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ASU Experts Highlight Implications behind Publication Patterns in Sustainability Science

Scientific articles and journals represent a knowledge network, and the distribution of articles among journals with different impact factors highlight the structure of the network. Sustainability scientists Osvaldo Sala, Christopher Boone, Billie Turner and student Courtney Currier discuss possible driving factors and consequences of publication patterns in sustainability science in their recent paper published in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.…

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Sala Lab Welcomes New Lab Manager

The Sala Lab welcomes our new lab manager, Stephen Doucette-Riise. Stephen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and raised in Florida. He attended the University of Florida and in 2008 received a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. During his time with UF he volunteered at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Department of Herpetology and interned with the US Forest…

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When roundworms lose, carbon emissions rise

Soil food webs play a key role in supporting grassland ecosystems, which cover about one-quarter of the land on Earth. Climate change poses a threat to these environments, partly because of the uncertainty of extremes in rainfall, which is projected to increase. To learn more about the effects of these extreme events, a team of soil and plant ecologists, supported by…

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We welcome Josh Haussler to the Sala Lab. Josh recently has been accepted as a graduate student at ASU in the Environmental Life Sciences program. He has been part of the lab for several years and for several campaigns in the Chihuahuan Desert. We are looking forward to sharing with him many more fun times in the coming years.

New Paper

A new paper from the Sala Lab published today in Ecology (see Publications)! Lara Reichmann is the lead author of this important work “Precipitation legacies in desert-grassland primary production occur through previous-year tiller density” that clearly showed the existence of legacies from previous years and documented the mechanism behind them.  Legacies in aboveground net primary production were similar in absolute…

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