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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: New Methodologies for Assessing Dynamics of Arid and Semi-Arid Rangelands in South and North America

Location: Range Management Research

Project Number: 6235-11210-007-76
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 01, 2009
End Date: Apr 30, 2014

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative agreement is to promote scientific and academic cooperation between the USDA, Agricultural Research Service's research unit based at the Jornada Experimental Range (the ARS) and the Universidad Nacional de La Pampa at Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina (UNLPam). Cooperation activities include the exchange of visiting scientists and graduate students associated to both institutions and the promotion of joint cooperative research projects regarding understanding and management of rangeland landscape.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 4/23/2014
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