Colorado mountains


Salix shrub expansion over the past 62 years in rocky mountain alpine tundra

Poster Number:  359 Presenter/Primary Author:  Adam Formica Global change factors are causing a shift in tundra vegetation in that woody plants are encroaching into herbaceous-dominated communities.

Climate variability, land use, disturbance regimes, and water supplies in a Rocky Mountain ecosystem

Poster Number:  357 Presenter/Primary Author:  Patrick Bourgeron Our study areas include portions of the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research site and Boulder Creek, which is representative of the Colorado Front Range, where population increased by 30% from

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

Spatial and temporal variability in soil CO2 fluxes during the snow covered season on Niwot Ridge

Poster Number:  316 Presenter/Primary Author:  Daniel Liptzin Until recently, microbial activity in seasonally snow covered ecosystems was thought to be limited during the snow-covered season.  However, in the last decade many studies have shown that the

Global Change Effects on Alpine Microbial Communities and Nitrogen Cycling

Poster Number:  260 Presenter/Primary Author:  Emily Farrer Anthropogenic pollution is predicted to cause significant environmental change throughout the world’s ecosystems.

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