Profiles in "Climate Science" 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.
  • Middel’s research interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of urban climate with focus on climate-sensitive urban form, design, landscapes, and infrastructure in the face of extreme heat and climatic uncertainty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hondula, associate professor and member of the Urban Climate Research Center, researches the societal impacts of weather and climate, including efforts to learn how individuals experience and cope with extreme heat.
  • 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.