Professor Scott Goetz of Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems and associate professor Deborah Huntzinger of NAU’s School of Earth and Sustainability co-authored a paper published in Science finding that forests can be best deployed in the fight against climate change with a proper understanding of the risks to forests that climate change itself imposes. Given the tremendous ability of forests to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, some governments are counting… Read more
Save the giants, save the planet: NAU professor finds large animals, plants key to a healthy Earth
Assistant professor Chris Doughty and Ph.D. student Andrew Abraham worked with institutions around the world to conduct research on the role megabiota play in our ecosystem, and more importantly, what their dwindling numbers mean for the planet. Read more.
Taking Flux Puppy for a walk: NAU undergraduate research team develops ecological app for measuring carbon dioxide
May 21, 2019
“Today I am talking the Flux Puppy for a walk at @HarvardForest to measure stem respiration,” NAU postdoctoral researcher Tim Rademacher recently tweeted. With it, a photo of a small white chamber fastened to a tree trunk (think half Dixie cup, half electrode) and hooked at the other end to a handheld tablet sporting a clear, clean graph… Read more
‘Maybe I could just do this:’ NAU researcher helps develop near real-time drought monitoring tool
Taking a human’s temperature is a good way to determine if their body is under stress or getting sick.
The same is true of places on Earth that are prone to drought stress in a warming climate. That’s the idea behind Drought Eye, a new tool developed by Bijan Seyednasrollah of Northern Arizona University’s Center for Ecosystem Science and… Read more
In search of mathematical magic: international group comes to NAU to learn how to build a better carbon cycle model
June 10, 2019
On a planet that just hit an atmospheric carbon concentration of 415 ppm, accurately predicting where the carbon is going in the future has never been more important.
Much of what we know about where carbon will be on the globe in 12, 25 or 100 years is due to innovative… Read more
ABOR names three new Regents’ Professors at NAU
April 9, 2019
Richardson, who came to NAU from Harvard University, is a professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Security (SICCS) and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss). He studies forest science and ecophysiology, with his research incorporating plant biology, earth system science, computer science, remote sensing, applied mathematics, engineering, atmospheric science and micrometeorology. He is a world-renowned expert in phenology, the study of seasonal… Read more