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Clifton W Meyer

Environmental Technician


  • Box 1663, MS J495
  • Los Alamos, New Mexico, 87545
  • (505) 665-7661 - Phone
  • (505) 665-3866 - FAX
  • clifm at lanl.gov


  • 1972 - Rutgers University, BA, Biological Sciences
  • Ongoing - Universal College of Life
Cliff Meyer

Relevant Employment

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Piñon-Juniper Ecosystem Dynamics, GRA and TEC in support of Dave Breshears (1992-1995, 2001-2003) and Nate McDowell (2004-present)
  • Beta Corp International, in support of Tropical Western Pacific Project of the DOE ARM Program (1996-2001)


Breshears, D. D., N.S. Cobb, P.M. Rich, K.P. Price, C.D. Allen, R.G. Balice, W.H. Romme, J.H. Kastens, M.L. Floyd, J. Belnap, J.J. Anderson, O.B. Myers, C.W. Meyer. 2005. Regional vegetation die-off in response to global-change-type drought.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(42): 15144-15148

Martens, S.N., D.D. Breshears, C.W. Meyer. 2000. Spatial distributions of understory light along the grassland/forest continuum: Effects of cover, height, and spatial pattern of tree canopies. Ecological Modeling. 126(1): 79-93

Martens, S.N., D.D. Breshears, C.W. Meyer, F.J. Barnes. 1997. Scales of above-ground and below-ground competition in a semi-arid woodland detected from spatial pattern. Journal of Vegetation Science. 8(5): 655-664

Breshears, D.D., O.B. Myers, S.R. Johnson, C.W. Meyer,S.N. Martens. 1997. Differential use of spatially heterogeneous soil moisture by two semiarid woody species: Pinus edulis and Juniperus monosperma. Journal of Ecology. 85(3): 289-299


Field and laboratory experimental design and support

  • - Soil carbon; soil moisture; vegetation; atmospheric site biotic characterization
  • - Instrument selection, installation and integration; data collection, storage and analysis
  • - Soil, plant and atmospheric parameters; moisture, carbon, isotopic CO2 and H2O, site biotic characterization


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