Ecological Society of America Conference
Sobefree 2018 Foray
Botany 2018 Conference
iMoss International Conference, June 2018
Graduate students and professors from the Dimensions team attended the 4-day iMoss conference in St. Petersburg where over 50 international scientists studying cryptogams (algae, moss, liverworts, ferns, fungi) came together to share recent findings and make connections for future collaboration.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge (DNWR) Syntrichia caninervis biocrust foray, July 2017
Students and professors from the Dimensions Team met at UNLV for ecophysiological laboratory methods training with Dr. Stark. At the week’s end, the group traveled into the DNWR’s Mojave Desert to see Syntrichia caninervis-dominated biocrust established in three life zones along a 1000 m altitudinal gradient. Stark’s PhD student, Theresa Clark, led the group to “moss meccas” at each life zone where she is presently studying biocrust microclimates and hydroperiods (periods of hydration between desiccation).
Held in Moab,Utah, September 26 – 30, 2016: http://nau.edu/merriam-powell/biocrust3/