Researchers Use Satellites to Map Fire

Researchers at the University of Arizona using a technique called remote sensing have found that a wetter winter usually means a milder summer fire season.

That conclusion comes from connecting winter rains and vegetation growth to what happens the following summer.

"What typically happens is that if you have a wet winter, then you are charging the soil moisture, particularly in the high mountains," says University of Arizona... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:35

Dr. Christopher Scott, an Associate Professor in SGD and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, has been selected by the University’s Regents and Distinguished Professors for an 1885 Society Distinguished Scholars Award.  This is an honor bestowed only on exemplary mid-career faculty and is the first such designation in the College of Social and Behavioral... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:30

 Miriam Gay Antaki, Sarah Kelly, Morgan Apicella and Geoff Boyce have been awarded a University of Arizona Confluence Center Graduate fellowship grants.  The competition was keen with over 300 applications.


Post date: Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:57

Lily House-Peters and Sonya Ziaja were awarded a University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program (WSP) Graduate Student Fellowship award for FY2013/14.



Post date: Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:44

Melanie Colavito, Brittany Davis, Eric Magrane, Jacob Miller, Kyle Miller and Niki vonHedemann were awarded grants from the Institute of the Environment to support their field research.


Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:22

David Plane was quoted in The Arizona Daily Star on Tucson being ranked in the bottom ten of business gworth cities in the United States.  He was asked by the Wall Street Journal staffer about their methodology for this study -- before they told him  where Tucson ranked.  Read all about it here

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Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:15

Jeremy Slack was awarded the Richard Morrill Award for Public Outreach from the Political Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers.


Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:06

Sarah Kelly-Richards & RJ Johnson's grant application "Building a Public Political Ecology" was awarded $1,500 funding by the UA Green Fund Committee.  The grant will help expand the public outreach goals of the Public Political Ecology Lab (PPEL), spearheaded by Tracey Osborne.

Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:01

Elizabeth Oglesby, a University of Arizona professor in the ... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:24

The Public Political Ecology Lab (PPEL) aims to communicate political ecology research to a broader public as a vehicle for social and environmental change. It does this by providing students and scholars of political ecology with training in a diverse set of research methods (inducing community-based and participatory action research methods) and media skills, as well as a forum to present their work. The PPEL also... Read more

Post date: Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:14


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