2015 LTER Mini-Symposium talks available for viewing and download

Network News Summer 2015, Vol. 28 No. 2
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Video and narrated PowerPoint available for select presentations.

Early this year the annual Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Mini-Symposium scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, had to be postponed when inclement weather forced the closure of the National Science Foundation (NSF) (see http://bit.ly/1NkuT9Q). At the time we reported that webcasts of the talks would be presented in blocks of two or three at a later date and time. Those webcasts and PowerPoint narrations are now available for viewing or download (see highlighted links in the detailed agenda below, after a brief introduction).

Detailed agenda with linked talks where available:


Welcome and Opening Comments
Saran Twombly (NSF Division of Environmental Biology), Peter Groffman (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Baltimore Ecosystem Studies, Hubbard Brook LTER sites)


Grasslands and multi-year drought: using long-term data to inform past mysteries and minimize future surprises
Debra Peters (New Mexico State University and Jornada site)


Timing is everything: Understanding short- and long-term variability in light and temperature on inter-biome freshwater ecosystem production
John Kominoski (Florida International University and Florida Coastal Everglades LTER site)


Forest Net primary production: Examining spatial and temporal heterogeneity within the LTER Network
Mark Harmon (Oregon State University and H.J. Andrews LTER site)




Marsh equilibrium theory: feedbacks and tipping points
James Morris (University of South Carolina and Plum Island Ecosystem LTER site)


The changing nature of trophic cascades at high latitudes
Roger Ruess (University of Alaska Fairbanks and Bonanza Creek LTER site)


Primary production in human-dominated ecosystems:  Responses to human activities and provisioning of ecosystem services
Emma Rosi-Marshall (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Baltimore Ecosystem Studies LTER site) 

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