Several NAU professors are part of a global team of climate scientists recently recognized for their service to humanity.
In October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was awarded the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. The IPCC, a body of the United Nations that won… Read more
RaMPing up climate change research and careers with Indigenous perspectives
The Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes (CAWL) at NAU and the Environmental Science and Natural Resources program at Navajo Technical University received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to address critical questions about climate vulnerability in the American Southwest while… Read more
Future emissions from ‘country of permafrost’ significant, must be factored into global climate targets
By the end of this century, permafrost in the rapidly warming Arctic will likely emit as much carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere as a large industrial nation, and potentially more than the U.S. has emitted since the start of the industrial revolution.
But that’s only… Read more
Researchers from NAU, Washington tackling an elusive Valley Fever vaccine
Researchers from Northern Arizona University and the University of Washington School of Medicine in collaboration with the Washington National Primate Research Center received a $1.5 million grant, with the possibility of receiving $7.5 million over 5 years, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health,… Read more
Paleoclimatologists awarded private funding to continue studying effects of dust and drought on climate change in the Four Corners region
Team will deploy drones and weather balloons to chase dust storms and track the flow of dust into the atmosphere
Atmospheric dust plays a key role in Earth’s climate system. While it can have a positive impact, such as fertilizing the soils, dust can also have a negative impact on… Read more
Understanding human-elephant conflict and vulnerability in the face of climate change
Funded by an NSF grant, team uses interdisciplinary approaches to better analyze complex issues across the world’s largest terrestrial transboundary conservation area
Human-wildlife conflict is a central issue in the conservation sciences. Whether it be reintroducing wolves into key ecosystems… Read more