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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"

Omar Youssef's Talk Ranked as One of Four "Fresh Ideas by Young Professionals at the 88th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Arizona Water Association

Submitted on June 12, 2015

Omar Youssef, 2nd year ALRS Ph.D. student, who has been active in disseminating information about his water and algae research, was one of the student present at the recent conference of the Arizona section of the American Water Works Association.  The conference was held at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel, Glendale, AZ, May 6 -8, 2015.

Below is a summary of Omar's talk:

Yulia Peralta Lugo is selected to attend the 2015 Science Outside the Lab: Science Diplomacy & Leadership Program

Submitted on May 6, 2015

The program is organized by the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University’s Washington DC Center from June 21 to 30, 2015. The program is an intense summer institute dedicated to empowering the next generation of leaders in science, technology and engineering in the Americas.

Best Paper of Ecology and Society Award

Submitted on April 10, 2015

Stuart E. Marsh, former ALRS Program Chair and now Director of the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE)  excitedly informed us that Stefanie Herrman,SNRE Associate Research Scientist and ALRS 2006 graduate, along with ALRS graduate student Ibrahima Sall’s paper has received the Best Paper of Ecology and Society Award of 2014 (the selection is a result of the votes from the editorial board of the journal).

Sandra Bernal Named One of 2015 Outstanding GIDP GTAs

Submitted on April 10, 2015

Dean Andrew Carnie, Faculty Director of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) Administration Office recenlty nominated Sandra Bernal, ALRS Ph.D. student,  for the UA Foundation 2015 Outstanding GIDP Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for meritorious performance.

Sandra has been working as a GTA for Dr. David H. Soren, Professor of Anthropology for the past 3 semesters.  Dr. Soren has consistently lauded her performance.

In recognition of this exceptional performance she will receive:

Omar Youssef Actively Sharing his Research

Submitted on March 30, 2015

Omar Youssef, first year ALRS students has been actively promoting his research.  He has participated in in several poster sessions and  now he has talks and poster presentations in the next 3 months:

1. AzSEC - Arizona Student Energy Conference  Fourth Annual Student Conference on Renewable Energy Science, Technology, and Policy - Titled "Bio-Adaptive Algae Facade for the EIB," Omar has an abstract and poster presentation on April 20th & 21st, 2015 at the Marriott on Campus.

Ryan H. Lee (ALRS) Ph.D. Candidate and Alumna in the news!

Submitted on December 9, 2014

Ryan H. Lee, Arid Lands Resource Sciences Ph.D. candidate is also the UA LEAF* graduate coordinator, who led members in harvesting olives from historic campus trees and have them pressed into olive oil at the Queen Creek Olive Mill in Queen Creek, Arizona.

Other LEAF efforts have focused on fruit harvests in conjunction with the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Iskashitaa’s  Director & Founder is Barbara Eiswerth, ALRS alumna and adjunct professor with Arid Lands Resources Sciences, as well as a coordinator for UA LEAF.