Colorado mountains
From Long-Term Data to Understanding: Toward a Predictive Ecology
2015 LTER ASM Estes Park, CO - August 30 - September 2, 2015

The unique value of long-term, networked studies (Tuesday)

Environmental sensor applications at USDA Forest Service Experimental Forests: The Smart Forest Network

Poster Number:  285 Presenter/Primary Author:  John Campbell The 21st century is emerging as a time of great environmental change, including a rapidly changing climate, continued inputs of atmospheric pollutants, and current and projected shifts in land use

Digging deeper: Looking for missing nitrogen in the mineral soil

Poster Number:  277 Presenter/Primary Author:  Colin Fuss Five decades of biogeochemical budgets at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest have revealed a shift from having an unexplained source of nitrogen (N) to the ecosystem in the 1960s and 70s to an u

Santa Barbara Channel Biodiversity Observation Network

Poster Number:  244 Presenter/Primary Author:  Robert Miller The Santa Barbara Channel (SBC) is a transition zone characterized by high species and habitat diversity and strong environmental gradients within a relatively small area where cold- and warm-water

Meteorological influences on high alpine water chemistry

Poster Number:  199 Presenter/Primary Author:  Alana Wilson A time series of water chemistry from five alpine sampling sites at the Niwot Ridget LTER is examined to determine the influence of precipitation.

Autonomous year-round sampling sheds light on Antarctica’s polar night

Poster Number:  174 Presenter/Primary Author:  Jeff Patriarche The perennially ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV), Antarctica have been the focus of intense ecological research as part of the MCM LTER for over 20 years.