Water Resources

Leif Abrell

I have measured and detected biogenic organic compounds, like semiochemicals and secondary metabolites, in trace amounts from animals and plants using mass spectrometry and other organic spectroscopies for twenty years. I have studied how these chemicals interact in ecosystems like the North American Sonoran Desert. Most recently I am developing methods for, and measuring, trace, […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Comments Off

Jeffrey Banister

I have a dual position, split between the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center and School of Geography and Development. As assistant editor of Journal of the Southwest, I have worked to build on the university’s tradition of collaborative investigation and publication with Mexican institutions. JSW also publishes across the social sciences and humanities, focusing on […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Comments Off

Julio Betancourt

Julio Betancourt is a Senior Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey (formerly in Tucson and now based out of Reston VA) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he obtained both his Master’s and Ph.D. His training in the sciences is broad and includes geology, hydrology, climatology, and ecology. This […]

By |May 7th, 2014|Comments Off

Gitanjali Bodner

My focus with The Nature Conservancy is on helping land managers identify and fill their biological information needs and tie this information back into decision making. A major part of this work has been partnering with the Bureau of Land Management to design more informative and efficient ecological monitoring for adaptive management, e.g. on effectiveness […]

By |July 7th, 2017|Comments Off

Mirsa Bojórquez

Actualmente estudio la carrera de ecología en la Universidad Estatal de Sonora. Mis líneas de interés son el manejo integral de los recursos naturales, especialmente la gestión de las cuencas hidrológicas en ecosistemas desérticos. Es por ello que estoy comenzando a trabajar en una tesis sobre el impacto que tienen los pequeños represos en el […]

By |February 8th, 2015|Comments Off

Stephanie J. Buechler

Estudio las intersecciones entre género, el cambio medioambiental, la agricultura y la energía renovable en el desierto sonorense. He hecho estudios en San Ignacio, Sonora sobre las huertas familiares y la adaptación por genero en estos espacios de producción agrícola y sobre el impacto del cambio climático en la producción de conservas de frutas y […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Comments Off

Hernan Celaya Michel

I’m interested in livestock production systems and sustainable use of natural resources. I’ve been trying to understand the functioning of natural and modified ecosystems. I want to develop risk indicators of degradation of grasslands and semi-arid scrub and to determine thresholds sustainable use of natural resources and reduce the risk of desertification, considering the global […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Comments Off

Jessica Corman

I study nature through the lens of chemistry. My research in the Sonoran Desert is focused on understanding what impacts water quality in lakes and streams and, in particular, what this might mean for the organisms that rely on these vital resources. Much of my work has focused on the oases in Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico, […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Comments Off

Katherine Curl

I am a Masters student at the University of Arizona studying Geography and Development. I have been conducting my thesis research in the Yaqui territory with members of the Yaqui tribe. I am looking at the issues community members in Vicam pueblo are facing with water access, in terms of water quantity and water quality, […]

By |March 6th, 2014|Comments Off

David Dettman

Using the general approach of stable isotope geochemistry, I have worked on various projects in the Sonoran Desert over the last twenty years. My work on the Colorado River delta looked at seasonal isotope ratios in mollusk shells as a record of river flow through time. Mollusk shells and fish otoliths are also the topic […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Comments Off