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2015

The influence of warm-season precipitation on the diel cycle of the surface energy balance and carbon dioxide at a Colorado subalpine forest site.

Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Turnipseed, A.A., Hu, J., Monson, R.K., Biogeosciences 12 (23) :7349-7377 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-7349-2015

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken

2015

The influence of warm-season precipitation on the diel cycle of the surface energy balance and carbon dioxide at a Colorado subalpine forest site.

Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Turnipseed, A.A., Hu, J., Monson, R.K., Biogeosciences 12 :7349-7377 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-7349-2015

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken

2015

Of plants and pikas: evidence for a climate-mediated decline in forage and cache quality.

Bhattacharyya, S., Ray, Chris, Plant Ecology & Diversity 8 (5-6) :781-794 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1121520

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray

2015

An overview of research from a high elevation landscape: the Niwot Ridge, Colorado Long Term Ecological Research programme.

Williams, MW, Seastedt, TR, Bowman, WD, McKnight, DM, Suding, KN, Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :597-605 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123320

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams, Timothy R. Seastedt, William D. Bowman, Diane M. McKnight, Katharine N. Suding

2015

Alpine biodiversity and assisted migration: the case of the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Ramsay. N, Klingler, K, Biodiversity 16 (4) :224-236 , DOI: 10.1080/14888386.2015.1112304

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray

2015

Parks, pikas, and physiological stress: Implications for long-term monitoring of an NPS climate-sensitive sentinel species.

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Park Science 32 (1) :42-48

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray

2015

Changes in soil biogeochemistry following disturbance by girdling and mountain pine beetles in subalpine forests.

Trahan, NA, Dynes, EL, Pugh, E, Oecologia 177 :981-995 , DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3227-4

2015

Permanent forest plots show accelerating tree mortality in subalpine forests of the Colorado Front Range from 1982 to 2013.

Smith, JM, Paritsis, J, Veblen, TT, Chapman, TB, Forest Ecology and Management 341 :8-17 , DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.12.031

2015

Linking carbon and water relations to drought-induced mortality in Pinus flexilis seedlings.

Reinhardt, K, Germino, MJ, Kueppers, LM, Tree Physiology 35 :771-782 , DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpv045

2015

Seasonal and interannual variability in wetland methane emissions simulated by CLM4Me0 and CAM-chem and comparisons to observations of concentrations.

Meng, L, Paudel, R, Hess, PGM, Mahowald, NM, Biogeosciences 12 :4029-4049 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-4029-2015

2015

Cryosphere: ice on Niwot Ridge and in the Green Lakes Valley, Colorado Front Range.

Leopold, M, Lewis, G, Dethier, D, Caine, N, Williams, MW, Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :625-638 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.992489

Niwot personnel authors: T. Nelson Caine, Mark W. Williams

2015

A new model of the global biogeochemical cycle of carbonyl sulfide – Part 2: Use of carbonyl sulfide to constrain gross primary productivity in current vegetation models.

Launois, T, Peylin, P, Belviso, S, Poulter, B, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 :9285-9312 , DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-9285-2015

2015

Contrasting long-term alpine and subalpine precipitation trends in a mid-latitude North American mountain system, Colorado Front Range, USA.

Kittel, T.G.F., Williams, M.W., Chowanski, K., Hartman, M., Ackerman, T., Losleben, M., Blanken, P., Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :607-624 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1143536

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams, Peter Blanken

2015

Climate variability slows evolutionary responses of Colias butterflies to recent climate change.

Kingsolver, JG, Buckley, LB, Royal Society Publishing , DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2470

2015

Plant community response to nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment varies across an alpine tundra moisture gradient.

Gasarch, EI, Seastedt, TR, Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :739-749 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123317

Niwot personnel authors: Eve Gasarch, Timothy R. Seastedt

2015

The consequences of multiple resource shifts on the productivity and composition of alpine tundra communities: inferences from a long-term snow and nutrient manipulation experiment.

