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Research Theme: Biosphere

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Biosphere
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

The study of ecosystems; effects of organisms on their environment and vice versa; biogeochemical cycles—pathways by which water, carbon, nitrogen, and other substances move through the world; and environmental indicators—species that, considered together, tell us about an environment.

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Chris Ray, Cluck, D. R., Wilkerson, R. L., Siegel, R. B., White, A. M., Tarbill, G. L., Sawyer, S. C., Howell, C. A. 2019: Patterns of woodboring beetle activity following fires and bark beetle outbreaks in montane forests of California, USA. Fire Ecology, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s42408-019-0040-1

Wentz, K. F., Neff, J. C., Katharine Suding 2019: Leaf temperatures mediate alpine plant communities' response to a simulated extended summer. Ecology and Evolution, 9(3): 1227-1243. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4816

Taylor, P. G., Cory Cleveland, Soper, F., Will Wieder, Dobrowski, S. Z., Doughty, C. E., Townsend, A. R. 2019: Greater stem growth, woody allocation, and aboveground biomass in Paleotropical forests than in Neotropical forests. Ecology, 100(3): article: UNSP e02589. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2589

LaRue, M. A., Salas, L., Nur, N., Ainley, D. G., Sharon Stammerjohn, Barrington, L., Stamatiou, K., Pennycook, J., Dozier, M., Saints, J., Nakamura, H. 2019: Physical and ecological factors explain the distribution of Ross Sea Weddell seals during the breeding season. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 612: 193-208. DOI: 10.3354/meps12877

Johnston, A. N., Bruggeman, J. E., Aidan Beers, Beever, E. A., Christophersen, R. G., Ransom, J. I. 2019: Ecological consequences of anomalies in atmospheric moisture and snowpack. Ecology, 100(4): article UNSP e02638. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2638

Hughey, M. C., Eric Sokol, Walke, J. B., Becker, M. H., Belden, L. K. 2019: Ecological correlates of large-scale turnover in the dominant members of Pseudacris crucifer skin bacterial communities. Microbial Ecology, early online view. DOI: 10.1007/s00248-019-01372-0

Thomas, H. J. D., et al., including, Sarah Elmendorf 2019: Traditional plant functional groups explain variation in economic but not size-related traits across the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28(2): 78-95. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12783

Thibodeau, P. S., Steinberg, D. K., Sharon Stammerjohn, Hauri, C. 2019: Environmental controls on pteropod biogeography along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Limnology and Oceanography, 64: S240-S256. DOI: 10.1002/lno.11041

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