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.


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.

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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