The Sevilleta Schoolyard LTER Program

 

 

The Sevilleta's Schoolyard LTER Program, known as the 'Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program' (BEMP), is co-directed by Dr. Kim Eichorst (UNM Department of Biology) and Mr. Dan Shaw (Bosque School, Albuquerque). Sevilleta LTER contributes $15K per year to this program. 

Under the auspices of BEMP, K-12 students and their teachers collect long-term data at 30 research sites along 560 miles of the Rio Grande River. Data are collected on:

  • Core weather variables
  • Precipitation
  • Surface arthropod activity
  • Forest primary production

Please see the Bosque School's BEMP web page for more information on this program and for reports and other data products.