|Monger, H. Curtis - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV|
|Mack, Greg - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV|
|Nolen, Barbara - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV|
|Gile, Leland - RETIRED NRCS|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: December 5, 2005
Publication Date: July 1, 2006
Citation: Monger, H.C., Mack, G.H., Nolen, B.A., Gile, L.H. 2006. Regional setting of the Jornada basin. In: Havstad, K.M., Huenneke, L.F., Schlesinger, W.H., editors. Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem. The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 15-43. Interpretive Summary: No interpretive summary required.
Technical Abstract: Within the area around Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a network of studies at the Jornada Experimental Range, the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center, and the Desert Soil-Geomorphology Project. All of these areas are in the Jornada Basin except for the area south of the Dona Ana Mountains, which are in the Mesilla Basin. All of these research entities are in the Chihuahuan Desert and this chapter describes the geologic history and development of landscapes that are important elements to our understanding of this ecosystem and its dynamic nature.