Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory


New York Times Cites Dr. Diana Wall’s Work in Antarctica

Diana H. Wall, director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, is to make her 16th trip to the continent next month. Each austral summer, Dr. Wall and 9 or 10 colleagues return to study the tiny roundworms called nematodes, which occupy the top rung of the food chain in this pared-down ecosystem.

Read more | Nov 20, 2006

A newly released book by Dr. Tom Stohlgren (USGS/NREL), “Measuring Plant Diversity”

This book offers alternatives to the approaches, designs, and techniques of the past that were chiefly designed for dominant species and other purposes. The author focuses on field techniques that move beyond classifying, mapping, and measuring plant diversity for relatively homogeneous communities. This book complements methods for measuring the biomass and cover of dominant plant species. Most species are sparse, rare, and patchily distributed. It empowers the reader to take an experimental approach in the science of plant diversity to better understand the distributions of common and rare species, native and non-native species, and long-lived and short-lived species.

Read more | Oct 31, 2006

Dr. David Theobald annouce the launch of the COMap website

Citizens, natural resource managers, and politicians statewide have been asking: How can we best track Colorado’s rapidly changing open spaces and protected areas? A group of scientists at the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University have been building an electronic map that answers this question, and have recently released what is likely the most accurate single map of land management in Colorado.

Read more | Jan 01, 2005

Dr. Diana Wall Appointed to US Commission for UNESCO

Dr. Diana H. Wall, Director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, has been appointed a representative of the at-large community for the re-established United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The National Commission will provide the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Department of State, with expert advice on U.S. interest in educations, scientific, cultural and communications issues at UNESCO and assist with the implementation UNESCO programs in the United States.

Read more | Dec 01, 2004

NREL Scientists Participate in 24 hour BioBlitz

Two NREL scientists will be participating in the Grasslands BioBlitz 2004. The BioBlitz is to be held at the publicly owned managed grasslands near the border of Jefferson and Boulder counties in Colorado (the US Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Visitors Center) on June 25-26, 2004. A BioBlitz is an event undertaken to identify as many species of plant and animals in an area as possible within 24 hours. Drs. Emma Broos and Johnson Nkem from NREL have volunteered to identify soil microinvertebrates, specifically nematodes.

Read more | Jun 21, 2004