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


The project, led by Northern Arizona University professor Loren Buck, has the potential to change the way scientists understand life on Earth.
18-Jan-2018 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


Professors Scott Goetz and Michelle Mack earned a $2 million grant to study the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest in central Alaska.
18-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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.
5-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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...
13-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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


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?
11-Dec-2017 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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.
1-Nov-2017 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protecting Future Generations: Scientists Study Arctic Community’s Exposure to Toxic Pollutants

Two professors with Northern Arizona University’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation (CBI) and Department of Biological Sciences—environmental physiologist Loren Buck and ecotoxicologist Frank von Hippel—are working on a long-term research...
17-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Shows Dinosaur Dung Fertilizes Planet


According to NAU researcher Chris Doughty, these large animals are important not for the quantity of dung they produce, but for their ability to move long distances across landscapes, effectively mixing the nutrients.
16-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


29-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST

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

30-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT

Expert on Near-Earth Space Objects Available to Discuss Thursday's Asteroid Appearance

11-Oct-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Expert available to discus earthquake swarm, 8.0M earthquake in Mexico

7-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Forestry Experts Available to Discuss Causes, Effects of Dozens of Fires in Western U.S.


6-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

U.S. Permafrost Expert Selected to Be Lead Author for Global Report on Cryosphere, Dangers of Its Thawing


Ecologist Ted Schuur studies the frozen lands in the Arctic that are thawing as the climate warms, releasing previously captured greenhouse gases into the environment and continuing the cycle.
6-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Manic Moonday: Astronomer Discusses #solareclipse2017, Why People Should Experience the Celestial Scenery


Ty Robinson talks about what eclipses demonstrate about the movement of exoplanets and touches on how alien life may fit into this celestial event.
15-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Tick Talk: Bloodsucker Present, but Likely Not in Unusually Large Numbers, in Northern Arizona This Summer

27-Jul-2017 7:05 PM EDT

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