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Surface and subsurface water contributions to streamflow from a mesoscale watershed in complex mountain terrain.

Zhang, Q. , Knowles, J.F., Barnes, R.T., Cowie, R.M., Rock, N., Williams, M.W., Hydrological Processes 32 (7) :954-967 , DOI: 10.1002/hyp.11469

Niwot personnel authors: Qinghuan Zhang, John Knowles, Rory Cowie, Mark W. Williams


Identification of a contact zone and hybridization for two subspecies of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) within a single protected area.

Castillo Vardaro, J.A., Epps, C.W., Frable, B.W., Ray, C. , PLoS ONE 13 (7) , DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199032

Niwot personnel authors: Chris Ray


Using research networks to create the comprehensive datasets needed to assess nutrient availability as a key determinant of terrestrial carbon cycling.

Vicca, S. , Stocker, B. , Reed, S. , Wieder, W. , Bahn, M. , Fay, P. , Janssens, I. , Lambers, H. , Penuelas, J. , Piao, S. , et al. , Environmental Research Letters

Niwot personnel authors: Will Wieder


Emerging threats and persistent conservation challenges for freshwater biodiversity.

Reid, A.J., Carlson, A.K. , Creed, I.F., Eliason, E.J. , Gell, P. A. , Johnson, P.T. , Kidd, K. A. , MacCormack, T.J. , Olden, J.D. , Ormerod, S.J. , Smol, J.P. , Taylor, W.W. , Tockner, K., Vermaire, J.C. , Dudgeon, D. , Cooke, S.J. , Biological Reviews , DOI: 10.1111/brv.12480

Niwot personnel authors: Pieter Johnson


Combining Ground Penetrating Radar with Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning to Estimate the Spatial Distribution of Liquid Water Content in Seasonal Snowpacks.

Webb, R.W., Jennings, K.S., Fend, M., Molotch, N.P., Water Resources Research , DOI: 10.1029/2018WR022680

Niwot personnel authors: Ryan W. Webb, Keith Jennings, Noah P. Molotch


Limitations to winter and spring photosynthesis of a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest.

Bowling, D.R., Logan, B.A., Hufkens, K., Aubrecht, D.M., Richardson, A.D., Burns, S.P., Anderegg, W.R.L., Blanken, P.D., Eiriksson, D.P., Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 252 :241-255 , DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.025

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken


Assessing the interplay between canopy energy balance and photosynthesis with cellulose δ18O: large-scale patterns and independent ground-truthing.

Helliker, B.R., Song, X., Goulden, M.L., Clark, K., Bolstad, P., Munger, J.W., Chen, J. , Noormets, A. , Hollinger, D. , Wofsy, S., Martin, T., Baldocchi, D., Euskirchenn, E., Desai, A., Burns, S.P., Oecologia 187 (4) :995-1007 , DOI: 10.1007/s00442-018-4198-z


Temporal Dynamics of Aerodynamic Canopy Height Derived From Eddy Covariance Momentum Flux Data Across North American Flux Networks.

Chu, H., Baldocchi, D.D., Poindexter, C., Abraha, M. , Desai, A.R., Bohrer, G., Arain, M.A., Griffis, T., Blanken, P.D., O'Halloran, T.L., Thomas, R.Q., Zhang, Q., Burns, S.P., Frank, J.M., Christian, D., et al. , Geophysical Research Letters 45 (17) :9275-9287 , DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079306

Niwot personnel authors: Peter Blanken


Estimating Soil Respiration in a Subalpine Landscape Using Point, Terrain, Climate, and Greenness Data.

Berryman, E.M., Vanderhoof, M.K. , Bradford, J.B., Hawbaker, T.J., Henne, P.D., Burns, S.P., Frank, J.M., Birdsey, R.A., Ryan, M.G., Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences , DOI: 10.1029/2018JG004613


Leaf endophytes mediate fertilizer effects on plant yield and traits in northern oat grass (Trisetum spicatum).

Buckley, H. , Young, C.A., Charlton, N.D., Hendricks, W.Q., Haley, B. , Nagabhyru, P. , Rudgers, J.A., Plant and Soil , DOI: 10.1007/s11104-018-3848-6


Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome.

