Congratulations! Esteban Jobbagy, ASU Sala Lab Alumni, named 2018 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award recipient!

Esteban Jobbagy, an ASU Sala Lab alumni, has been named a 2018 American Geophysical Union Ambassador Award recipient. Recipients are chosen and recognized for their achievements in space and earth science and also their dedication to science that benefits humanity. On the press release from this week, AGU President Eric Davidson stated “this year’s awardees exemplify AGU’s ongoing commitment to recognizing and promoting the best scientific research, education, and communication in the Earth and space sciences.” Honorees will be recognized at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC in December of this year.


Esteban is Adjunct Professor and Independent Research Scientist at Universidad Nacional de San Luis and a Global Drylands Center affiliate. He has carried out extensive research studying the influence of afforestation on the cycle of materials in terrestrial ecosystems. More recently, Esteban and his group study the impact of vegetation changes on biogeochemical cycles and ecosystem functioning at multiple spatial and temporal scales. His most recent research discusses the human caused formation of new rivers in Argentina.


4 September, 2018. American Geophysical Union Announces Recipients of the 2018 Union Medals, Awards and Prizes. Retrieved on 9/5/2018 at