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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New study shows soil as significant carbon sequestration driver

As harmful atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to increase, understanding the planetary carbon balance has become the single most important scientific question. A new report by two leading ecological scientists at Arizona State University quantified the global soil carbon sequestered by roots plus the amount leached into the soil. They revealed that climate and land-use are major influencers of belowground…

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Osvaldo Sala

ASU professors named 2019 American Geophysical Union Fellows

  Arizona State University professors Osvaldo Sala, a drylands researcher and Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences, and Meenakshi Wadhwa, a cosmochemistry expert and the new director of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, have been elected to the 2019 class of the American Geophysical Union Fellows. The election is an honor just 0.1% of AGU members in any given year enjoy. To…

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New Ph.D student joins Sala Lab

Starting the fall of 2019, the Sala Lab will welcome it’s newest Ph.D student, Chris Vito, in the ELS program. Chris received a Bsc in Geoscience from Drexel University in 2016, where he researched paleontology and tropical ecology.  After graduating, he worked as a staff scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences assisting with a variety of aquatic ecology research projects…

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