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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

NAU researcher uses native species to restore the Colorado Plateau
Brad Butterfield is collaborating with the Bureau of Land Management to figure out what various seeds are needed to repopulate fire-devastated areas.
2017 Legislature Intern Class Arizona legislative internships offer glimpse into career in public service, accepting applications now
Each spring, Northern Arizona University students have the opportunity to develop skills and experience the legislative process firsthand while working alongside professionals at the state capitol.
Manic Moonday: NAU astronomer discusses solar eclipse, why people should experience the celestial scenery
Ty Robinson says the eclipse can explain planetary behavior, which may take us closer to discovering alien life, and also is a neat experience for viewers.
NAU welcomes new community art exhibit
Artists celebrate 20 years of Flagstaff Open Studios at the High Country Conference Center.
COPs NAU scientists urge further study of ‘the beasts in all of us’—colonizing opportunistic pathogens
Bacterial pathogens often live a double life in humans, residing docilely until a flare-up, at which they can be toxic to their human hosts.
AmeriCorps logo NAU’s AmeriCorps seeks Arizona Ready for College and Career partner sites
Do you know of a local organization who seeks to help students prepare for college?

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