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Soil and endophytic fungal associations with grama at the Sevilleta LTER

Poster Number:  348 Presenter/Primary Author:  Andrea Porras-Alfaro Plant and soil fungi are fundamental in different ecological processes.

Thermophilic Fungi in Biological Soil Crust at the Sevilleta LTER

Poster Number:  347 Presenter/Primary Author:  Andrea Porras-Alfaro Biological soil crust are common in arid ecosystems, they are mainly form by the association of a community of microorganisms including fungi, lichens and cyanobacteria.

SBC-sLTER: An Ocean View of Marine EcosySTEMs

Poster Number:  346 Presenter/Primary Author:  Scott Simon With the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives as the latest "weapon-du-jour" on science literacy in America, SBC sLTER has taken an ecosySTEMs approach to add

Characterization of Endophytic Cellulose Degrading Fungi at the Sevilleta LTER site.

Poster Number:  345 Presenter/Primary Author:  Andrea Porras-Alfaro Very few microorganisms are currently used in bioethanol production and the discovery of novel species with the capacity to degrade cellulose could impact directly the biofuel industry.

Does Crop Rotation Influence Soil Microbial Function?

Poster Number:  344 Presenter/Primary Author:  Marshall McDaniel Crop rotations, which increase plant diversity through time, are considered key to sustainable agroecosystem management.  Crop rotations have been shown to alter soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (

Background Photo by: Nicole Hansen - Jornada (JRN) LTER