Sept. 17, 2019The NAU School of Music invites students, faculty and community members to the Fall 2019 Horizons Concert Series featuring four special performances. Concert … Read more about NAU School of Music announces the Fall 2019 Horizons Concert Series
Northern Arizona University researchers will benefit from the efforts of citizen scientists who will monitor springs in the areas of northern Arizona’s recent forest thinning.
NAU, along with the conservation group Wildlands Network and the Museum of Northern Arizona, has received a $110,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Funds will be used to develop a monitoring program for the region’s springs and to train volunteers to collect data in the forests.
“This project was motivated directly by… Read more
Snowpack can be difficult to measure in the rugged, varied terrain of northern Arizona’s forests, and warming winters only complicate the picture. But a careful look into the past, layered with scrutiny of the present, reveals some welcome findings.
After analyzing thousands of images from satellites and airplane-flown sensors, Teki Sankey, Northern Arizona University ecologist and remote sensing scientist, concluded that forest thinning increases snow accumulations on the ground and allows snow to linger during the spring melt. The combined effects… Read more