Sevilleta News

July 24th, 2014 - Thursday Night UNM Sevilleta Field Station Summer Seminar - Dr. Michael Agar

Thursday night, July 24, 2014, the UNM Sevilleta Field Station Summer Seminar speaker is Dr. Michael Agar presenting "The Anthropocene? Just Add Water." Dr. Agar is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Maryland and a Research Professor in Biology at the University of New Mexico.

Water supply and quality issues under population growth and climate change are the perfect example to think about the controversial anthropocene premise, that

July 10th, 2014 - Thursday Night UNM Sevilleta Field Station Summer Seminar - Dr. Martha Desmond

Thursday night, July 10, 2014, the UNM Sevilleta Field Station Summer Seminar speaker will be Dr. Martha Desmond presenting "Burrowing Owl Nest Survival and Productivity Across Great Plains Grasslands: Does habitat Fragmentation Play a Role in Observed Population Declines." Dr. Desmond is a professor at New Mexico State University in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology.

Summer seminar talks are held in the UNM Sevilleta Field Station Conference Room.

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

June 2014 Met Central - June Was Hot at Both Ends

June was hot at both ends. The end of June is expected to be hot; the last week of the month holds all of the daily high temperature records for the Sevilleta. However, this year June 3rd was the hottest day on the Sevilleta with a 103.6 F reading. This was easily a new high temperature record for this day. June 4th also set a new daily high record and was followed by 2 more 100+ days at a station on the Sev.

2014 Monsoon Contest Predictions

Below are this years entries for the Monsoon Prediction Contest. Predictions were submitted by 53 people. If you really think that you submitted a guess and it is not on the list, please contact me immediately - it could have gotten lost. People's dates and times should be correct as I just copied and pasted them - hence the variety of formats. We have already sailed right by a few peoples selections and today (June 25) is not looking real promising even though it was the 2nd most popular pick. July 4th was the most popular choice this year with 6 selections. July 2nd had 4 picks.

June 26th, 2014 - Thursday Night UNM Sevilleta Field Station Summer Seminar - Gabriela Rios-Sotelo

Thursday night, June 26, 2014, the UNM Sevilleta Field Station Summer
Seminar speaker is Gabriela Rios-Sotelo presenting "Effects of
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on amphibian communities in New Mexico".
Gabriela is a researcher in Jamie Voyles lab at New Mexico Tech. She is
interested in herpetology, disease ecology, immunology, global health and
wildlife conservation. She has worked with amphibian conservation for four
years now in California and in Asia. For her MS, she attended San Francisco
State University and studied amphibian disease, Chytridiomycosis,

Sevilleta LTER Overview

The Sevilleta LTER (SEV) studies fundamental ecological concepts and theories through a comprehensive and interdisciplinary research program guided by the general question:how do abiotic drivers and constraints affect the pulse dynamics and stability of aridland populations, communities and ecosystems?   We focus intensively on Chihuahuan desert grassland and shrubland, juniper savanna and pinon-juniper (PJ) woodland around the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in the Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico. Read More