Two of our Master’s students in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Ethan Taber and Jessica Archibald, were both recently awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! This means 3 years of full support to carry them on into PhD programs… Read more
Read more at NAU News: Northern Arizona University economics professor Julie Mueller is a principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing knowledge and solutions around the unique problems pandemics present to rural areas.
Mueller, who has an 80 percent appointment in the Franke College of Business and a 20 percent appointment in the School of Earth… Read more
Dr. Clare Aslan is an Associate Professor in SES and co-director of the Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a nonprofit organization that funds scientific research to help utility companies make sustainable decisions, has awarded Aslan and colleagues a $379,177 grant to study the potential for improving pollinator habitat in power line rights-of-way. The four-year study… Read more
The roots of most plants form symbioses with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), and harnessing these symbioses could reduce irrigation and fertilizer inputs for more sustainable production of many crops, including biofuel sorghum. Regents’ Professor Nancy Johnson in the School of Earth & Sustainability was awarded $1.3 million to collaborate with researchers at the University of Georgia to study the beneficial associations between biofuel… Read more
NAU SES scientists are using drones, seismometers, cameras and more to study the aftermath of Museum Fire. This NSF-funded research is critical to understanding flooding potential and debris flows on a disturbed landscape. Plus major bonus, the article in the Daily Sun is written by one of our amazing local geology alums, John Noll!
School of Earth & Sustainability professor Rebecca Best, along with Co-PIs from the Department of Biological Sciences at NAU and the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research , have received a new NSF grant to study the evolutionary origins and ecological consequences of “flexibility” in the way cottonwood trees… Read more