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

Kudos goes out to Surabhi Karambelkar who was awarded second prize in the Central Arizona Project's research competition for her paper entitled, "When the Turbines Stop Turning: Examining the Impacts of Drought on Power Production at Hoover Dam and its Consequences for Entities in Arizona."  Congratulations Surabhi!

Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:40

Kevin Anchukaitis was awarded a grant from USGS!  Great job, Kevin!

Post date: Fri, 10/14/2016 - 10:31

The Master's in Development Practice Program is excited to welcome Katherine Snyder as the new Director of the program. Katherine has over a decade of experience living and working in several African countries. Her work has focused on political and social change, agricultural development and community-based natural resource management. She has worked in fisheries, water management, pastoralism and tropical agriculture focusing on institutional analysis, governance, and farmer decision-making... Read more

Post date: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:55

Congratulation to Beth Mitchneck, whose article on creating a more inclusive academy just came out in Science.  The link that will take you to the article summary is here.

Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 11:20


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