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Thursday, April 19, 2018
The lesser long-nosed bat has recently been removed from the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The population has recovered from a low of fewer than 1000 bats to...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Each spring, we in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment recognize some of the many contributions and achievements of our students, staff, and faculty through a set of awards,...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Dr. David Breshears is one of five University of Arizona professors to be given the distinction of being named a Regents' Professor. Less than 3% of tenured and tenure-track faculty can...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Recent Water, Society and Policy graduate Bailey Kennett, has accepted a position at the Arizona Land and Water Trust. Bailey will be the manager for their Desert Rivers Program, working on...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Fisheries students on boat
SNRE students and staff presented research on fish and wildlife management in the February 2018 General Annual Meeting (JAM), and were recognized for their accomplishments during 2018. ...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Photo 1. The 2017/18 UA URME and Plant ID Teams with their Coaches and Advisors (Photo taken on 1/29/18 immediately before the UA URME Team took the challenging exam in Sparks, NV). Kneeling, L-...
Monday, February 19, 2018
SNRE Professor John L. Koprowski has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which at more than 120,000 members is the world’s largest general...
Friday, January 19, 2018
At the Annual Meeting of the Arizona Section of the Society for Range Management (AZ SRM) in Globe on 05 January 2018, Clara Miller, Amber Ford and Justin Johnson received were recipients of...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
SNRE's Dr. Dave Breshears and Dr. Henry Adams recently co-authored a paper showing the potentially devastating effects of rising global temperatures on forest die-offs. Their study examined...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
What will the zoo of the future look like?  John Koprowski, SNRE Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Science and Associate Director, participated in the production of a documentary on the...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Several UA students and faculty, including Senior Wildlife Biologist Melissa Merrick and Associate Director Dr. John Koprowski, were interviewed by AZCentral for a feature article regarding the...
Friday, October 27, 2017
On Saturday 21 October 2017, 62 people attended the 14th Annual RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Environments) Symposium in the Marley Building on the University of Arizona campus. You can...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
SNRE graduate student Earyn McGee is the co-author of a recent article published in Science, which examines how current diversity initiatives aimed at recruiting under-represented...
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Dr. Donald Falk was recently interviewed regarding the appointment of the new chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Tony Tooke. Dr. Falk was called to speculate on how Tooke's experience in the...
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Dr. Don Falk was interviewed for AZ Public Media's article, "Looking Back on Fire Season in Arizona, and Places Touched by the Flames." Over 400,000 acres were burned this year in...
Sunday, September 10, 2017
SNRE Masters Student Taylor Ulrich spent his summer in Alaska as part of a program sponsored by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Ulrich taught some of the diverse population of kids in...
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Dr. Charles van Riper III has received the Wildlife Disease Association's Emeritus Award. The Emeritus Award is an honorary category of membership awarded by the Council to members of...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Laura Lopez-Hoffman is the co-author of a recent article published in the Houston Chronicle, "Border security vs. environmental protection? It's a false choice." Along with her co-...
Monday, July 10, 2017
Dr. Laura Lopez-Hoffman is the co-author of a recent study on monarch butterfly recovery, which has been featured in UANews. According to the study which examined different types of land which...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
SNRE's Matt Goode was recently interviewed in a CNN article on rising snake bites in the U.S. According to Goode, snakes display a number of behaviors leading up to a bite, including hiding...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The 2016-2017 SNRE Awards Ceremony took place on April 29, 2017 in the ENR2 Building. Join SNRE in congratulating the winners of this year's awards!   Kel M. Fox Award: Laura...
Monday, June 19, 2017
SNRE graduate students Stephanie Doerries and Andrew Antaya were joined by BBC reporter Victoria Gill for a recent story on the effects of President Trump's proposed border wall on the...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
SNRE faculty members, Don Falk and Gregg Garfin, along with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Scott Saleska, and College of Law Professor Kirsten Engel provided their perspectives on a...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Dr. Melissa J. Merrick, Wildlife Biologist Senior and recent PhD graduate of SNRE, has been selected to the prestigious TWS Leadership Institute for the 2017-18 class.  From May through...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Earyn Nycole McGee an SNRE master's student whose research explores the effects of drought and stream drying on lizards in southeastern Arizona. She was one of 29 students at the University...
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Dr. Falk was interviewed for Arizona Public Media's Arizona Week program, where he discussed the Sawmill Fire. According to Dr. Falk, the 22-mile long fire will be beneficial for the...
