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.

Mapping Phytoplankton and Related Physical-Chemical Variables within the Duplin River Tidal Drainage in Georgia

Poster Number:  271 Presenter/Primary Author:  John Schalles In 2006 hyperspectral imagery of the Duplin River tidal watershed at Sapelo Island (Georgia Coastal Ecosystems), we documented striking spatial variation in phytoplankton chlorophyll patterns withi

Biotic mechanisms contributing to the stability of productivity differ along a gradient of rainfall variability

Poster Number:  268 Presenter/Primary Author:  Lauren Hallett Productivity increases with precipitation across spatial gradients but does not as closely track precipitation over time, nor does high variability in precipitation lead to highly unstable producti

Evaluating and Exploring Patterns of Satellite-predicted Forest Phenology in the Southern Appalachians

Poster Number:  267 Presenter/Primary Author:  Jeff Hepinstall-C... Current research indicates that warming global temperatures are capable of altering phenological cycles in deciduous forests.  Potential climate inducted changes to deciduous forest phenology

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