Mojave Desrt Scoence Symposium
Desert Managers Group

The third Mojave Desert Science Symposium followed past conferences of this series by exploring the interfaces between science and resource management. Throughout this symposium, we emphasized where the state-of-the-art is in our knowledge of the Mojave Desert, its ecosystem processes, and what the implications of new and emerging science are to resource management.

Four theme sessions (threats, ecosystem function, rehabilitation, scales and sustainability) followed symposium keynote presentations of the first morning. Each theme was presented as a series of four invited plenary talks, followed by a related poster session of volunteered presentations. The meeting concluded with a panel discussion and a one-day field trip on November 19.

The meeting was hosted by University of Redlands, located in the eastern greater Los Angeles area. Sponsors included the U.S. Geological Survey, University of California Sweeny Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, Desert Research Institute, National Park Service, U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Edwards Air Force Base, and Redlands Institute, with cooperation and assistance from Western National Parks Association and the California Desert Managers Group.

Refer to the Event Talks link for more information on individual talks.