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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

plants

Grant funds harvest of data to examine climate change impacts

Experimental garden array requires informatics approach. Continue reading

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This year's flu season is shaping up to be worst than recent years, and Campus Health Services provided a number of ways to minimize exposure to the virus to remain as healthy as possible.
Frederick Gooding NAU ethnic studies professor discusses Martin Luther King’s life, legacy
Frederick Gooding Jr, who studies African-American history, talked about the importance of every American carrying on King's legacy. The 50th anniversary of King's assassination is later this year.
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Resolutions have been made. But do they work? The common view is most New Year’s resolutions are broken very quickly. But why strive to better yourself only in January? Shouldn’t this goal be a regular part of our lives?
Professor Michelle Mack NAU scientists lead DoD project to assess environmental impact of changing climate on boreal forests
Researchers at NAU recently launched a multi-year project to assess the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest on DoD lands across central Alaska.
NAU professor Loren Buck New NAU study of vertebrate genomes, phenomes, populations to predict response to climate change
Loren Buck received a $540,000 grant from the NSF to study the relationship between an organism's DNA and its related characteristics—and how these relationships emerge at the population level.

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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