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Ed De Steiguer wrote about the wild mustangs in the Ecologist...

Submitted on August 22, 2014

Wild mustangs are a potent symbol of pioneer spirit in the old West, writes J. Edward de Steiguer. But with few natural controls on their numbers, the population of almost 100,000 is rising by 20% a year. Now it's up to humans to control their numbers - one way or another.

Published in the Resurgence & Ecologist, 7-August 2014 Read more.

Barron Orr: Picked for UN Panel that will Translate Arid Lands Policy

Submitted on June 3, 2014

Barron Orr, ALRS graduate 2000 and current ALRS professor & geospatial extension specialist has been selected to participate on a new United Nations panel comprising the world’s top climate and arid lands scientists. The group's charge: to recommend sustainable international policies and practices to combat desertification.  From UA News dated June 3, 2014. Read more.

Omar Youssef Wins the Harvill Fellowship Award 2014-2015

Submitted on June 3, 2014

Incoming, ALRS student, Omar Youssef has been selected as one of the three Richard A. Harvill Fellows for 2014-15.   The mission of the Richard A. Harvill Endowment is to perpetuate knowledge of Dr. Harvill, who served as UA president from 1951 to 1971, a period in which UA began its furious post-war enrollment growth, and the institution took its place among the leading research universities of the west.

ALRS Baby News!

Submitted on July 29, 2013

Please extend your congratulations to ALRS graduates who recently welcomed the new additions to their families!

Abd Salam El Vilaly (ALRS Summer 2013 graduate) and Audra El Vilaly (Geography PhD student) became proud parents of Emil Mohamdy Vilaly who was born on January 31, 2013 Tucson, AZ.

Wiebke Foerch (ALRS Fall 2012 Graduate)  and her husband,  Stefano, are also  parents to Nicola, their son who was born on June 23, 2013 in Nairobi.

Adriana Zuniga Teran has added another feather to her cap of achievements!

Submitted on June 26, 2013

She won one of the "2013 Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship" awards.
This will fund her research entitled: "From urban neighborhoods to wilderness: optimizing connectivity and conservation support through design".

Adriana was also named one of the "Outstanding GIDP* GTA for 2012-2013!

Read more of this achievement at:

*Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

Simona Seastrand, ALRS Ph.D. Student Won the Weather Civilian of the Year

Submitted on February 5, 2013

Simona Seastrand, ALRS Ph.D. student has just won the Weather Civilian of the Year, 25th Operational Weather Squadron Member, Forecast Innovation Team, Small Team of the Quarter, First Weather Group award 2013.  Simona is a USAF Science and Operations Officer/Intern, Ph.D. Student 25th Operational Weather Squadron.

Chet Phillips Featured on Channel 4 News: Compost Cats, Dining Services, and the Office of Sustainability Teams Up the EPA

Submitted on January 18, 2013

EPA challenges UA to reduce food waste by 5 percent

This news story was posted by ryan Haaer on January 17, 2013.  ALRS Ph.D. student, Chet Philips was featured in this news story on how Compost Cats, Dining Services, and the Office of Sustainability are teaming up with the EPA for its Food Recovery Challenge project to reduce food waste.