M.Sc - Sociology with a major in Environment and Community, Utah State University, USA, 2015
M.Sc. - Spatial Planning with a major in Built Environment, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008
M.Sc. – Regional Science, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2007
B.A. - Urban and Rural Planning, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2003
Saleh’s research interests are focused on global climate change impacts on local livelihoods. Increasingly, the world’s population faces challenges due to unprecedented changes in climate variability and extreme weather/climate events. These stressors and shocks force a reconsideration of our anthropocentric narratives and a review of the essential relationships between environment and society. The future of the human race largely depends on how human and their social systems react to the changing pattern of climate. Saleh’s regional focus is on low-lying coastal Bangladesh, which has been heavily affected by various slow onset climate events, such as sea level rise and salinity intrusion in land and groundwater resources as well as extreme climate events such as increasing frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones.
Using vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience frameworks, Saleh’s dissertation research analyzes the determinants of local vulnerability among various community groups, such as the local Muslim majority, local Hindu minority, local indigenous community, and female-headed households and their differential need for climate services. These groups often have differential adaptive capacities and their capacities and needs for improved adaptation decisions and community resilience are also different. In addition, poor and marginalized populations are vulnerable in part because they have limited access to and understanding of appropriate climate services. Climate services involve the production, translation, transfer, and use of climate information in adaptation decisions. Through his dissertation research, Saleh aims to advance and contribute to our collective knowledge on human adaptations to climate change by pursuing a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role climate plays in the lives of vulnerable people and the use of climate services into their adaptation decisions. Saleh is passionate about interdisciplinary and cross-cultural comparative studies that provide critical insights on global climate change issues.
Mabel Cecilia Alsina Harris
M.S. - Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Universitaet George August, Gottingen, Ni, Germany, December 2011
B.S. - Biology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, VA, Chile, January 2007
My goal is to assess the risk of flood in a (micor) watershed located within an arid or semiarid land, proposing means to prevent damages for human population and their livelihoods as well as a watershed management plan to conserve the quality and the quantity of the water resource.
M.S. - earned credits for 2 years Landscape Architecture and Planning, University of Arizona 2010-2011
B.S. – Architecture, University of Mexico, 2007
A combination of the Border pollution issues (focusing on air) collaborative community projects, passive techniques applied to urban planning and architecture towards the mitigation of the effects of pollution.
Mary Belle Cruz
Advanced Diploma - Economocs and Environmental Management, April 2003, Mexico
M.S. - Fisheries, Ministry of Public Education, The Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, May 1997
B.S. - Marine Food Engineering, January 1994
Overexploited Aquifers, Water Recharge Zones, and Public Policies for Water Management
M.S.- Justice Studies, Arizona State University, 2015
M.S.- Environmental Science, Taylor University, 2013
B.A.- Spanish, Taylor University, 2012
Aquatic ecology and ecohydrology with an emphasis on biodiversity of fish and aquatic invertebrates within rivers and streams
Ivan Gaxiola Camacho
M.S.- Architecutre, Design and Energy Conservation, The University of Arizona, 2016
B.A.- Architecture, Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, August 2010
Urban heat island mitigation, human thermal comfort restoration and food security advancement in the built environment of arid regions through implementation of green infrastructure as an urban agriculture model.
M.S. - Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2011
B.S. - Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering (Minor: Economics), National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 2009
Ecosystem services, climate change, non-market valuation, resource economics and policy.
Scott Andrew Jones
M.S. -Natural Resources, Colorado State University, 2012
B.S. - Environmental Science and Political Science; International Studies, California Lutheran University, 2008
Envrionmental science and conservation, particularly: population ecology, ecoystems ecology, sociology and education.
Erin T. Jordan
B.A. - Botany - Miami University
B.S. - Communications - Miami University
B.S. - Geosciences - Mississippi State University
Flood risk and perception in arid lands, North American Monsoon, climate change, science communication, meteorology, climatology.
Millard Keith, III
M.S. - Planning, University of Arizona
B.A. - Media Arts, University of Arizona
Connecting climate change science to decision making in public policy. I would specifically like to research the application of public policy to plan and design cities in the desert southwest for changing climate conditions.
