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Measuring tree height.

Unlocking the mysteries of plant root function, from Alaska to South Africa

Studies have measured root biomass and root profiles, but very few look at the function of those roots. Continue reading

soil fungi

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

Oak Creek

Do the leaves that fall into a stream affect the insects that fly out?

Study reveals new ways a plant’s genotype can influence its surrounding ecosystem. Continue reading

diagram

New tool reveals role of ancestry in soil communities of bacteria

Quantitative stable isotope probing opens new insights to intact soil communities of bacteria. 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

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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 NAU study of vertebrate DNA, characteristics, 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.
NAU Student works with area child NAU aids Navajo Nation with Growing in Beauty Partnership Program
Members of NAU's Growing in Beauty Partnership Program work with the Navajo Nation to provide training and resources for families of children with disabilities.
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With winter storms on the way, take precautions while driving and keep up to date on weather and road conditions and the status of NAU through NAU Alert and other media.
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Members of the campus community will have the opportunity to meet each candidate.
NAU seeking nominations for President’s Achievement Award
NAU employees are encouraged to nominate employees who employee's whose performance exceeds expectations for the President's Achievement Award.

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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