United States Department of Agriculture- Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS) Jornada
The United States Department of Agriculture- Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS) Jornada has served as a field research laboratory since its establishment in 1912. Their varied scientific activities have led to important discoveries about desert ecosystems, which have become the basis for land management principles, applicable around the globe. The Jornada region is likely the most extensively studied desert on earth and research activities, both on-site and around the globe, continue to flourish in the 21st century. From microscopic-scale studies of soil microorganisms to synoptic-scale assessments of vegetation patterns detected from satellite-based sensors, the Jornada research group is addressing a multitude of research needs relevant to natural resource management issues.
USDA-ARS Jornada is a partner in the Land Potential Knowledge System project.