Assistant Professor Crystal Hepp received a New Investigator Award (75k per year for 3 years) from the Arizona Biomedical Research Center (ABRC) to investigate the circulation and source locations of West Nile virus in Arizona.
Professor Kiona Ogle leads a team of SICCS faculty who were awarded a 3 million dollar grant to train graduate students in tackling big ecological questions through informatics, collaboration and better communication.
Dr. Andrew Richardson’s latest research was featured in the journal Nature, this research provides some of the first evidence that a warmer world will significantly shift ecosystem-wide growing seasons, putting plants at higher risks during extreme temperature swings. Using digital repeat photography—in which conventional digital cameras are programmed to take multiple images of a specific frame each day—researchers measured green-up and green-down. Simulating five levels of warming in different chambers, ranging from zero to 16.2 degrees F (zero to 9 degrees… Read more
Dr. Teki Sankey was awarded a $244,800 grant from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for a project titled “Riparian Remote Sensing and Mapping Along the Colorado River for Monitoring and Invasive Species Research.” This work will develop a partnership between USGS and NAU to address questions of mutual interest related to mapping and monitoring vegetation and landcover within the riparian zone of the Colorado River.
Dr. Ben Ruddell is leading the FEWSION project aimed at building the first complete empirical description of the U.S. food, energy, and water system so that every citizen and policymaker in the U.S. can see where their food, energy, and water come from.
Dr. John Georgas, with collaborators Dr. Chris Doughty, Dr. Crystal Hepp, and Dr. James Palmer, was awarded a $325,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project titled “Increasing Participation in Undergraduate Informatics Education and Research.” This work will fund the introduction of informatics learning opportunities for NAU students of all backgrounds through project- and research-based coursework.