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Aaron Flesch and Dave Christianson were both featured in a recent Scientific American article, "Trump’s Wall May Threaten Thousands of Plant and Animal Species on the U.S.–...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Selection Committee is proud to announce Mallory Barnes of SNRE as the 2016 finalist and 40th Awardee of the William G. McGinnies Graduate Scholarship in Arid Lands Studies. Mallory's...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Dr. Laura Lopez-Hoffman recently co-authored an op-ed in Chron along with Charles C. Chester of Tufts University. The op-ed, titled "We should not end 100 years of breaking down walls to...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Dr.  George Ruyle was recently profiled in a UANews feature that examines his role as a rangelands expert who helps ranchers who graze their cattle on public lands comply with government...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Dr Erica Newman, postdoctoral fellow in the Fire and Restoration Ecology Laboratory (Don Falk) was awarded the "Best Student Talk Award for 2016" from the International Association for...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
UANews recently featured a story on DroughtView, a website which gives users access to the best quality remotely sensed images of land over a 16-day period, allowing ranchers, land managers, and...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
An SNRE alum Tim Kelly was recently honored as the Professional Manager of the Year in Water Resources by the American Public Works Association. Tim Kelly is the District Administrator for...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Professor Donald Falk served on a panel of experts who briefed Congressional staff and others on how new research can help fire-management efforts to protect lives and property. The briefing...
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Cheryl McIntyre was recently awarded 2nd place in the PhD-level Poster Competition at the 2017 SRM meetings in St. George, UT. The title of her poster was "Influence of biological soil...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE; http://snre.arizona.edu/) at the University of Arizona (UA) (http://www.arizona.edu/) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Hennessy Miller was recently awarded first place in the MS-level Poster Competition at the 2017 SRM meeting in St. George. The title of her poster is "Geomorphological Change of...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Laura Meredith (PI) and William Smith (Co-I) were recently awarded $141,000 for the purchase of a trace gas analyser through RDI’s Shared Equipment Enhancement Fund.  Photosynthesis...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ecosystems provide a tremendous service to society by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere thus driving the so-called land carbon sink. Yet, the exact processes driving the relative...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Dr. Donald Falk is the editor of the newly published Foundations of Restoration Ecology, Second Edition, published by Island Press. The book includes "the latest emerging theories...
Friday, November 18, 2016
Dr. Dave Breshears and Abigail Swann of the University of Washington are the co-authors of a recent study published in PLOS ONE on the potential worldwide effects of forest die-offs. Dr....
Friday, October 21, 2016
Dr. William Shaw has received this year's Sonoran Desert Conservation Award from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Dr. Shaw is now retired, but continues his work on conservation biology...
Friday, October 21, 2016
Dr. Donald Falk was the Keynote Speaker at the Missouri Botanical Garden's 63rd annual Fall Symposium. Ecological Restoration in a Changing Biosphere. Dr. Falk delivered an address...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
On Saturday 08 October 2016, 60 people attended the 13th Annual RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Environments) Symposium in the Marley Building on the University of Arizona (UA) campus. The...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Steve Buckley has received the 2016 Regional Director's Award for Natural Resource Research from the National Park Service. Buckley is a PhD student studying milkweeds and their use by the...
Friday, September 30, 2016
SNRE graduate student Earyn McGee was among 12 students selected to receive a two-year Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The award sponsors...
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Dr. Scott Bonar of the Arizona COOP Fish & Wildlife Unit has been named the second Vice President of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Dr. Bonar was officially elected to be the...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Dr. Steven Archer has been named a 2016 Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). This tremendous honor is bestowed by the ESA onto "members who have made outstanding contributions...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Michael Kotutwa Johnson, a PhD candidate in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and a member of the Hopi Tribe in northern Arizona, won the 1st Place Overall Award for the 2016 Fall...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
SNRE students Taylor Ulrich, Larissa Lee, Zach Nemec, Kaycie Waters, Nathan Dorff and Michelle DiCosola recently attended the Annual American Fisheries Society Meeting in Kansas City. These...
Monday, September 5, 2016
Toad versus tarantula: ever wondered who would win? Dr. Michael Bogan was lucky enough to find out for himself during a recent hike in Sabino Canyon. Bogan's photos and video of a tarantula...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Welcome to campus for the 2016-2017 academic year!  Some members of our SNRE team did not leave Tucson and some have travelled to lands afar over the summer.  The new academic year...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Watch Thandiwe Mweetwa discuss her work to help save lions in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. Mweetwa, a masters student advised by Dr. Dave Christianson, was named one of National Geographic'...
Sunday, August 21, 2016
SNRE students Taylor Ulrich, Zach Nemec, Larissa Lee, Marci Caballero-Reynolds, and Jacqueline Hannifan recently attended the annual meeting of the Southwest Region of the Native American Fish...
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) based at the University of Oklahoma recently held their second Early Career and Professional Development Training in Lubbock, Texas. The...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Students from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa are meeting at the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) for a 3-week summer pre-session training course....
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Thandiwe Mweetwa, a masters student advised by Dr. Dave Christianson, has been named one of National Geographic's 2016 Emerging Explorers. Mweetwa joins 12 other scientists, conservationists...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Dr. Gregg Garfin is an editor of the newly published edited book, Climate in Context, which examines how climate research is adapted by decision makers through examining case studies...
Monday, April 18, 2016
The Fishing Cat Conservancy is an organization founded by SNRE alum Ashwin Naidu dedicated to helping conserve the endangered fishing cat species. The organization was recently awarded a $25,000...
