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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

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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

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2016 homecoming parade Homecoming 2017: Home is where the Lumberjacks are
From the dedicatee banquet and traditions day to the alumni breakfast and homecoming parade, here is your guide to the week's events leading up to the big Homecoming gold-out football game.
Alamosaurus Dinosaur NAU researcher Christopher Doughty discovers dinosaur dung fertilizes planet
According to Doughty, large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients. But as today’s large animal populations dwindle, the environment too is at risk.
Protecting future generations: NAU scientists study Arctic community’s exposure to toxic pollutants
NAU professors Loren Buck and Frank von Hippel are working on a long-term research project on Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island to study the link between hazardous pollutants and the health of the island’s population.
forest NAU professor earns grant to measure economic value of forest ecosystems
Julie Mueller, a professor of business and forestry, will measure the monetary value of services provided by a healthy forest ecosystem.

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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