Research Insights in Semi-Arid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium Oct 13

Oct 13 2012 - 8:30am - 2:45pm

The objectives of the annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium are to share recent results of scientific research at the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed (WGEW) and the University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range (SRER), to encourage future research activities at the WGEW and the SRER, and to promote the WGEW and the SRER as outdoor scientific laboratories. The SRER is part of the UA College of Agriculture's School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

This year's ninth annual symposium will feature invited speakers presenting either recent research on the WGEW or SRER or new reflections on earlier work conducted at either site.  There will be time for questions from the audience, which will be made up of federal agency and university researchers, students, and stakeholders from southern Arizona. 

The event is held in the Marley Building on the UA campus in a comfortable sloped theater that holds about 80 people.  Parking is convenient. This year nine scientific talks are offered by senior researchers with subjects including fire ecology, vegetation response to drought, Biosphere 2 research, buffelgrass, regional hummingbird monitoring, migration and management of bats.  There will also be a talk on SRER outreach programs. 

In addition, students present their research with posters and give short introductions to their studies to the full audience.  Awards will be given for outstanding student posters thanks to the generosity of a Green Valley resident, Malcolm McGregor. 

An informal lunch is included in the $25 fee (less for students).  Besides being very informative, this is a unique opportunity to meet and become better acquainted with SRER researchers, students, and supporters. Please register at the link below.

Marley Building, Rm 230 on UA campus
Contact name: 
Mark Heitlinger
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