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
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.
Colorado Plateau Analytical Lab Accordion Closed
CPAL is a consortium of five analytical services labs. Read about these labs and the services they provide to researchers at Northern Arizona University.
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.
Merriam-Powell Research Station Accordion Closed
Merriam-Powell Research Station offers affordable housing and research facilities to scientists and students conducting field work. MPRS facilities are also available to educational, scientific, and environmental organizations for day-long or multi-day meetings and workshops.
RAPIDLab Accordion Closed
The Realization of Advanced Products and Intelligent Designs Laboratory (RAPIDLab) uses engineering design, prototyping, and testing for innovative product realization.
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.
Colorado Plateau Biodiversity Center Accordion Closed
The Colorado Plateau Biodiversity Center collections support research and education in ecology, evolution, and conservation, with special emphases in paleontology, quaternary climate change, botany, entomology, marine invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, fungi, and DNA bioinformatics.