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Population Studies

Grass-shrub interactions in a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem: can vegetation structure predict state-transitions?

Poster Number:  154 Presenter/Primary Author:  Nate Pierce State transition from perennial grassland to woody plant domination is synonymous with land degradation and desertification in many arid and semiarid ecosystems.

Effects of environmental spatial variation in structuring ammonia-oxidizing microbial communities in arid grassland

Poster Number:  144 Presenter/Primary Author:  Paul Brewer The enormous biodiversity of soil microbial communities is likely caused, in part, by a similar diversity of soil microhabitats.  Understanding how the environmental properties that create div

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