|Bulletin Supplement (Winter 2008)|
Mike Honea, an
Welcome to our new SWRC scientist, Erik Hamerlynck who joined the staff of
1) regulate fluxes of carbon and water through landscapes
2) allocate resources, grow, and interact with each other
3) deal with extremes in environmental variability
Erik has extensive experience in semi-arid and arid-land ecosystems, and has been especially interested in relating soils characteristics that strongly affect seasonal soil hydrology back to basic plant function, such as water relations and photosynthetic gas exchange. Erik received his Ph.D. from
Dave Goodrich is planning to spend a sabbatical in
Susan Moran has been appointed as Associate Editor for the Elsevier journal "Agricultural and Forest Meteorology". This role includes arranging for peer-review of submitted manuscripts and consultation with other Associate Editors and Editor-in-Chief on the strategy of the journal.
We are sad to report that Carol Ann Bailey passed away on Dec. 31 2007. She was born on Oct. 20 1945 to Ronald A. and Dorothea E. Nutting in
SWRC Scientists Mary Nichols and Mark Nearing attended the 2008 Science Conference of the Malpai Borderlands Group on Tuesday, January 8th, at the Douglas,
The proceedings of the Southwest Region Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species (TER-S) Workshop will be released in Spring 2008 (http://www.serdp.com/tes/Southwest/). Lainie Levick was one of only 4 invited speakers at this Dept. of Defense workshop of about 80 attendees last October. Her presentation and white paper address research on ephemeral/intermittent streams, which was the topic of two of the 12 breakout sessions at the workshop.
The SWRC will be presenting a hands-on tutorial and presentation of the science behind the Water Erosion Prediction Project - Climate Assessment Tool (WEPPCAT) at the upcoming annual meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society to be held in
A UNESCO Workshop on "Comparative analysis of floods and droughts - Catchment and aquifer typology"has been planned on identifying the relative role of climatic variability and land cover change on floods and low flows as a function of spatial scale. The goals of the workshop are to summarize the state of the art, to contribute to the planning of research strategies for testing in HELP basins and to further the understanding of land use and climate impact on hydrological extremes. The workshop will be designed to provide a road map of how to address impact issues and to act as a catalyst for motivating communication and targeted research. A previous workshop was held in
The SWRC is taking a leading role in organizing the 15th Conference of the International Soil Conservation Organization to be held in
Call for papers: The Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW) will be organized by the USGS and held 9-11 September 2008 in
In case you were wondering, the fifth annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in The University of Arizona Marley Auditorium (Room 230) in
SWRC scientists Dr. Mark Nearing and Dr. Dave Goodrich contributed to the assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Dr. Mark Nearing put this into perspective when he wrote: "I believe that there are something over 800 authors for IPCC from the latest Assessment report. I was one of the 800+. I contributed to Chapter 3 (Fresh Water Resources and their Management) of Working Group II. I have been working on this issue, and pushing the importance of, the impacts of Climate Change on Soil Erosion for several years. Those of us who have been working on this for so long were very pleased when the IPCC recognized its importance and asked for a contribution to the IPCC reports, and I personally felt quite honored that they asked me to write the contribution. I never in my life imagined the possibility of sharing in a Nobel Prize (even if sharing with several hundred others around the world), and I have to thank ARS for providing me the opportunity to do work that makes a difference."
The Southwest Watershed Research Center is a member institution of the