I am an atmospheric scientist investigating the effects of environmental temperature on tropical cyclone size and structure.
I’m part of the Papuga Lab research group in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. My focus is mainly on semi arid ecosystems although sometimes I will adventure myself to higher elevations and help my lab mates with field work. My research takes place in the flats of the Santa Rita Experimental Range, where creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) dominates.
I am a geoscientist using a combination of tree ring and lake sediment climate indicators to reconstruct 1000 to 2000 years of climate history in the San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado. The goal of this research is to understand the nature of summer precipitation in the Southwest. My research has confirmed the existence of a multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D. The findings give evidence that extended periods of aridity have occurred at intervals throughout our past.
I am a PhD student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment with a minor in Global Change. My general interests lie in the effects of anomalous climate variability on plant and ecosystem ecology.
I am a PhD candidate in the UA’s Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department, investigating the population dynamics and water balance of tamarisk-dominated riparian ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin. Tamarisk, also known as saltcedar, is an introduced drought- and salt-tolerant tree or shrub that can take over areas where native cottonwood and willow trees once grew.
I am a dendrochronologist and geographer investigating factors that affect tree mortality during droughts of the past century. Climate-induced tre mortality is an emerging global phenomenon that could have wide-ranging consequences for forest composition, structure and function. Warm drought and associated eruptions of bark beetles recently resulted in extensive tree mortality in piñon-juniper woodlands of the southwestern United States.
I am a PhD candidate in Epidemiology with a minor in Global Change. As well as a researcher and project coordinator for the Skin Cancer Institute of the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
Erin Jordan is a PhD Candidate in Arid Land Resource Sciences with a minor in Global Change. She also works full time as a meteorologist at Tucson News Now, the CBS and FOX affiliate located in Tucson, Arizona.