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Humphries, Hope

Investigator, Staff

Hope C. Humphries

PhD, Colorado State University, 1993
MS, Colorado State University, 1988
MS, Drexel University, 1976
BS, Windham College, 1974
Office: 303-492-2594



LTER information management, alpine and treeline vegetation ecology, landscape ecology, ecological modeling

Disciplines: Plant/vegetation ecology • Socio-ecological systems




The forest–alpine ecotone: a multi-scale approach to spatial and temporal dynamics of treeline change at Niwot Ridge.

Bourgeron, PS, Humphries, HC, Liptzin, D, Seastedt, TR, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 8, 5-6, 763-779, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1126368,


Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands.

Seabloom, EW, Borer, ET, Buckley, YM, Cleland, EE, ..., Humphries, HC, et al., Nature Communications, 6, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8710,


Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness?.

Seabloom, EW, Borer, ET, Buckley, Y, ..., Humphries, HC, Global Change Biology, 19, 3677-3687, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12370,


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,


Maps and Locals (MALS): A Cross-Site LTER Comparative Study of Land-Cover and Land-Use Change with Spatial Analysis and Local Ecological Knowledge.

Humphries, H.C., Bourgeron, P.S., LTER Databits, Spring 2012,


Sensitivity analysis of land unit suitability for conservation using a knowledge-based system.

Humphries, H.C., Bourgeron, P.S., Reynolds, K.M., Environmental Management, 46, 225-236, DOI: 10.1007/s00267-010-9515-1,


Regional analysis of social-ecological systems.

Bourgeron, P.S., Humphries, H.C., Riboli-Sasco, L., Natures Sciences Societes, 17, 185-193,


Tree spatial patterns and environmental relationships in the forest-alpine tundra ecotone at Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA.

Humphries, H.C., Bourgeron, P.S., Mujica-Crapanzano, L.R., Ecological Research, 23, 589-605,

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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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