Environmental Sciences & Policy M.S. Alumni

Name and Current Title

Thesis Title

Advisor

Date of Graduation

Androwski, James
Hydrologist, USGS

A National and Regional Assessment of Ground-water and Wind-Powered Desalination Opportunities

Abe Springer 

December 2009

Aumak, Ethan 
Conservation Director, 
Grand Canyon Trust

GIS and ecological discourse: Science, decision-making and landscape-scale ecosystem restoration in the southwestern United States.

Tom Sisk

December 2003

   

Bain, Dominique
Ph.D Student, SESES, NAU
Wind Energy: Modeling implications and what influences policyDeborah HuntzingerDecember
2013

Bernstein, Eli 
Senior Program Coordinator, Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University

Restoration and stewardship on and arid public rangeland in Northern Arizona: Ecological and Political Constraints

Tom Sisk

May 2008

Blankert, Erin 
Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey

Determining the Cost of a lower arsenic drinking water standard for the Verde Valley, Arizona

Rich Foust

December 2003

Boldt, Brandon


A Multi-Proxy Approach to Reconstructing Holocene Climate Variability at Karupa River Valley, Arctic Alaska


Darrell Kaufman

May 2013

Brown, Christine
Fire Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service

Wild land fire use on the Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Scott Anderson

May 2007

Brown (Youmans), Rachael
Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Summit Lake Paiute Tribe

Decision making and discourse : interest group and government interaction in the Verde River Watershed, Arizona

Jacqueline Vaughn

May 2009

Chang, Tony
PhD Candidate, Montana State University

A Quantitative Review of the Quality of Environmental Impact Assessments for Wind Energy Developments

Bill Auberle

May 2011

Cronin, Amanda
Project Manager, Washington Water Trust

Native American Tribes and Collaborative Watershed Management

Dave Ostergren

December 2005

Cultra Eberly, Carrie 
Program Coordinator,
Diablo Trust

The Value and Viability of Collaborative Monitoring: Evaluating Integrated Monitoring for Sustainability

Tom Sisk

May 2010

Dela Cruz, Michelle
Bureau of Indian Affairs

Exotic brome control and revegetation trials in the xeric riparian corridor at Zion National Park

Ron Hiebert

December 2008

Dow, Talise

Predicting invasive plant persistence and tracking trends following removal of livestock disturbances from South Rosa Island, Channel Islands

Ron Hiebert

May 2008

Drum, Ryan
Biologist
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The Wildland Urban Interface Problem, Definition, Delineation, and the Ecological Implications

Tom Sisk

December 2007

Fisher, Jessica

Using packrat middens to assess how grazing influences vegetation change in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

Scott Anderson

May 2005

Fuller, A. Elizabeth 
Physical Scientist
US Geological Survey

A comparison of techniques for mapping the distribution of sediment on the bed of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon: Implications for Resource Managers

Rod Parnell

May 2006

Genina, Mariya 
Sociologist, U.N. Development Programme

A legacy of unsustainable water use: adapting irrigation policies to climate change in Kazakhstan

Dave Ostergren

May 2008

 

Giardina, Mariah
Grand Canyon National Park
Spring ecosystem management in the arid SouthwestDavid Schlosberg May 2012

Gist, Jessica
Technician Arizona
Game & Fish

Policy and management dynamics of Mexican Wolf reintroduction to the American Southwest

Jacqueline Vaughn

May 2010

González-Maddux, Cristina
Research Specialist, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University
Ecological and human health effects of current uranium mining regulations. Primarily focused on airborne transport and fate of toxic metals from abandoned mine sites on tribal lands.
Marin RobinsonAugust 2011
Gray, Miranda Brett Dickson 
Haffey, Collin
U.S. Geological Survey
Studying the Drivers and Landscape Predictors of Type Conversion Following Stand Replacing Fires in Arizona and New MexicoTom SiskMay 2014

Hansen, Monica
Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Biological and Cultural Sustainability of Petrophytum ea espitosum at Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ.

Richard Hofstetter

August 2002

Harms, Rebecca
Research Technician, NAU

Vegetation response to invasive tamarisk removal: Implications for riparian restoration

Ron Hiebert

May 2004

Henderson, Tanya
Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Watershed Restoration at Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

Erik NielsenDecember 2013

Henn, Avi
Green NAU Energy Institute, Northern Arizona University

Riparian restoration in the San Juan River Basin

Dave Ostergren

August 2010

Henn, Moran
Development Director, Friends of Flagstaff's Future

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in land management agencies

Dave Ostergren

August 2010

Hermosillo, Edyth
General Assistant
National Science Foundation

Variations in Mercury Bioaccumulation in Fish Along the River Continuum of Four Arizona Freshwater Ecosystems.

