Research institutes in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico signed a $16.47-million agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to map forest treatments and measure their effectiveness in reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
The money is directed from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by… Read more
Ecologists compare accuracy of lidar technologies for monitoring forest vegetation
As light detection and ranging (lidar) technology evolves, forest ecology and ecological restoration researchers have been using these tools in a wide range of applications.
“We needed an accounting of relative accuracy and errors among lidar platforms within a range of forest types and structural configurations,” said associate professor Andrew Sánchez Meador, executive… Read more
NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute to lead new center aimed at building a skilled workforce to help with forest management
A new program from Northern Arizona University aims to increase forest health and contribute to a growing resilient economy in Coconino County in one fell swoop.
Han-Sup Han, a professor of forestry and director of forest operations and biomass utilization at the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at NAU, is the principal investigator on a $350,000 grant from the… Read more
SRP funding groundbreaking NAU research into forest health, increasing diversity in STEM
As part of a five-year research agreement, the Phoenix-based Salt River Project (SRP) is funding several Northern Arizona University projects in 2020-2021 that look into forest health and restoration, renewable energy sources and increasing diversity in STEM fields. These projects build on several studies SRP was already funding.
This five-year partnership, which funds research focusing on applied research activities related to SRP’s core businesses of power and water,… Read more
Ecological Restoration Institute at Northern Arizona University announces new executive director
After a national search, the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University has named prominent quantitative forest ecologist and cutting-edge researcher Andrew Sánchez Meador as its new executive director. He replaces ERI founder and long-time executive director Wally Covington, who retired in January.
Sánchez Meador is a trusted expert among… Read more
NAU forest engineer to lead collaborative industry team in creating jobs, developing markets and restoring health to southwestern forests
As climate change and drought cause increasingly severe wildfires and degrade forest health throughout the Southwest, researchers at Northern Arizona University’s Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) are working on sustainable solutions that support forest restoration as well as the long-term economic health of the region.
NAU professor Han-Sup Han, ERI… Read more