Colorado mountains

Pattern and control of primary production

Plant growth in most ecosystems forms the base or “primary” component of the food web. The amount and type of plant growth in an ecosystem helps to determine the amount and kind of animals (or “secondary” productivity) that can survive there.

No fertilization effects on soil respiration and root respiration in northern hardwoods of New Hampshire.

Poster Number:  355 Presenter/Primary Author:  Kikang Bae Soil respiration has received a great deal of attention recently because it is a major pathway of flux in the terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle.

Remote sensing of canopy nitrogen as a window to the functioning of ecosystems

Poster Number:  343 Presenter/Primary Author:  Scott Ollinger How plants interact with sunlight is central to the existence of life and provides a window to the functioning of ecosystems.  Although the basic properties of leaf spectra have been known for

Evidence for species-specific nutrient limitation of growth efficiency in northern hardwoods

Poster Number:  335 Presenter/Primary Author:  Shinjini Goswami Nutrient co-limitation of NPP has been shown in some temperate forests by the additive or synergistic productivity response to nitrogen and phosphorus.

Assessing Ecosystem Sensitivity to Chronic Resource Alterations: A Synthesis of Long-term Experiments

Poster Number:  334 Presenter/Primary Author:  Melinda Smith The scale, scope and pace of change occurring in ecological systems today and forecast for the future are by all accounts unprecedented in human history.

Nutrient Network Observational Studies: How to Get a Big Bang for Your Research Buck

Poster Number:  332 Presenter/Primary Author:  Cynthia Brown Grasslands worldwide are experiencing altered nutrient cycles and changes in the identity and abundance of vertebrate consumers.

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