institute for applied ecology
santa fe, nm
The mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology is to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research and education. Our vision is a world where all people and wildlands are healthy and interact positively, biological diversity flourishes, and environmental challenges are met with a social commitment to solving problems with scientific principles.
nmsu Institute for sustainable agricultural research
las cruces, nm
Dr. David Johnson is a Molecular Biologist conducting research for the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research at New Mexico State University. His research, in soil microbial community structure and function, has opened a window for viewing the interdependence between plants and soil microbes. Optimization of these plant-microbes associations promotes restoration of soil fertility, improved growth of crops, increased plant water use efficiencies, and soil microbial carbon-use efficiencies. These benefits provide a path to significantly reduce greenhouse gases while promoting market development of a new and profitable agricultural commodity (soil carbon) for growers within a regenerative agricultural system. Recorded: September 6, 2018
unm geography and environmental studies
Geography describes and explains the past, present, and future locations and spatial patterns of humans and their settlements, cultural and economic traits, and natural environment and resources. The department’s programs focus on environmental studies (human/environment interactions, natural resource policy and management, legal geography and social justice) and geographic information science (geographic information systems, cartography and geovisualization, remote sensing, GPS, and spatial statistics).