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. My research focuses on how global change (both physical and social) influences public health. My current primary research project concentrates on identifying spatial factors, related to geographic and built environments, which are associated with melanoma incidence and skin cancer risk.
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.
I am a researcher working on issues of climate, water, hazards, and natural resources management. Wrapping up my Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in Tucson, I am majoring in Geography and minoring in Global Change. My mentor and advisor is Connie Woodhouse. My research appointment is with the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.