Dr. Clare Aslan headshot

Other Appointments

Associate Professor, Associate Director
School of Earth and Sustainability
Northern Arizona University

Contact Information

Call: (928) 523-2487

Email: Clare.Aslan@nau.edu

Clare Aslan, Ph.D.

Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes


Clare Aslan is co-director of the Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes. She also serves as an associate professor and associate director of the School of Earth and Sustainability. She performs solutions-oriented research targeting critical conservation challenges that span disciplines, scales, and systems. Her research interests include global biodiversity implications of mutualism disruption and novel mutualism formation; cross-boundary connectivity; endangered species conservation; plant-animal interactions; restoration of interspecific interactions; socioecological dynamics; and social-ecological resilience. She has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. She has advised 28 graduate students, including eight doctoral students. Clare is a lifetime member of the Society for Conservation Biology and was a Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Fellow. She was awarded NAU’s Most Promising New Scholar Award in 2018.


  1. 2010-12

    David H. Smith Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

    University of California, Santa Cruz
  2. March 2010

    Ph.D., Ecology

    University of California, Davis
  3. December 2000

    B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    University of Arizona

Professional Experience

  1. 2020-present
    Co-director, Center for Adapatable Western Landscapes
    Northern Arizona University
  2. 2020-present
    Assocaite Dorector, School of Earth and Sustainability
    Northern Arizona University
  3. 2015-present
    Assocaite Professor, School of Earth and Sustainability
    Northern Arizona University


  • 2018
    Most Promising New Scholar Award
    Northern Arizona University
  • 2018
    Sustainability Leadership Award
    Northern Arizona University