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Team Awarded $2M NSF Grant to Teach Virtual Explorers About Permafrost and Arctic Climate Change

The team, led by PI Deborah Huntzinger and co-PIs Michelle Mack and Victor Leshyk of Northern Arizona University, will create Polar Explorer, a tool that uses virtual reality to transport students to the Arctic.
19-Jul-2021 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ecologists compare accuracy of lidar technologies for monitoring forest vegetation

The findings from Northern Arizona University's Ecological Restoration Institute suggest mobile platforms have great potential for monitoring a variety of forest attributes.
9-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Making Cities Naturally Safe From Supply Chain Shocks

A study, published in Nature and is co-authored by Northern Arizona University professors Benjamin Ruddell and Richard Rushforth, looks at the importance of diversity within the supply chain, which helps to reduce damaging disruptions from supply...
8-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drought Affects Aspen Survival Decades Later, New NAU Study Finds

Research specialist Melissa Boyd and Regents' professor Michelle Mack from Northern Arizona University led the study, which demonstrated the long-term effects of climate change on this vegetation.
24-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NAU Mechanical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Pioneer Robot-assisted Rehabilitation While Integrating Education, Research

Zach Lerner leads the Biomechatronics Lab at NAU, where he studies the use of robotics to help improve the gait of people with walking disabilities. The outcomes for this project have the potential to transform treatment of walking disabilities...
22-Jun-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NAU Geochemist on New Study Confirming Cause of Greatest Mass Extinction Event

Associate professor Laura Wasylenki co-authored a new paper in Nature Communications that presents the results of nickel isotope analyses on Late Permian sedimentary rocks. The results demonstrate the power of nickel isotope analyses, which are...
21-Jun-2021 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘An Unexplored World Right Beneath Our Feet:’ Cave Ecologist on the Importance of Caves in Discussions on Conservation, Caves on Other Planets

Jut Wynne, director of NAU's Cave Ecology Lab, talks about cave health all the time. But during 2021, the International Year of Caves and Karst, he and other researchers are inviting the rest of us to consider all the ways these ecosystems...
15-Jun-2021 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New study shows a few common bacteria account for majority of carbon use in soil

Just a few bacterial taxa found in ecosystems across the planet are responsible for more than half of carbon cycling in soils, according to new findingsfrom researchers at Northern Arizona University.
7-Jun-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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