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
- 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.