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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


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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Individual-based analysis of hair corticosterone reveals factors influencing chronic stress in the American pika.

Waterhouse, M.D., Sjodin, B., Ray, C., Erb, L., Wilkening, J., Russello, M.A., Ecology and Evolution :1-10
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3009

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray, Jennifer Wilkening


Rodent–pika parasite spillover in western North America.

Foley, P. , Roth, T., Foley, J., Ray, C., Journal of Medical Entomology, :1-7
DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx085

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray


Summer and winter drought drive the initiation and spread of spruce beetle outbreak.

Hart, S.J., Veblen, T.T., Schneider, D., Molotch, N.P., Ecology
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1963

Niwot personnel authors: Thomas T. Veblen, Noah P. Molotch, Dominik Schneider


Patterns of soil bacterial richness and composition tied to plant richness, soil nitrogen, and soil acidity in alpine tundra.

Yuan, X., Knelman, J.E., Wang, D., Goebl, A., Gasarch, E., Seastedt, T.R., Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 49 (3) :441–453
DOI: 10.1657/AAAR0016-05

Niwot personnel authors: Timothy R. Seastedt, Eve Gasarch


Seed-associated fungi in the alpine tundra: Both mutualists and pathogens could impact plant recruitment.

Tobias, T.B., Farrer, E.C., Rosales, A., Sinsabaugh, R.L., Suding, K.N., Porras-Alfaro, A., Fungal Ecology 30 :10-18
DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.08.0

Niwot personnel authors: Emily Farrer, Katharine N. Suding


Seed origin and warming constrain lodgepole pine recruitment, slowing the pace of population range shifts.

Conlisk, E., Castanha, C., Germino, M.J., Veblen, T.T., Smith, J.M., Moyes, A.B., Kueppers, L.M., Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13840

Niwot personnel authors: Thomas T. Veblen


Recent Books & Book Sections


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

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken


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

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams


Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response.

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


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


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


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


Recent Theses


Snow sublimation and seasonal snowpack variability.

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


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

Beers, AT, ProQuest, :1-60

Niwot personnel authors: Aidan Beers


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

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


Niwot personnel authors: Jennifer Wilkening


Fire history at high elevation in the Colorado Front Range.

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


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

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


Equivalent permeability of continental, alpine snowpack.

Fox, A.M., University of Colorado, Boulder


Recent Conference, Government, & Generic


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


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,


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



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


News for publications

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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