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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

Long-term changes in NPP across ecosystems (Monday)

Century-scale Variations in Plant and Soil Nitrogen Pools, Isotopic Composition, and Microbial Processes in Northern Hardwood Forests

Poster Number:  293 Presenter/Primary Author:  Christine Goodale The enormous size and spatial heterogeneity of soil nitrogen regularly impede study of the role of mineral soil as an N source or sink over the course of forest succession.  Across three fores

Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies (QUEST)

Poster Number:  267 Presenter/Primary Author:  Ruth Yanai Ecosystem calculations such as NPP are often complex and commonly not replicated.  In some cases, methods for estimating confidence in ecosystem pools and fluxes are lacking.

Trophic resources to subtidal suspension feeders

Poster Number:  265 Presenter/Primary Author:  Christie Yorke Kelps are highly productive, yet little is known about the fates of kelp primary production. Traditionally, kelps have been assumed to form the base of kelp forest food webs.

Long term trends in phytoplankton productivity in McMurdo Dry Valley lakes

Poster Number:  255 Presenter/Primary Author:  Amy Chiuchiolo The McMurdo Dry Valley (MCM) study site is located in an ice-free region of Antarctica at 77° S, 162-163 E.  The lakes in this region are highly responsive to changes in climate.

Drivers of species dispersal between donor and recipient habitats of Common snook in the Florida Coastal Everglades

Poster Number:  254 Presenter/Primary Author:  Abid Khan Consumer mediated habitat linkages, defined as the transport of biomass to spatially distinct food webs through movements of heterotrophic species, can govern processes at every ecological scale, s