Field work in New Mexico

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David Dukes (Graduate Student) and Howell Gonzales (Postdoctoral Fellow) with one of their automated field monitoring stations at Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge, NM

  • NSF-funded project (2015-2019)
  • Impact of wildfires on ecosystems functions
  • The applicability of novel techniques – using rare earth element tracers for soil erosion, and LiDAR (Ground-based & Unmanned Aerial Systems) for soil microtopography and vegetation structure – to monitor landscape responses to fires.

 

New Publication in Applied Energy

Colocation opportunities for large solar infrastructures and agriculture in drylands in Applied Energy (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.5)

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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261915016517

Ravi, S., J. Macknick, D. Lobell, C. Field, K. Ganesan, R. Jain, M. Elchinger, and B. Stoltenberg (2016), Colocation opportunities for large solar infrastructures and agriculture in drylands, Applied Energy, 165: 383-392.

 

 

AGU Fall meeting 2015

2015 AGU Fall Meeting

Convenor  & Session chair:

  1. H12B Advances in Ecohydrology of Water-Stressed Environments I, Monday, 14 December 2015, 10:20 – 12:20, Moscone West 3024
  2. H12B Advances in Ecohydrology of Water-Stressed Environments II, Monday, 14 December 2015, 13:40 – 18:00 Moscone South, Poster Hall

Presentations:

  1. B21B-0423 Aerosol emissions from biochar-amended agricultural soils
  2.  H13B-1497 Dynamic interactions of ecohydrological and biogeochemical processes in water-stressed environments
  3. ED31D-0918 Integrating teaching and research in the field and laboratory settings
  4. EP43A-0962 Shifting from grassland to shrubland: New insights from recent experimental studies in the Chihuahuan Desert

 

New Book Chapter

Book chapter:  Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Elsevier

Covers hazards and disasters related to the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth where living organisms exist

9780123948472

D’Odorico, P., Ravi, S., 2016. Land Degradation and Environmental Change. In: Shroder, J.F., Sivanpillai, R. (Eds.), Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Elsevier, pp. 219–227.

9780123948472

9780123964717

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New publication in Ecosphere

21508925-6.8.cover

Dynamic interactions of ecohydrological and biogeochemical processes in water-limited systems. (Invited)
Wang, L., S. Manzoni, S. Ravi, D. Riveros-Iregui and K. Caylor (2015), Dynamic interactions of ecohydrological and biogeochemical processes in water-limited systems, Ecosphere, 6:art133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00122.1
This paper was commissioned by the members of the Editorial Board to commemorate the Ecological Society of America Centennial celebration.

Agrivoltaics

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Colocation or “agrivoltaics”

Coupled solar infrastructure and agriculture could be established in marginal lands with low water use, thus minimizing the socioeconomic and environmental issues resulting from cultivation of economically important non-food crops (e.g., biofuels) in prime agricultural lands. Co-locating solar infrastructure and agriculture (including desert-adapted crops/biofuels) may provide additional benefits such as dual income streams to farmers, employment opportunities at solar facilities for crop management, options for rural electrification, and electricity for processing agriculture products locally.

Ecohydrology & Soils