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Dr. Doug Tolleson recently participated in a "Snack and Fact" briefing through the America Society of Animal Science. These briefings give an opportunity for members of congress and...
Sunday, April 3, 2016
The compound, called withaferin A, was first isolated from the Winter Cherry plant by Dr. Leslie Gunatilaka and colleagues Dr. E.M. Kithsiri Wijeratne, assistant research scientist at SNRE...
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Gerald Berthelette, SNRE graduate student advised by Dr. Fehmi, has been awarded an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF EAPSI...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Dr. Don Falk was published in the Society for Ecological Restoration News. The article, "Ecosystems are Critical to Solving the Global Climate Crisis," discusses the important role...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Thandi Mweetwa and her colleagues at the Zambian Carnivore Programme and were featured on the last episode of a BBC nature documentary series called The Hunt, was narrated by David...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Dr. Bogan, a new faculty member at SNRE, has observed drying streams and the effects of drought on the organisms which depend on these streams to survive. He was recently interviewed by the...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Karla Leonor Vargas  won the best Poster at the (Student) Poster competition at the AZ/NM Joint Annual Meeting of the Wildlife and Fisheries Societies in Flagstaff, AZ Feb 4-6, 2016. Her...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
By Leland Sutter Eleven students representing the student club ‘Tierra Seca” in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) within the College of Agriculture and Life...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Friday, 5 February, was a very good day for SNRE graduate students at the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
On January 8, 2016, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell appointed Stuart E. Marsh to the Bureau of Land Management’s Arizona Resource Advisory Council for a 3 year term. Stuart is...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Dr. John Koprowski was recently inteviewed by the Detroit Free Press in their article, "Black squirrels in Michigan popping up in more places." Most black squirrels are actually...
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Dr. Koprowski was recently quoted in an article by the Huffington Post, "Why Squirrels Seem To Have Kinda Let Themselves Go This Winter." The article offers a humorous look how climate...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Thomas Jones, SNRE PhD student, is one of two recipients of this year's UA Centennial Achievement Award for Doctoral students. The UA Centennial award is one of the university's highest...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Dr. Donald Falk was interviewed by AZ Public Media regarding the impact of the Paris climate accord. Dr. Falk was present for the second week of the climate conference, and emphasized that,...
Friday, December 18, 2015
Cheryl McIntyre’s dissertation research was recently highlighted in The Nature Conservancy's Canyonlands Research Center newsletter, The Sundial. McIntyre's research...
Friday, December 18, 2015
On November 30, Dr. Steve Archer delivered the plenary address on "Stewardship of wild drylands: land cover perspectives" at the International Dryland Symposium: Stewardship for...
Friday, November 6, 2015
Dr. Rachel Gallery's innovative class, 'Ecoinformatics,' has been featured in the UANews. In collaboration with Kathryn Docherty and Western Michigan University, Ecoinformatics...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
On Saturday 17 October 2015, over 60 people attended the 12th Annual RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Environments) Symposium in the Marley Building on the University of Arizona (UA) campus...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
SNRE PhD student Tommy Jones recently attended the National Tribal Energy Summit: A Path to Economic Sovereignty hosted by the Department of Energy in Washington, DC Sept. 23-25th. The...
Thursday, September 3, 2015
SNRE’s Amanda Webb was one of 12 students selected to implement climate change related research, communication, mitigation, and adaptation projects at national parks across the United...
Friday, August 21, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 marks the 99th anniversay of the establishment of the National Park Service. The National Park Service protects and provides access to some of the most beautiful natural...
Monday, August 10, 2015
Head over to KVOA to learn more about graduate student Maria Altemus' research on antelope jackrabbits, and see some footage of these rare,  and hard-to-capture creatures in their...
Monday, August 10, 2015
Ling-Yee Huang, a graduate student in Science in Water, Society, and Policy has received the first-place 2015 CAP Award for Water Research for her research, "A Framework for Indirect...
Monday, August 10, 2015
A recent publication co-authored by Dr. David Breshears has been featured as an “ESA Centennial Paper," commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Ecological Society of America. The...
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Don Falk and Jim Malusa were interviewed by the Arizona Daily Star on the impact of the Finger Rock fire. According to Dr. Falk, the fire is perfect becaust "It was started by nature and...
Monday, June 1, 2015
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Rafe in a tragic accident Thursday evening May 28, 2015. Rafe was a respected colleague, wonderful teacher and mentor, and great...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Dr. Dave Breshears has been named one of the Ecological Society of America's 2015 Fellows. ESA began its Fellows program in 2012, in order to recognize its members "who have made...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The National Phenology Network received this year's Shoemaker Award for External Communications in the Internet Product category for their Nature's Notebook website, which...
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Professor Dave Breshears of SNRE and Professor Ellen McMahon of the School of Art have worked together to launch a new exhibition, "Marking Time to a Changing Climate," on display in...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
SNRE Associate Research Scientist Stefanie Herrmann’s paper along with Arid Lands Resource Sciences graduate student Ibrahima Sall’s paper has received the Best Paper of Ecology and...
