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Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities.

Wilcox, K.R., Tredennick, A.T., Koerner, S.E., Grman, E, Hallett, L.M., ..., Wiley Online Library, Ecology Letters 20 (12) :1534-1545 , DOI: 10.1111/ele.12861

Niwot personnel authors: Lauren Hallett


Ecosystem function in complex mountain terrain: Combining models and long-term observations to advance process-based understanding.

Wieder, W.R., Knowles, J.F., Blanken, P.D., Swenson, S.C., Suding, K.N., Wiley Online Library, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 122 (4) :825-845 , DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003704

Niwot personnel authors: Will Wieder, John Knowles, Peter Blanken, Katharine N. Suding


Both life history plasticity and local adaptation will shape range-wide responses to climate warming in the tundra plant Silene acaulis - Plasticity and adaptation to climate..

Wiley Online Library, Global Change Biology , DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13990

Niwot personnel authors: Dan Doak


Debates—Hypothesis testing in hydrology: A view from the field: The value of hydrologic hypotheses in designing field studies and interpreting the results to advance hydrology.

McKnight, D.M., Wiley Online Library, Water Resources Research 53 (3) :1779-1783 , DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020050

Niwot personnel authors: Diane M. McKnight


How can mountaintop CO2 observations be used to constrain regional carbon fluxes?.

Lin, J.C., Mallia, D.V., Wu, D, Stephens, B.B., Copernicus GmbH, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (9) :5561-5581 , DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-5561-2017


Gut microbial communities of American pikas (Ochotona princeps): Evidence for phylosymbiosis and adaptations to novel diets.

Kohl, K.D., Varner, J, Wilkening, J.L., Dearing, M.D., Wiley Online Library, Journal of Animal Ecology :1-8 , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12692

Niwot personnel authors: Jennifer Wilkening


On the use of a snow aridity index to predict remotely sensed forest productivity in the presence of bark beetle disturbance.

Knowles, J.F., Lestak, L.R., Molotch, N.P., Wiley Online Library, Water Resources Research :4891-4906 , DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019887

Niwot personnel authors: John Knowles, Noah P. Molotch


Dissolved black carbon in the global cryosphere: Concentrations and chemical signatures.

Khan, A.L., Wagner, S, Jaffe, R, Xian, P, Williams, M.W., Armstrong, R, McKnight, D, Wiley Online Library, AGU Geophysical Research Letters :6226-6234 , DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073485

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


Layering in the Rocky Mountain treeline ecotone: clonal conifer groups’ distribution, structure, and functional role.

Holtmeier, F, Broll, G, Springer, Trees 31 (3) :953-965 , DOI: 10.1007/s00468-017-1520-z


Sources of streamflow along a headwater catchment elevational gradient.

Cowie, R.M., Knowles, J.F, Dailey, K.R., Williams, M.W., Mills, T.J., Molotch, N.P., Journal of Hydrology 549 :163-178

Niwot personnel authors: Rory Cowie, John Knowles, Kelsey Dailey, Mark W. Williams, Noah P. Molotch



Chai, R.K.,

Niwot personnel authors: Rachel Chai


The roles of stochasticity and biotic interactions in the spatial patterning of plant species in alpine communities.

Bowman, W.D., Swatling-Holcomb, S, Wiley Online Library, Journal of Vegetation Science , DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12583

Niwot personnel authors: William D. Bowman


Climate controls over ecosystem metabolism: insights from a fifteen-year inductive artificial neural network synthesis for a subalpine forest.

Albert, L.P., Keenan, T.F., Burns, S.P., Huxman, T.E., Monson, R.K., Oecologia 184 :25-41 , DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3853-0


Growth strategies and threshold responses to water deficit modulate effects of warming on tree seedlings from forest to alpine.

Lazarus, Brynne E., Castanha, Cristina, Germino, Matthew J., Kuppers, Lara M., Moyes, Andrew B., Wiley Online Library, Journal of Ecology , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12837


Large historical growth in global terrestrial gross primary production.

J.E. Campbell, J.A. Berry, U. Seibt, S.J. Smith, S.A. Montzka, T. Launois, S. Belviso, L. Bopp, M. Laine, Nature Research, Nature 544 (7648) :84-87 , DOI: 10.1038/nature22030


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


Vertically challenged: How disease suppresses Daphnia vertical migration behavior.

Johnson, P.T., Stanton, D.E., Forshay, K.J., Calhoun, D.M., Limnology and Oceanography , DOI: 10.1002/lno.10676

Niwot personnel authors: Pieter Johnson


Does vapor pressure deficit drive the seasonality of δ13C of the net land-atmosphere CO2 exchange across the United States?.

Raczka, B., Biraud, S.C., Ehleringer, J.R., Lai, C.-T., Miller, J.B., Pataki, D.E., Saleska, S.R., Torn, M.S., Vaughn, B.H., Wehr, R., Bowling, D.R., JGR Biogeosciences , DOI: 10.1002/2017JG003795


Evolution of plasticity and adaptive responses to climate change along climate gradients.

Kingsolver, J.G., Buckley, L.B., Proceedings of the Royal Society B , DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0386


Does tree growth sensitivity to warming trends vary according to treeline form?.

Treml, V., Veblen, T.T., Journal of Biogeography , DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12996

Niwot personnel authors: Thomas T. Veblen


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


Wildfire risk as a socioecological pathology.

Fischer, A. Paige, Spies, Thomas A., Steelman, Toddi A., Moseley, Cassandra, Johnson, Bart R., Bailey, John D., Ager, Alan A., Bourgeron, Patrick, et al., Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14 (5) :276-284 , DOI: 10.1002/fee.1283

Niwot personnel authors: Patrick S. Bourgeron


Declines in low-elevation subalpine tree populations outpace growth in high-elevation populations with warming.

Conlisk, Erin, Castanha, Cristina, Germino, Matthew J., Veblen, Thomas T., Smith, Jeremy M., Kueppers, Lara M., Journal of Ecology , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12750

Niwot personnel authors: Thomas T. Veblen


Precipitation collector bias and its effects on temporal trends and spatial variability in National Atmospheric Deposition Program/ National Trends Network data.

Wetherbee, G.A., Environmental Pollution , DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.1


Feedback effects of clonal groups and tree clusters on site conditions at the treeline: implications for treeline dynamics.

Holtmeier, F.-K., Broll, G., Climate Research , DOI: 10.3354/cr01431

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