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NAU’s Hungate co-authors research report published in ‘Science’

Research helps resolve a long-standing debate about the role of nitrogen limitation for plant responses to carbon dioxide. Continue reading

Bruce Hungate

Bruce Hungate elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Fellows are elected based on records of scientific achievement and advances in microbiology. Continue reading

Invasive Japanese beetle

We’ve got your number: Tracing the source of invasive Japanese beetles

New technique can lead to more informed decisions about how to control the invasive pest. Continue reading

Aerial view of Minnesota peatlands

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

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

plants

Study finds accelerated soil carbon loss, increasing the rate of climate change

Findings challenge previous understanding about how carbon accumulates in soil. Continue reading

NAU scientists contribute to international report on climate change

Report reflects the latest advances in climate science. Continue reading

Study questions nature’s ability to ‘self-correct’ climate change

Impact of plants being overestimated, according to research. Continue reading

Latest Site Activity

Public invited to reception for local artists
A reception for the artists being exhibited at the High Country Conference Center Community Art Gallery will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30.
Northern Arizona University sign NAU holds hearing for proposed 2017-18 tuition
Northern Arizona University will hold an interactive tuition hearing from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.
Phoenix Biomedical Center NAU occupational therapists earn grants to study Native Americans with disabilities
The grants, from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, allow Heather Williamson and Maureen Russell to look at health access and sleep issues.
Flipback by kathryn martin Exhibit celebrating everyday inspiration coming to NAU Art Museum
The exhibit, which manages to be both ambitious and individualistic for the viewer, will be on display March 28 through May 5.
Aerial shot of Woodstock School in India NAU becomes international leader in STEM education
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning hosted its first international visitors—with hopes of expanding STEM curriculum world-wide.
Future of drought resistance through bacteria NAU study finds drought-quenching bacteria protect plants from climate stress
The study, led by doctoral student Rachel Rubin, determined bacteria could play a significant role in increasing crop yields in the future.

Editor’s Picks

NAU’s unique study abroad program wins international award
NAU was honored for its Interdisciplinary Global Program, which allows students to study and work in another country for a full year, helping them to prepare for work in the global economy.
Patient with autism spectrum disorder NAU researcher discovers key to fighting autism may lie not in the mind, but in the gut
Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option.
NAU student-athletes and Louie the Lumberjack join Flagstaff area elementary school students at an assembly. Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children
Members of several NAU sports teams worked with local elementary school students to encourage academic responsibility, good character and fitness through the Lumberjacks C.A.R.E. program