GDC Executive Committee Member Enrique Vivoni’s Latest Publication Explores Brush Management

The Global Drylands Center wishes to congratulate Executive Committee Member Enrique R. Vivoni on his latest publication this month in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, “A micrometeorological flux perspective on brush management in a shrub-encroached Sonoran Desert grassland,” for which he is the first author. Vivoni is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainable…

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Scientific American Takes Interest in ASU Drylands Research

Global Drylands Center’s Osvaldo Sala and Celina Osuna collaborated with Ed Finn, Director of ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination (CSI), and co-authored a piece for Scientific American to celebrate the premiere of Dennis Villeneuve’s epic adaptation of Dune and take the opportunity to shed light on the beauty and biodiversity of the earth’s deserts in the face of common misrepresentations. “Deserts…

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GDC Founding Director Appointed to NASEM Committee to Advise USGCRP

In July 2021, Osvaldo Sala, founding director of the Global Drylands Center and Julie A. Wrigley Chair, Regents and Foundation Professor, was nominated by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to serve a three-year term on the Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Established by the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the…

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GDC Executive Board Member, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Named Regents’ Professor

Ferran Garcia-Pichel, the Virginia M. Ullman Professor of the Environment in the School of Life Sciences, is one of four new Regents Professors at Arizona State University. Garcia-Pinchel is on the executive committee of the Global Drylands Center. Garcia-Pichel’s discoveries on the roles that microbes play in the environment are considered pioneering and transdisciplinary in his field. His research has…

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Con Ciencia en las Américas seminar series

Watch a new Spanish language seminar series, Con Ciencia En Las Américas, organized by early-career researchers at Stanford University and the University of Santiago in Chile. The goal of Con Ciencia En Las Américas is to highlight Latin American scholars, create a broader community of scholars across the Americas, and provide Spanish language science content for a broad audience. In this…

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