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Warmer temperatures lengthen growing season, increase plants’ vulnerability to frost, researcher finds

Northern Arizona University ecologist Andrew Richardson used PhenoCam, a network of automated digital cameras, to track this unusual effect of climate change.
7-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Think Twice Before Moving to Mars—Planetary Scientist Refutes Terraforming in NASA Study

Proponents of “terraforming” Mars to make it habitable propose releasing greenhouse gases from the planet’s surface such as carbon dioxide (CO2) to trap heat, warm the climate and ultimately increase the atmospheric pressure. The plausibility...
27-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Professor translates ancient Manichean papyrus manuscript

Over the past 16 centuries, it’s been buried, soaked, lost, looted, sold across international borders, feared, destroyed by war, painted with shellac and set between sheets of glass.Its writers, followers of a visionary named Mani, wrote their...
26-Jul-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Citizen-Scientist Study Results Find Ticks Capable of Carrying Lyme Disease in 83 Additional U.S. Counties

More than 16,000 ticks were sent in by people across the country and tested for various bacterial infections. Results show ticks capable of carrying Lyme disease are more widespread than originally thought.
11-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Northern Arizona University receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

A team of researchers at NAU was recently awarded $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new program that will provide Native American students in STEM disciplines with unique opportunities to work with world-class...
27-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Connection Between Water Quality and Forest Restoration After Fires, Climate Change

The scholars from Northern Arizona University found the significant and worrisome negative effects of climate change and wildfire could be mitigated with targeted forest restoration.
25-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Entomologist launches landmark study of the desert darkling beetle

With $879,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation, Northern Arizona University entomologist Aaron Smith recently embarked on a major study that seeks to advance scientific understanding of these remarkable insects, including their...
20-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


NAU receives NSF collaborative grant to improve software used to manage biodiversity data

Led by the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the project will create a new version of the Symbiota software which will increase the platform’s digital specimen records, expand its use by researchers, improve sustainability and...
20-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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