Congratulations to Bokjin Roh who passed her comprehensive exams (earlier written questions and oral exam on October 31, 2016).  

Her committee consists of:
Connie Woodhouse
Diana Liverman
Gregg Garfin (chair)
Chris Scott (co-chair)

Please join us in wishing Bokjin all the best!

Post date: Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:45

Patrick Murphy just presented his paper, "Complexity in Mountain Forest Carbon Cycling," at the 2016 Mountain Climate Conference in Leavenworth, Washington. According to one of his colleagues who got a preview of the talk, his talk was pretty impressive.  Great work Patrick! 

Post date: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:26

Check out Remy Franklin's reflections on "The Challenges of Doing Engaged Research" on ENTITLE blog. Great work, Remy!

Post date: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:22

Sarah Kelly-Richards continues to do great things from Chile. Sarah just published online with Edible Baja Arizona. The article is called "Beets to Ballots" and highlights one of the past interns of the Community and School Garden Program, Ylenia Aguilar Velderrain. She wrote it with the support of the Carson Scholars Program.  Check out the article here... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:13

Greg Barron-Gafford and his research team, which includes Rebecca Minor and Leland Sutter have just published a paper in Nature Science Reports that was profiled on the front page of the AZ Daily Star on Friday. The paper examines the heat island effect of large-scale solar installations, and is leading to ongoing research into using plants to cool solar panels and in the process make them more efficient... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/21/2016 - 11:08

Carly Nichols just won the Margaret Trussell Scholarship from the APCG for her dissertation fieldwork on food and nutrition in India.  Congratulations Carly!

Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:13

Check out Noah's piece "Hydropolitics in the Sierra Madre Oriental" published on! Congrats, Noah! Interesting stuff!

Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:09

Kudos to Meg Mills-Novoa, Sophia Borgias, Arica Crootof, Bhuwan Thapa, and SGD-alum Rafael (Routson) de Grenade for leading the paper, "Bringing the Hydro-social Cycle into Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Lessons from the Andean... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:57

Sarah Kelly-Richards, who has been in Chile for the past year conducting her dissertation fieldwork, has been awarded a grant from the Universidad Austral de Chile for her team's project: "Puesta en Valor del Patrimonio Indígena de la Cuenca Hidrográfica de Lago Ranco".  This will fund public outreach for her collaborative dissertation research and she is a Co-PI on the project alongside her Chilean colleagues.  ... Read more

Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:54

Leland Sutter, one of our first year master's students, won second prize in the Institute of the Environment's Fall Fest Poster Competition!  His poster was entitled, "Multiple Approaches to Measure Mesquite - Grass Dynamics in a Semi-arid Grassland in Southern Arizona."

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Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:46


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