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Grand Canyon Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to historic and environmental preservation in the Grand Canyon region. Each year they award a competitive $1,500...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ashwin Naidu, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in November, has now established an organization to help with the conservation of the endangered fishing cat. The Fishing Cat...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Erin Zylstra is a Ph.D. student in SNRE with an interest in investigating anthropogenic effects on natural resources, especially populations of vertebrates that inhabit arid regions.  Since...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
On Saturday February 7, 2015, a group of educators representing the University Of Arizona Laboratory Of Tree-Ring Research, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Department of Speech...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Hsiang Ling Chen, a doctoral candidate in the Koprowski Conservation Research Lab was presented with the Roger Hungerford Award at the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
The 2015 Tucson Festival of Books will be held on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015.  Please join SNRE and our University of Arizona and Tucson peers, in contributing to science...
Friday, February 6, 2015
Research by Dr. Breshears has been featured in two recent publications. High Country News interviewed Dr. Breshears for their article on how Vapor Pressure Deficit affects tree mortality. The...
Friday, February 6, 2015
Dr. Steve Archer's research on desert plants has been featured in Science News for Students, a publication by the Society for Science & the Public in Washington, DC. The article...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
USA Today has compiled a list of the majors likely to have the highest earnings for 2015 graduates, and agricultural and natural resources comes in at number five. Their analysis uses a...
Sunday, January 25, 2015
At the Annual Meeting in Tucson on 15 January 2015, the recipients of the Section’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship and the Marcelle E. Schmutz Memorial Scholarship, and the...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
SNRE student Chelsea Powers and Dr. Scott Bonar have just finished an exhibit for the USFS Sabino Canyon Visitor Center. The exhibit features high definition underwater footage of Gila chub in...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Graduate student Thandiwe Mweetwa has recently co-authored a study in the journal Biological Consevation, titled "Detecting declines of apex carnivores and evaluating their causes: An...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Professor Koprowski has returned from 5 weeks in northwest China at Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University working with research collaborators and presenting on the importance of...
Monday, December 15, 2014
While graduate students at SNRE, Alex Arizpe and Angela Knerl helped to found the UA LEAF program, which harvests the fruit of trees on campus including olives, figs, and cirtrus which...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Undergraduate Natural Resources-Fisheries Conservation and Management student Hannah Moore attended the Desert Fishes Council Conference in Cabo San Jose, Mexico this fall.  The...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Who says fecal sampling isn’t glamorous?  SNRE graduate student Brett Blum shared the spotlight with television host and wildlife expert Jack Hanna at the recent bighorn sheep capture...
Monday, November 3, 2014
Dr. Larry Howery has been elected the Second Vice President of the Society for Range Management (SRM). After one year in this position, Dr. Howery will become the First Vice President, and in...
Monday, November 3, 2014
John L. Koprowski, Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Science in the School of Natural Resources & the Environment, was named a Fellow of The Wildlife Society at the annual meeting of the 8...
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thandiwe Mweetwa, SNRE graduate student studying Wildlife Conservation and Management, was featured in the UANews article, "A Wildcat Amid the Wild's Big Cats." Thandiwe is the...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
On October 15, SNRE hosted its first ever Film Festival. The films show the exciting research and work of SNRE graduate and undergraduate students over the past summer. Here is a list of the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
On Saturday 18 October 2014, over 70 people attended the 11th Annual RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Environments) Symposium in the Marley Building on the University of Arizona (UA) campus...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Recently Dave Christianson at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Eric Cole from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Elk Refuge, presented the culmination of several...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Koprowski Conservation Research Laboratory has begun a collaborative research project with the San Bernardino National Forest to study San Bernardino flying squirrels (...
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Dr. Gregg Garfin was featured in this video by Arizona Public Media discussing climate change in the Southwest. 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
By Juan Camilo Villegas Palacio. Photo caption:  Researchers from the University of Arizona, Michigan State University, University of Washington, and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...
Monday, September 29, 2014
Dr. David Quanrud, associate research scientist in SNRE, served as coordinator of the U.S.-Iran Symposium on Resilient Cities held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Professors Istvan Molnar, Leslie Gunatilaka, and their research group from SNRE's Natural Products Research Center have had their article, "Diversity-oriented combinatorial biosynthesis...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Dr. Gregg Garfin was interviewed in two top publications on the severity and impact of droughts and future climate predictions for the Southwestern U.S. "California's 100-year drought...
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Dr. Phil Rosen, an assistant research scientist at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, was interviewed by Dos Aguas, an online journal specializing in water stories. The...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
August 14th and 15th in Show Low, Az, students of Tierra Seca were met by cool temperatures, great barbeque, and presentations given by a wide variety of professionals representing both natural...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
SNRE's Dr. John Koprowski has returned to China to initiate a pilot project on small mammal abundance and diversity within the Panda Reserve Center in the Qinling Mountains. John hopes this...
