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
A new partnership between Cline Library and the Southwest Experimental Garden Array will use repeat photography to document earlier ecological and environmental conditions at garden sites distributed throughout northern Arizona to research how species respond to climate change and land-use management.
“By comparing historical and contemporary photos, researchers can literally see how the plant community is changing over time, which is tremendously valuable,” said Thomas Whitham, SEGA’s principal investigator and NAU Regents’ Professor. “For example, repeat photography allows us to… Read more
The Arizona Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal for a 120,000-square-foot Center for Aquatic and Tennis that will replace the 50,000-square-foot Wall Aquatic Center… 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