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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.

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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INTECOL 2022: Call for Abstracts and Registration Now Open

The world-renowned environmental Congress, INTECOL, is happening this year from August 28 — September 2, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, the theme is Frontiers in Ecology: Science and Society. Check out the list of keynote speakers, great sessions, and the programme overview ! Submit your abstracts by March 31st to participate: Registration is now open for anyone wishing to attend in-person and…

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GDC Executive Committee Member Enrique Vivoni’s Latest Publication Explores Brush Management

The Global Drylands Center wishes to congratulate Executive Committee Member Enrique R. Vivoni on his latest publication this month in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, “A micrometeorological flux perspective on brush management in a shrub-encroached Sonoran Desert grassland,” for which he is the first author. Vivoni is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Sustainable…

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