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The working group of Dr. Laura Lopez-Hoffman and Dr. Ruscena Wiederholt, research scientist and Powell Center Fellow, has been featured in the first ever USGS Powell Center Newsletter. The...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dr. Stuart Marsh, Director of SNRE, has published an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star, "Reducing chance of fires is cheaper than fighting them." The article examines different methods...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Dr. Dave Christianson is the lead author on a study just published in the journal PLoS ONE. The article, titled "Ecosystem Scale Declines in Elk Recruitment and Population Growth with Wolf...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Jim Heffelfinger was recently interviewed by the Denver Post on declining deer numbers across Colorado and the West. Heffelfinger is the Arizona Game and Fish department liason with the School...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
From left to right, graduate student mentor Roy Ulibari, Sierrane Gatela, and Alexandra Wilcox capture and study desert fishes.   Five undergraduate students from...
Monday, July 7, 2014
Dr. Don Falk and Dr. Dave Christianson have both received seed grants from the University of Arizona Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. The Faculty Seed Grant program provides...
Monday, July 7, 2014
Dr. Gregg Garfin, an assistant professor in SNRE, has recently contributed two posts featured on the UANews Blog. The first, "Arizona Facing High Fire Danger a Year After Yarnell,"...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Assistant Professor Laura Lopez-Hoffman is among the UA scientists playing a key role in an unprecedented effort to save the monarch, America's most iconic butterfly.  Each fall,...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Professor Randy Gimblett and graduate student Mia Hammersley are conducting a study throughout this summer  to map the use of the White Salmon River by rafters and kayakers. Mia Hammersley...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Dr. John Koprowski has arrived in South Africa to begin a pilot study assessing the potential impacts of local small mammals as seed dispersers within African savanna ecosystems.  John...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Congratulations to Melissa Merrick, PhD candidate in the Koprowski Conservation Research Lab, who received the prestigious ASM Fellowship at the American Society of Mammalogists’ 2014...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Thandi Mweetwa, a graduate student advised by Dr. Dave Christianson, has been awarded a Russell Train Fellowship from the World Wildlife Fund. The highly competitive international fellowship...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Barron Orr, a professor in SNRE's Office of Arid Lands Studies, is one of 20 scientists selected from around the world to form a group called the Science-Policy Interface, which falls under...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Current SNRE Adjunct Professors Bob Webb and Julio Betancourt (USGS), former Adjunct Professor Roy Johnson (National Park Service), and University Emeritus Professor Ray Turner have coauthored a...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Aloah Pope, a PhD student in SNRE, has been selected to receive a Water Sustainability Graduate Fellowship for 2014-2015 from the Water Sustainability Program, funded through the state...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Dave Breshears, Gregg Garfin, and Jim Buizer are among 240 authors to contribute to a comprehensive national assessment of climate change which was released by the White House this week. The...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Starting this September, Barron Orr, professor and geospatial extension specialist with SNRE, will commence a two-year fellowship project as an international translator of science at the...
Friday, May 2, 2014
Professor Dave Breshears is the PI on a new NSF award from Macrosystems Biology, along with Scott Saleska in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Arizona and Abby Swann at...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Associate Professor Donald Falk and Professor Randy Gimblett have received two of three Institute of the Environment Faculty Exploratory Research Grants. The grants will seed environmental...
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Outstanding Faculty Member: John Koprowski International Collaboration: Aletris Neils Outstanding Thesis: Carrie Presnall Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarly Achievement Award:...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cori Dolan, Program Coordinator in SNRE, collaborated with the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation to  allow students from Gridley Middle School to inventory trees at Case Park. Students...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Chris Guitterman tied for first place in the oral presentations, and Zack Guido was runner-up. Among the graduate student poster winners, Sarah Hale received First Place, Martha Gebhardt took...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dr. Charles van Riper of the USGS Sonoran Desert Research station is the senior author on a new Open File report, "Projecting Climate Effects on Birds and Reptiles of the Southwestern...
Monday, April 7, 2014
Tommy Jones, a Natural Resources Studies and American Indian Studies doctoral student of Associate Professor, Benedict J. Colombi, PhD recently received the prestigious Institute of the...
Monday, April 7, 2014
The following students received awards or recognition at the Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society scholarship competition: Valerie Rountree (Natural Resource Studies) won...
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Professor Steve Archer recently gave a talk on The Grasslands to the Yale Club of Southern Arizona at the Arizona Inn. Participants were particularly appreciative of the new awareness of the...
Monday, March 3, 2014
Dr. Don Falk gave the keynote address at the Southwest Fire Science Consortium's three-day meeting held in Tucson last week to address forest resiliency in the face of climate change and...
Friday, February 28, 2014
Watch our new video below or on YouTube or for a more concise version, click here. A special thank you to all the students, alumni, and organizations who made this video possible. Funding...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Philipp von Bieberstein's independent study research at the Natural Products Center compares growth of a medicinal plant in hydroponic versus aeroponic systems in greenhouses. The plant is...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Media Contact: All questions about the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Partnership between the University of Arizona and the University of Florida should be directed to John P. Hayes at...
