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Climate Change and Joshua Tree National Park
by the Desert Institute


Yucca Valley, CA, October 28, 2012 – Do you want to collect data for climate change research? Put on your hiking boots and bring your clipboard to help Cameron Barrows, Ph.D., and Assistant Research Ecologist at University of California, Riverside’s Center for Conservation Biology, during this one-day field class. Dr. Barrows will start by discussing climate change and his current research project on plant and animal adaptations that allow organisms to deal with today’s climate. Mid-morning the class will head into the field to collect the important data to help determine how climate change will affect plants’ and animals’ survival. The information gathered will be used to construct a model of species distributions and the impacts of climate change on the flora and fauna of the Park. This critical research will allow park managers develop plans to protect the park’s rich biodiversity. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be a part of an on-going research project in Joshua Tree National Park!

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, this field class meets at the Black Rock Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, on Sunday, October 28, 9 am – 5 pm. The fee is $35 ($25 for JTNPA/PINE members). For brochure, information and registration call (760) 367-5535 or visit

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