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Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making.


The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region (2) immigration policy of the United States (3) Indigenous nations policy.

The Native Nations Institute, founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation and The University of Arizona, is an administrative unit of the Udall Center and serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations.

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NEWS | 2014
 
ica valley peru   THE ICA VALLEY PERU: A PLACE OF LITTLE RAIN

November 2014

A dispatch from the Ica Valley of Peru by Rafael Routson de Grenade, Udall Center post-doctoral research associate, describes a recent site visit and field research with colleagues the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima under the auspices of the International Water Security Network.
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revista agua & saneamiento   ADAPTIVE CAPACITY IN SONORAN DESERT REGION

October 2014

Several Udall Center researchers and Mexican colleagues recently published an article, "Colaboración para investigar la gestión adaptativa al cambio climático en el desierto de Sonora," in the trade journal, Revista Agua & Saneamiento, published by the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities of Mexico (ANEAS).
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varady on measurement   CAN WE MEASURE WATER SECURITY?

October 2014

In his blog for the International Water Security Network, Udall Center deputy director Robert Varady discusses the concept of water security, the difficulties in measuring it, and approaches to developing water security metrics.
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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences   WATER-SECURITY IN ARID NE BRAZIL

September 2014

Christopher Scott, Udall Center research professor and professor in the School of Geography and Development, and colleagues from Brazil, evaluate water security for a watershed in the arid region of northeastern Brazil, factoring in projections for changes in climate, population, and land use. Their results appear in the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.
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Biodiversity and Conservation   CONSERVATION OF MIGRATORY BATS

September 2014

Udall Center researchers Ruscena Wiederholt, Laura López-Hoffman, and Colleen Svancara, and colleagues, present and evaluate a method to prioritize conservation strategies for the protection of Mexican free-tailed bats, a migratory species that provides ecosystem services in the United States and in Mexico. Their research appears in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation. more >>
 
 
Uruguay Basin   HYDROENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP

September 2014

Andrea Gerlak, Udall Center visiting assistant professor and director of academic development with the International Studies Association, reports on a workshop she co-organized in July in Buenos Aires, for the project, "Advancing Good Practices in Building Interdisciplinarity: Moving Towards User-Oriented Science," funded by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), for which she is co-PI.
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Central Arizona Project   STUDENT PAPER WINS AWARD FROM CAP

September 2014

América Lutz Ley, Udall Center graduate research associate and a PhD student in arid lands resource sciences, received an award from the Central Arizona Project for her paper, "Institutional frameworks for managing rural groundwater in Arizona, U.S., and Sonora, Mexico." She will present the paper at the 2014 Arizona Hydrological Society symposium in Prescott.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
 
northern pintails   ECOSYSTEM SERVICES VALUE OF WILDLIFE

August 2014

Laura López-Hoffman, Udall Center assistant research professor and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and colleagues calculate the subsistence value of migratory wildlife (ducks) to Indigenous communities in the Arctic and sub-Arctic region of North America. Their findings appear in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
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citrus in baja california   CULTURAL ECOLOGY OF BAJA CALIF. CITRUS

August 2014

Udall Center post-doctoral research associate Rafael de Grenade and colleagues are co-authors of an article, "Mission and modern citrus species diversity of Baja California peninsula oases," published online recently in the journal Economic Botany.
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Regional Science and Urban Economics journal cover   LAND OWNERSHIP ON TRIBAL LANDS

May 2014

NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen is co-author of a study that examined whether the form of land ownership on tribal lands (held in trust by the Federal government) might limit economic investment on American Indian reservations as compared to non-Indian lands held in fee-simple status.
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structuring sovereignty   NATIVE NATIONS' CONSTITUTIONS

April 2014

NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen is co-author of a new book published by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations, a guide for Native nations engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process.
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ecological economics journal   ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND DECISION-MAKING

March 2014

Udall Center researchers Carrie Presnall and Laura Lopez-Hoffman, with colleague Marc Miller, discuss in an article in Ecological Economics the potential use and value of the concept of ecosystem services applied during the process of environmental impact assessments.
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future of public water   PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS GOVERNANCE

February 2014

Udall Center research professor Christopher Scott, also a professor in the School of Geography and Development, is co-editor of The Future of Public Water Governance: Has Water Privatization Peaked?, which looks at the status and future of the process of privatizing water supply and wastewater systems in Argentina, Chile, France, and the U.S.
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plos one   EVALUATING BAT PEST CONTROL

February 2014

Udall Center researchers Ruscena Wiederholt and Laura López-Hoffman, and colleagues, discuss an article in PLOS ONE a method to value, through the concept of ecosystem services, the pest control of Mexican free-tailed bats for cotton crops.
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MORE RESEARCH & OUTREACH NEWS
 
robert varady laguna cha   WATER SECURITY NETWORK IN SOUTH AMERICA

August 2014

Udall Center deputy director Robert Varady, PI of the International Water Security Network's project on transboundary water security, reports on his recent meetings related to the project with scientists, students, and leaders of other networks in Peru, Chile, and Agentina.
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rebuilding native nations   REBUILDING NATIVE NATIONS COURSE

August 2014

In a recent issue of Indian Country Today, columnist Mark Rogers reviews NNI's distance-learning course, Rebuilding Native Nations. Rogers describes his experience taking the online version the course and concludes by saying, "I strongly recommend this course for any Native citizen." more >>
 
 
az as i see it   WATER RATIONING AND FOOD PRODUCTION

July 2014

Udall Center post-doctoral research associate Rafael de Grenade and 2009–2010 Udall Center Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan are co-authors of an opinion essay, "Water rationing for farmers? It's on the horizon," which appeared in the July 18 edition of the Arizona Republic.
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arizona public media   CULTURAL CONNECTIONS OF TRIBAL YOUTH

July 2014

NNI researchers Jennifer Schultz, Stephanie Rainie, and Aurora Trujillo discuss in a segment on Arizona Public Media a study they are conducting to learn how young Native adults (age 18–29) who do not live on their tribal reservations stay connected to their culture and tribe.
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monarch butterfly   PROMOTING BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

June 2014

Laura López-Hoffman
, an assistant research professor at the Udall Center and an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, is working with researchers, agencies, non-governmental organizations and grassroots movements to design and implement a North American recovery plan for the monarch butterfly.
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Indian Country Today logo   IMPROVING DATA FOR TRIBES

June 2014

NNI researchers Jennifer Schultz and Stephanie Rainie assert in a recent essay in Indian Country Today that the availability of more and better data about Native nations ultimately will lead to an improved capacity for decision making by tribal leaders.
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Udall Center building   UDALL CENTER FELLOWS, 2014-15

May 2014

25th Year of the UC Fellows Program


The Udall Center has selected four UA faculty members as Fellows for 2014–15: Christopher Cokinos (English), Sapana Doshi (Geography & Development), Don Falk (Natural Resources & the Environment), and Tracey Osborne (Geography & Development).
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