Friday, February 14, 2014
From February 8th to 14th, eight students from Tierra Seca Club in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment attended the Annual Society for Range Management Meeting in Orlando,...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Professor Mitch McClaran was elected as a Fellow in the Society for Range Management on February 12, 2014 at the Society’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. McClaran joined the...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Dr. John Koprowski, Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, was awarded the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society's Outstanding Professional Service Award on 7 February 2014 at the...
Monday, February 10, 2014
Dr. Scott Bonar, Leader of the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Associate Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, was honored as the Professional of the Year by the...
Thursday, February 6, 2014
At the Annual Meeting of the Arizona Section of the Society for Range Management in Tucson, AZ on 09 January 2014, the recipients of the Section’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student...
Monday, February 3, 2014
Zach Guido, SNRE PhD student, and Dr. Valerie Trouet of the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research were interviewed on Tucson News Now on the impact of worsening drought in Arizona and throughout the...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Zack Guido
The Selection Committee is proud to announce Zack Guido, Ph.D. candidate in SNRE, as the 2013 finalist and 37th Awardee of the William G. McGinnies Graduate Scholarship in Arid Lands Studies....
Thursday, January 23, 2014
SNRE Assistant Professor Rachel Gallery is part of a study recently published in the journal Nature which examined the crucial role that fungi play in the biodiversity of rainforests.  ...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Dr. Charles Hutchinson, Professor Emeritus and retired Director of SNRE, received the Martha Maiden Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Earth Science Information Community, bestowed by...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Dr. William (“Bill”) Matter, Associate Director of the School of Natural Resources & the Environment (SNRE) in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, was just named to...
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Lauren Maghran, an SNRE graduate student and Americorps volunteer, is one of many involved in Manzo Elementary's nationally-recognized ecology program which helps students apply science and...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
SNRE's own Professor Laura Lopez-Hoffman has received this year’s U.S. Forest Service Excellence in Research Application Award along with fellow researchers Darius Semmens, and...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Congratulations to SNRE students Stephani Clark Barkalow and Sally Petre for winning the best student paper and best student poster respectively at the November 2013 meeting of the Desert Fishes...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dr. David Christianson is an Assistant Professor of large mammal ecology with SNRE, and his research has examined a range threatened or endangered species including lions in Africa, elk and...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Malcolm Hughes, Regent's Professor in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research with a joint appointment in SNRE, was one of three University of Arizona professors who have just been named...
Friday, November 22, 2013
"Arizona’s forests are treasured landscapes that support the quality of life we all enjoy. Our forests provide solace and recreation, drinking water and habitat for wildlife. We...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
A new grant will allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to collaborate with scientists including university faculty in order to asses the impact of climate change on public...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Congratulations to PhD student Erin Zylstra who received this year's PhD level Meritorious Graduate Teaching Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This award is a...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Don Falk is the lead scientist for FireScape, a collaborative project with the UA, several federal and local agencies and land managers which aims to understand and manage fire in Arizona. A...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
SNRE Professor Dave Breshears and Jason Field, who received his PhD from SNRE, were recently cited in the Arizona Daily Star. The article discusses a 10 mile stretch between Tucson and Phoenix...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
SNRE professor Dr. John Koprowski is spending 5 weeks at the Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in X'ian China as an invited professor.  Dr. K will be teaching classes on...
Monday, October 14, 2013
On Saturday 12 October 2013, over 70 people attended the 10th Annual RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Environments) Symposium in the Marley Building on the University of Arizona (UA)...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Angela Knerl, a graduate student in SNRE, is participating in a pilot project to harvest olives from trees on the UA campus. She is quoted in an AZ Daily Star article about the project, which...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
SNRE grad student Jesse Minor was interviewed in a recent Q&A featured on UANews. The interview examines the aalue of experiential, field-based courses, specifically the recent course ...
Monday, October 7, 2013
The USA National Phenology network, located in the Office of Arid Lands Studies, was featured in a Wall Street Journal article, "'Crowdsourcing' Comes to the Garden." The...
Sunday, October 6, 2013
UA grad student Martin Pepper got his MS in Rangeland Ecology and Management from SNRE. Now he will be the co-host of the Science channel's new show “How the Earth Works,” set to...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Stephanie Doerries, PhD student with SNRE was interviewed on AZ Illustrated Nature. Stephanie and her advisor Dr. Dave Christianson are among those studying Sonoran pronghorn. One of the fastest...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Dr. Don Falk and Dr. Gregg Garfin are the co-authors of an editorial examining the impact of climate change was featured in the AZ Daily Star. The editorial comes in the wake of the newly...
Friday, September 27, 2013
Russell Monson, Louise Foucar Marshall Professor in SNRE was one of five University of Arizona scientists selected to speak on a panel of experts who discussed the just-released...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
SNRE Professor Dr. George Ruyle was quoted in Sunday's featured stiry on upkeep lagging on lands owned by Pima County. Read the full article:azstarnet.com/news/local/county-spent-money-to-...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
SNRE professors Dr. Gregg Garfin and Dr. Don Falk and adjunct professor Dr. Tom Swetnam provide insight into the Rim Fire in Yosemite. According to Dr. Garfin, there are multiple factors that...
