Highlight of Dr. Abella’s research to augment forage plants favored by desert tortoises in the eastern Mojave Desert, 20 May 2018.
Vivian Sam recognized as an outstanding graduate in 2017.
Ka-Voka Jackson’s college career began with a science scholarship from the Hualapai Tribe. Now she’s a master’s student in restoration ecology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
13 June 2017 ‘Native American master’s student Ka-Voka is working to protect the environment and preserve her Hualapai culture.’ Featuring Ka-Voka Jackson, UNLV Graduate student. By Keyonna Summers, UNLV News Center.
14 May 2017 Featuring Lindsay Chiquoine, UNLV Research Associate. By Henry Bean, Las Vegas Review-Journal.
05 February 2017 Featuring Vivian Sam and Matt Rader, UNLV Undergraduate students. By Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal.
01 February 2017 Featuring Dr. Scott Abella, and Matt Rader (Undergraduate Research Assistant), and Lindsay Chiquoine (UNLV Research Associate). By Sonya Daw, KNAU News and Classical Music.
26 January 2017 ‘UNLV students and faculty partnered with the National Park Service and otehr groups on a restoration project to add native plants, protect shoreline, and boost wildlife.’ Featuring UNLV undergraduate students and Dr. Scott Abella.
Las Vegas Wash Restoration January 2017. We are so proud of our undergraduate research team here at the Abella lab. Congratulations to Vivian Sam, Matthew Rader, and Aurdrey Rader for a great event. Together they developed and organized a field study design and all the logistics. The goals of the Las Vegas wash restoration project at Lake Mead NRA is to reintroduce native plant species along the watershed and provide wildlife habitat and protection along the now-exposed shoreline. With this project students have a hands-on learning experience designing research, learning how to ask research questions, manage a project and its logistics, while learning fundamental principles in restoration ecology . The team has also been highlighted in UNLV Exposure and the Las Vegas Review Journal.
We would like to thank our whole team and volunteers for assisting with this project.
Special thanks to the our volunteers EEC student organization at UNLV and the Nevada Naturalist adult environmental education, and the California Fire Science Consortium.
17 January 2017 ‘More than a dozen students will partner with the National Park Service and other groups on a restoration project to add native plants, protect shoreline, and boost wildlife.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella, and Vivian Sam and Matt Rader (UNLV Undergraduate students). By Keyonna Summers, UNLV News Center.
02 November 2016 Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Ginger Meurer, Las Vegas Review-Journal.
13 September 2016 ‘As the National Park Service celebrate its 100th anniversary, UNLV professor Scott Abella explores the conservation challenges officials face.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Dan Michalski, UNLV News Center.
04 August 2016 ‘UNLV professor Scott Abella on why national parks matter more than ever to everyone from foodies to Civil War historians to the average Joe sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Keyonna Summers, UNLV News Center.
10 July 2015 ’82 percent of America’s three largest national parks are infested with at least one type of foreign foliage that’s ripe for becoming brushfire kindling.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Keyonna Summers, UNLV News Center.
12 July 2013 ‘Why our forests are out of whack and what can be done to help keep unruly wildfires in check.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Tony Allen, UNLV News Center.
25 July 2012 ‘Environmental research professor explains why Western forests are out of whack and what can be done to help keep unruly wildfires in check.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Tony Allen, UNLV News Center.
01 July 2010 ‘Temperature Shifts and Invasive Plants Contribute to Disruption in Re-Establishment of Native Vegetation; Recovery Can Take Up to 65 Years.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Tony Allen, UNLV News Center.
15 April 2010 ‘When alumnus Jim Holland finished his thesis, “climate change” was far from being coined. Thirty years later, the work has been dusted off to help researchers predict the evolution of Southern Nevada’s desert ecosystem.’ Featuring Dr. Scott Abella and former UNLV graduate student Chris Roberts. By Brendan Buhler, UNLV News Center.