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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

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Two NAU researchers elected as ESA fellows

The Ecological Society of America Fellowship recognizes the outstanding contributions of Michelle Mack and Catherine "Kitty" Gehring. Continue reading

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Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release

NAU researchers weighed in on an expert assessment of changes in the Arctic and the release of carbon from previously frozen soils. The 98 researchers who participated in the evaluation found the rate of permafrost thaw is tied to human emissions. Continue reading

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For the second year in a row, Northern Arizona University was ranked No. 1 in the nation for social media engagement by Rival IQ and Up&Up.
Antibiotic-resistance pathways Tracking bacterial movement between humans, animals key to understanding antibiotic resistance, NAU ecologist finds
Benjamin Koch and his co-authors use genomic "tags" to track bacteria similarly to using physical tags to track animal movement through an ecosystem.
Live from NAU, it’s The Flagstaff Experience! Dutch students wrap up three-week video production course with live TV show
Every year students from a university in the Netherlands come to NAU for hands-on experience of planning, shooting and putting together a live TV show.
student teaching Investment firm cofounder donating $1M to NAU for student teacher scholarships
The scholarships are intended to help students from traditionally underrepresented groups during student-teaching, when balancing another job is difficult.
NAU logo NAU partners with ACUE to improve student success through instructional excellence
The university is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators to provide another way to help faculty help students succeed.
Nature writer participating in summer reading event at NAU Bookstore
Author Nancy Rivest Green, who draws inspiration from time spent living and teaching in Grand Canyon National Park, will sign books on June 27.

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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