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Global Drylands Center Director

Osvaldo Sala
Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Founding Director, Global Drylands Center
Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Life Sciences and Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Foundation Professor
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-4120
Osvaldo.Sala@asu.edu

Global Drylands Center Administration

Laureano Gherardi Arbizu
Senior Manager, Global Drylands Center
Instructor, School of Sustainability
Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-727-3726
Laureano.Gherardi@asu.edu

Courtney Currier
Manager, Global Drylands Center
Research Specialist, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-5575
Courtney.Currier@asu.edu

Gail Petersen
Operations Advisory Consultant, Global Drylands Center
Strategic Consultant, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
gail@gailpetersen.com

Kelly O'Meara
Manager, Global Drylands Center
480-965-7735
Komeara1@asu.edu

Global Drylands Center Executive Committee

Heather Throop
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-727-2617
Heather.Throop@asu.edu

Ferran Garcia-Pichel
Dean, Division of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, School of Life Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes
480-727-7534
Ferran@asu.edu

Sharon Hall
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Director, Environmental Life Sciences PhD Program
480-965-5650
sharonjhall@asu.edu

Enrique Vivoni
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-727-3575
vivoni@asu.edu

Paul Hirt
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-727-9084
Paul.Hirt@asu.edu

Center Affiliates

Joni Adamson
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, English and Environmental Humanities, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative (EHI), Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Director, Environmental Humanities Certificate, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliate, School for the Future Innovation in Society
Affiliate, American Studies Program
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-727-3675
joni.adamson@asu.edu

Rimjhim Aggarwal
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Sustainability
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-6680
Rimjhim.Aggarwal@asu.edu

Michael Angilletta
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-3500
angilletta@asu.edu

Steven Archer
Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona
sarcher@email.arizona.edu

Ramon Arrowsmith
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
480-965-3541
ramon.arrowsmith@asu.edu

Becky Ball
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
602-543-2010
Becky.Ball@asu.edu

Robert Balling
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Director, Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
480-965-7533
robert.balling@asu.edu

Heather Bateman
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-727-1131
heather.l.bateman@asu.edu

Jayne Belnap
Research Ecologist, Southwest Biological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
jayne_belnap@usgs.gov

Stephanie Bestelmeyer
Education Representation and Co-Principal Investigator, Jornada Basin Long-term Ecological Research Project
Executive Director, Asombro Institute for Science Education
stephanie@asombro.org

Renée Brown
PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Technical Research Scientist, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
rfbrown@unm.edu

Arianne Cease
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability
Director, Global Locust Initiative, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
acease@asu.edu

Chingwen Cheng
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Chingwen.Cheng@asu.edu

Grisha Coleman
Associate Professor, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Grisha.Coleman@asu.edu

James Collins
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-4578
jcollins@asu.edu

Scott Collins
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Distinguished Professor of Botany, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Lorren Potter Chair of Plant Ecology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Adjunct Faculty, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
scollins@unm.edu

Thomas Day
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-8165
tadday@asu.edu

Dale DeNardo
Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-3325
denardo@asu.edu

Pierre Deviche
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-0726
pierre.deviche@asu.edu

Uttaran Dutta
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, Global Technology and Development, School of Letters and Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Asian Research
Affiliate Faculty, Global Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-5095
Uttaran.Dutta@asu.edu

David Eldridge
Professor, Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, University of New South Wales
d.eldridgeunsw.edu.au

Angela Ellsworth
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
480-965-6173
angela.ellsworth@asu.edu

Sabine Feisst
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Honors Faculty, Barrett, The Honors College
480-965-3114
Sabine.Feisst@asu.edu

Scott Ferrenberg
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, New Mexico State University
ferrenb@nmsu.edu

André Franco
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
andre.franco@colostate.edu

Nico Franz
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Curator, Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection, School of Life Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-2036
Nico.Franz@asu.edu

Nancy Grimm
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Former Director, Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research Project, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Co-Director, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-4735
nbgrimm@asu.edu

Kevin Gurney
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
kevin.gurney@asu.edu

Niall Hanan
Professor, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, New Mexico State University
Executive Committee and Co-Principal Investigator, Jornada Basin Long-term Ecological Research Project
nhanan@nmsu.edu

Erika Hanson
Assistant Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Erika.Hanson@asu.edu

Hilairy Hartnett
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-5593
H.Hartnett@asu.edu

Arjun Heimsath
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-5585
Arjun.Heimsath@asu.edu

David Hondula
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health
480-965-4794
david.hondula@asu.edu

