July LTER Science Update Newsletter

July LTER Science Update Newsletter

In July, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • How does culture affect the process of ecological homogenization in residential landscapes?
  • Is interior Alaska headed toward a landscape of shrubs and grasses?
  • Could the threat of predators serve as a safe and effective form of pest control?
  • How do sharks eating from the same territory reduce competition?
  • As alpine environments shift from mosses and lichens to plants—how does the change affect soil microbes?

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May/June LTER Science Update Newsletter

May/June LTER Science Update Newsletter

In May and June, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • laboratory findings, by Santa Barbara Coastal LTER and other researchers, that show the sensitivity of sea urchin fertilization success to ocean acidification, published in Ecology and Evolution;
  • public preferences of cultural ecosystem services, amassed by researchers at Coweeta LTER;
  • from Luquillo LTER, long-term patterns of arthropod abundance and diversity in response to repeated hurricane disturbances;
  • in Ecosystems, benefits of capitalizing on big data in ecosystem science.

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April LTER Science Update Newsletter

April LTER Science Update Newsletter

In April, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • a perspective piece in Ecology Letters, by NTL and other researchers, on the history and opportunities for the field of macrosystems ecology;
  • a comparison of the impacts of grazing and fire history on plant water use and niche structure—from researchers at the KNZ LTER;
  • in Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, an application of ecological disturbance theory to urban systems;
  • a comparison of the ways that hydrologic regimes and phosphorous availability affect algal diversity in the Everglades and Botswana’s Okavango Delta;
  • a report on the recent LTER-NEON Synergies workshop

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February LTER Science Update Newsletter

In February, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • an KBS-LTER paper in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation on collaborative solutions to nitrogen runoff;
  • a CCE-LTER paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on organic carbon sequestration at mesoscale ocean fronts;
  • a BNZ-LTER study, published in Forest Ecology and Management, on the the influence of hare population cycles on recruitment of white spruce;
  • a BES-LTER study, published in FEMS Microbiology, on nutrient cycling rates in urban streams;
  • A synthesis paper, published in Ecological Monographs, on how the duration of a stress can matter as much as the intensity in driving regime shift.

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January Science Update Newsletter

LTER Science UPdate Newsletter, January 2017In January, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • an MCR-LTER paper in Marine Biology on genetic variation in responses to ocean acidity and warming;
  • a CWT-LTER paper in Global Change Biology on subsidies to net ecosystem carbon uptake through cold air drainage;
  • a BNZ-LTER study, published in Climate Change, on the role of access to in determining availability of subsistence resources in Arctic communities;
  • a JRN-LTER study, published in Ecohydrology, on climate variability as a determinant of alternative stable states;
  • A paper out of GLEON, published in Inland Waters, on the importance of physical parameters for modeling lake productivity, as demonstrated through automated depth profile sampling.

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December Science Update Newsletter

science update, December 2016In December, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • an Ecosphere paper on demystifying governance for ecologists with links to several LTER sites and scientists,
  • a Wetlands paper on the sensitivity of ecosystem productivity to intermittent low temperature events in the Florida Everglades,
  • a study on the relationship of total N, total P and leaf area index in temperate grassland (building on a similar study in arctic tundra), published in Oecologia
  • a synthesis of ecology under lake ice, published in Ecology Letters, and
  • announcement of the 2017 Synthesis Working Groups.

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November Science Update Newsletter

LTER Science UPdate Newsletter, January 2017In November, the Science Update Newsletter covers:

  • a survey of arts and humanities programs at 21 LTER sites, published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences;
  • a paper in Fungal Ecology looking at the ways Harvard Forest LTER’s chronic nitrogen addition plots have restructured soil fungal communities;
  • a multi-site experiment exploring the mechanisms relating nutrient enrichment with changes in productivity, diversity, and plant community structure in grasslands, published in Ecology Letters;
  • a Landscape Ecology paper, out of the Jornada Basin LTER, exploring the role of soil type in determining where wildfires start and how big they get;
  • an article in Ecosphere examining the use of scenarios in working with forest stakeholders and land managers.

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Science Update front pageLTER Science Update provides short, accessible articles describing recent news and publications from across the Network. We hope you will be informed and inspired. Subscribers can sign up online and manage their own subscription settings, so feel free to share with interested colleagues. Have a recent paper or project that may be of interest? Just drop us a line at NCO-comm@lternet.edu.

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