Congratulations to GDC Affiliate, Dr. David Eldridge!

Dr. David Eldridge, a Global Drylands Center affiliate, was awarded the 2022 Premier’s Prize for Innovation in NSW Public Sector Science and Engineering. The prize, awarded by the New South Wales Public Service Commission, reflects the cogent and long-standing impact of Eldridge’s work and continued impact.  He continues to spread the passion for rangelands at UNSW Sydney. Congratulations, Dr. Eldridge!

Committee member, Dr. Becky Ball, publishes new paper on desert soil arthropods

Published in The Journal of Arid Environments, Dr. Becky Ball, along with two colleagues, published the article “Vegetation influences desert soil arthropods and their response to altered precipitation.” The article details how vegetation/plant cover and varying precipitation affect soil arthropods.  Click through the link to read the entire article on how these three factors play into one another.

We’ve published in Science! Read about Dr. Osvaldo Sala’s collaboration here.

Science: “Scientists exposed plants to a yearlong drought, experiment reveals the tolls on plant growth”   Osvaldo Sala of Arizona State University, Tempe partnered with Richard Phillips from the University of Indiana, Bloomington, and Melinda Smith of Colorado State University to tackle the intersection of climate change and applied drought studies, presenting findings at the annual meeting of the Ecological…

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Editorial: “Open Access is A Misnomer”

This month, GDC Director Osvaldo Sala has an editorial published in the ESA’s journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The piece problematizes the term “open access” and examines attitudes and outcomes of open access approaches thus far, asking important questions about the future of readers-paid and authors-paid scholarship. “Open access (OA) is a term best used for published research that is…

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