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    The mission of the Research Unit is to develop and transfer science-based approaches for sustainability of agriculture and other land uses in rangelands of the Western U.S. This research is a component of ARS National Program 216 Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability. The incumbent's assigned area of research is to develop new knowledge of ecosystem and landscape processes that enable the prediction of landscape change in rangelands and other agroecosystems.

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    • Conduct studies of ecosystem, soil, and landscape processes using field studies, process models, and/or spatial models that enable landscape to regional-level predictions of ecosystem and land cover change in drylands.
    • Integrate research to develop spatially-explicit forecasts of ecosystem responses to management and climatic drivers, particularly in rangelands but also with respect to cropland and urban land uses in drylands.
    • Utilize spatially-explicit information for collaborative conservation and management efforts (e.g., resilience-based management, sustainable intensification), including those of agency programs and stakeholder-led organizations.
    • Oversee the production and use of information via experiments synthesis, and models featuring and long-term data on climate, vegetation, soils, and soil water dynamics in drylands.
    • Developing and transferring information products to land managers and other stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0408 Ecology

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