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

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
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: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-03-29