The images of the featured students dissertations are interpretive representation of each one's research work.


Karletta Chief -new ALRS Faculty Member

Dr. Karletta Chief is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Specialist in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.  Read more.


ALRS Fall 2015 Student Retreat Photo Gallery

Photos of the the Arid Lands Resource Sciences Fall 2015 Retreat can now be viewed at

Special thanks to America Nallely Lutz Ley for providing us with these pictures.



Arin Haverland successfully passed her final oral defense.

When: July 29, 2015 (Wednesday)

Where:  Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy: Conference Room

Title of Dissertation: "Considering Climate Change through Global Water Initiatives"


Samuel Chambers did his final oral defense:

When: May 13, 2015 (Wednesday) at 9:00 AM

Where:  OALS 113


“Corridors and Elk Migration: A Comparative Analysis of Landscape Connectivity Models and GPS Data in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem"


Adriana Zuniga Teran has also successfully passed her final oral defense.

When: April 8, 2015 (Wednesday)

Where:  OALS 113

Title of Dissertation: "From neighborhoods to wellbeing and conservation: Enhancing the use of greenspace through walkability"


Kelly Mott LaCroix has successfully defended her dissertation:

When: December 12, 2014

Where: Water Resources Research Center

Title of Dissertation: “Advancing Water Management Through Methods to Assess Environmental Flow Needs and Improve Stakeholder Engagement.



Adriana Zuniga Teran's Travel Report to New Orleans

Adriana Zuniga Teran, ALRS Ph.D. candidate attended the  Greenbuild 2014 International Conference in New Orleans last October.  Read more and see pictures of her attendance at this conference here.


Congratulations to Omar Youssef for his new award!

Omar Youssef teamed up with Elmira Shoajed and Mohamed El Zomor, both MS students in the UA Architecture program;  their team was declared the runner-up in the Campus Sustainability Case Study Award at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability (AASHE) Awards.


ALRS Fall 2014 Welcome Reception Photo Gallery

Photos of the the Arid Lands Resource Sciences Fall 2014 Welcome Reception can now be viewed. at