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CWEST showing of LTER webinar: Metacommunity mediated responses to ecosystem disturbance

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Eric Sokol


In conjunction with the Niwot Ridge and McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) programs that are run here at CU, CWEST invites CU’s grad student community and beyond to join us for a group viewing and discussion of the new LTER Synthesis Group Webinars. These webinars focus on fundamental ecology and new LTER synthesis research.  We welcome graduate students’ thoughts and inspirations during post-viewing discussion.  Bring a lunch.

Hosted by the LTER’s National Communications Office and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

For additional information about the webinar serieces, visit the series webpage,


Dr. Eric Sokol is a Research Scientist with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) with a research affiliation at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and the University of Colorado Boulder. He started out studying aquatic insects in streams and rivers, using computer simulations and spatial statistics to understand how aquatic insect communities vary across watersheds. He has applied similar approaches to study microbe, diatom, zooplankton, macroinvertebrate, and fish communities in the Everglades (FCE LTER); soils, streams and ponds in Antarctica (MCM LTER); built ponds in Baltimore (BES LTER); and in synthesis work using publicly available LTER data.