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.

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.

2012 Sevilleta LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

The Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).  Application deadline is March 10, 2012 .  We will be looking for up to 12 REU students for the Summer of 2012. For more information go to http://sev/lternet.edu/REU or contact Jennifer Johnson at jjohnson@sevilleta.unm.edu.

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