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Jornada’s New Undergraduate Internship in Science Education

No working day is the same for Amanda Mock, Jornada’s first undergraduate science education intern. Amanda works eight hours weekly with Asombro Institute for Science Education staff, coordinating and delivering Jornada’s K-12 education and outreach programs. On some days, she assists with creosote bush genetics lessons in 7th-grade classrooms, and on other days she helps …

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Jornada Representation at the 2022 LTER Network All Scientists’ Meeting

Last week, PIs, collaborators, and students from the Jornada Basin LTER site were able to participate in the LTER Network All Scientists’ Meeting, which had been postponed in previous years due to COVID-19. This year’s meeting, which took place at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA, hosted scientists from LTER sites from all over …

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JRN-LTER Representation at SRM Annual Meeting

We are so proud of postdoctoral researcher Cameron Duquette and MS student Taylor Hansen for representing the Jornada LTER at the 2022 New Mexico Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. The 75th SRM Annual Meeting was in Albuquerque, NM from February 6-10th and featured workshops, symposia, and poster sessions. Cameron Duquette (pictured) presented a poster …

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Is there a Role for Drylands in a Carbon Neutral World?

In preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), Niall Hanan and collaborators reviewed the current literature on dryland systems and their role in future climate management. Drylands cover around 40% of the Earth’s land surface, but that percentage is expected to grow as the bioclimatic conditions that support drylands have become more prevalent. In fact, drylands already have …

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