Friday, September 6, 2013
Dr. Koprowski was interviewed in a New York Times article that examines power outages caused by squirrels. According to Dr. Koprowski, this behavior is partly a result of squirrels' constant...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Congratulations to SNRE Professor Russ Monson, who was named a 2013 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.    See a complete list of the  2013 AGU Fellows: /sites/snre....
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Congratulations to Jim Sprinkle (Gila County), George Ruyle (SNRE) and Del Despain (SNRE) who were the Western Region State Program Winners for the “Reading the Range” program at the...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
SNRE Professor Dave Breshears was interviewed on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Dr. Breshears discussed the impact of rising temperatures on tree mortality.   Listen...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Dr. Charles van Riper, senior scientist and supervisory research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Sonoran Desert Research Station housed within SNRE, is the co-author of a recent...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Arizona Republic published a guest opinion article by Dr. Falk, Associate Professor in SNRE. The article examines the natural role of fire in ecosystems and potential avenues that will help...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Ashwin Naidu, SNRE doctoral candidate, was interviewed by AZ Illustrated in a feature titled "Lions, Bobcats Focus of UA Research." Ashwin's research analyzes genetic material...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wallace J. Nichols earned a doctorate from SNRE in 2003. Today, he works with fishermen in Northwestern Mexico to conserve sea turtles. He is the founder of Grupo Tortuguero and also helped...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Dr. Gregg Garfin, SNRE Assistant Professor and Assistant Extension Specialist, was quoted in a special report by USA Today on climate change in the Southwest and the potential impact of future...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Ground/Water is the first volume of the Confluencenter's Confluence Beyond Boundaries series. It features interdiciplinary essays which examine the concept of dry rivers, such as the...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Dr. Gregg Garfin was interviewed by KJZZ of Rio Salado College, regarding a recent study which estimates that rising temperatures will result in decreased water in the Colorado River, which...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Zack Guido, a graduate student in Watershed Management and Ecohydrology, was interviewed by the AZ Daily Star in the article, "Another day of 100-plus degrees as Tucson marches toward...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Dr. Gregg Garfin was cited in a New York Times featured article, "Experts See New Normal as a Hotter, Drier West Faces More Huge Fires," which examines issues of rising...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The research of Ashwin Naidu, SNRE PhD student, and Dr. Melanie Culver, USGS Conservation Geneticist at SNRE, was examined in a feature article in the Cataline Foothills magazine The Desert...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Dr. Shirley Papuga, SNRE Assistant Professor and Chair of the Watershed Management and Ecohydrology Program, was one of two Professors at the University of Arizona to receive the 2013 National...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Dr. Melanie Culver, SNRE Professor and member of the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, was cited in a recent front page article in the New York Times, titled "A Glamorous Killer...
Monday, June 3, 2013
Dr. Bob Webb, a new SNRE Adjunct faculty member, was honored with the highest award issued by the U.S. Department of Interior, the Distinguished Service Award: FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Dr. Dave Moore's classroom experiment with Twitter has been featured in a recent UANews article. Dr. Moore sees a lot of potential in using twitter to help connect students with experts in...
Thursday, May 30, 2013
WFSC PhD student Sarah Hale, Dr. John Koprowski, and SNRE alum Peter Kane were all featured in a recent AZ Illustrated video, "Prairie Dogs Return Sporting New Look." The video...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Barron Orr, who has been named as one of the University's 1885 Society Distinguished Scholars for 2013! 1885 Society Distinguished Scholars are outstanding mid-career...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Congratulations to all of the award recipients who were honored at the 2013 SNRE Awards Ceremony! Outstanding Faculty Award: Dr. John Koprowski, Wildlife and Conservation Management This...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Dr. Gregg Garfin was co-author on a recent paper published in the Journal of Extension. The paper is a brief description of UA's efforts to extend sustainability concepts through an...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
SNRE Professor Don Falk was interviewed on Arizona Illustrated. In his interview, he described how scientists can use tree rings to study fire history.  Watch the video: www.azpm.org/...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Dr. John Koprowski and Dr. Bob Steidl were interviewed on AZ Illustrated. They shared their insights into the use of tracking devices in monitoring wildlife populations.  Watch the video:...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dr. Dave Moore and Dr. Russ Monson collaborated with other researchers to measure the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from forests dying from pine beetle infestations. Contrary to...
Friday, May 3, 2013
Dr. Gregg Garfin was featured as a guest columnist for the AZ Daily Star. His column, "How would an extra month of 100-plus-degree days feel?" discusses the potential impacts of...
Monday, April 15, 2013
Melissa Merrick, a doctoral student in Wildlife Science, has been awarded a highly competitive 2013 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) Award from the Joint Fire Science Program for her proposal...
