• Genes to Landscapes

    NAU's Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes advances research spanning genes to landscapes to respond to the ecological challenges facing the American Southwest 

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  • Solutions-based Research

    Supporting solutions to help communities and natural systems adapt to global change is a focus for  NAU's Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes

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  • Resilience and Adaptive Capacity

    NAU's Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes promotes robust research and training to assist communities and natural systems adapt to global change

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Fire regimes are changing in the Sonoran Desert, primarily owing to the presence of non-native invasive grasses. Local land managers and scientists, including CAWL’s Clare Aslan, share their concerns about the future of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem as well as research questions that need to be answered.

Featured Programs

16th Biennial Conference

The Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau , which is coordinated by CAWL, will take place September 12-15, 2022.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The REU program is an intensive 10-week summer experience designed to introduce students to the world of scientific research.

Restoration Partnership for STEM Success

Engaging high school students in STEM through hands-on learning, field trips, and opportunities to restore wildlife habitat.

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