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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

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

Demonstration of smartphone app

NSF grant highlights NAU’s leadership in biodiversity digitization and informatics

Citizen scientists will use a smartphone app to produce data to identify Lepidoptera species. 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

CSTL geospatial lab

NAU center taking successful local science teaching project to national scale

Geospatial technology allows students to solve real science problems, hone communication skills. Continue reading

Bionic Ankle

NSF award propels NAU team toward all-terrain prosthetic

Breakthrough algorithm opens potential to more natural movement with bionic ankle. Continue reading

A field of blooming Scotch broom.

NSF-funded research to examine long-term effects of invasive shrub

Invasive species influences survival and growth of Douglas fir trees in the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading

Cottonwood field research.

NAU awarded $2.5 million to examine genetic response of ‘foundation’ species to climate impacts

Team will use Southwest Experimental Garden Array, a genetics-based research platform. Continue reading

plants

Grant funds harvest of data to examine climate change impacts

Experimental garden array requires informatics approach. Continue reading

Scholarships from NSF grant to benefit transfer students in STEM fields

Students qualify with academic talent, financial need. Continue reading

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Graduate student Ellie Broadman takes samples on a glacier Outside the lab: NAU field researchers provide school teachers hands-on education
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NAU’s Steering Committee for reaccreditation invites the campus community to read the Draft Assurance Argument and provide feedback by May 1, 2017.
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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.
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Greg Caporaso and team performed fecal microbial transplants, which showed promising results that could lead to a new treatment option.
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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