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In the Spotlight: May 19, 2017

Kudos to these faculty and staff Do you have a spotlight item to share with the NAU community? E-mail your announcements to Inside@nau.edu, or use our online submission form.  Campus Health Services has been awarded $300,000 per year in grant funding for … Continue reading

sky view of the landscape

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

Jarred soil samples for permafrost sampling

Thawing microbes accelerating carbon release

A paper released in Nature Climate Change identifies microbes and their activity in thawing Arctic permafrost. 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

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growth of microbial taxa Which microbes matter most? NAU scientists develop technique for measuring bacterial growth rates
Ecoss researchers are using technologies developed at NAU to devise a metric for the growth of microbial species in their natural environments.
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Scott Anderson is part of a team studying thousand-year-old biomarkers preserved in lake bottoms that tell the story of human activity in Lofoten.
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