2017 NSF Symposium

Discovering the Nature of Ecosystem Change Even as sea-level rise, drought, and fire increase pressures on some ecological systems, others are benefitting from protection and restoration efforts. But some changes are not reversible. Long-term research employs observations of past changes, together with long-running experiments and modeling to understand the processes responsible for sustaining ecological functions. Drawing on concrete examples and new ecological theory, five researchers from across the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network describe science that can help discern which changes may allow for recovery and which are more likely to irreversibly transform ecological systems. Speakers: Groffman, Bestelmeyer, Mack, McGlathery, Driscoll, Kucharik, Davis

Poster: How does shrinking sea-ice affect ecosystems along the Western Antarctic Peninsula?

How does shrinking sea-ice affect ecosystems along the Western Antarctic Peninsula?

Scott Doney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Hugh Ducklow Columbia University

& Palmer Station Antarctica LTER Team (http://pal.lter.edu)

Presnted at the 2017 NSF-LTER symposium, March 21, 2107

Poster: Coastal Wetlands, Responses to Salinity

Coastal wetlands respond differently to increasing salinity. Why?

Poster: Kelp Forests as Sentinels of Ecosystem Change

Kelp forests as sentinels of ecosystem change? 2014-2015 heatwaves offer a test.

Dan Reed, Libe Washburn, Andrew Rassweiler, Robert Miller, Tom Bell and Shannon Harrer

Santa Barbara Coastal LTER, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara

Poster presented at NSF-LTER Symposium, March 21, 2017

Poster: Streams on Speed

Occurrence and Potential Biological Effects of Amphetamine on Stream Communities

Sylvia Lee, Alexis Borbon, Daniel Snow, Emma Rosi , John Kelly, and Erinn Richmond

Poster presented at NSF-LTER Symposium, March 21, 2017

Poster: Environmental Changes Influencing Human Travel and Access in Boreal Alaska

Documenting, Describing, and Mapping Environmental Changes Influencing Human Travel and Access in Boreal Alaska

Todd J. Brinkman, Helen Cold, Teresa Hollingsworth, Caroline Brown, Dana Brown, Dave Verbyla, Terry Chapin

Poster presented at the NSF-LTER symposium, March 21, 2017