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.

Long-term dynamics of plant species richness due to fertilization are explained by dominance of one functional group

Poster Number:  295 Presenter/Primary Author:  Tim Dickson Nutrient deposition is viewed as a global threat to plant biodiversity because nutrient addition can quickly decrease plant species richness.  However, fertilization took 14 years to significa

Local-scale plant species richness and the regional species pool

Poster Number:  293 Presenter/Primary Author:  Kevin Wilcox Plant community structure has been shown to impact ecosystem function. However, these effects vary among ecosystems, data collection techniques, and across spatial and temporal scales.

Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research Program: Overview of FCE III

Poster Number:  283 Presenter/Primary Author:  Evelyn Gaiser The Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research (FCE LTER) site is located in South Florida, where the expansive coastal Everglades wilderness interacts with an urban and agricultural


Assessing Phenological Overlap of Native and Introduced Plant Species in Interior Alaska

Poster Number:  277 Presenter/Primary Author:  Stephen Decina Boreal ecosystems in Alaska have historically been buffered from the impacts of non-native plant invasions due to a cold climate, permafrost soils and a limited human disturbance footprint.

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