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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)

Effects of repeated hurricane disturbance on a tropical wet forest

Poster Number:  86 Presenter/Primary Author:  Sarah Stankavich Hurricanes play a dominant role in disturbance regimes on tropical islands.

Multiple resources determine soil bacterial diversity and activity in an Antarctic polar desert

Poster Number:  82 Presenter/Primary Author:  Zachary Aanderud Seasonal fluctuations in environmental variables elicit pulses (a.k.a. “hot moments’”) of ecosystem activity.

Forecasting regional grassland and shrubland responses to directional changes in climate using multi-year dry or wet periods

Poster Number:  62 Presenter/Primary Author:  Debra Peters Ecologists are being challenged to predict ecosystem responses under changing climatic conditions.

Quantifying the magnitude and predictability of community changes: a new framework for studying and a meta-analysis of community responses to global change drivers

Poster Number:  60 Presenter/Primary Author:  Meghan Avolio Global change drivers can have drastic effects on plant community composition, with consequences for ecosystem function.