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Kevin Anchukaitis

Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis serves as Chair of the Global Change GIDP, teaches the Global Change core coure, and facilitates the Global Change Toolkit core course. He is paleoclimatologist, dendrochronologist, and earth systems geographer specializing in the reconstruction and analysis of climate variability and change over the Common Era and the interaction between past climate and human society.


The GC-GDIP, with assistance from The Institute of the Environment (IE), offers small awards (up to $1,000) to students in the GC Minor program to aid in the improvement of their dissertation. The call for applications goes out in February, and awards are usually announced in March. DIG awards will be available for student use during the following academic year. 

Climate Change: Arizona's New Reality Series starts Sept 8!

September 8, September 29, October 20, 2018

This summer has seen Japan grappling with a heat wave and rainstorms that have killed over 100 people, regions in Norway above the Arctic Circle hitting 90 degrees, and the US battling record-setting fires in the West. Like the rest of the world, Arizona is also suffering from the effects of climate change, with high temperatures year after year, and a drought that threatens to trigger mandatory water restrictions.

Global Change GIDP Chair, Kevin Anchukaitis named 2018-2019 Udall Faculty Fellow

Global Change GIDP Chair, Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis has been named one of four UA faculty members from across campus that will tackle public policy projects within their disciplines as the newest cohort of Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy fellows. Congratulations Kevin!


Austin Rutherford

Austin Rutherford is a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University. Before graduate school, Austin worked with the U.S. Geological Survey examining climate change impacts on biological soil crusts. His current research focuses on shrub encroachment as a form of rangeland desertification. Austin utilizes field-based experiments to investigate the critical seedling establishment phase of velvet mesquite shrubs in Sonoran Desert grasslands.

Connor Nolan

Connor Nolan currently works at the Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona. Connor does research in Climatology, Paleoclimatology and Ecology. Their current project is 'PALEON.'


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