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Matt Joeckel, Conservation and Survey Division director, is seen mapping the Yellow Cat Formation of the Cedar Mountain Formation in Utah. | Photo courtesy Jim Kirkland, Utah Geological Survey
Matt Joeckel, Conservation and Survey Division director, is seen mapping the Yellow Cat Formation of the Cedar Mountain Formation in Utah. | Photo courtesy Jim Kirkland, Utah Geological Survey

The soils the dinosaurs walked on

A recent study by Matt Joeckel, Conservation and Survey Division director, and his colleagues had them tripping over dinosaur bones to map the ancient soils of a famed geological formation in Utah. Why? The soils give clues to what ancient environments were like. Continue reading…

Researchers have developed a new definition of drought that integrates ecological, climatic, hydrological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of drought. | Graphic courtesy NCEAS
Researchers have developed a new definition of drought that integrates ecological, climatic, hydrological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of drought. | Graphic courtesy NCEAS

Redefining drought could lead to better preparation

A team of researchers, including two from SNR, have developed and proposed a new definition of drought and a framework that shows investments in water for nature are also investments for people.


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SNR Fall Seminar Series: Dr. Christina Kennedy

Christina Kennedy Dr. Christina Kennedy, senior scientist for the Global Conservation Lands at The Nature Conservancy, will present "Finding common ground: Designing human-dominated landscapes to maintain biodiversity and ecosystem services" at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Hardin Hall Auditorium.
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Originally published November 7, 2017 - Submit an Item