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New Mexico State University Plant and Environmental Sciences doctoral student Brianna Lind is the recipient of a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. Using satellite imagery, Lind is studying the ecosystem effects of large termite mounds in West Africa. The images on the left and in the center (credit: 2016 Digital Globe) are examples of termite mound suppression of grassy biomass using co-located field and aerial photographs over Senegal. The image on the right (credit: Gray Tappan, USGS EROS) provides a closer look at a termite mound with extensive erosional surface. (Combo image courtesy Brianna Lind) JUN17
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