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Sevilleta LTER receives Macrosystems Biology award from NSF

The Sevilleta LTER and University of New Mexico have received a five year grant of $1,079,257 from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled, "Grassland sensitivity to climate change at local to regional scales: assessing the roles of ecosystem attributes versus environmental context." The overarching goal of this research is to determine the consequences of chronic drought on biodiversity and ecosystem services in grasslands across precipitation and temperature gradients.

Scott Collins elected a Fellow of AAAS

Each year the AAAS Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

Sevilleta on the Road

Presentations on rainfall manipulation experiments and Sevilleta LTER were given at the Institute of Ecological Botany, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vacratot, Hungary in April and the International Association of Vegetation Science Annual Meeting in Lyon, France in June 2011. It is encouraging to see and learn about so many interesting experiments on climate change being conducted in grassland ecosystems around the globe. Next up...the global rainfall manipulation experiment. Stay tuned....

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