Annual LTER mini-symposium at NSF to focus on Primary Productivity

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The annual Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Mini-Symposium will take place March 5, 2015 at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA. This year's forurm will focus on "Primary Productivity," covered under six different topics by researchers from various LTER sites:

  • Resiliency of the grassland macrosystem to extreme climate events: integrating across sites and networks to reduce uncertainties in predictions of future dynamicsDeborah Peters (New Mexico State University and Jornada LTER site)
  • Timing is everything: Understanding short- and long-term variability in light and temperature on inter-biome freshwater ecosystem productionJohn Kominoski (Florida International University and Florida Coastal Everglades LTER site)
  • Forest net primary production: Examining spatial and temporal heterogeneity within the LTER NetworkMark Harmon (Oregon State University and H.J. Andrews LTER site)
  • Marsh equilibrium theory: feedbacks and tipping points James Morris (University of South Carolina and Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER site)
  • The changing nature of trophic cascades at high latitudesRoger Reuss (University of Alaska Fairbanks and Bonanza Creek LTER site)
  • Primary production in human-dominated ecosystems: Responses to human activities and provisioning of ecosystem servicesEmma Rosi-Marshall (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER site) 

For more information please read Primary productivity--"nature's alchemy"--focus of annual NSF Long-Term Ecological Research mini-symposium