Jornada Basin LTER research offers hope for southwest US

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Ongoing research at the Jornada Basin long-term ecological research (LTER) site are the focus of two feature stories in the current issue of Research & Resources, a New Mexico State University publication that highlights important research activities and discoveries by the institution's researchers.

For those unfamiliar with or wishing to learn more about JRN LTER, the leading article entitled Giant Lab Helps Scientists Understand Changes over Past Century is a very insightful look at the Jornada Experimental Range, home of JRN LTER, and its role as a giant outdoor lab that has studied and documented some of the most important ecological changes in the area for nearly a century.

The second article Ancient Criollo Cattle Offer New Options in Semiarid Lands is also an insightful look at an ancient breed of cattle that is resilient and well suited to arid and semi-arid areas, hence offers some hope to ranchers facing modern-day challenges in a rapidly desertifying southwestern United States.

For more information, please see Research & Resources