Paul Gremillion

August 2010

Hoblitzell, William
Hydrologist/GIS Specialist S.K. Mason Environmental

A characterization of metal loading sources to the Dolores River from past hardrock mining activities near Rico, Colorado

Rod ParnellMay 2013
Hoglander, Cerissa
Program Associate Grand Canyon Trust

Effects of Climate Change and Human Development on space and resource use of desert bighorn in the Southwest

Brett DicksonMay 2013

Holcomb, Christopher
Contractor, Nomad Enterprises

Anthropogenic ecological boundaries in conservation and restoration

Tom Sisk

December 2010

Holton, Brandon
Wildlife Biologist NPS

Upland free water availability and wildlife

Dave Mattson

May 2007

Hubert, Ronald 
President & Board Chairman, Sust. Economic Devt. Initiative

Transforming Sustainability: Identifying the critical success factors for sustainable cities

Tom Sisk

May 2007

Hudson, Hillary
GIS Specialist
U.S. Forest Service

Predicting Non-Native Plant Invasions Using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index at Walnut Canyon National Monument

Tom Sisk

Dec 2010

Hurteau, Sarah
Research Faculty in Wildlife Ecology, Pennsylvania State University

Forest restoration effects on Western Bluebird home range size, habitat selection and nest success.

Tom Sisk

May 2007

Ironside, Kirsten
Plant Ecologist
GRAIL, NAU

Climate change research in National Parks; paleoecology, policy, and modeling the future

Kenneth Cole

May 2006

Jones, Charles Jr.
Ph.D. Candidate University of Alaska, Anchorage

Predicting cattail responses to re-watering of a travertine stream: decommissioning the fossil springs dam

Nancy Johnson

May 2003

Kenkel, Julie
Research Technician University of Idaho

Hard NOx: Identifying Indicators of Nitrogen Deposition on the Colorado Plateau

Nancy Johnson

May 2013

Lawrence, Melanie
Clerk, U.S. Forest Service

In search of socio-ecological resilience: Implementation of adaptive management on U.S. Forest Service rangelands in the Southwest

Jacqueline Vaughn

December 2010

Maharjan, Rajani
Operations Manager, One Planet Solutions
Impacts of River Diversion on physical, chemical, and biological components of the Verde RiverRod ParnellDecember 2011

Martinez, Theodore 
Instructor, Honors Program, Northern Arizona University

Structure and function of arbuscular mycorrhizae within Native American and production agriculture on the Colorado Plateau

Nancy Johnson

May 2004

Masek Lopez, Sharon Rose
Research Specialist, ERI

Geomorphic response to land use change, Middle Verde River, Arizona

Diana Anderson

August 2008

Meier, Zachary

Guanacaste Conservation Area, Costa Rica: Biodiversity Protection and Community Involvement

Pete Fule

May 2005

Meinhardt (Malins), Kelley
Technical Staff Researcher, University of Washington

Disrupting mycorrhizal mutualisms: A potential mechanism by which exotic tamarisk outcompetes native cottonwoods

Catherine Gehring

Dec 2010

Miller, RoyGovernance Structures for the Flagstaff Water Protection ProjectErik NielsenMay 2014

Mork, Lauren
Monitoring Coordinator 
Deschutes Water Shed Council

Effects of livestock grazing, fire severity, and time since fire on the understory community of a ponderosa pine forest

Tom Sisk

May 2010

Mullen, Regina

Impacts of prescribed burning on soil moisture

Abe Springer

May 2004

Munoz-Erickson, Tisha
US Forest Service Research Station

Evaluating the Ecological and social outcomes of collaborative management: Ecosystem health indicators for monitoring effectiveness.

Tom Sisk

May 2004

Newell, Shawn 
Consultant

Evaluation of Permeability model approach to habitat lineage design

Paul Beier

May 2006

Novikau, Aliaksandr
PhD Candidate, NAU Politics and International Affairs

Transformation of the air pollution regulatory system in Poland and implications for Ukraine

Dave Ostergren

May 2009

Plumb, Spencer
PhD. Candidate
Conservation Social Science, University of Idaho
Impacts of developing REDD projects on Indigenous and local communitiesErik NielsenDecember 2011
Preteska, LaraThe Longevity of Extracellular DNA in Clay SoilsRobert SanfordMay 2014

Quisenberry, Jamie
Environmental
Associate, WL Gore & Associates

Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on Reclaimed Water Quality

George Koch

August 2011

Rabotyagova, Olena

The mechanisms of Arsenic toxicity and metabolism among different organisms and a tem study of the leech

Dave Ostergren

August 2004

Ray, Christopher
Senior Research Specialist, Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology, Northern Arizona University

Predicting the effects of forest management policies on goshawk occurrence in Northern Arizona ponderosa pine

Tom Sisk, Brett Dickson

May 2011

Reimondo, Evan
Restoration and Outreach Coordinator
American Rivers California
Implications of ecological impacts and cross-jurisdictional management of bison in the Grand Canyon RegionTom SiskMay 2012

Richey, Amy 
Biologist/Analyst Mosaic Associates

A restoration rapid assessment protocol for the National Park Service.

