Taking steps to solve the problem of phosphorus


Taking steps to solve the problem of phosphorus

To address the complex ecological, economic and sociopolitical challenges predicated by the rapidly expanding use of mined phosphorus in agriculture, the National Science Foundation has announced the creation of a

Make a difference for local plants and pollinators

Read the ASU Now story As part of the citizen scientist initiative taking place throughout April, we will be hosting a welcome webinar on Thursday, April 1, at 9:00 a.m.

New study predicts urban development and greenhouse gases will fuel urban floods

Sustainability scientist Matei Georgescu, associate professor in ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, is lead author of a new study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Rittmann, Krajmalnik-Brown land coveted Hering Medal

Sustainability scientists Bruce Rittmann and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown are among the authors of the best paper of the preceding year from the Journal of Environmental Engineering.

Citizen scientists help document ASU flowers and pollinators

Throughout April, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes invites the ASU community and the entire state of Arizona to participate in a citizen science project to help us document flowering plants and pollinators on ASU’s Phoenix-area campuses.

Phil Haygarth and Jim Elser

Feb 23: Phosphorus: Past and Future book launch

Phosphorus: Past and Future, available from Oxford University Press, discusses emerging efforts and innovations to develop phosphorus sustainability solutions to protect our food supply and water quality.

Study looks at land acquisitions’ effect on climate change

In a new study, sustainability scientist Chuan Liao and co-authors looked at how the implementation of large-scale land acquisitions for agricultural development affects carbon emissions, and in turn, climate change.

Knowledge to outcomes in biodiversity conservation, talk

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m. PST, ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber delivered a virtual talk titled “Knowledge to outcomes in global biodiversity conservation.” This

Plastic bags floating in the ocean

Growth in plastic waste could exceed mitigation efforts

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and Associate Center Director of Biodiversity Valuation and Assessments Beth Polidoro published a Science article titled “Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution.”

Sprouting plant

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 carbon sequestration.

Book cover of the field guide by Dave Pearson

Pearson authors guide to tiger beetles of India

A new field guide co-authored by sustainability scientist David Pearson is the first definitive identification guide to all 241 species of tiger beetles known to occur in India.

Annimated locust eating carbs

Like marathon runners, locusts carbo-load before a long journey

According to a new study from ASU’s Global Locust Initiative scientists, they do it for the same reason humans do. Read the abstract of this new paper published Aug. 2 in the Journal of Animal Ecology.