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PhD Student Molly Reichenborn Finishes a Successful Term as a LTER Graduate Writing Fellow

Jornada PhD student, Molly Reichenborn, just finished her time as a 2022 writing fellow. Every year, only a handful of graduate students from across the LTER network are selected to participate in the LTER Network Graduate Writing Fellowship program. If selected, fellows are paid to write stories about LTER science, with story topics ranging from …

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Dr. Osvaldo Sala featured on the “In Their Own Words” BioScience Podcast

In the modern era, scientists are often encouraged, if not required, to keep an objective view. Whether in writing, presentations, or discussion, scientists often remove opinions and anecdotal insights in favor of “professionalism.” While this approach can provide good data and remove bias, it also removes some humanity from the research. It is only occasionally …

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Grazing on Drylands: A Global Approach

Around 77% of global agricultural land is dedicated to grazing livestock and many of these rangelands overlap with the Earth’s driest regions. Grazing has many beneficial effects such as reducing fire fuel loads, enhancing primary production, and increasing plant diversity. However, under certain conditions, grazing can also cause rangeland degradation and desertification. Little research has …

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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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