Laura DeWald

December 2005

Rivas, CassandraPractical Approaches to Land Use Change and Conservation Priorities in the TropicsBrett DicksonMay 2014

Romo Leon, Jose Raul

Conservation and the changing pattern of land cover and land use in Central Sonora, Mexico

Tom Sisk

December 2006


Rooney, Whitney

Understanding the Effects of Environmental Science Courses on Environmental Values, Hope and Confidence


Jeffery Downard

December
2013

Routson, Kanin 
Edge Mountain Research

Genetic diversity of Historic Apple trees in the Colorado Plateau and implications for its preservation

Gary Nabhan

May 2007

Rubin, Spencer 
Alpine Outdoor Council

Reconstructive Ecology and Anthropogenic Landscape changes on the Southern California Plateau

Scott AndersonDecember
 2013

Ruther, Elizabeth
Wildlife Biologist Natural Channel Design

Cougar policy preferences influenced by the valuations of nature

Dave Ostergren

May 2004

Rutherford, Susannah

Ecological and Political Factors that Contribute to successful mangrove rehabilitation projects

Dave Ostergren

May 2002

Salata, TinaEvaluating Forestry Camps: A Case Study of the Junior Forester AcademyDave OstergrenMay 2006

Santos, Maria Joao Ferredia Dos
University of Utrech

Habitat selection by European badgers at multiple spatial scales: Implications for the conservation of the Montado

Paul Beier

May 2003


Sauerbrey, Katie

Understanding Dimensions of Social Acceptability for Smoke Impacts from Prescribed Burns


Erik Nielsen

December 2013

Schott, Nathan
Law Student, University of Arizona School of Law

Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Program Monitoring the Restoration of a Creek following Dam decommissioning

Rod Parnell

December 2007

Skow, Dena
Boise Idaho

The Effect of Ecological Flows on Native Fish in the Upper Verde River Watershed and Management Options for their Conservation

Angie MolineMay 2012

Soller, Ellie

Using native seed for revegetation: Science and Policy

Laura DeWald

December 2003

Soltow, Hanna
Teacher, AmericanSchool, Sofia, Bulgaria

A 14,000 year vegetation and fire history from Hermit Lake, Colorado

Scott Anderson

May 2009

Sommer, Larissa
Aircraft Dispatcher USDA Chugach National Forest

Implications of climate change on natural resource harvesting practices in rural interior Alaska

Diana Anderson

May 2010

Spang, Theresa
Alaska Rep, Defenders of Wildlife

Institutional change in the Russian Federation : implications for protected area management

Dave Ostergren

May 2009

Stortz, SashaParticipatory Analysis in Landscape Assessments: Eliciting Values, Prioritizing Management Areas, and Evaluating the Impact of Stakeholder Participation in the Greater Grand Canyon Landscape AssessmentTom SiskMay 2014

Sulkhova, Antonina
Global H&S Manager, Talisman Energy

Public Participation in environmental assessment in the context of Russia as a transitional society

Dave Ostergren

May 2003

Swaffar, Wes
Ecosystem Service Director
National Forest Foundation

Linking Forest Restoration and Watershed Services: Investigating a Payment for Watershed Services System in the Verde River Watershed, Arizona

Erik NielsenMay 2012

Timmons, Daniel
Associate, Marten Law Firm

Groundwater Flow modeling and scenario development in the Prescott AMA

Abe Springer

August 2007

Toktarbekova, Zhanna

How Political Conditions Influence Oil Company Behavior: A Case Study of ChevronTexaco in Kazakhstan

Dave Ostergren

May 2004


Truettner, Charlie
Research Ecologist, Merriam-Powell Center for Env Research, Northern Arizona University
Validating Bioclimatic Species Distribution Models for Subalpine Forest Tree Species on an Elevational Gradient in the Southwestern USAKenneth Cole    December 2013

Vaillencourt, David

Environmental Chemist, Portland, OR
Five Thousand Years of Hydoclimate Variability on Adak Island, Alaska Inferred from Alkanoic AcidsDarrell KaufmanAugust 2012

Vysotskyy, Dmytro
Ukraine

Sensitivity analysis of the Prescott Nation al Forest sixth code hydrological units and its application for collaborative management

Dave Ostergren

May 2006

Wadsack, Karin
Program Coord, Sr
Vice President for Research, NAU

The economic and environmental impacts of large-scale wind power development in Arizona

Tom Acker

May 2010

Watt, Jennifer
PhD Candidate, University of Utah

A late-Holocene reconstruction of spruce beetle (Dendroctonus rufipennis) distrubance from Antler Pond, Colorado, USA

Scott Anderson

December 2008

Wilson, Amber
Environmental Quality Coordinator
Wyoming Outdoor Council

The Impacts of Increased Hydraulic Fracturing on Future Groundwater Supplies in Northeastern Wyoming and Preventative and Mitigative Policies to Consider

Zachary SmithMay 2013

Wynne, J. Judson
Researcher, US Geological Survey

Landscape-scale modeling of vegetation land cover and songbird habitat, Pinalenos Mountains, Arizona.

Tom Sisk

May 2003