Press

2021

In wild soil, predatory bacteria grow faster than their prey, NAU study shows

Deciduous trees offset carbon loss from Alaskan boreal fires, new study out of NAU finds

Seven new Regents’ professors showcase NAU’s research and scholarly excellence

2020

Fuels, not fire weather, control carbon emissions in boreal forest, new study finds

NAU researchers win $1.3M in NSF grants to study major shifts in carbon storage

A tale of two understories: How mosses and climate are shaping the fate of nitrogen in the boreal

NAU scientists help chart a path to understand how Arctic vegetation is changing

NAU, national partners win $3.3 million grant to study microbes’ role in a changing world

Connector fungi offer new clues to fate of nitrogen in warming tundra

2019

Larger, more frequent fires in boreal forest threaten previously protected carbon stores, NAU-led research team reports in Nature

2018

NAU press release for DoD project to assess environmental impact of changing climate on boreal forests

Michelle Mack recognized as a leader in fire science

Feeding fungi: NAU researcher finds fungi in permafrost gets nutrients through surprising route

NAU scientists publish first estimate of carbon emissions from 2014 mega fires in Canada’s boreal forests

2017

Nitrogen isotopes in trees show declining fertility in U.S. forests

Fire expert, Michelle Mack, comments on Arctic ecosystems and fire activity

2016

Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release

2015

New NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) project featured on nightly news

NAU press release for new NASA fire project, part of the ABoVE Field Campaign

Science outreach to the public: Michelle gives a seminar at the Flagstaff Festival of Science

NAU office of the VP for Research profiles Michelle, one year after she arrives at NAU

New NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity grant comes to NAU

Michelle quoted in Washington Post about fire in Alaska

Michelle quoted in Washing Post on the world’s many trees

Measuring the impacts of severe wildfires in the Arctic

Michelle quotes in Science Magazine’s New section in article about “The New North”