Students interested in pursuing an environmental career at Northern Arizona University will find an integrated and streamlined approach in the university’s new School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability.
The new school brings together the Department of Geology with the Center for Sustainable Environments to combine educational programs and outreach in environmental sciences, environmental studies and geology, and graduate programs in environmental sciences and policy and geology.
“In order to successfully achieve environmental sustainability we must understand how the Earth responds… Read more
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It could pay to live in the sunniest state in the nation.
If you have considered installing solar panels on your home, a case study by a team of NAU researchers suggests you won’t get burned by your investment.
“It seems that Arizona is poised to substantially add to the solar profile of our total energy product,” said Dean Howard Smith, professor of economics and applied indigenous studies and the director of the business and policy programs in the Sustainable Energy Solutions… Read more
Ants get a bad rap, but an NAU student researcher is getting them respect for providing clues about environmental change.
Ernesto Rodriguez, a senior in environmental sciences and biology, said the tiny creatures are big indicators of an altered ecology.
“Ants are great for disappearing from an area faster than other species when an ecological disruption occurs,” Rodriguez said. “Certain ants change their distribution if conditions change such as soil chemistry, available food sources and if invasive species are introduced.”
He said the… Read more
Con Slobodchikoff is giving a voice to prairie dogs.
The NAU biology professor states the case for protecting the species in Prairie Dogs: Communication and Community in an Animal Society, recently published by Harvard University Press.
The book, featuring the research of Slobodchikoff and co-authors Bianca Perla, a University of Washington ecologist, and Jennifer L. Verdolin, a researcher from the State University at New York in Stony Brook, shows that animals are smarter and matter more… Read more
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