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Boom-bust episodes alter plant species diversity patterns in arid urban landscapes

Poster Number:  353 Presenter/Primary Author:  Julie Ripplinger We often think of cities as designed ecosystems, where biophysical drivers are superseded by human decisions. But what happens during times of economic crisis?

The effects of surrounding habitat on plant, pollinator, and plant-pollinator interaction richness and abundance

Poster Number:  352 Presenter/Primary Author:  Vera Pfeiffer Montane meadows comprise less than 5% of the landscape of the western Cascades of Oregon, but they provide habitat for diverse species of plants and pollinators.

Potential Roles of Gypsophilic fungal endophytes at the Sevilleta LTER

Poster Number:  351 Presenter/Primary Author:  Terri Tobias Gypsophilic soils are mainly composed of calcium sulfate and plants in this environment form associations with a diverse community of mycorrhizal and other endophytic fungi.

Waterbirds in the Plum Island Sound Estuary, Massachusetts: Historical trends and current patterns

Poster Number:  350 Presenter/Primary Author:  Robert Buchsbaum Because they are highly mobile and migratory, the presence and activity of birds in a region is a reflection of both local and global trends.

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