Research

Expanding the Boundaries of Knowledge

Northern Arizona University is committed to expanding the boundaries of knowledge through research. Widely recognized as the major research university producing basic and applied knowledge that addresses the challenges of the interior western United States, the NAU research enterprise also boasts strengths in bioengineering and biosciences, genetics and genomics, ecology and environmental research, forestry, sustainability, climate science, astronomy, and Native American health and wellness.
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Research News

Poor Prognosis for Ponderosa Forests. Referring to their research, Tom Kolb and Peter Fule, two professors in NAU's School of Forestry, confirm that the future looks bleak for forests...

Grant to Support Ecological Restoration Research. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL Foundation have awarded $205,000 to NAU's Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) as part of the community campaign for Super Bowl XLIX...

Productivity Limits of Conservation Agriculture. No-till farming, a key principle of conservation agriculture, . . . [may not be] as beneficial as often assumed...

The Protective Effects of Exercise. Depending on your age, just one exercise session may improve the body's ability to overcome stressors by potentially boosting the...

Pioneering Analysis of Microbial Ecosystem. An international team of scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Luxembourg Center for Systems...

Study Shows Souvenirs Bring Back Travel Memories. Kristen Swanson, Ph.D., a professor of Strategic Communication at Northern Arizona University, has been researching tourism retailing and souvenirs for the past 20 years...