Drylands make up nearly half the Earth’s land surface, and the effects of grazing livestock on their ability to support people, plants and animals is a key question as the global climate changes and warms. A new international study published in Science is the first to measure how grazing… Read more
Finding the answers hidden in our antibodies
A new serological test in which an NAU professor played a pivotal role in developing can not only help humanity prepare for and respond to the next pandemic, but it also can be pivotal in the search for viral triggers of diseases like diabetes and celiac disease.
Jason Ladner, an assistant professor… Read more
Space exploration goes underground
Is there life in Martian caves?
It’s a good question, but it’s not the right question—yet. An international collaboration of scientists led by NAU researcher Jut Wynne has dozens of questions we need asked and answered. Once we figure out how to study caves on the Moon, Mars and other planetary… Read more
Helping humanity through climate research
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
Southwest institutes receive $16 million in federal infrastructure funds to map and assess national wildfire mitigation efforts
Research institutes in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico signed a $16.47-million agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to map forest treatments and measure their effectiveness in reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires.
The money is directed from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by… 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