Alison Murray

Dr. Alison Murray

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D. 1998 University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA
Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
M.S. 1994 San Francisco State University,
San Francisco, CA
Cell and Molecular Biology
B.S. 1989 Cal Poly State University,
San Luis Obispo, CA
Biochemistry

Awards

Year Received

 

Award

2009

 

2008 Regents’ Rising Researcher Award, Nevada Board of Regents

2006

 

2006 Peter B. Wagner Medal of Excellence for DRI Scholars in the Early States of Career Development

2005

 

Distinguished Alumni Award, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, SFSU

Service

  • US Representative to the Scientific Standing Group in Life Sciences (LSSSG), on the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Appointment by the Polar Research Board, 2004-2014.
  • Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility International Steering Committee (ANTABIF).
  • Palmer Area Users Committee, 2009-present.
  • Guest Editor for Polar Microbiology Special Issue of Environmental Microbiology to celebrate the International Polar Year (published March 2009).
  • Census of Antarctic Marine Life Steering Committee (CAML), 2004-2010.
  • DRI faculty senator, 2007-2010; Program and Budget Committee member, 2007-2010.

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
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Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
CURRENT OBSERVATIONS


Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
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Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.