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Fuels, not fire weather, control carbon emissions in boreal forest, new study finds

Northern Arizona University researcher Xanthe Walker is the lead author on research published this week that found that the amount of carbon stored in soils was the biggest predictor of how much carbon would combust and that soil moisture also was...
15-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fuels, not fire weather, control carbon emissions in boreal forest

As climate warming stokes longer fire seasons and more severe fires in the North American boreal forest, being able to calculate how much carbon each fire burns grows more urgent.
12-Oct-2020 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ecological Restoration Institute to lead new center aimed at building a skilled workforce to help with forest management

Northern Arizona University forestry professor Han-Sup Han is leading the creation of the Forest Operations Training Center, which aims to make use of abundant forest resources in Coconino County, the need to properly manage those forests and the...
1-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How do Americans view the virus? Anthropology professor examines attitudes of COVID

In her ongoing research about Americans' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Arizona University anthropology professor Lisa Hardy and her collaborators have talked to dozens of people.
25-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How do Americans view the virus? Anthropology professor examines attitudes, perceptions of COVID-19

In her latest study, Northern Arizona University professor Lisa Hardy looks at how Americans’ attitudes and responses have changed during the time of the pandemic and how to many people, the virus is not a biological agent but instead a malicious...
24-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A tale of two understories: How mosses and climate are shaping the fate of nitrogen in the boreal

Northern Arizona University biology professor Michelle Mack is a senior author on the study, which demonstrates the invisible connections between trees and the dynamic understory of mosses and microbes that help govern their growth. Ecoss...
3-Sep-2020 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Expert available to speak about Hurricane Laura potential for disrupting the nation’s fuel and shipping infrastructure

Expert available to speak about Hurricane Laura potential for disrupting the nation’s fuel and shipping infrastructure
27-Aug-2020 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NAU researchers co-author study that finds water efficiency achievable throughout U.S. without decrease in economic activity

Ben Ruddell and Richard Rushforth, with collaborators throughout the country, looked at how much water conservation can readily and affordably be achieved in each region and industry by looking at what conservation measures were already working and...
26-Aug-2020 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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