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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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Smith, H. J., Foster, R. A., Diane M. McKnight, Lisle, J. T., Littmann, S., Kuypers, M. M. M., Foreman, C. M. 2017: Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments. Nature Geoscience, 10(5): 356-359. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2925

Sokol, E. R., Brown, B. L., Barrett, J. E. 2017: A simulation-based approach to understand how metacommunity characteristics influence emergent biodiversity patterns. Oikos, 126(5): 723-737.

Sokol, E. R., Brown, B. L., Barrett, J. E. 2017: A simulation-based approach to understand how metacommunity characteristics influence emergent biodiversity patterns. Oikos, 126(5): 723-737.

van der Kaars, S., Gifford H. Miller, Turney, C. S. M., Cook, E. J., Nuernberg, D., Schoenfeld, J., Kershaw, A. P., Scott J. Lehman 2017: Humans rather than climate the primary cause of Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in Australia. Nature Communications, 8: article 14142. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14142

Gemery, L., Cronin, T. M., Briggs, W. M., Jr., Brouwers, E. M., Schornikov, E. I., Stepanova, A., Wood, A. M., Yasuhara, M. 2017: An Arctic and Subarctic ostracode database: Biogeographic and paleoceanographic applications. Hydrobiologia, 786(1): 59-95. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2587-4

Buchkowski, R. W., Bradford, M. A., Grandy, A. S., Schmitz, O. J., Will Wieder 2017: Applying population and community ecology theory to advance understanding of belowground biogeochemistry. Ecology Letters, 20(2): 231-245. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12712

Gheysari, M., Sadeghi, S.-H., Henry Loescher, Amiri, S., Zareian, M. J., Majidi, M. M., Asgarinia, P., Payero, J. O. 2017: Comparison of deficit irrigation management strategies on root, plant growth and biomass productivity of silage maize. Agricultural Water Management, 182: 126-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2016.12.014

Dudney, J., Lauren Hallett, Larios, L., Farrer, E. C., Spotswood, E. N., Stein, C., Katharine Suding 2017: Lagging behind: have we overlooked previous-year rainfall effects in annual grasslands?. Journal of Ecology, 105(2): 484-495. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12671

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