Start Date: May 01, 2009
End Date: Apr 30, 2014
Collaborative academic activities including seminars, scientific meetings, and courses will be planned according to mutual interests and requirements. Research activities concern primarily the development, design, and implementation of research projects in related sites in the Southwestern United States and Central Argentinean rangelands. Research activities will be focused primarily to increase the understanding of landscape dynamics in the semiarid grassland ecosystems in order to develop site specific management strategies. Both institutions will facilitate the exchange of researchers to participate in academic and research activities in their respective countries.