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.

A metacommunity approach to urban plant community assembly

Poster Number:  261 Presenter/Primary Author:  Anna Johnson There is great value to conducting basic ecological research in urban environments.

Large scale forcing through the Antarctic food web: Physical drivers of the interannual variability at Palmer Station, Antarctica

Poster Number:  251 Presenter/Primary Author:  Grace Saba Plankton dynamics in the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) are characterized by high interannual variability.

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