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Bueno de Mesquita, Cliff

Grad Student, LTER Grad Student Rep

Cliff Bueno de Mesquita

BA, Middlebury College, 2014



Alpine ecosystems, plant community ecology, biogeochemistry, conservation biology, N deposition, climate change

Disciplines: Biogeochemistry • Plant/vegetation ecology




Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research


Limited ecosystem recovery from simulated chronic nitrogen deposition.

Bowman, W.D., Ayyad. A., Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Fierer, N., Potter, T., Sternagel, S., Ecological Applications, 28, 7, 1762-1772, DOI: 10.1002/eap.1783,


Patterns of root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and dark septate endophytes across a mostly-unvegetated, high-elevation landscape.

Bueno de Mesquita, C, Sartwell, S.A., Ordermann, E.V., Porazinska, D.L., Farrer, E.C., King, A.J., Spasojevic, M.J., Smith, J.G., Suding, K.N., Schmidt, S.K, Fungal Ecology, 36, 63-74, DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2018.07.009,


Plant diversity and density predict belowground diversity and function in an early successional alpine ecosystem.

Porazinska, D.T., Farrer, E.C., Spasojevic, M.J., Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Sartwell, S.A., Smith, J.G., White, C.T., King, A.J., Suding, K.N., Schmidt, S.K., Ecology, 99, 9, 1942-1952, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2420,


Topographic heterogeneity explains patterns of vegetation response to climate change (1972–2008) across a mountain landscape, Niwot Ridge, Colorado.

Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Tillmann, L.S., Bernard, C.D., Rosemond, K.C., Molotch, N.P., Suding, K.N., Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 50, 1, e1504492, DOI: 10.1080/15230430.2018.1504492,


Rapid temporal changes in root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and fine root endophytes, not dark septate endophytes, track plant activity and environment in an alpine ecosystem.

Bueno de Mesquita, C.P., Martinez Del Rio, C.M., Suding, K.N., Schmidt, S.K., Mycorrhiza, DOI: 10.1007/s00572-018-0863-7,


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,


Incorporating biotic factors in species distribution modeling: are interactions with soil microbes important?.

Bueno de Mesquita, Cliff, King, Andrew J., Schmidt, Steven K., Farrer, Emily C., Suding, Katharine N., Ecography, 38, 001-011, DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01797,

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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