Colorado mountains

Ecosystem Ecology

Greenhouse gas emissions from a constructed wetland system in Phoenix, AZ

Poster Number:  365 Presenter/Primary Author:  Jorge Ramos Wetlands support ecological functions that result in valuable services to society, including the purification of water through processes such as denitrification, plant uptake, and soil retention.

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

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

Assessing Ecosystem Sensitivity to Chronic Resource Alterations: A Synthesis of Long-term Experiments

Poster Number:  334 Presenter/Primary Author:  Melinda Smith The scale, scope and pace of change occurring in ecological systems today and forecast for the future are by all accounts unprecedented in human history.

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