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Playa wetlands: Ecosystem function and Potential risk in a Changing Climate


June 2014 - May 2019


Playa wetland provide The objectives of this project include:
1) quantify effects of changing climatic conditions on wetland plant production, soil chemistry greenhouse gas emissions and overall ecological tipping points within these wetlands
2) compare ecosystem response to changing climatic conditions between Northern and Southern playa soils
3) Assess impacts of increased agricultural nutrients from runoff on the playa soil properties


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • Lisa WebbNon-PI Collaborator
  • Rachel KernsStaff

Funding Agencies

  • National Science Foundation - EPSCoR


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey