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Ecosystem Ecology

Moss nutrient plasticity in desert ecosystems: a hot - cold desert comparison

Poster Number:  1 Presenter/Primary Author:  Becky Ball Desert biology live close to the physical limitations for life, constrained by low availability of water and nutrients.

Foundation species in North American forests

Working Group Reports Final reports:  ASM foundation species workshop - final report.pdf Participant list:  Workshop Participant names.docx Fondation species are species that define ecosystem structure, exert strong bottom-up control on distribution and abundance of associated species, and modulate fluxes of nutrients and energy. Session:  Working Group Session 6 - Thursday Working Group Session 7 - Thursday Room Assignment:  Longs Peak - Diamond East (125)

Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies

Working Group Reports Final reports:  QUEST Workshop Report Participant list:  2012 ASM Workshop Participants QUEST Yanai.pdf The calculation of pools and fluxes at ecosystem scales has advanced our understanding of water, carbon, and nutrient cycling.  However, uncertainty due to variability or error in observations Session:  Working Group Session 3 Tuesday Room Assignment:  Wind River C (100)

Communicating LTER Science Part I and II

Working Group Reports Final reports:  Comm Sci Working Group Report for LTER ASM 2012.pdf Participant list:  Attendees Communicating LTER Science WG Sessions 1 and 2.pdf The LTER 30-year review identified improving communication of LTER science as a high priority. Session:  Working Group Session 1 - Monday Working Group Session 5 - Wednesday Room Assignment:  Ruesch Auditorium - Sweet (50)

Frontiers in Ecosystem Science: Energizing the Research Agenda

Ecosystem science has a long history as a core program at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and although topics of research have fluctuated over the years as in any program, it retains a clear Session:  Working Group Session 3 Tuesday Room Assignment:  Ruesch Auditorium - Billhiemer (50)

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