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US-Mexico Ecohydrology Workshop Planning Meeting

Participants in the October 2012  "US-Mexico Workshop: Catalyzing International Collaborations to Develop a Platform for Ecohydrological Research" in Chamela, Jalisco will meet to complete two tasks:

1) Assess our overarching research question:

How do climatic conditions, geology, and social systems drive the two primary (and competing) ecosystem services in aquatic systems in paired US and Mexican LTER sites:

  1. Water abstracted from the system for human consumption
  2. Water left in the ecosystem to support aquatic biota and other ecosystem services provided by a functioning aquatic ecosystem

2) Using survey results of availability physical and sociological data from US and Mexican LTER sites, formulate a strategy for answering comparative cross-site questions in ecohydrology.  

Discussions in this session will guide the agenda of the workshop in Mexico. 

William McDowell
Kristin Vanderbilt
Lauren Koenig
Preferred date(s): 
Sept 11
Number of 2 hour sessions requested: 
Equipment requested: 
LCD projector
Room Assignment: 
Wind River B (100)

Background Photo by: Nicole Hansen - Jornada (JRN) LTER