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Portal Long Term Research in Ecological Biodiversity
This site provides a summary of an on-going ecological biocomplexity research project that began in the mid-1970's. Coined the "Portal Project," because of its location near the southeastern Arizona town of Portal, research has been conducted on 24 plots for over 20 years. This research primarily focuses on the interactions of ants, rodents, and desert plant species. The summary provided on this website is broken into 5 sections: Site Description & Methods, Weather, Rodents, Ants, and Plants. Each of these sections provides images and text regarding conditions or responses observed over the course of this study. This resource is part of the Biocomplexity collection.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Biology
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 The University of New Mexico
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-279
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr James H. Brown
Biology Department