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NM researcher part of monsoon study

September 26, 2011 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A researcher working at the Jornada Experimental Range in southern New Mexico has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation for her part in a large study on summer rainfall patterns.

The study will look at how changes in the amount and timing of monsoons are likely to affect vegetation and fire frequency in the Southwest.

New Mexico State University announced Friday that Debra Peters was awarded $400,000 for her work on vegetation modeling.

Peters, a landscape ecologist at the Jornada range and an NMSU affiliated faculty member, said the project will Login to read more

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