Long-Term Research at the Jornada Basin (LTER VII)

TitleLong-Term Research at the Jornada Basin (LTER VII)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPeters DC, Hanan N, Bestelmeyer BT, Okin GS, Sala O.E, Schooley RL, Archer SR, Bestelmeyer S, Brungard C, Garcia-Pichel F, Herrick JE, Monger CH, Pietrasiak N, Tweedie C
Conference NameLTER All Scientists Meeting 2018
Date Published10/2018
Conference LocationPacific Grove, California
ARIS Log Number357553

Chihuahuan Desert landscapes exemplify the ecological conditions, vulnerability, and management challenges in arid and semi-arid regions around the world. The goal of the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research program (JRN LTER) is to understand and quantify the key factors and processes controlling ecosystem dynamics in Chihuahuan Desert landscapes. In LTER-VII, we explore how spatial heterogeneity of dryland ecosystems evolves over time in response to disturbance triggers, positive feedbacks, and their interactions with the eco-geomorphic template.  Our recent observations indicate the need to conceptually and computationally integrate data and knowledge into a Data Science Integrated System (DSIS).