Category: Projects

Forecasting dryland vulnerability for the Department of Defense

A multi-disciplinary team from Arizona State University, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico State University, University of Arizona and Utah State University will carry out research to inform the management of Department of Defense drylands in the western U.S. The newly-funded proposal will investigate the interactive effects of climate change and disturbance on vegetation communities and ecosystem processes across three large…

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What influences seedling establishment of encroaching species?

Luis Weber, a second year Environmental Life Sciences PhD student in the Sala lab, is in his second field season at the Jornada LTER. Luis’ research is a part of the USDA-AFRI project focusing on exotic grass and woody plant encroachment. Specifically, Luis focuses on the seedling establishment phase by askingĀ “How do precipitation and herbivory interact to influence the probability…

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