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2013

Changes in alpine vegetation over 21 years: Are patterns across a heterogeneous landscape consistent with predictions?.

Spasojevic, M.J., Bowman, W.D., Humphries, H.C., Seastedt, T.R., Suding, K.N., Ecosphere 49 (9) , DOI: 10.1890/ES13-00133.1

Niwot personnel authors: Hope C. Humphries, Katharine N. Suding, Timothy R. Seastedt, William D. Bowman

2017

Plant colonization of moss-dominated soils in the alpine: Microbial and biogeochemical implications.

Clifton P. Bueno de Mesquita, Joseph E. Knelman, Andrew J. King, Emily C. Farrer, Dorota L. Porazinska, Steven K. Schmidt, Katharine N. Suding, Soil Biology & Biochemistry 111 :135-142 , DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.008

Niwot personnel authors: Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Emily Farrer, Steven K. Schmidt, Katharine N. Suding

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2018

Warming shortens flowering seasons of tundra plant communities.

Prevéy, J.S., Rixen, C., Rüger, N., Høye, T.T., Bjorkman, A.D., Myers-Smith, I.H., Elmendorf, S.C., Ashton, I.W., Cannone, N. , Chisholm, C.L., et al. , Nature Ecology & Evolution
DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0745-6


Niwot personnel authors: Sarah C. Elmendorf, Jane G. Smith, Katharine N. Suding

2018

Identification of a contact zone and hybridization for two subspecies of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) within a single protected area.

Castillo Vardaro, J.A., Epps, C.W., Frable, B.W., Ray, C. , PLoS ONE 13 (7)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199032


Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray

2018

Using research networks to create the comprehensive datasets needed to assess nutrient availability as a key determinant of terrestrial carbon cycling.

Vicca, S. , Stocker, B. , Reed, S. , Wieder, W. , Bahn, M. , Fay, P. , Janssens, I. , Lambers, H. , Penuelas, J. , Piao, S. , et al. , Environmental Research Letters

Niwot personnel authors: Will Wieder

2018

Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity.

Reid, A.J., Carlson, A.K. , Creed, I.F., Eliason, E.J. , Gell, P. A. , Johnson, P.T. , Kidd, K. A. , MacCormack, T.J. , Olden, J.D. , Ormerod, S.J. , Smol, J.P. , Taylor, W.W. , Tockner, K., Vermaire, J.C. , Dudgeon, D. , Cooke, S.J. , Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/brv.12480


Niwot personnel authors: Pieter Johnson

2018

Combining Ground Penetrating Radar with Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning to Estimate the Spatial Distribution of Liquid Water Content in Seasonal Snowpacks.

Webb, R.W., Jennings, K.S., Fend, M., Molotch, N.P., Water Resources Research
DOI: 10.1029/2018WR022680


Niwot personnel authors: Ryan W. Webb, Keith Jennings, Noah P. Molotch

2018

Limitations to winter and spring photosynthesis of a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest.

Bowling, D.R., Logan, B.A., Hufkens, K., Aubrecht, D.M., Richardson, A.D., Burns, S.P., Anderegg, W.R.L., Blanken, P.D., Eiriksson, D.P., Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252 :241-255
DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.025


Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken

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Recent Books & Book Sections

2016

Microclimate and local climate.

Barry, R.G, Blanken, P.D, Microclimate and local climate, Cambridge University Press, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10013
978-1-107-14562-7,

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken

2012

Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security.

Vaux, H.J. Jr., Balk, D., Cook, E.R., Gleick, P., Lau, W.K.-M., Levy, M., Malone, E.L., McDonald, P., Shindell, D., Thompson, L.G., Wescoat, J.L. Jr., Williams, M.W., National Academies Press, Washington, DC
978-0-309-26098-5,

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams

2003

Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response.

Greenland, D., Goodin, D., Smith, R., Oxford University Press, New York

2015

Mountain soils and climate change.

