The SEL was initiated in Spring 2005 and has grown rapidly to include an inspired and fun-loving group of people, excellent lab and field infrastructure and instrumentation, and local to international collaborations.
Since 2005, we have conducted research throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, northern and western Alaska, eastern Russia, the Canadian high arctic, Greenland, and Scandinavia. We have active local, regional, national and international collaborations.
At UTEP, we play a key role in the development of the education programs in the Department of Biology and the Environmental Science and Environmental Science and Engineering programs. We also mentor senior design projects in computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering.
Our facilities include an ecology lab, GIS and remote sensing lab, engineering lab, a suite of offices, a variety of field based infrastructure and instrumentation, and a cluster of servers housed in UTEP’s Research and Academic Data Center.
Our research findings have been presented in a variety of international peer-reviewed journals, as well as local, regional, national and international conferences and workshops. See our gallery for pictures and video of our research activities. Our data and novel cyberinfrastructure applications are also available for download.We currently have several openings for employment and welcome opportunities to extend our current research and educational activities.