Osvaldo Sala selected as President Elect for the Ecological Society of America

Our own Osvaldo Sala, ASU professor and Global Drylands Center founding director, was recently named the President Elect of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the largest community of ecologists. Here, Osvaldo reflects on this recent appointment: “It is an enormous honor to serve the largest body of ecologists dedicated to understanding ecological systems and devising the best practices for sustaining biodiversity…

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Osvaldo Sala talks Drylands 101 on In The Green Room

Check out Osvaldo’s appearance on In The Green Room! In The Green Room is a local radio show dedicated to discussing and encouraging sustainable practices. You can listen to Osvaldo’s segment here (Ep. 52) starting at 14:45, where he talks all about drylands, what they are, where you can find them, and how we can spread the word about sustainability…

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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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