Center for Ecosystem Science and Society

The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) at Northern Arizona University seeks to understand ecosystems and how and why they change. The vision of Ecoss is to understand ecosystem function and change from the cell to the globe and their implications for future Earth.

Our research probes the biology, chemistry, and geology of the biosphere, bringing tools and perspectives from ecosystem science to the ecology of the integrated earth system. In our work, we conduct research on ecosystems and how they respond to and shape environmental change, train future scientists, and communicate discovery and its relevance to people.