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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

Does continuous ecosystem stress lead to vulnerability? (Monday)

Directionality, Magnitude, and Duration of Precipitation Extremes Within a Mesic Grassland

Poster Number:  290 Presenter/Primary Author:  Andrew Felton Locally and globally, climate extremes are expected to become an increasingly important determinant of terrestrial ecosystem structure and functioning.

Recent increase in the release of carbon dioxide from arctic tundra ecosystems in Alaska

Poster Number:  282 Presenter/Primary Author:  Eugenie Euskirchen Releases of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from thawing permafrost are expected to be among the largest feedbacks to climate from arctic ecosystem

Key drought tolerant traits of several dominant plant species in a tallgrass prairie

Poster Number:  275 Presenter/Primary Author:  Robert Griffin-Nolan Climate change models forecast an increase in drought severity and frequency globally. Grassland ecosystems, which constitute 40% of Earth’s terrestrial surface and provide valuable services s

Effect of temperature on the Antarctic nematode Scottnema lindsayae

Poster Number:  264 Presenter/Primary Author:  Matt Knox Scottnema lindsayae is the most abundant land animal in Antarctica, and is critical to McMurdo Dry Valley ecosystem function. Assessments of S.

Historical precipitation regime and drying-rewetting frequency alters soil microbial community dynamics in a grassland ecosystem

Poster Number:  261 Presenter/Primary Author:  Lydia Zeglin Climate change scenarios predict the North American Great Plains to experience decreases in annual average precipitation and fewer but more intense storms.