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Saving Tribal Heritage By Planting Roots

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.

 

UNLV resercher studies desert’s ‘living carpet’

14 May 2017 Featuring Lindsay Chiquoine, UNLV Research Associate. By Henry Bean, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 

Receding Lake Mead creates ideal classroom for UNLV biology students

05 February 2017 Featuring Vivian Sam and Matt Rader, UNLV Undergraduate students. By Natalie Bruzda, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 

Earth Notes: Controlling Kochia in the West

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.

 

Planting party at Las Vegas Wash

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.

 

UNLV Students Lead Las Vegas Wash Volunteer Planting Party Jan. 21 & 22

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.

 

Literary Las Vegas: Scott R. Abella

02 November 2016 Featuring Dr. Scott Abella. By Ginger Meurer, Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 

Our National Parks Amidst Global Change

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.

 

Happy 100th, National Park Service

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.

 

Study: Invasive plants threaten to push animals out, wildfires into southwestern United States

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.

 

The Carpenter Fire: Scott Abella on Western Wildfires

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.

 

Quick Take: Scott Abella on Western Wildfires

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.

 

UNLV Study: Southwest Desert ecosystems can take decades to recover from wildfires

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.

 

Desert Discovery

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.