Profiles in "Deserts" Expertise Area

  • Steven Semken is an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher whose trans-disciplinary work explores ways that sense of place and cultural knowledge influence teaching, learning, and research in the Earth sciences.
  • Adamson is President's Professor of environmental humanities and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI) at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU.
  • Vivoni is a hydrologist who focuses on interactions with climate, ecosystems and landscapes in arid and semiarid regions.
  • Esser is founder and former executive director of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit organization focused on community revitalization through the arts and culture in downtown Phoenix.
  • Sala is the Julie A. Wrigley and Regents' and Foundation Professor and the Founding Director of the Global Drylands Center at ASU.
  • Day is a plant ecologist who studies factors that control plant performance, plant litter decomposition and carbon cycling.
  • Meunier is a Registered Architect in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He is also an educator who has held both teaching and administrative positions at Cambridge, Cincinnati, and Arizona State universities.
  • Hall is an ecologist and conservation scientist who studies connections between people and the environment. She is the faculty lead for the Conservation Bio & Ecology degree program and an award-winning teacher in her field.
  • Heather Throop is an ecosystem scientist who studies how global-scale changes influence dryland ecosystems.