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Helping stroke survivors bounce back

Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year, and most end up with some level of permanent motor disability. One researcher at Northern Arizona University is developing a device that could help healthcare providers personalize care for stroke...
23-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Recruiting students to science through hands-on learning

How do you get students excited about geosciences? You get them into the geosciences.
19-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Understanding homelessness in Arizona

The number of unhoused individuals in Arizona jumped almost 25 percent from between 2020 and 2022 as safe, affordable housing disappeared throughout the state. This is a thorny, multifaceted issue, and one that health sciences researcher Sara Shuman...
6-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Revolutionizing what we understand about America's forests

This innovation in forest biometrics introduces advanced models for accurately predicting the size and carbon-storing capacity of American forests, playing a key role in combating climate change and guiding sustainable forest management efforts.
6-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New study offers cautious hope about the resilience of redwoods

New research from Northern Arizona University has explained coast redwood’s remarkable ability to recover from very severe fire, a rare sign of optimism amid a landscape increasingly scarred by severe fires.
30-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Measuring biodiversity across the U.S.—with space lasers

In a first-of-its-kind study, NAU research professor Chris Hakkenberg is taking a necessary step to finding a solution to biodiversity loss: mapping and measuring biodiversity across the U.S. using NASA's space-borne lidar.
28-Nov-2023 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

New study shows surprising effects of fire in North America’s boreal forests

Using satellite images, a team of researchers led by Northern Arizona University found that fires in North America's boreal forest may be changing the environment in ways that researchers didn't previously anticipate.
20-Oct-2023 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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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

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