Innovation flourishes in the department of biological sciences. Our faculty—assisted by undergraduate and graduate students—conduct vital research in more than 30 university-funded centers and have provided students with exceptional hands-on research experiences that will prepare them for the workforce and future challenges.

Our intellectual expertise is matched by our exceptional geography. In the heart of the Colorado Plateau, Flagstaff is a convergence point of diverse landscapes. From subalpine forests to rugged canyons to low deserts, our faculty and agencies work closely with agencies to better understand and manage these very different ecosystems.

Faculty research

Connect with our faculty and find out what their research interests are.

NAU Faculty

Adjunct faculty, lecturers, lab research 

Student research

Find current research opportunities in the department. Although positions are not posted, the best way to find a
research opportunity is to identify faculty whose research is attractive to you and talk to them. You must remember
that research opportunities are competitive.

See a directory of all our research facilities and centers.