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Undergraduate Expo begins with Educate2Act, water symposium, climate change teach-in

The teach-in aims to encourage conversations about climate change among faculty, staff, students and community members from disparate disciplines. Continue reading

illustration of thawing permafrost

Carbon dioxide biggest player in thawing permafrost

NAU members of Permafrost Carbon Network contribute to published study. Continue reading

Vermillion Cliffs

NAU researchers contribute to global study of soil microbes in drylands

Decline of microbe diversity and abundance could affect productivity of drylands. Continue reading

The Alaskan landscape

Researchers measure potential release of permafrost’s old carbon

Ted Schuur and colleagues are experimentally warming tundra in Alaska to measure the release of old carbon and evaluate its potential effects on ecosystems. Continue reading

Lake Peters research site

Trek to Arctic lake brings NAU researchers a step closer to refined watershed model

Lessons from the Arctic can be applied to understanding changes in the climate. Continue reading

Drought

NAU researchers contribute to finding of drought’s lasting impact in forests

Recovery from drought takes much longer than previously believed. 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

Mojave desert

Study of Mojave plots shows arid areas absorb large amounts of atmospheric carbon

Analysis of plots over 10 years adds to knowledge of Earth's carbon budget. Continue reading

Ryan Belknap and Daniel Boone

Behind the scenes of NAU’s new climate change movie

Belnap and Boone: Arctic conditions challenge even the most prepared. Continue reading

Artist's rendering of the Center for Aquatics and Tennis

Regents approve NAU aquatic and tennis complex

The 120,000-square-foot building provides space for swimming, diving and men's and women's tennis teams, NCAA events and community activities. Continue reading

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Beulah overnight road closures ADOT announces overnight road closures on Beulah near south end of NAU campus
Both north- and southbound lanes on Beulah will be closed overnight next week, though on different nights. Use I-17 as a detour.
NAU Service Professional Advisory Council hosts cleanup
Recycle and trash bags and grabbers will be provided to participants. Families, children and pets on leashes are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and water.
Jazz greats come to NAU for workshops, performances
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Underneath the lion: Celebrate the Lunar New Year at NAU with traditional lion dance performances
NAU senior Colleen McDowell struggled with high-functioning autism and depression, then she enrolled in PES100, a Chinese Martial Arts course, and became a lion dancer. Enjoy several performances at NAU and throughout town on Feb. 16 to ring in the year of the dog.
growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
Scott Anderson studying Norway lake mud NAU paleoecologist discovering secrets of Northern Norway’s history in lake mud
Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.