Jornada Experimental Range Soil Movement and Vegetation TransectsEntry ID: MSU0022
Abstract: The "Jornada Experimental Range Soil Movement and Vegetation
Transects" contain data on the amount of soil loss or deposition
at fixed points in one-foot wide belt transects. These transects
were established to measure vegetation change across
grassland-mesquite duneland ecotones at the Jornada Experimental
Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Collection Organization: Jornada Experimental Range.
... Collection Methodology: 1/2 mile and 1 mile transect with
steel stacks every fifty feet were established across
grassland-mesquite ecotones. Soil level marked on each stake and
recorded. Vegetation mapped in a one foot wide belt along length.
Collection Frequency: Infrequently; currently at five year
Data Center: Jornada Experimental Range
Dissemination Media: Hard copy, Internet homepage
File Format: Paper field data sheets.
Access Instructions: Datasets are being added to the Jornada
LTER Homepage regularly.
Availability Status: On Request
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Start Date: 1933-01-01
Quality Work performed by the scientist in charge.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: khavstad at nmsu.edu
Jornada Experimental Range New Mexico State University P.O. Box 30003, Dept. 3
City: Las Cruces
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 88003-0003
Gibbens, R.P., Tromble, J.M., Hennessy and J.T., Cardenas, M.
(1983). Soil movement in mesquite dunelands and former
grasslands of southern New Mexico from 1933 to 1980. Journal of
Range Management. 36: 145-148.
Hennessy, J.T., Kies, B., Gibbens R.P. and Tromble, J.M.
(1986). Soil sorting by forty-five years of wind erosion on a
southern New Mexico range. Soil Science American Journal 50:
Hennessy, J.T., Gibbens, R.P. Tromble, J.M., Cardenas, M.
(1983). Vegetation cahnges from 1935 to 1980 in mesquite
dunelands and formen grasslands of southern New Mexico, Journal
of Range Management. 36: 370-374.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-02-03