News Briefs

Birds, such as the Pygmy Nuthatch, are likely to be adversely affected by climate change.

The Pygmy Nuthatch is one of the species of birds likely to lose a substantial amount of its range due to climate change. Photo: Courtesty of audubon.org. 

6/22/15. A team of ecologists at Northern Arizona University has been studying the projected... read more
Experiments show that it may be possible to reverse decades of sandbar declines.

Northern Arizona University geologist Joe Hazel with a sonar image of a section of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Hazel's river mapping work in the Grand Canyon has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey to measure how the river's sandbars are affected by controlled floods from Glen Canyon Dam. Photo: Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily Sun

6/15/15. Each fall, Northern Arizona University geologist Joe Hazel and a team of about 20 others... read more
NAU Professor Tom Sisk endorses moratorium on oil sands development

Professor Tom Sisk

6/12/15. Professor Tom Sisk, Olajos-Goslow Chair of Environmental Science and Policy at Northern... read more
The equipment in Northern Arizona University's ice lab simulates the extremely cold environment and the near vacuum of space.

NAU's ice lab.

6/12/15. As a worldwide audience awaits images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto... read more

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Student Research

NAU students design traveling exhibit and website about the Holocaust

A panel from the traveling exhibit.  Photo: Ryan Belnap

"We wanted people to see a face rather than a number when thinking of the victims of the Holocaust. I became emotionally invested in the narratives we read,” Gabriella Perez-Mendoza, NAU student... read more

Faces of Research

The level of carbon contained within Arctic and Subarctic northern soils is about four times greater than the sum of human-caused carbon emissions in the modern era. The release of even a fraction of this carbon could significantly impact the trajectory of global climate change. One of the world’s leading ecosystem ecologists working to determine the current and... read more

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