Colorado mountains
From Long-Term Data to Understanding: Toward a Predictive Ecology
2015 LTER ASM Estes Park, CO - August 30 - September 2, 2015

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Changes in boreal forest mineral soil characteristics over a quarter century across a primary and secondary successional series

Poster Number:  217 Presenter/Primary Author:  John Yarie Documenting changes in mineral soil properties over various time periods appears at first to be fairly straightforward.  One would expect that spatial variability could be minimized if the tim

The spatially explicit influence of neighborhood scale shrub-grass interactions during grassland-to-shrubland state transition.

Poster Number:  278 Presenter/Primary Author:  Nate Pierce State transition from perennial grassland to shrubland or woodland is often synonymous with land degradation and desertification in dryland ecosystems.

Phytoplankton biomass structure in the California Current and adjacent ocean ecosystems

Poster Number:  274 Presenter/Primary Author:  Michael Landry Phytoplankton community structure is shaped both by the bottom-up influences of the physical-chemical environment and by the top-down impacts of food webs.  Emergent patterns in the contempora

Fossorial Animals Modify Vegetation Recovery Following Wildfire in Grassland, Sevilleta LTER

Poster Number:  273 Presenter/Primary Author:  Nancy Nicolai Patches are important elements in communities perhaps influencing vegetation recovery following large-scale distrubances.  Banner-tail kangaroo rat (Dipodomys spectabilis) and rough h

N2O Fluxes in Response to Changing Rainfall Patterns

Poster Number:  272 Presenter/Primary Author:  Kate Glanville N2O is a powerful greenhouse gas with 298 times the global warming potential of CO2. Agricultural soils account for 74% of anthropogenic N2O in the United States.