Gasarch, EI, Seastedt, TR, Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :751-761 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123319

Niwot personnel authors: Eve Gasarch, Timothy R. Seastedt

2015

Fungi and Algae Co-Occur in Snow: An Issue of Shared Habitat or Algal Facilitation of Heterotrophs?.

Brown, SP, Olson, BJSC, Jumpponen, A, Arctic, Anarctic, and Alpine Research 47 (4) :729-749 , DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1657/AAAR0014-071

2015

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

Niwot personnel authors: Hope C. Humphries, Patrick S. Bourgeron, Daniel Liptzin, Timothy R. Seastedt

2015

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

Niwot personnel authors: Hope C. Humphries

2015

Assessing satellite and ground-based potential evapotranspiration for hydrologic applications in the Colorado River Basin.

Barik, MG, Hogue, TS, Franz, KJ, Kinoshita, A, Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52 , DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12370

2015

Phylogeny of ulotrichalean algae from extreme high-altitude and high-latitude ecosystems.

Schmidt, S. K., Darcy, J. L., Polar Biology 38 (5) :689-697 , DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1631-6

Niwot personnel authors: Steven K. Schmidt, Jack Darcy

2015

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

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

2015

Relating sub-surface ice features to physiological stress in a climate sensitive mammal, the American pika (Ochotona princeps).

Wilkening, Jennifer L., Ray, Chris, Varner, Johanna, PLOS one 10 (3) :e0119327 , DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119327

Niwot personnel authors: Jennifer Wilkening, Chris Ray

2015

Vegetation change at high elevation: scale dependence and interactive effects on Niwot Ridge.

Suding, Katharine N., Farrer, Emily C., King, Andrew J., Kueppers, Lara, Spasojevic, Marko J., Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1010189

Niwot personnel authors: Katharine N. Suding, Emily Farrer

2015

Long-term changes in composition, diversity and distribution patterns in four herbaceous plant communities along an elevational gradient.

Sproull, Gregory J., Quigley, Martin F., Sher, Anna, González, Eduardo, Journal of Vegetation Science 26 (3) :552-563 , DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12264

2015

Moisture rivals temperature in limiting photosynthesis by trees establishing beyond their cold-edge range limit under ambient and warmed conditions.

Moyes, A. B., Germino, M. J., Kueppers, L. M., New Phytologist 207 (4) :1005-1014 , DOI: 10.1111/nph.13422
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25902893

2015

Functional mismatch in a bumble bee pollination mutualism under climate change.

Miller-Struttmann, Nicole, Geib, Jennifer C., Franklin, James D., Kevan, Peter G., Holdo, Ricardo M., Ebert-May, Diane, Lynn, Austin M., Kettenbach, Jessica A., Hedrick, Elizabeth, Galen, Candace, Science 349 (6255) :1541-1544 , DOI: 10.1126/science.aab0868

2015

Children’s book series and associated curricula support elementary education and outreach in water resources.

Ray, C., McKnight, D. M., Bidwell, M. D., Fourment, T., Flanagan Pritz, C., Rinehart, A. H., Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1050711

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray, Diane M. McKnight

2015

Snowpack-climate manipulation using infrared heaters in subalpine forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA.

Meromy, Leah, Molotch, Noah P., Williams, Mark W., Musselman, Keith N., Kueppers, Lara M., Agricultural and forest meteorology 203 :142-157 , DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.12.015

Niwot personnel authors: Noah P. Molotch, Mark W. Williams

2015

Catchment response to bark beetle outbreak and dust-on-snow in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Livneh, B., Deems, J. S., Buma, B., Barsugli, Joseph J., Schneider, D., Molotch, N. P., Wolter, K., Wessman, C. A., Journal of Hydrology 523 :196-210 , DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.039

Niwot personnel authors: Noah P. Molotch

2015

Winter gas exchange between the atmosphere and snow-covered soils on Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA.

