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

Other (Tuesday)

The response of soil respiration to microclimate underneath land use histories and crop types

Poster Number:  214 Presenter/Primary Author:  Yahn-Jauh Su Bioenergy crops have the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and be assumed as a “neutral” energy for GHG emission.

The role of intraspecific functional trait variation in determining the differential decline of meadow species following conifer encroachment

Poster Number:  212 Presenter/Primary Author:  Jessica Celis In the Oregon Cascade Range, conifer encroachment has reduced the extent of mountain meadows by as much as 50% since the mid-1940s.

Islands in a sea of grass: size-class differences in Cornus drummondii physiology

Poster Number:  210 Presenter/Primary Author:  Rory O'Connor Woody plant encroachment has occurred in tallgrass prairie due to reduced fire frequency, climate change, and urbanization.

Up All Night: Nocturnal Water-Use in a Mesic Tallgrass Prairie

Poster Number:  207 Presenter/Primary Author:  Kimberly O'Keefe Water movement through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum (SPAC) has long been regarded as a fundamental concept in studies of plant-water relations.

Long-term patterns in the structure and function of an arctic river

Poster Number:  204 Presenter/Primary Author:  Michael Kendrick River ecosystems in the arctic are expected to undergo significant change during this century, with temperatures increasing at twice the global average and substantial shifts in discharge and nutri