Colorado mountains


Remote sensing of canopy nitrogen as a window to the functioning of ecosystems

Poster Number:  343 Presenter/Primary Author:  Scott Ollinger How plants interact with sunlight is central to the existence of life and provides a window to the functioning of ecosystems.  Although the basic properties of leaf spectra have been known for

Iron redox cycling: unexplored mechanisms for soil organic matter decomposition

Poster Number:  341 Presenter/Primary Author:  Whendee Silver Iron (Fe) oxide minerals have long been known to protect soil organic carbon (C) from microbial decomposition, especially in humid tropical soils abundant in both Fe and C.

Microbial mat nutrient storage in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Poster Number:  321 Presenter/Primary Author:  Tyler Kohler Microbial mats from Antarctic Dry Valley streams are important nutrient and carbon subsidies to Dry Valley lakes and soils, either transported by wind or flow.

Mechanisms of soil C storage in bioenergy cropping systems

Poster Number:  318 Presenter/Primary Author:  Lisa Tiemann Soils often accrue carbon (C) when land is converted from grain based row crops such as corn to perennial bioenergy crops.

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