Arid and Semiaraid Agriculture (ASA)

Agriculture represents a central economic driver and ecosystem service in the desert Southwest.  Management of soil-plant-water interactions and land use is critical in natural and managed lands of the desert Southwest.  SWES is known for strong basic and applied research programs in the areas of evapotranspiration, irrigation management, salinity management, soil-plant interactions, and land use, restoration, remediation, and amelioration.

 

Links to SWES adjunct faculty projects

USGS Global Food Security-Support Analysis Data at 30 m
http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/croplands/

USGS Western Geographic Science Center
http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/climateLCC.html