one year of studies and research at UA

Axel Rodriguez, ENS Master student from AgroParisTech, just arrived at UA, where he will be studying this Fall and Spring semesters. Axel’s plan of studies includes:

  • Following six graduate-level courses in environmental sciences, three in the Fall semester, and three in the Spring semester: Fundamentals of Ecology (by Prof. Judith Bronstein), Global Change (by Prof. Scott Saleska), Dryland Hydroecology and Vegetation Dynamics (by Prof. David Breashears), Plants Under Stress (by Prof. Greg Barron-Gafford), Conservation Biology (by Prof. Margaret Evans), and Introduction to Dendrochronology (by Prof. Don Falk). Axel will attend the classes and participate in all activities.
  • Conducting his own independent research project on the modeling of tree-species distribution in response to climate change. His advisor is Dr. Margaret Evans, assistant professor in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Axel will write up his research in a Master thesis, that he will defend at ENS when he returns to Paris in June 2019.

The international experience offered to students like Axel is made possible by long-standing collaborative ties between UA, CNRS and ENS. iGLOBES is currently developing its capacity to host graduate-level students like Axel Rodriguez and link them to a broad range of UA laboratories and departments working on environment and sustainability-related issues, from ‘hard’ science and technology to humanities, social and economic sciences, national and international law and policy, and creative arts.


iGLOBES also promotes study abroad in France for UA undergraduate students, see "Going to France: UA Students".