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

Predicting ecological change: LTER in the era of big science (Tuesday)

Canopy and litter interception vary with forest age in the southern Appalachian Mountains

Poster Number:  238 Presenter/Primary Author:  Christine Sobek Southern Appalachian forests are comprised of a mix of species, ages and management regimes and as such, are expected to exhibit differences in hydrologic budgets.

Explaining abrupt spatial transitions in agro-ecosystem responses to periods of extended drought

Poster Number:  237 Presenter/Primary Author:  Dylan Burruss During the 1930’s, the North American central grassland region (CGR) experienced an extreme multi-year drought that resulted in broad scale plant mortality, massive dust storms and losses of soil a

Spatial and temporal patterns of ozone in high elevation ecosystems of Colorado

Poster Number:  231 Presenter/Primary Author:  Daniel Liptzin Ozone is a strong oxidant in the atmosphere that is regulated by the US EPA to protect human health and welfare.

Quantifying Long-Term Geomorphology of Antarctic Streams

Poster Number:  223 Presenter/Primary Author:  Steven Crisp In 1994, 16 stream transects were established in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica beginning a long term data set characterizing microbial communities and channel geometry.

Simplifying a lake to 10,000 data points: Using spatial analysis to detect an impending regime shift

Poster Number:  211 Presenter/Primary Author:  Vince Butitta Small perturbations are capable of causing ecosystems to undergo catastrophic transitions from one stable state to another with greatly altered ecosystem functions and services.  Due to the in