Welcome! Our research focuses on the impact of natural disturbances and global environmental change on mesic and arid grassland ecosystems. We are particularly interested in the interactive effects of fire, grazing and drought in mesic grasslands in North America and South Africa, and how rainfall variability, temperature change, and shrub encroachment affect aridland ecosystems in the southwestern US.


The 2009 ESA Fire at the Sevilleta

A wildfire burned across the western half of McKenzie Flats at the Sevilleta during the 2009 ESA Annual Meeting held in Albuquerque.

Sally Koerner receives NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award!

Sally Koerner recently learned that her NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant was recommended for funding by the Ecology Program. This funding will allow Sally to expand her research at Konza Prairie and in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Funding for savanna convergence project is renewed for 3 years

Collaborative Research (Yale, CSU, UNM, KSU):  Convergence and contingencies in savanna grasslands (renewal)...

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