Ryan H. Lee
M.A. - Dual Masters of Arts in International Affairs (American University) and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (University forPeace)
B.S. – Environmental Science- University of Arizona
B.A. - Interdiciplinary Studies - University of Arizona
Using geographic information sysems to analyze how the human right to water affects humans and ecosystems. With the specific purpose of improving human and environmental resilience, he is also interested in water harvesting and other alternative, place-relevant techniques able to mitigate human-cause environmental degradation, water management in the global South under the threat of climate change, and participatory, discursive, in situ research and project implementation.
M.S. - Planning, University of Arizona, 2008
Graduate Certificate in Water Policy, University of Arizona, 2008
B.A. - Politics and Environmenatl Science, Willametter Universitym Salem, OR, 2003
Teaching and research on the use of ecosystem services in natural resources management. His proposed research is on the use of PES models for rangeland and conservation in southern Arizona.
Yu Rong Joy Liu
M.S. - School of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2011
B.S. – Forest and Environmental Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2008
Forest ecology and soil science. My primary interest is the social-political aspects of natural resource management, international collaboration, with a focus on forestry and agriculture.
M.S. - Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 2006
B.S. - Electronics Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico De Hermosillo, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, January 2001
Exploring a combination of solar power and water desalination technologies, to fully satisfy the water, energy and food needs for vulnerable communities in the Sonoran Desert
Rachel Lynn Murray
M.S. Environment and Resources, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin
J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
B.S. Wildlife Ecology and Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rachel's current research involves a focused investigation of the Indus Waters Treaty between Pakistan and India in the context of climate change adaptation and demographic pressures. Her research interests include inter and intra-state water conflicts, climate change adaptation and resilience in agro-ecosystems, women and irrigation in South Asia, and the global food-water-energy-ecosystems nexus.
Yulia Annahi Peralta Lugo
Maestria – Regional Development, Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrol
Licenciatura - Finances, Universidad de Sonora
Climate change and the main problems found in the rural area of the State of Sonora.
Marie Blanche Roudaut
M.S. -Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, August 2006
B.S. - Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, May 1994
Climate studies, natural resources management, environmental policy, and political ecology and will seek research opportunities to condcut applied and policy-relevant research.
M.S. - Agricultural and Resource Economics (expected 2012) - University of Arizona
BS-Economics and Management, Specialization in Economics Policy Analysis- Universite Cheikh Anta Diop De Dakar, Senegal
Economic and agricultural policy and development in sub-Saharan Africa with emphasis in analytical approaches involving spatial data use, spatial econometric methods and those that use geographic information systems (GIS) techniques.
M.S. - Atmospherics Science, University of Arizona
B.S. - Meteorology/Physics/Applied Mathematics, Northern Illinois University
Climate, Weather extremes, North American Monsoon System
Garrett R. Smith
M.A. - Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2009
B.S. - Printing Management, Georgia Southern University, 2004
Natural resource policy, administration, planning, ecology and wildlife conservation.
Elia Maria Tapia
M.S. - Geology, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, SON, Mexico, 2013
B.S. - Geology, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, SON, Mexico, 2010
I am particularly interested in groundwater assessment and management in transboundary settings and research using remote sensing and GIS tools, along with effective stakeholder engagemnet methodology. My greatest goal is to elaborate water resource management studies for the arid lands in northern Sonora and Southern, Arizona.
M.S. - Architecture, Design and Energy, University of Arizona, May 2014
B.S. - Architecture, Modern Sciences and Arts University, Cairo, Egypt and the University of Greenwich (London)
The building industry as a whole is undergoing evolution in sustainability. Among the different building prototypes there has been a particular focus on healthcare facilities from aspects of energy efficiency, cleaner interior air quality, and patient's health related care. There are ample opportunities where architects and designers can create conditions in which human and nature can exist in productive harmony that permit fulfilling the social, economic, and, particularly, health care for future generations.
A “Design Index for therapeutic Architecture” provides this opportunity for Architects to mitigate environmental sustainability concerns while simultaneously integrates therapeutic technologies achieving a healthier human environment. Displaying the development of a design aid matrix that integrates the built environment with human health environments, as well as building performance and human performance.