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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Scaling small-scale ecosystem rate measurements to entire ecosystems

Most measurements of biogeochemical rates are most easily accomplished at small spatial scales (e.g. Session:  Monday August 31 - Working Group Session 2 Room Assignment:  Longs Peak Granite Pass – (Capacity 80)

Community Convergence or Divergence in Response to Global Change

It is necessary to understand how communities shift in response to altered resources in order to predict how ecosystem function will be impacted by global change.Working Group Reports Final reports:  La Pierre_ASM_2015_working group report.pdf Session:  Monday August 31 - Working Group Session 1 Room Assignment:  Ruesch Auditorium – Bilheimer (Capacity 50)

Developing a Children’s Book Concept for Your Site: A Working Group on New Titles For The Schoolyard LTER Book Series

The main aim of this “brain-storming” working group is to develop ideas for future books in the Schoolyard LTER book series.  All members of the LTER community are encouraged to attend the ses Session:  Tuesday September 1 - Working Group Session 4 Room Assignment:  Ruesch Auditorium - Sweet (Capacity 50)

Expanding the Network of Coastal Ocean Ecosystem LTER’s

This open discussion will address the Announcement of Opportunity anticipated this year from the NSF Division of Ocean Sciences for a new competition to add up to two new coastal marine LTER sites Working Group Reports Final reports:  LTER_new_site_Discussion_ASM_Sept2015.pdf Participant list:  Participant List_New_sites_Discussion_2Sept2015.docx Session:  Wednesday September 2 - Working Group Session 8 Room Assignment:  Ruesch Auditorium - Dodge (Capacity 50)

Envisioning a successful shared strategy for common methods to monitor phenology within the LTER

Phenology is a salient, integrative indicator of species responses to climate with ramifications for food security, human health, biodiversity, and species invasions. Session:  Monday August 31 - Working Group Session 1 Room Assignment:  Longs Peak Boulderfield – (Capacity 80)