The annual LUQ all scientists meeting will be held on
June 5th and 6th, 2018
Hurricane Maria Coverage

Photo by Christopher Gregory
Klaus Biesenbach, friend/neighbor to El Verde and director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visited Puerto Rico shortly after hurricane Maria hit. Biesenbach, along with photographer Christopher Gregory (former classmate of Omar Gutierrez del Arroyo), toured El Yunque with Jess Zimmerman and also visited impacted artists throughout the island.
Dr. Tom Mote Receives Award
The AAG Climate Specialty Group announced this morning that they have a tie for their Lifetime Achievement Award: "We had excellent nominees for this year's Climate Specialty Group (CSG) Lifetime Achievement Award. I am pleased to announce that we have two awardees this year due to a tie in the ranking. The awardees are Dr. Thomas Mote, University of Georgia, and Dr. Daniel Leathers, University of Delaware. Congratulations Dr. Mote and Dr. Leathers." Congratulations to Dr. Mote of UGA as well as Dr. Leathers for their excellent work over the years!"
LUQ REU applications are being accepted until February 15th. Click here for more information
Undergradute student receives award
Jaclyn Everly, undergraduate student in the Donald Yee lab at The University of Southern Mississippi, was awarded "Best Undergraduate Presentation" in the Medical, Urban, & Veterinary Entomology section at the Ecological Society of America meeting held recently in Denver, Colorado. Jaclyn conducted her research at El Verde this past summer on how disturbances affect Heliconia insect communities. Congratulations, Jaclyn!
LUQ Schoolyard News
  On Saturday, January 13, LUQ
  held their third Teacher Data Jam
  Workshop at the Forward Learning
  Company. The participants 
  included seventeen dedicated and
  adventurous educators and an
  excellent staff from the Forward
  Learning Company. It is essential
  to thank the scientists and experts
  of Luquillo CZO, USGS, Concord
  Consortium and Luquillo LTER, who facilitated the process and provided the group with workshop data. Special thanks to Dr. Steven McGee for taking the lead of introducing the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) in Spanish!


Schoolyard teacher recognized     
Glenda Almodovar received the "Mentor of the Year" award at the Vex Robotics competition. Glenda has been involved in Schoolyard LTER since 2009. Felicidades, Glenda!
Follow the path of water from the rainforests of Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest to the Coastal communities that rely on fresh water… and discover one of the world’s most amazing water treatment (eco)systems.
Recent Publications

Kimball, B. A., A. M. Alonso-Rodriguez, M. A. Cavaleri, S. C. Reed, G.
   Gonzalez, and T. E. Wood. 2018. Infrared heater system for warming
   tropical forest understory plants and soils. Ecology and Evolution

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McGee, S. and N. Báez Rodríguez. 2017. Getting students jazzed about
   critical zone: engaging students in authentic inquiry through Data Jam.
   In the Trenches, National Association of Geosciences Teachers 7.

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