Monday, April 8, 2013
The UA Wild Cat Center and its collaboration with the Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society (HyTiCoS) was featured in a recent popular science communication. Read more: blogs.plos.org/...
Friday, April 5, 2013
Undergraduate research assistant Jessica Swetish is honored as a 2013 UA Galileo Circle Scholar, nominated through the LTRR. Jessica has been working in the Papuga lab on her NSF CZO funded...
Friday, April 5, 2013
Dr. Phil Rosen will work to tag and corrall horned lizard and other uncommon species during construction at the Santa Cruz River Park, to ensure these populations are not disturbed by the...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Fadzayi received her PhD from SNRE, advised by Dr. McClaran. She also worked for George Ruyle for a few years including help with his rangeland monitoring program. Now, she is the County...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Congratulations to SNRE PhD Student Aletris Neils who has been named a 2013-2014 Carson Fellow by the Institute of the Environment. Her mentors are Dr. Melanie Culver and Dr. John Koprowski....
Monday, March 18, 2013
Daniel Griffin's doctoral work establishing a tree-ring record of monsoon climate in the Southwest was featured on UANews: uanews.org/story/monsoon-failure-key-to-long-droughts-in-...
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Selection Committee is proud to announce Daniel Griffin, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, as the 2012 finalist and 36th Awardee of...
Friday, March 1, 2013
"Peace Corps Week" brought a wonderful surprise to recent SNRE Masters graduate, Denise Garcia (left). An aspiring Peace Corps volunteer waiting to hear back about her application,...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Erin Zlystra's research has found that Helium balloons when released into the air often end up as trash in the nearby Saguaro National Park. Erin has completed her Masters and is now a PhD...
Monday, February 18, 2013
Watch SNRE's Dr. Bill Mannan discuss the adaptations of raptors in the urban environment and the dangers facing them. originals.azpm.org/p/on-azill/2013/2/13/22536-urban-raptors-learn-to-co...
Monday, February 18, 2013
The UA is the No. 1 university in the U.S. and ranks second in the world for environmental science research, according to a study analyzing citation data from more than 180 journals. Read more...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Rangeland Monitoring Program was presented with the National Rangeland Research and Development Award from the US Forest Service at the Society...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
SNRE Wildlife Graduate Students swept the annual awards at the 2013 Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM Chapters of The Wildlife Society held 7-9 February 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The...
Monday, February 11, 2013
  Ten undergraduates from the Tierra Seca Club participated in the Undergraduate Range Management Exam (URME) at the 66th Annual Society for Range Management Meeting in Oklahoma City,...
Friday, February 8, 2013
  SNRE's Dr. Koprowski, Professor and Director of the Red Squirrel Research Project, was featured in an article in the AZ Daily Star. Read the full article here: http://azstarnet....
Monday, February 4, 2013
At the Annual Meeting of the Arizona Section of the Society for Range Management in Prescott, AZ on 24 January 2013, the recipients of the Section’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  A new study co-authored by SNRE Professor Mitch McClaran has found that plants' water demands can fluctuate with water availability within limits, although continued drought...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
  Nickie Seto and Brianna Rico, two undergraduates working with SNRE faculty member John Koprowski’s research group, have been selected by the BRAVO! (Biomedical Research...
Friday, January 18, 2013
  SNRE faculty Jim Buizer, Gregg Garfin, and Dave Breshears are all featured in the UA Now story on the new Climate Change Forecast Report concerning their contributions to this important...
Monday, January 14, 2013
  Erin Zlystra's research on desert garbage patches has been featured on both UA and Discovery News. Read the full story: http://news.discovery.com/earth/great-desert-garbage-...
Friday, December 21, 2012
  Wildlife mointoring cameras have captured photos of both jaguars and ocelots in Southern Arizona. The cameras are part of the research of SNRE's Wild Cat Conservation and Research...
Friday, December 21, 2012
Dr. George Ruyle (SNRE) and Dr. Barb Hutchinson (CALS) were featured in an article on UANews for their work collaborating to create three web portals that connect land managers to the best...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ashwin Naidu, a graduate student in Dr. Melanie Culver's Conservation Genetics laboratory, was awarded 1st place in the Graduate Division of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
On November 12th, SNRE PhD Candidate Zulia Mayari Sanchez-Mejia was awarded a William A. Calder III Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year. ...
Friday, November 9, 2012
SNRE PhD Candidate Zulia Mayari Sanchez-Mejia won the First Place Poster Award at the Institute of the Environment (IE) Grad Blitz held on November 8, 2012.  Zulia has been working in the...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
On Saturday 13 October 2012, sixty people attended to 9th Annual RISE (Research Insights in Semi-Arid Environments) Symposium in the Marley Building on the University of Arizona campus (http://...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
On October 12, 2012 the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) & SW Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (SW-ASPRS) hosted the Sixth Annual Phenology Research...
Friday, October 12, 2012
  SNRE Climate Specialist Gregg Garfin will participate as part of a team analyzing the impacts of climate change on wildfires and assessing where and when climatic conditions are likely...