Colorado mountains

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Salix shrub expansion over the past 62 years in rocky mountain alpine tundra

Poster Number:  359 Presenter/Primary Author:  Adam Formica Global change factors are causing a shift in tundra vegetation in that woody plants are encroaching into herbaceous-dominated communities.

Quantifying the physiology of structurally complex arctic vegetation and implications for ecosystem function in a shrubbier tundra

Poster Number:  358 Presenter/Primary Author:  Adam Formica As conditions become more favorable in some arctic regions for shrub growth, shrubs will not only expand laterally, but they will grow thicker and taller, altering the physical structure of the can

Climate variability, land use, disturbance regimes, and water supplies in a Rocky Mountain ecosystem

Poster Number:  357 Presenter/Primary Author:  Patrick Bourgeron Our study areas include portions of the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research site and Boulder Creek, which is representative of the Colorado Front Range, where population increased by 30% from

Dynamics of social-ecological systems in the Colorado Front Range: Fire regimes, thresholds, and stable states

Poster Number:  356 Presenter/Primary Author:  Patrick Bourgeron Forecasting change in mountain social-ecological systems presents significant challenges, as they are likely to display non-linear responses, i.e., they are more easily pushed or “tipped” across cr

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.

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