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

A new study by Northern Arizona University scientists shows how much arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the complex ecosystem that makes up the Serengeti.
13-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Which Microbes Matter Most?

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...
30-Jan-2018 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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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.
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