Curator's Coffee - Sandia Mountain Ecology Studies by Paul Mauermann
The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) is a field site for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science that teaches nearly 20,000 school students a year. The 128 acre site in Cedar Crest is an excellent outdoor laboratory for studying the ecology of the Sandia Mountains. In recent years the SMNHC staff have conducted several research projects on the trees and animals of this valuable resource. Join Paul Mauermann for a discussion of what has been learned, and what is planned for the future.
Paul Mauermann has worked for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science since 2000 and has been the SMNHC manager since 2004. He is originally from the Philadelphia area and moved to New Mexico in 1995. His degree is in History and American Studies from the University of Delaware. Paul began his career as an informal educator with the National Park Service where he worked at Independence National Historical Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. In addition to teaching the Ecology Field Program at the Center, Paul is responsible for most administrative and planning tasks.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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