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Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West’s post-fire future

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen Burney and his team knew they had to save what they could. Atop their list was a priceless bank of millions of ponderosa pine, spruce

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What a salamander virus can tell us about the future of biodiversity amid a changing climate

A new project from two NAU scientists aims to predict the future—specifically, the future of different amphibian species in the face of an unpredictable environment. Principal investigator Joseph Mihaljevic, an assistant professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems who studies the ecology of infectious diseases, and co-PI Jason Ladner, assistant professor in the Pathogen

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Only 17 percent of free-flowing rivers are protected, new research shows

The percentage of free-flowing river kilometers that are within protected areas within major river basins (Level 4 basins, as defined by HydroSHEDS). Credit: World Wildlife Fund. New science about the fate of freshwater ecosystems released today by the journal Sustainability finds that only 17 percent of rivers globally are both free-flowing and within protected areas, leaving many of

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