Aug. 22, 2019Pools of old carbon in the soil of boreal forests historically safe from combustion are being released by more frequent and larger wildfires, a team led by … Read more about Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, NAU-led research team reports in Nature
Rocks tell stories from millions of years ago, but even today new meanings can surface from a field that rests on ancient events.
Thomas Hoisch, associate dean for research and professor of geology in the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences at Northern Arizona University, suspects that what geologists have concluded about detachment faults since their discovery 45 years ago is ready for revision, and that he is working in an ideal place—literally—to show it.
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For Northern Arizona University ecologist and remote sensing scientist Teki Sankey, conducting research has usually meant interpreting coarse pixels from satellite images to draw conclusions about the vegetation covering landscapes worldwide.
Now, by flying a custom-engineered octocopter packing two powerful sensors, Sankey will reap exquisite detail from forests, sand dunes and other natural features in Arizona.
The unmanned aerial vehicle to be flown by Sankey and her graduate students will gather data.