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.


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.

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....

Ecological Society of America News

Scott Collins will become President Elect of the Ecological Society of America starting at the ESA Annual meeting in August 2011, President in August 2012 and Past-President in August 2013. The Ecological Society of America is the country's primary professional organization of ecologists, representing over 10,000 scientists in the United States and around the world. For more information about ESA go to http://www.esa.org.

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