Freppaz, M., Williams, M. W., Understanding Moutain Soils: A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015, Romeo, R., et al., FAO, Rome, Italy :115-119

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams

2013

Incorporating novel ecosystems into management frameworks.

Hulvey, K.B., Standish, R.J., Hallett, L.M., Staromski, B.M., Murphy, S.D., Nelson, C.R., Gardener, M.R., Kennedy, P.L., Seastedt, T.R., Suding, K.N., Novel Ecosystems. Intervening in the new ecological world order., R. J. Hobbs, E. Higgs, C. Hall, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK :157-171
DOI: 10.1002/9781118354186.ch18 ,


Niwot personnel authors: Lauren Hallett, Timothy R. Seastedt, Katharine N. Suding

2013

Alpine and arctic soil microbial communities.

Rhodes, M., Knelman, J., Lynch, J.L., Darcy, J.L., Nemergut, D.R., Schmidt, S.K., The Prokaryotes - Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology, Rosenberg, E. DeLong, E.,Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., and Thompson, F., Springer-Verlag, Berlin :43-55
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30123-0_37,


Niwot personnel authors: Steven K. Schmidt

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Recent Theses

2017

INFLUENCES OF STAND DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE ON ABOVE-GROUND BIOMASS IN SUBALPINE FOREST PERMANENT PLOTS IN THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE.

Chai, R.K.,

Niwot personnel authors: Rachel Chai

2016

Snow sublimation and seasonal snowpack variability.

Sexstone, Graham A., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2016

Microtopoclimatic effects on a climate-sensitive habitat specialist, the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Beers, AT, ProQuest, :1-60

Niwot personnel authors: Aidan Beers

2014

Characterizing metrics and outcomes of stress in a climate-sensitive species, the American pika.

Wilkening, J.L., University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

URL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:3672507&_ga=1.189629035.1768924639.1487192882

Niwot personnel authors: Jennifer Wilkening

2000

Fire history at high elevation in the Colorado Front Range.

Sheriff, R.L., University of Colorado, Boulder

1999

Krummholz vegetation and nutrient content are spatially distributed: results from two alpine sites in Colorado.

Estey, T.B., University of Denver, Denver

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Recent Conference, Government, & Generic

2011

Initial design of data sharing infrastructure for the Critical Zone Observatory.

Zaslavsky I., Whitenack, T., Williams, M., Tarboton, D., Schreuders, K.A.T., Aufdenkampe, A., Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference (EIM 2011), Jones, M.B. and Gries, C., University of California, Oakland :145-150
DOI: 10.5060/D2NC5Z4X,


Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams

2002

Application of XTOP_PRMS model in Green Lakes Valley, Colorado Front Range: Runoff simulation and flowpath identification.

Liu, F., Williams, M.W., Ackerman, T.M., Proceedings of the 70th Western Snow Conference, Granby, Colorado, 2002,

2009

The development and analysis of climate datasets for National Park science and management: A guide to methods for making climate records useful and tools to explore critical questions.

Kittel, T., National Park Service, Unpublished Report 2169763

URL: https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2169763

2009

DayCent-Chem simulations of ecological and biogeochemical processes of eight mountain ecosystems in the United States.

Hartman, M.D., Baron, J.S., Clow, D.W., Creed, I.F., Driscoll, C.T., Ewing, H.A., Haines, B.D., Knoepp, J., Lajtha, K., Ojima, D.S., Parton, W.J., Renfro, J., Robinson, R.B., Van Miegroet, H., Weathers, K.C., Williams, M.W., US Geological Survey, Scientific Investigations, Report 2009-5150

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams

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News for publications

Drier conditions could doom Colorado spruce and fir trees

Entry Date:February 23, 2018

Drier conditions could doom Colorado spruce and fir trees

Drier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in...

Special Niwot Ridge issue of Plant Ecology & Diversity

Entry Date:December 14, 2015

Special Niwot Ridge issue of Plant Ecology & Diversity

Special Issue: Monographs in long-term alpine research at Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research site, Colorado Front Range, 1995-2015

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