The School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University brings the geosciences, planetary and space sciences, environmental sciences, and engineering together synergistically, in pursuit of high-impact scientific discovery. We ask important questions with deep consequences for humanity, and we are committed to equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion in our own community as well as the scientific community as a whole. We have been enthusiastic partners in the Geoscience Alliance since its start, and were the host for the GA4 Conference in 2019. We invite members and friends of the Geoscience Alliance to explore all that the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration has to offer.
(First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psin) is a collaboration among tribes, intertribal treaty organizations, and University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students, that prioritizes tribal views on the cultural significance and ecology of Manoomin / Psiη (Wild Rice), and the policies related to it.
The overall objective of an SKC Hydrology degree program is to produce students who are able to “give voice” to the perspectives of Tribal peoples on natural resources and particularly water-related issues, including water rights, agriculture, environmental health, beliefs and spirituality related to water, and sustainability of water resources. The purpose of giving voice to Tribal perspectives goes beyond a simple appreciation of Tribal culture and beliefs; our objectives are both to empower Tribal communities through a sharing of knowledge and experience, and to enhance cross-cultural understanding and respect for different approaches to water and water development. Both these objectives have practical and tangible expressions in the realm of improved legal frameworks, agricultural practices, water quality, health, etc. The unique contribution of the SKC Hydrology program will be to engage Tribal peoples in expressing their own interpretations and perspectives on water priorities and on what constitutes “improvements” and “progress” for their societies.
The Ecological Forecasting Initiative is a grassroots consortium aimed at building and supporting an interdisciplinary community of practice around near-term (daily to decadal) ecological forecasts.
Our goal is to discover whether nature is predictable. That can’t be done by forecasting one thing really well, it requires that we attempt to forecast a lot of different processes at a lot of different locations and then examine the higher-level patterns to what makes some processes and spatial/temporal scales more predictable than others. Achieving that goal will require a community of researchers working together.