Sept. 19, 2019With September being Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, Northern Arizona University has been buzzing with conversations about mental health and wellness. The … Read more about Mental health on the mind: NAU kicks off Mental Health Symposium Series
Northern Arizona University’s Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research received a three-year, $720,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine the persistent effects of invasive Scotch broom on the survival and growth of Douglas fir trees, an economically important Pacific Northwest species.
Scotch broom, an invasive species native to Europe, proliferates rapidly after disturbances such as timber harvesting and creates dense stands that crowd out native plants, inhibit reforestation and negatively affect wildlife habitat. Scotch broom also leaves behind a… Read more
The National Science Foundation has awarded Northern Arizona University $370,000 to support the development of applications and software to gather and analyze large amounts of data created by the Southwest Experimental Garden Array, a genetics-based climate change research facility.
The research team will develop applications to send data such as soil moisture and temperature from SEGA’s 12 remote experimental gardens to the NAU campus, where the information can be integrated with genetics data of plant populations that respond differently to… Read more