Dr. Kelli Larson (left) explains the Phoenix Area Social Survey to visiting LTER scientists at the 2022 Science Council Meeting in Phoenix. Central Arizona-Phoenix (CAP) LTER Lead PI Dr. Dan Childers (center) holds her poster, and CAP LTER Information Manager Dr. Stevan Earl (right) looks on.


Wildflowers in bloom at South Mountain Preserve.


CAP and Sevilleta students explore Sonoran Desert vegetation while hiking at South Mountain Preserve, a CAP long-term research site.


Students present posters at the CAP ASM. Presenters: top left – Tim Ohlert, top right – Aaron Grade, bottom left – Nich Weller, bottom right – Kate Weiss.


SESE graduate student Marisol Juarez Rivera describes her poster, “Is oxygen supersaturation in Tempe Town Lake mainly driven by abiotic processes?”


CAP and Sevilleta students at South Mountain Preserve, with the city of Phoenix in the background.

Marina study species

At Sycamore Creek, Marina is looking at the functional traits of Typha domingensis and Paspalum distichum (cattail and knotgrass) in response to water availability and plant stress. Marina Lauck, CAP LTER

Maurina with field mates

Marina with supervisor Dr. Nancy Grimm and lab mates at one of their Arizona field sites. CAP LTER