Postdoc Profile: Aaron Flores

Dr. Aaron Flores is a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Dr. Flores is a human-environmental geographer whose research has examined environental justice, social vulnerability, and health disparities in the context of hazards and disasters.

Researching how to transform urban areas to counteract carbon emissions

Eli Pérez-Ruiz, a graduate student in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, has travelled across the Sonoran desert to study variations in natural urban landscapes to learn how these variations affect carbon dioxide fluxes-- the carbon gas exchanged between ecosystems and the atmosphere. 

His research is complex, so Pérez-Ruiz translates it into terms we understand too well; urbanization and climate change.