Ladd Keith's research focuses on connecting climate change science to decision making in public policy. He is researching the application of public policy to plan and design cities in the desert southwest for changing climate conditions.
Bokjin Roh is a Ph.D. student at the School of Geography and Development, The University of Arizona. Bokjin does research in Quantitative Social Research, Urban/Rural Sociology and Qualitative Social Research. Their most recent publication is 'Preparing for High Consequence, Low Probability Events: Heat, Water & Energy in the Southwest.
Richard Johnson is a MA candidate in the School of Geography and Development, working on migration, debt, dispossession, livelihoods and land change in rural Central America, primarily in Guatemala. His research draws on themes in political ecology, political economy, and development studies.
Valerie is a Ph.D. student in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and is interested in the connections between climate change science and decision making. Prior to attending the UA, Valerie received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puget Sound and worked as a science educator and researcher in Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Arizona.
Jessie Pearl is a paleoclimatologist who is interested in understanding temperature and hurricane variability in the heavily populated northeastern United States. By using paleoclimate data, we can better constrain the possible future climates of the Northeast and better prepare coastal managers and community organizers for increasing storm and temperature severity. A Ph.D.
Fiona Gladstone is a Ph.D. student in the School of Geography and Development. Her dissertation research, based in the Central Valleys region of Oaxaca, Mexico, explores how direct food transfers under a national antipoverty strategy interact with local food economies. In her master’s thesis, also in geography, Fiona examined transnational migration, land tenure, and the evolution of maize agriculture in a Zapotec farming town (Santiago Apóstol) in the southern Central Valleys of Oaxaca.
Garrison Loope is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Geosciences with minor in Global Change. He is a paleoclimatologist interested in past and future climate variability in monsoon Asia. His research uses natural archives of past climate such as lake sediments, tree rings, cave formations, and ice cores in conjunction with the instrumental record to evaluate drought risk in climate models projections.
The registration deadline is fast approaching (Feb 23) for Grad Slam 2018!
Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UA community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with graduate education at the UA.
Saleh Ahmed, Global Change PhD Minor and Arid Lands Resource Sciences PhD candidate recently wrote about his dissertation research in Bangladesh. His blog titled "Understanding the Demands for Climate Services in Coastal Farming Communities of Bangladesh" is published in the International Centre for Climate Change and Development website.
Sandra Bernal, Global Change PhD Minor and Arid Lands Resource Sciences PhD candidate is Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB) - Arizona Tucson Committee. She is featured in the January 2018 issue of "The Electric Times."