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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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Bill Bowman, Swatling-Holcomb, S. 2018: The roles of stochasticity and biotic interactions in the spatial patterning of plant species in alpine communities. Journal of Vegetation Science, 29(1): 25-33. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12583

Wang, J., Wang, D., Li, C.-Q., Tim Seastedt, Liang, C., Wang, L., Sun, W., Liang, M., Li, A. 2018: Feces nitrogen release induced by different large herbivores in a dry grassland. Ecological Applications, 28(1): 201-211. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1640

McAdams, B. C., Aiken, G. R., Diane M. McKnight, Arnold, W. A., Chin, Y.-P. 2018: High Pressure Size Exclusion Chromatography (HPSEC) determination of dissolved organic matter molecular weight revisited: Accounting for changes in stationary phases, analytical standards, and isolation methods. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(2): 722-730. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04401

Fornwalt, P. J., Rhoades, C. C., Hubbard, R. M., Harris, R. L., Faist, A. M., Bill Bowman 2018: Short-term understory plant community responses to salvage logging in beetle-affected lodgepole pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 409: 84-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.10.056

Joey KnelmanEmily Graham, Prevey, J. S., Robeson, M. S., Kelly, P., Hood, E., Schmidt, S. K. 2018: Interspecific plant interactions reflected in soil bacterial community structure and nitrogen cycling in primary succession. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: article 128. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00128

Will Wieder, Hartman, M. D., Sulman, B. N., Wang, Y.-P., Koven, C. D., Bonan, G. B. 2018: Carbon cycle confidence and uncertainty: Exploring variation among soil biogeochemical models. Global Change Biology, 24(4): 1563-1579. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13979

Abukrees, F., Kozlowski, G., Meade, C. 2018: Characterization of diverse ploidy in the arctic-alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae) using shoot meristem staining and flow cytometry analysis of archived frozen tissue. Plant Species Biology, 33(2): 144-152. DOI: 10.1111/1442-1984.12200

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