According to a new paper published in the scientific journal mBio, an increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man’s risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent. The study, “Penile anaerobic dysbiosis as a risk factor for HIV infection,” was an international collaboration that included researchers from Northern Arizona… Read more
Wildflowers splashed across a meadow in different sizes, shapes and colors offer more than just beauty. The natural mix of plant species in an ecosystem—its biodiversity—helps it grow faster and cycle nutrients more efficiently. These ecosystem functions also deliver life-sustaining services on which humans rely, such as purifying water and providing food, fuel and oxygen.
Biodiversity is declining around the world due… Read more
By 2050, when the world’s population will exceed 9 billion, food demand is expected to more than double.
Although agricultural improvements have boosted food production in the past 50 years, drought and salinization threaten more than half of the planet’s arable land. A team of researchers at Northern Arizona University’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society recently published… Read more
Well known among the global scientific community for his research on the vast amounts of carbon stored in rapidly thawing permafrost soil – and its potential threat to the environment – Ted Schuur, professor of NAU’s Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, has spent nearly 20 years working to bring awareness to the issues revealed by his scientific findings.
Schuur has published his results… Read more