In a first-of-its-kind warming experiment, researchers at Northern Arizona University found that microbes growth rate decreased over 15 years of warming. The research, published this week in Global Change Biology, showed that under warmer climate conditions, growth decreased among all types of microbes in the community, and suggested that a loss of soil carbon may be responsible… Read more
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Project will help train the next generation of Arctic scientists in wildlife ecology, environmental informatics, natural resource management and social science
Wild caribou are the single most important land-based species for both human communities and ecosystems in the Arctic. Abundant across the polar region, these animals play an essential role both as herbivores that impact tundra vegetation and as an important source of food to… Read more
Project could have significant impact on science instruction for teachers and students through more effective content and teaching models
Many elementary education majors graduate from teacher preparation programs with incomplete knowledge of science content and limited experience with teaching science in ways that are proven to be effective for elementary students.
In fact, the most recent National Survey of Science and Mathematics… Read more
Program prepares students for STEM careers critically important to DOE mission
Graduate students Maria Bolar and Megan Foley are the first from Northern Arizona University to receive awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. Only 65 graduate students from across the country were recognized this year. Through world-class training and access to state-of-the-art… Read more
The United States has experienced an unparalleled epidemic of incarceration in the past 40 years.
That’s the crux of the research that Ricky Camplain, an assistant professor in Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Department of Health Sciences, has done for years. Her research with collaborators has shown… Read more
Xin Huang wants to make modeling and using big data easier for everyone, especially ecologists who don’t have extensive computer programming experience. As a third-year doctoral student in the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at Northern Arizona University, Huang saw a technical barrier between the earth system modeling community and ecologists who want to improve models with data: coding.
That’s why she created a user interface called “MIDA”—model-independent data assimilation—which allows a scientist to improve a model with data without… Read more