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Researchers Quantify Nutritional Value of Soil Fungi to the Serengeti Food Web

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A new study by Northern Arizona University scientists shows how much arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the complex ecosystem that makes up the Serengeti.

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Which Microbes Matter Most?

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A team of scientists from Northern Arizona University’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently announced a major achievement in ecosystem science. Their research, published as “Estimating taxon-specific population dynamics in diverse microbial communities” in the journal Ecosphere, illustrates a powerful new technique to simultaneously measure the growth rates of hundreds of individual bacterial taxa in any given soil sample.

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New Study of Vertebrate Genomes, Phenomes, Populations to Predict Response to Climate Change

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The project, led by Northern Arizona University professor Loren Buck, has the potential to change the way scientists understand life on Earth.

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NAU Scientists Lead DoD Project to Assess Environmental Impact of Changing Climate on Boreal Forests

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Professors Scott Goetz and Michelle Mack earned a $2 million grant to study the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest in central Alaska.

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Cold Comfort: Professor Compares Winter on East Coast, Mars and Antarctica

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Astronomy professor Mark Salvatore, who studies Mars via Antarctica, talks about how those winters compare to the winter storm that shut down the East Coast.

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NAU Researchers Join DOE Project to Study the Soil Microbiome and Its Effect on Carbon Persistence

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NAU Regents’ Professor Bruce Hungate, director of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), recently joined a new initiative lead by LLNL to study how the soil microbiome controls the mechanisms that regulate the stabilization of the organic matter in soil.

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Researchers Use Genomics to Determine Origins of Deadly White-Nose Syndrome

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NAU researcher Jeff Foster led the team of international scientists who tried to definitively answer several questions—where did this fungus come from? And more importantly, can a resistance be evolved?

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Thus, Let the Beat Rock, Rock on Indeed: Black Music Here to Stay, and It’s Time Grammy Awards Recognizes It

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Nature’s Whistles: Rodents Use a Mechanism Like Police Whistle to Produce Ultrasonic Vocalizations

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The anatomy and mechanisms underlying vocal production are often poorly described, especially in small animals, but thanks to new imaging technology, NAU researchers were able to examine the laryngeal structures of small rodents for the first time.

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Astronomer: Interstellar Mystery Object Indicative of Planetary Formation Throughout Milky Way







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