SES Research Professor Erika Nowak is featured on NAU News for her work on rattlesnakes and gartersnakes, and discusses how the threats we pose to them far outweigh their danger to us. Read the article here or learn more about Dr. Nowak’s research program.
Research in the News
Research featured in NAU News today shows that homeowners in Flagstaff value the kind of forest restoration that leads to decreased risk of forest fires. Julie, Mueller, Abe Springer, and Ryan Lima explain their approach.
From the NAU News article: “Mueller, whose research regularly looks at the economic value of forests and restoration, said this particular study is informing a research… Read more
New research from PhD student Bo Stevens and SESES Professor Nancy Johnson shows that symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi support a large part of the large mammal biomass in this iconic grassland ecosystem. Read more at NAU News.
Biologists interested in where biodiversity comes from and how it matters for ecosystem functioning are increasingly interested in the way evolution connects these two questions. Recent work on trait divergence in Swiss stickleback fish combines both processes in a single experiment. The paper by Rebecca Best and colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, and highlighted in this recent… Read more
SES Professor Scott Anderson is part of an international team searching for secrets of Norway’s history in lake mud. Read more about their preliminary discoveries of human and environmental history at NAU News.
Master’s student Casey Jones and Professor Abe Springer have used dyes to trace the long and winding road that precipitation and snowmelt takes from sinkholes on the Kaibab Plateau to the iconic springs of the Grand Canyon. Read more in the Arizona Daily Sun.