Nov. 14, 2019Heart racing. Palms sweating.Northern Arizona University senior Britton Lee steps up to the podium and into the blinding spotlight. Dozens of eyes stare at … Read more about Road to the Regents’ Cup: Students represent Arizona universities by engaging in, promoting civil dialogue
Thomas G. Whitham, a Regents’ professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, was honored with the first-ever Frances B. McAllister Award for Conservation and Education by The Arboretum of Flagstaff. The award ceremony took place in conjunction with The Arboretum’s thirty-fifth anniversary celebration on Sunday, July 24.
NAU President Rita Cheng was on hand to help present the award.
“Both personally and professionally, Tom exemplifies NAU’s commitment to excellence and community service,” Cheng said. “The award is… Read more
The National Science Foundation has awarded Northern Arizona University a five-year, $2.5 million grant to examine how future climate change and invasive species will affect Fremont cottonwood trees, a “foundation species” of the Southwest’s rapidly vanishing stream-side habitats.
In the southwestern United States, stream-side habitat, which reduces erosion and supports endangered species such as the Southwest willow flycatcher, has been reduced by more than 97 percent.
The study of foundation species is important because they disproportionately influence a much larger community… Read more