Nina Joffe

Nature-News and Views: Satellites Could Soon Map Every Tree on Earth

Jornada researcher Niall Hanan and colleague Julius Anchang recently published a News and Views piece in Nature. The authors describe how technological advancements and higher spatial resolution of satellite imaging could potentially map individual trees on a global scale. The article can be accessed at https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02830-3#ref-CR2. Figure 1 | Large-scale tree mapping. Accurate information about tree …

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New Research: Risk Perception in Lagomorphs at the Jornada Basin

Jornada researchers Casey Wagnon, Robert Schooley, and Bradley Cosentino recently published a new paper in Ecosphere. Their research highlights how shrub encroachment at the Jornada Basin affects risk perception of the black-tailed jackrabbit and desert cottontail.  Results from this study suggest that, overall, both desert species perceive less risk in shrubbier habitats than in grassland …

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Asombro Creates Science Kits for K-12 Remote Learning

Across the nation, K-12 communities are experiencing a back-to-school season unlike any other. In June, education experts estimated that students would start the school year 3-12 months behind, and the worst effects are predicted for at-risk students. To accommodate the changes and alleviate the challenges associated with remote-learning, the Asombro Institute for Science Education, a …

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