The Three Gorges Dam is expected to strongly impact ecosystems in the vicinity and throughout the region. Researchers from Germany used the SWAT model to simulate water balance and sediment transport in a watershed in the Three Gorges Region.
In a special lunch session at the ASA, CSSA, SSSA annual meetings in October, speakers drew comparisons between the 2012 drought and the 1930s Dust Bowl and discussed the ways in which we can learn from both phenomena.
Unless Congress acts soon, drastic budget cuts known as "sequestration" will go into effect in January. These cuts could have devastating impacts on the research and agricultural communities, which is why ASA, CSSA, and SSSA are now asking people to sign an online petition urging action by lawmakers.