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Robert Varady honored for leadership and service to the Udall Center and University of Arizona

Submitted on May 24, 2017
Bb Varady

Senior Vice President for Research, Discovery & Innovation, Kimberly Espy, recognized Varady’s recent tenure as interim director of the Udall Center from January 2016 to March 2017 and for his long-standing service to the university at an event early in May held at the UA Union Gallery.

As reported in the UDall Center News website:

New Paper by Anahi Ocampo Melgar

Submitted on November 9, 2016
View of the Maipo River encased between mountains, an area known as Cajon del Maipo.

Recently Anahi Ocampo Melgar, 2014 ALRS Ph.D. graduate, published online a paper in the Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Journal:  "Scientists, Policymakers, and Stakeholders Plan for Climate Change: A Promising Approach in Chile's Maipo Basin."  Her co-authors are Sebastian Vicuña,Jorge Gironás, robert Varady & Christopher A. Scott.

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Kelly Mott Lacroix, ALRS Alumna published a new paper in Water-Open Access Journal

Submitted on July 27, 2016

Kelly has a new paper published in the in Water- the Open Access Journal on June 29, 2016

Water 2016, 8(7), 273; doi:10.3390/w8070273

Article: "Public Participation in Water Planning in the Ebro River Basin (Spain) and Tucson Basin (U.S., Arizona): Impact on Water Policy and Adaptive Capacity Building"

Sam Chambers is now an Assistant Research Professor

Submitted on July 22, 2016

Sam Chambers has recently been appointed as Research Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona's. College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture.

Sam graduated from the ALRS PhD program in the Summer of 2015

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

Sam has a Masters degree from Clemson University, South Carolina with a major in Forest Research. 

Recent Dissertation Defenses

Submitted on February 2, 2016
Fernando -Sam-Adriana and Kelly


  • Fernando De Oliveira Mayorga
    December 10, 2015
    Title of Dissertation: “Growth, Equity, and Sustainability: A Case study of the Impacts of Green Revolution Change in Ceara, Northeast, Brazil”
  • Samuel Chambers
    May 13, 2015
    Title of Dissertation: "Corridors and Elk Migration: A Comparative Analysis of Landscape Connectivity Models and GPS Data in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem"