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About svej1argentina

Hi! My name is Lauren and I am a graduate student at New Mexico State University in the department of Plant and Environmental Sciences. My current residence is in La Pampa, Argentina working on an international collaboration project on State-and-Transition Modeling and Ecological Site Description of the Caldenal Ecoregion. Coordination of the project has involved professionals from NMSU, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, and Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) and has had financial support from Aggies Go Global. Our goal is to develop a spatial perspective of the Caldenal through field sampling, modeling and statistical analysis and create a base for management planning and strategies implemented at the landowner and gubernatorial levels.

Visual tour of La Pampa

La Pampa is not known as one of the tourist traps of Argentina.  In fact, very few tourists make their way through the area aside from passing through, which some guide books actually suggest (lonelyplanet said it is a place … Continue reading

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Argentine Culture: the Asado

Argentina is a country known throughout the world for it’s beef production.  In recent years export of their higher quality beef and lamb meats has risen, changing the market within the country.  Regardless of changing markets, Argentina still reigns as … Continue reading

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Seminario y Carnaval

Apologies for being so late in updating the blog!  Aside from a busy schedule, the internet has had a series of vacations, which is to say I’ve had problems with it for the past few weeks, not an uncommon occurrence.  … Continue reading

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Argentine Culture: the art of drinking Mate

At 4pm, on a summer afternoon in Argentina, it can be accurately assumed that the majority of people, young and old alike will be drinking a mate in good company.  It is a time to be shared with family, friends, … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires holds the largest international airport in Argentina (Eziza), so anyone traveling to Argentina from the North America, Europe, and most other distant countries will most surely have the opportunity to pass through one of the world’s most famous … Continue reading

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Hola Argentina!

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Svejcar and I am a graduate student at New Mexico State University in the department of Plant and Environmental Sciences under the direction of Brandon Bestelmeyer (USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range) and Curtis Monger (NMSU-Soil … Continue reading

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