Hand pulling up grassland with dollar bills underneath

View a gallery of scientific illustrations by Victor Leshyk with descriptions of the contents of each illustration. Additionally, these illustrations are associated with articles, interviews, and other related news.


Staying current with recent research is a primary goal of Ecoss. Here, you can find press releases, interviews, and related media as source of relevant knowledge, demonstrating our expertise and focus in various research topics.

Finley standing in front of Sinagua middle school classroom

Throughout the school year, scientists from Ecoss visit Sinagua Middle School to teach students about various topics in their research, such as freshwater ecosystems and decomposition. Once during the school year, the students from Sinagua Middle School visit Ecoss labs at Northern Arizona University.

Hungate Science on Tap flyer

The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss) at Northern Arizona University seeks to understand ecosystems and how and why they change. The vision of Ecoss is to understand ecosystem function and change from the cell to the globe and their implications for future Earth.

Looking up to trees

Ecoss scientists experiment with the no-word communication during scientific presentations