Could the plants growing along roadsides and between buildings in Flagstaff help reveal where fossil fuel emissions are highest and lowest in the city? A team of NAU researchers thinks so. As part of a new $25M award from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a… Read more
School of Earth and Sustainability
Plant ecologist awarded NSF grant for restoring the culturally important Emory oak
Five-year multidisciplinary initiative focused on tree species critical to Western Apache tribal communities
Assistant professor Sara Souther of Northern… Read more
NAU introduces new certificate to address growing workforce needs in area of climate change mitigation
As climate change increasingly becomes an investment risk for U.S. companies, NAU is introducing a new certificate program for greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting to help working professionals gain the skills needed to address climate change at the corporate or organizational level.
The non-credit certificate program, which is fully online and self-directed, trains students on the… Read more
Helping humanity through climate research
Several NAU professors are part of a global team of climate scientists recently recognized for their service to humanity.
In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was awarded the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. The IPCC, a body of the United Nations that won… Read more
RaMPing up climate change research and careers with Indigenous perspectives
The Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes (CAWL) at NAU and the Environmental Science and Natural Resources program at Navajo Technical University received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to address critical questions about climate vulnerability in the American Southwest while… Read more
How long does a tree or ecosystem remember a drought?
Ecosystems have a long memory. That may not be a good thing.
What scientists have learned is that extreme climate events like drought and heat waves don’t just negatively impact plants, trees and other vegetation while they’re ongoing. The effects of climate extremes, especially droughts,… Read more