Adriene Jenik
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Katherine K Herberger Endowed Chair in Fine Arts, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Affiliate Faculty, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
480-965-1696
Adriene.Jenik@asu.edu

Shai Kaplan
ASU-BGU Project Manager, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
shaike07@gmail.com

Kristian Kelley
Instructor, The Design School, Landscape Architecture, Herber Institute for Design and the Arts
Kristian.Kelley@asu.edu

Ann Kinzig
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Chief Research Strategist and Director of Research Development, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-6838
Ann.Kinzig@asu.edu

Mark Klett
Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Regents' Professor, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
480-965-5367
mklett@asu.edu

Alan Knapp
Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
970-491-7010
aknapp@mail.colostate.edu

Marcy Litvak
Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
m litvak@unm.edu

Lucas Majure
Biologist, New World Succulents, Desert Botanical Garden
480-481-8129
lmajure@dbg.org

Emilia Martins
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
4809-965-0864
Emilia.Martins@asu.edu

Yuval Mazor
Assistant Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-3221
Yuzal.Mazor@asu.edu

Nate McDowell
Scientist, Earth Systems Analysis & Marketing, Pacifici Northwest National Laboratory
nate.mcdowell@pnnl.gov

Kevin McGraw
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Kevin.McGraw@asu.edu

Rodrigo Mendez-Alonzo
Tenured Investigator/Researcher, Plant Biology Laboratory, Department of Conservation Biology, Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de educación Superior de Ensenada
mendezal@cicese.mx

John Meunier
Emeritus Professor, The Design School, Architecture, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
480-965-1038
John.Meunier@asu.edu

John Moore
Professor and Head, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State University
Director, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
John.Moore@colostate.edu

Soe Myint
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliate Faculty, GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-6514
soe.myint@asu.edu

Eduardo Pagan
Bob Stump Endowed Professor of History, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
602-543-6081
Eduardo.Pagan@asu.edu

Garth Paine
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts/Fulton Schools of Engineering
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-0972
garth.paine@asu.edu

William Parton
Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
970-491-1987
William.Parton@colostate.edu

Martin Pasqualetti
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Energy Policy Innovation Council
480-965-4548
pasqualetti@asu.edu

Charles Perrings
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-727-0472
charles.perrings@asu.edu

Debra Peters
Ecologist, USDA Agriculural Research Service, Jornada Experimental Range
Lead Principal Investigator, Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Project
Adjunct Faculty, Biology Department, New Mexico State University
debpeters@nmsu.edu

K. David Pijawka
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-727-7319
pijawka@asu.edu

Sasha Reed
Research Ecologist, Southwest Biological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
screed@usgs.gov

Stephen Reynolds
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-9049
sreynolds@asu.edu

Jennifer Rudgers
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
505-277-6185
jrudgers@unm.edu

John Sabo
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Director, Future H2O, Knowledge Enterprise Development
Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-5904
John.L.Sabo@asu.edu

William Schlesinger
Professor Emeritus, Science Program, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
schlesingerw@caryinstitute.org

Steven Semken
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-7965
semken@asu.edu

Melinda Smith
Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
203-432-9422
melinda.smith@colostate.edu

Kelly Steele
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
480-727-1204
kelly.steele@asu.edu

Juliet Stromberg
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-0864
jstrom@asu.edu

Brian Sullivan
Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
602-543-6022
brian.sullivan@asu.edu

Tai Svoray
Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion University
tsvoray@bgu.ac.il

Jesse Taylor
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Center for Evolution & Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-727-1736
Jesse.E.Taylor@asu.edu

Emma Tebbs
Lecturer in Physical Geography, Department of Geography, King's Colllege London
emma.tebbs@kcl.ac.uk

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Director, Center for Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, Center for Jewish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-7767
hava.samuelson@asu.edu

Colin Tucker
Research Ecologist, Southwest Biological Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
ctucker@usgs.gov

Billie Turner II
Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Sustainability
Regents' Professor and Gilbert F White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-1535
Billie.L.Turner@asu.edu

Ian Walker
Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-965-5658
ianjwalker@asu.edu

Diana Wall
Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resources Lab, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, Colorado State University
970-491-2504
Diana.Wall@colostate.edu

Martin Wojciechowski
Associate Dean and Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
480-727-7767
Martin.Wojciechowski@asu.edu

Jianguo Wu
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Professor, School of Sustainability
Professor , School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
480-965-1063
Jingle.Wu@asu.edu

Laura Yahdjian
Assistant Professor, Ecology Department, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires
yahdjian@agro.uba.ar