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Join the Collaborative for Research in Aridland Stream Systems

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The Collaborative for Research in Aridland Stream Systems (CRASS) is a budding working group inviting aridland stream ecologists, hydrologists, climate scientists, and statisticians to share and explore dryland-stream data. This initiative is being developed at Arizona State University under the direction of Dr. Nancy Grimm. Using long-term data from the Sycamore Creek LTREB in central Arizona, in conjunction with data contributed by other dryland stream projects, this group will re-evaluate existing and new stream ecosystem models with an emphasis on dryland stream responses to climate change.

CRASS is soliciting the participation of researchers and groups interested in the study of dryland stream dynamics. Participation may range from data contribution, organization, and analyses, and intellectual input. Over the next few months, this working group will strive to leverage and compile data from dryland stream systems in collaboration with other research groups and identify potential avenues for analyses. This work will culminate in a Data Jam event tentatively scheduled for late Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 hosted by the Grimm Urban Stream Ecology Lab at Arizona State University.

Graduate students and early-career scientists are especially encouraged to participate. We have a modicum of funding to support travel to the Data Jam and small stipends for early-career scientists willing to work in advance on the project.

If you are interested in participating in CRASS at any level,  helping to analyze Sycamore Creek and other long-term dryland stream data, please fill out this form.