Profiles in "Earth Systems" Expertise Area

  • Schmeeckle's interest is in landscape mechanics with a primary focus on fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, and surface water processes.
  • Dorn, professor of geography, is also co-coordinator of the Arizona Geographic Alliance, a K-12 outreach program to promote geographic education in Arizona.
  • 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.
  • Turner studies human-environment relationships from the ancient Maya to contemporary sustainability science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other honors.
  • Vivoni is a hydrologist who focuses on interactions with climate, ecosystems and landscapes in arid and semiarid regions.
  • Brazel is a geographer and climatologist who has written more than 180 professional articles and reports on climate, focusing primarily at the local and regional scale.
  • Balling has a long history of conducting research on the climate change issue with a special interest in blending in applications involving Geographic Information Systems.
  • While at ASU, Fall directed the Laboratory of Palynology and Paleoecology. Her work focused on biogeography, human impact on ancient and modern environments, and paleoecology of Pacific Islands and the Mediterranean Basin.
  • Erinanne Saffell is the Arizona State Climatologist and Director of the Arizona State Climate Office. Her main research interests are extreme weather events and impacts of the Urban Heat Island.
  • Hodges is a transdisciplinary scientist with a broad array of research interests, including the evolution and origin of mountain ranges, the tempo of meteorite impact in the Solar System, and human-robotic exploration.