Greg Maurer

One Day in the Desert

Join Mariana and her classmates from Las Cruces, New Mexico, as they take a field trip to the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park. Mariana is concerned that she won’t be able to find anything interesting about the desert to tell her Eco Pen Pals from French Polynesia and the Pacific Northwest. However, after a series of …

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Long-Term Trends in Ecological Systems: A Basis for Understanding Responses to Global Change (EcoTrends book)

The EcoTrends Editorial Committee sorted through vast amounts of historical and ongoing data from 50 long-term research sites in the United States and Antarctica to present in a logical format the variables commonly collected. This work provides cross-site comparisons of ecological responses to global change drivers, as well as long-term trends in global change drivers …

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Exploring a Desert: Experiences of an Ecologist/Naturalist in a New Mexico Desert

Foreword: Several students suggested that I write a book summarizing what I had learned about the workings of our desert in southern New Mexico. After retiring from the Environmental Protection Agency, I spent the better part of two years writing a hard science book with a global perspective on the ecology of desert ecosystems. After …

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Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

In 2006 scientists working in the Jornada basin published a book that synthesized much of the research conducted in this basin during the 20th century. This synthesis volume was published as a contribution to the Long-Term Ecological Research Network series through Oxford University Press. Individual PDF copies of each chapter of this book are provided …

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