Ecologist Jut Wynne, assistant research professor in Northern Arizona University’s Department of Biological Sciences and Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, first studied cave insects on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, from 2008 through 2011. Along with fellow researchers, he identified eight species new to science and endemic—known to occur on Rapa Nui and nowhere else—to the southeastern Pacific island, as well as… Read more
New research suggests global warming began decades earlier
According to a new study, global warming began in the Arctic and tropical oceans before thermometers were widespread enough to record the early signal.
Northern Arizona University’s Darrell Kaufman, Regents’ professor, and Nicholas McKay, assistant professor, along with scientists from around the world, recently discovered that human-caused global warming began in the mid-1800s.
Unlike the previous research that relied mostly on instrumental temperature records, McKay and… Read more
NAU researcher sparks new debate with findings showing little, if any, present-day water on Mars
Is there liquid water on the surface of Mars? Scientists have been theorizing that for years, but findings published by a Northern Arizona University researcher in the journal Geophysical Research Letters are sparking new debate and attracting attention by national media outlets, including the Washington Post and National Geographic, and numerous science news websites such as Read more