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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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Toon, O. B., Bardeen, C. G., Robock, A., Xia, L., Kristensen, H., McKinzie, M., Peterson, R. J., Cheryl HarrisonNikki Lovenduski, Turco, R. P. 2019: Rapid expansion of nuclear arsenals by Pakistan and India portend regional and global catastrophe. Science Advances, 5(10): eeeay5478. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay5478

Komatsu, K. J., et al., including, Bill BowmanKatharine Suding 2019: Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(36): 17,867-17,873. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1819027116

Kristen KrumhardtNikki Lovenduski, Long, M. C., Levy, M., Lindsay, K., Moore, J. K., Nissen, C. 2019: Coccolithophore growth and calcification in an acidified ocean: Insights From Community Earth System Model simulations. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11(5): 1418-1437. DOI: 10.1029/2018MS001483

Behringer, M., Anderson, A., Tim Seastedt 2019: A low organic matter soil does not maintain a native grassland restoration in the Colorado Front Range. Ecological Restoration, 37(2): 70-72. DOI: 10.3368/er.37.2.70

Trowbridge, A. M., Stoy, P. C., Adams, H. D., Law, D. J., Breshears, D. D., Detlev Helmig, Monson, R. K. 2019: Drought supersedes warming in determining volatile and tissue defenses of pinon pine (Pinus edulis). Environmental Research Letters, 14(6): article 065006. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab1493

Martin W. Miles, Miles, V. V., Esau, I. 2019: Varying climate response across the tundra, forest-tundra and boreal forest biomes in northern West Siberia. Environmental Research Letters, 14(7): article 075008. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab2364

Clark, C. M., Sam Simkin, Allen, E. B., Bill Bowman, Belnap, J., Brooks, M. L., Collins, S. L., Geiser, L. H., Gilliam, F. S., Jovan, S. E., Pardo, L. H., Schulz, B. K., Stevens, C. J., Katharine Suding, Throop, H. L., Waller, D. M. 2019: Potential vulnerability of 348 herbaceous species to atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and sulfur in the United States. Nature Plants, 5(7): 697-705. DOI: 10.1038/s41477-019-0442-8

Ratajczak, Z., Amy Churchill, Ladwig, L. M., Taylor, J. H., Collins, S. L/. 2019: The combined effects of an extreme heatwave and wildfire on tallgrass prairie vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science, 30(4): 687-697. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12750

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