Scientists with the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research have received a four-year, $859,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to assess how cottonwood trees … Read more about NAU research team receives grant to study how trees adapt to insect damage and the changing environment
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