Our News on Newswise

Discovering the unexpected way protected areas contribute to biodiversity

A study published in Nature found that, while protected areas in Southeast Asia were shown to be good for animals inside their borders, as expected, that protection also extended to nearby unprotected areas, which was a surprise.
23-Aug-2023 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 64c0273a19132_Doughty.jpg

As Tropical Forests Reach Critical High-Temperatures, the Time to Act Is Now

A new study, which combines satellite thermal and in situ warming experiment data from across the world’s tropical forests, looks at the variation of leaf temperatures within forest canopies. The data collected revealed that a small percentage of...
25-Jul-2023 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New initiative takes a three-pronged approach to wildfires in the Southwest

A $5 million grant from the Office of the Governor is funding the Arizona Wildfire Initiative (AZWI), an innovative new program at NAU aimed at ensuring the state of Arizona is better prepared for wildfire prevention, management and recovery.
7-Aug-2023 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Key to Battling a Pathogen Hides in Its Genome

The availability, speed and effectiveness of genomic sequencing increased dramatically during the pandemic, as scientists worldwide rushed to find ways to track and predict the virus’s movement and evolution. It also was critical in the...
27-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Making self-driving cars safer and smarter

NAU researcher Truong Nghiem received an NSF CAREER grant to develop a comprehensive and flexible framework for effective and efficient machine learning with physical constraints, which can fundamentally change how we apply machine learning to...
31-Jul-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 64b5b44c7bf60_displayfig.jpg

Into the unknown: NASA space laser provides answers to a rainforest canopy mystery

The space laser GEDI has allowed researchers to 3D map Earth's rainforests for the first time ever, helping us understand the forest canopy and providing vital information about Earth’s carbon cycle and how it is changing.
17-Jul-2023 6:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 649b6fba4d0ec_hawaii1.jpg

NAU researchers awarded DoD grant to investigate invasive species impacting threatened, endangered plants  

The Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) has awarded Northern Arizona University a grant upwards of $1 million to support a five-year research project aimed at understanding the impact of invasive...
27-Jun-2023 8:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: 6440150d51ae4_pic01.png

NASA selects NAU researcher for international mission to Martian moons

A planetary scientist at NAU is part of a Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission to travel to Mars and survey the planet’s two moons, including collecting a sample from one and returning it to Earth.
19-Apr-2023 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

See All News

Our Experts on Newswise

How Long Does a Tree or Ecosystem Remember a Drought?

A team of NAU scientists, led by SICCS professor Kiona Ogle, won a $3.6 million grant from the NSF to study the legacy of extreme climate events on ecosystems in the American West; they hope to not only know how long an extreme event influences...
18-Jul-2022 12:05 PM EDT

See All Experts

Our YouTube Videos

Youtube feed not yet configured. Is this your Newswise member page? Contact member@newswise.com to configure this module.


The mission of Northern Arizona University is to provide an outstanding undergraduate residential education strengthened by research, graduate and professional programs, and sophisticated methods of distance delivery.


Carly Banks
Media Relations Officer



Carly Banks
Media Relations Officer



McKenzie McLoughlin


Renee Miller
Operations Manager



Kimberly Ott
Assistant to the president for media relations


Brian Register
Office of the President



Heather Tate
Marketing Department



Heidi Toth
Assistant Director





Instagram feed not yet configured. Click "Edit Instagram Feed" to enter your Instagram details.