Jornada-Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)
Entry ID: lter_JRN

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Abstract: The Jornada Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project focuses on
changes in the distribution of soil resources as an index of the
impact of vegetation change--desertification--on semiarid
lands. Specifically, we hypothesize that a relatively homogeneous
pattern of soil nutrients is found in areas of grassland. Various
factors leading to vegetation change alter the distribution of soil
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Description: Jornada LTER site Home Page.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 32.5   S: 32.5   E: -106.8   W: -106.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Jornada - Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)
Dataset Publisher: Jornada, Long Term Ecological Research Network
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Jornada Basin, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: JRN

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (505) 646-7918
Email: keramsey at
Contact Address:
Department of Biology
Box 30001/MSC 3AF
New Mexico State University
City: Las Cruces
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 88003-8001
Country: MEXICO
Phone: 505-646-4842
Fax: 505-646-5889
Email: khavstad at
Contact Address:
Jornada Experimental Range
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30003, Dept. 3
City: Las Cruces
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 88003-0003
Country: USA
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Schlesinger, William H., James F. Reynolds, Gary L. Cunningham, Laura F.
Huenneke, Wesley M. Jarrell, Ross A. Virginia, and Walter G. Whitford. 1990.
Biological feedbacks in global desertification. Science 247: 1043-48.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-03-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-25
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-03-29
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