Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
A four-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support efforts at 27 collaborating museums to create an online data portal that integrates nearly 3 million North American butterfly and moth specimen records.
Online availability of these records, supported by contributions from citizen scientists through a smartphone app, will make it easier for researchers to study these species, and how they and their habitats have changed over time.
The project, Lepidoptera of North America Network, or LepNet, is a… Read more
For parents looking for fun activities this summer that also engage their child’s mind, Northern Arizona University will again offer its Summer Bug Camp.
Campers will learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of hands-on projects and activities. Campers collect insects for their own insect collections, make mazes for bugs and cook and eat insect cuisine during an open house for parents.
The Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity will host the week-long summer day camp for… Read more
The National Science Foundation has awarded Northern Arizona University $370,000 to support the development of applications and software to gather and analyze large amounts of data created by the Southwest Experimental Garden Array, a genetics-based climate change research facility.
The research team will develop applications to send data such as soil moisture and temperature from SEGA’s 12 remote experimental gardens to the NAU campus, where the information can be integrated with genetics data of plant populations that respond differently to… Read more