Read more at NAU News!
This year marked our first fully online School of Earth & Sustainability Annual Graduate Research Symposium!
Congratulations to winners of the 3MRP Video Prize – 1st place: Claire Pringle, 2nd place: Stephanie Arcusa, 3rd place: Kaitlin Haase
and Congratulations to winners of the first year Poster Prize – Eva Baransky (Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability PhD student),… Read more