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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

Trajectories of change in long-term experimental controls

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Scientists are accustomed to thinking about time trajectories in monitoring studies, but directional change in the control plots within experiments is often masked in analysis & presentation. There may be a potential pitfall of equating a control with steady-state, whereas succession, natural disturbances, and global change all conspire to shift the frame of reference over time. Are these controls out-of-control? How can we more effectively incorporate these dynamics into interpretation of long-term experiments? In this information exchange working group, examples will be presented from different types of experiments & LTER sites.

Audrey Barker Plo...
Julia Jones
Alan Knapp
Melinda Smith
Number of 2 hour sessions requested: 
Equipment requested: 
LCD projector
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Room Assignment: 
Longs Peak Boulderfield – (Capacity 80)