Research & Academics

Watershed

Grant to support forest restoration research

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and NFL Foundation have awarded $205,000 to NAU's Ecological Restoration Institute. Continue reading

The galaxies forming Stephan's Quintet.

Undergraduates put astronomy into practice on Discovery Channel Telescope

Observation nights offer a chance to experience professional astronomy. Continue reading

Taking Earth's Temp

NAU-produced film about climate change to air on Phoenix’s Channel 8

Taking Earth’s Temperature: Delving into Climate’s Past, produced by NAU’s IDEA Lab, is scheduled to air at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on Phoenix’s KAET (Channel 8). Continue reading

Aerial view of the Northern Minnesota landscape including numerous conifer peatlands, deciduous uplands and lakes.  USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Live fast, die young: soil microbes in a warmer world

NAU researchers have discovered that warmer temperatures shorten the lifespan of soil microbes, which may affect soil carbon storage. Continue reading

Frances O'Donnell, Ph.d., works with flowtography equipment in the forest.

Managing water resources in forest restoration

NAU researchers are measuring moisture content in the forest to determine the best tree density for forest thinning projects. Continue reading

A fish performs a tail-flip jump and a roll.

From water to land and back, the mosquitofish is on a roll

Research helps answer questions about how animals make the transition to new habitats. Continue reading

A field of blooming Scotch broom.

NSF-funded research to examine long-term effects of invasive shrub

Invasive species influences survival and growth of Douglas fir trees in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

A historical and modern view of Indians Gardens in the Grand Canyon.

Repeat photography partnership to aid scientists in understanding climate change

Historical photos to be compared with modern ones to see changes in environment. Continue reading

POD

NAU’s Power of Data project recognized by national STEM organization

The project is one of 42 nationwide and the first in Arizona featured in Change the Equation's STEMWorks database. Continue reading

Deaver Herbarium

Universities meet to increase Native American student use of natural history collections

Collections can increase science education opportunities for Native American students. Continue reading

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Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images. Phoenix Suns return to Flagstaff for training camp
The Phoenix Suns return to Flagstaff for training camp at NAU from Sept. 30 through Oct. 4.
The galaxies forming Stephan's Quintet. Undergraduates put astronomy into practice on Discovery Channel Telescope
Observation nights offer a chance to experience professional astronomy.
Taking Earth's Temp NAU-produced film about climate change to air on Phoenix’s Channel 8
Taking Earth’s Temperature: Delving into Climate’s Past, produced by NAU’s IDEA Lab, is scheduled to air at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on Phoenix’s KAET (Channel 8).