Collaborative Research on Desertification between the Jornada Basin and Mongolian LTER

The Jornada Basin and Mongolian LTER program both focus on desertification processes. Due to past contacts and an informal meeting with Dr. Chadraa (President of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences) at the LTER ASM, Jornada Basin scientists were invited by representatives of the Mongolian and Swiss governments to meet in Ulan Baatar with scientists and stakeholders in October 2006. This visit revealed the high value placed by these governments on understanding desertification processes and developing science-based strategies to mitigate its effects.

Disturbance & Variance: Detecting Change in Terrestrial & Aquatic Ecosystems

Proposal for ASM workshop follow-up (coPIs: Rusak, Fraterrigo and Turner) Disturbance and Variance: Detecting change in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Rationale and Conceptual Framework Populations, communities, and ecosystems vary in space and time. Variability is a fundamental property of natural systems, and its quantification and interpretation cross boundaries between many different disciplines. However, our understanding… Read more »