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Hoshin Gupta

Professor Gupta (PhD 1984) specializes in Systems Analysis and Modeling for environmental science. He is partuclarly interested in the “Learning” problem, and his research is focused on methods for reconciling models with data, and for dealing with predictive uncertainty. His team has made contributions to hydrology and hydrometeorology for the National Science Foundation, National Weather Service, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

David Goodrich

David C. Goodrich is a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the USDA-Agricultural   Research Service in Tucson, AZ. Current research efforts are directed to scaling issues in rainfall-runoff modeling, identification of dominant hydrologic processes over a range of basin scales, climatic change impacts on semiarid hydrologic response, incorporation of remotely sensed data into hydrologic models, functioning of semiarid riparian systems, and recharge from ephemeral channels. 

Mark Giampapa

Mark Giampapa's research interests include stellar magnetic cycles and magnetic activity,asteroseismology, atmospheres of young stars, high resolution stellar spectroscopy,extrasolar planetary search techniques, and stellar flares. His current work focuses on the study of magnetic field-related phenomena as seen in the atmospheres of both late-type stars and young stars still in the process of formation.

George Frisvold

George Frisvold's research interests include domestic and international environmental policy, the causes and consequences of technological change in agriculture andtransboundary water issues.

Timothy Finan

Timothy J. Finan is the director for the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and chairs the Committee on Global Change which offers an interdisciplinary PhD minor. His research involves applied anthropology, especially development anthropology, economic anthropology, macro-micro linkages, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Arabian peninsula. His interests include the impacts of policy reform on local communities, household food security, agricultural and nomadic adaptations in arid lands, and research methodology.

Donald A. Falk

Don Falk’s research focuses on fire history, fire ecology, dendroecology, and restoration ecology, including multi-scale studies of fire as an ecological and physical phenomenon. His publications include numerous journal articles and three books on conservation genetics and restoration of endangered species, including Restoring Diversity (Island Press, 1996) and the recently-released Foundations of Restoration Ecology, published in 2006 also by Island Press.

Owen Davis

Owen Davis is a professor in Geosciences. His research interests include the past ecology and climate of arid regions and studying the pollen and plant fossils preserved in the sediments of lakes, marshes, and caves. Current projects include the development of the North American deserts, solar variability and climate change, the history of southwestern wetlands, and archaeological palynology.

Michael A. Crimmins

Michael Crimmins is an associate professor in the Department of Soil, Water, & Environmental Science and a Climate Science Extension Specialist for University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. In his Extension position he serves as a liaison between the climate research community at the University of Arizona and the communities across Arizona by communicating research findings through education and outreach programs and identifying applied climate research needs. He is an applied climatologist with training in meteorology, climatology, and physical geography.

Stephen Cornell

Stephen Cornell specializes in political economy and cultural sociology and has written widely on ethnic and race relations, collective identity, and policy issues related to Indigenous peoples. He has worked closely with Native nations and organizations in the so-called CANZUS countries (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States) on self-government and economic development challenges.

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