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Serengiti food web

NAU researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

A new study shows how much arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the complex ecosystem that makes up the Serengeti. Continue reading

John Georgas

NAU receives $325K grant from Keck Foundation to increase access to informatics education

The grant will fund a project that has the potential to establish NAU as a leader in informatics education, particularly for underrepresented student groups. Continue reading

Heavenly headway: NAU’s growing astronomy program increasing exploration into secrets of space

With a new Ph.D. program and an influx of faculty to support it, the Department of Physics and Astronomy is opening up worlds of knowledge for faculty and students. Continue reading

Undergraduate Research Symposium

NAU Undergraduate Symposium registration now open

Registration for Northern Arizona University's 10th annual Undergraduate Symposium opens Feb. 1. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apr. 27 in the J. Lawrence Walkup SkyDome. Continue reading

growth of microbial taxa

Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates

Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments. Continue reading

NAU senior using insect engineers, sea star digestion and other natural inspiration to design homeless shelter

Interior design major Tristan Hess earned a Hooper Undergraduate Research Award to fund his yearlong project combining biomimicry and civic engagement. Continue reading

Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud

NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud

Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten. Continue reading

Professor Michelle Mack

NAU scientists lead DoD project to assess environmental impact of changing climate on boreal forests

Researchers at NAU recently launched a multi-year project to assess the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest on DoD lands across central Alaska. Continue reading

NAU professor Loren Buck

New NAU study of vertebrate genomes, phenomes, populations to predict response to climate change

Loren Buck received a $540,000 grant from the NSF to study the relationship between an organism's DNA and its related characteristics—and how these relationships emerge at the population level. Continue reading

Bat DNA Swab

NAU researchers use genomics to determine origins of deadly white-nose syndrome

Jeff Foster led the team of international researchers who tried to definitively answer several questions—did this fungus already exist in North America or did it come from somewhere else? And more importantly, can a resistance be evolved? Continue reading

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