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.

Carbon allocation and soil microbes explain plant response to N deposition

Poster Number:  246 Presenter/Primary Author:  Emily Farrer Nitrogen enrichment causes changes in species composition, with a few species increasing in dominance and many species declining.  Despite this consistent pattern across many systems, it is st

Expanding observations of mixing in Toolik Lake with the North American Regional Reanalysis

Poster Number:  230 Presenter/Primary Author:  bemery The ecology of Toolik lake depends ultimately on the the properties which govern nutrients, light and primary production.

Changes in ecohydrology following the conversion of mesic grassland to shrubland

Poster Number:  228 Presenter/Primary Author:  Jesse Nippert Shrub encroachment of grasslands is a transformative ecological process by which native woody species increase in cover and frequency and replace the herbaceous community.  The mechanisms driv

Investigations of frond and blade lifetime in giant kelp

Poster Number:  224 Presenter/Primary Author:  Gabe Rodriguez Temporal variation in primary producer biomass has profound effects on the structure and function of the surrounding ecological community.

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