Liptzin, D., Helmig, D., Schmidt, S. K., Seok, B., Williams, M. W., Plant Ecology & Diversity :1-12 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1065925

Niwot personnel authors: Detlev Helmig, Daniel Liptzin, Steven K. Schmidt, Mark W. Williams

2015

Cryosphere: ice on Niwot Ridge and in the Green Lakes Valley, Colorado Front Range.

Leopold, M., Lewis, G., Dethier, D., Caine, N., Williams, M. W., Plant Ecology and Diversity :1-14 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.992489 1755-0874, 1755-1668,

Niwot personnel authors: T. Nelson Caine, Mark W. Williams

2015

The relative contributions of alpine and subalpine ecosystems to the water balance of a mountainous, headwater catchment.

Knowles, J. F., Harpold, A. A., Cowie, R., Zeliff, M., Barnard, H. R., Burns, S. P., Blanken, P. D., Morse, J. F., Williams, M. W., Hydrological Processes 29 (22) :4794-4808 , DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10526

Niwot personnel authors: Rory Cowie, John Knowles, Peter Blanken, Jennifer Morse, Mark W. Williams

2015

Soil respiration variability across a soil moisture and vegetation community gradient within a snow-scoured alpine meadow.

Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W., Biogeochemistry 125 (2) :185-202 , DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0122-3

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken, John Knowles, Mark W. Williams

2015

Soil moisture response to snowmelt timing in mixed-conifer subalpine forests.

Harpold, A. A., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Bales, R. C., Kirchner, P. B., Litvak, M., Brooks, P. D., Hydrological Processes 29 (12) :2782-2798 , DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10400

Niwot personnel authors: Noah P. Molotch

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

2015

Indirect effects of global change accumulate to alter plant diversity but not ecosystem function in alpine tundra.

Farrer, E. C., Ashton, I. W., Spasojevic, M. J., Fu, S., Gonzalez, D. J. X., Suding, K. N., The Journal of Ecology 103 (2) :351-360 , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12363

Niwot personnel authors: Emily Farrer, Katharine N. Suding

2015

Assembly of root-associated bacteria communities: Interactions between abiotic and biotic factors.

Dean, S. L., Farrer, E. C., Porras-Alfaro, A., Suding, K. N., Sinsabaugh, R. L., Environmental Microbiology Reports 7 (1) :102-110 , DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12194

Niwot personnel authors: Emily Farrer, Katharine N. Suding

2015

Quantifying the effects of vegetation structure on snow accumulation and ablation in mixed-conifer forests.

Broxton, P. D., Harpold, A. A., Biederman, J. A., Troch, P. A., Molotch, N. P., Brooks, P. D., Ecohydrology 8 (6) :1073-1094 , DOI: 10.1002/eco.1565

Niwot personnel authors: Noah P. Molotch

2015

Ecological changes in two contrasting lakes associated with human activity and dust transport in western Wyoming .

Brahney, J., Ballantyne, A. P., Kociolek, P., Leavitt, P. R., Farmer, G. L., Limnology and Oceanography 60 (2) :678-695 , DOI: 10.1002/lno.10050

2015

Environmental forcing does not induce diel or synoptic variation in the carbon isotope content of forest soil respiration.

Bowling, D. R., Egan, J. E., Hall, S. J., Risk, D. A., Biogeosciences 12 (16) :5143-5160 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-5143-2015

2015

Plant-microbe interactions at multiple scales across a high-elevation landscape.

Schmidt, S.K., King, A.J., Meier, C.L., Bowman, W.D., Farrer, E.C., Suding, K.N., Nemergut, D.R., Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.917737

Niwot personnel authors: Katharine N. Suding, Steven K. Schmidt, William D. Bowman

2015

A slide down a slippery slope - alpine ecosystem responses to nitrogen deposition.

Bowman, W.D., Nemergut, D.R., McKnight, D.M., Miller, M.P., Williams, M.W. , Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.984786

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams, Diane M. McKnight, William D. Bowman

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