Services and facilities
Research Division Core Facilities
Genetics Core Facility (GCF) Accordion Closed
GCF supports environmental and ecological applications of genetic technology, as well as biomedical research and studies that require molecular marker development, DNA sequencing, and genetic fingerprinting studies
Imaging and Histology Core Facility Accordion Closed
Discover the extensive digital imaging technology available at the Imaging and Histology Core Facility
Research Greenhouse Complex Accordion Closed
Learn more about the Research Greenhouse Complex, which includes eight 1,000-square-foot-greenhouse bays and more than 18,000 square feet of additional work space.
Other Research Facilities and Laboratories
Amino Acid Geochronology Lab Accordion Closed
The Amino Acid Geochronology Laboratory (AAGL) specializes in analyzing amino acid enantiomers using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Arizona Climate and Ecosystems (ACE) Isotope Laboratory Accordion Closed
The ACE Isotope Lab supports an interdisciplinary group of researchers in ecosystem science, climate science, and geochronology.
Centennial Forest Accordion Closed
The NAU Centennial Forest is Northern Arizona University’s research, teaching, and demonstration forest — a cooperative venture between Northern Arizona University and the Arizona State Land Department. The forest encompasses 4,000 acres in northern Arizona Ponderosa pine forest habitat.
Child Speech and Language Lab Accordion Closed
The Child Speech and Language Lab (CSLL) is housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The researchers in this lab study early speech and language development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Geospatial Research and Information Laboratory Accordion Closed
GRAIL provides technological support to conduct Geographical Information Systems teaching or research.
Laboratory for Applied Social Research (LASR) Accordion Closed
The LASR Lab provides research services for community, regional, national, and global clients and researchers. Services include survey research, telephone surveys, field interviews, and observation, and more.
Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes Accordion Closed
The mission of the Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes promotes robust scientific research to enhance sustainable management of ecological populations, communities, and landscapes and develop solutions to ecological problems across the American Southwest and Colorado Plateau.
Sedimentary Records of Environmental Change Lab Accordion Closed
The Sedimentary Records of Environmental Change Laboratory analyzes physical, biological, and isotopic properties of sediment from lakes and other depositional settings to interpret past environmental and climate changes, and to provide age control. The laboratory is integrated with the Amino Acid Geochronology Laboratory, and affiliated with other analytical labs at NAU and other universities.
Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) Accordion Closed
In late 2011, the National Science Foundation awarded a grant to NAU to develop the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) for Integrating Genetics and Climate Change. The garden array is a system of 10 experimental gardens across northern Arizona that encompasses habitat types ranging from desert to mixed-conifer forests.
Walnut Creek Center for Education and Research (WCCER) Accordion Closed
WCCER offers housing and research facilities to scientists, students, and classes conducting field work. The WCCER occupies the Forest Service’s decommissioned Walnut Creek Station and administrative site. Each year a wide range of researchers, students, and public visitors use the 250-acre site, which contains Arizona uplands and riparian gallery forest.
Collections, Archives, and Museums
The Arboretum at Flagstaff Accordion Closed
Northern Arizona University has a strong partnership with The Arboretum at Flagstaff, a 200-acre botanical garden, research station, and environmental education center.
Art Museum Accordion Closed
The Northern Arizona University Art Museum permanent collections include works by modern artists, as well as turn-of-the-twentieth-century American furniture and antiques. It features special exhibitions yearly and offers an Arts Outreach Program for northern Arizona school teachers.
Cline Library: Special Collections and Archives Accordion Closed
Cline Library houses archival material which documents the history and development of the Colorado Plateau, including the Colorado Plateau Digital Archives. Cline Library also houses the University Archives and the archives of the Arizona Historical Society, Northern Division.
Museum of Northern Arizona Accordion Closed
The Museum of Northern Arizona is the only accredited museum within 150 miles of Flagstaff, and plays a vital role as interpreter of the Colorado Plateau. Northern Arizona University has a close, long-standing affiliation with the museum.