Bjorkman, A.D., Myers-Smith, I.H., Elmendorf, S.C., Normand, S., Thomas, H.J.D., Alatalo, J.M., Alexander, H. , Anadon-Rosell, A. , Angers-Blondin, S. , Bai, Y. , Baruah, G. , Beest, M., Berner, L. , Bjork, R.G., Blok, D. , Global Ecology and Biogeography , DOI: 10.1111/geb.12821

Niwot personnel authors: Sarah C. Elmendorf, Marko J. Spasojevic, Katharine N. Suding


A Comparison of the Diel Cycle of Modeled and Measured Latent Heat Flux During the Warm Season in a Colorado Subalpine Forest.

Burns, S.P., Swenson, S.C., Wieder, W.R., Lawrence, D.M., Bonan, G.B. , Knowles, J.F., Blanken, P.D., Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 10 (3) :617-651 , DOI: 10.1002/2017MS001248

Niwot personnel authors: Will Wieder, John Knowles, Peter Blanken


Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in global change experiments.

Langley, J.A., Chapman, S.K., La Pierre, K.J., Avolio, M. , Bowman, W.D., Johnson, D.S., Isbell, F. , Wilcox, K.R., Foster, B.L., Hovenden, M.J., Knapp, A.K., Koerner, S.E., Lortie, C.J., Megonigal, J.P, Newton, P.C.D, Global Change Biology , DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14442

Niwot personnel authors: William D. Bowman


Different vital rates of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir explain discordance in understory/overstory dominance.

Andrus, R. , Harvey, B.J., Chai, R.K., Veblen, T.T., Canadian Journal of Forest Research , DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2018-0182

Niwot personnel authors: Robert Andrus, Brian J. Harvey, Rachel Chai, Thomas T. Veblen


Statistical Classification of Self-Organized Snow Surfaces.

Kochanski, K., Anderson, R.S., Tucker, G.E., Geophysical Research Letters 45 (13) :6532-6541 , DOI: 10.1029/2018GL077616


Snowmelt Timing Regulates Community Composition, Phenology, and Physiological Performance of Alpine Plants.

Winkler, D.E., Butz, R., Germino, M.J., Reinhardt, K., Kueppers, L.M., Frontiers in Plant Science 9 :1140 , DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01140

Niwot personnel authors: Lara M Kueppers


Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome.

Bjorkman, A.D., et. al., Nature 562 :57–62 , DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0563-7

Niwot personnel authors: Katharine N. Suding, Marko J. Spasojevic, Sarah C. Elmendorf


Observations and simulations of the seasonal evolution of snowpack cold content and its relation to snowmelt and the snowpack energy budget.

Jennings, K.S., Kittel, T.G.F., Molotch, N.P., The Cryosphere; Katlenburg-Lindau 12 :1595-1614 , DOI:

Niwot personnel authors: Noah P. Molotch, Keith Jennings


Topsoil and snow: a continuum system.

Freppaz, M., Pintaldi, E., Magnani, A., Viglietti, D., Williams, M.W., Applied Soil Ecology 123 :435-440 , DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.06.029

Niwot personnel authors: Mark W. Williams


Projections of water, carbon, and nitrogen dynamics under future climate change in an alpine tundra ecosystem in the southern Rocky Mountains using a biogeochemical model.

Dong, Z, Driscoll, C.T., Campbell, J.L., Pourmokhtarian, A., Stoner, A.M.K., Hayhoe, K., Science of The Total Environment 650 :1451-1464 , DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.151


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

Niwot personnel authors: William D. Bowman, Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Teal Potter


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

Niwot personnel authors: Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Katharine N. Suding, Samuel Sartwell, Emily Farrer, Marko J. Spasojevic, Jane G. Smith, Steven K. Schmidt


Snowmelt-Driven Trade-Offs Between Early and Late Season Productivity Negatively Impact Forest Carbon Uptake During Drought.

Knowles, J.F., Molotch, N.P., Trujillo, E., Litvak, M.E., Geophysical Research Letters 45 (7) :3087-3096 , DOI: 10.1002/2017GL076504

Niwot personnel authors: John Knowles, Noah P. Molotch


Alpine catena response to nitrogen deposition and its effect on the aquatic system.

Litaor, I., Suding, K., Anderson, S.P., Litus, G., Caine, N., CATENA 170 :108-118 , DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.06.004

Niwot personnel authors: Katharine N. Suding, T. Nelson Caine


How do phenology, plasticity, and evolution determine the fitness consequences of climate change for montane butterflies?.

Kingsolver, J.G., Buckley, L.B., Evolutionary Applications 11 (8) :1231-1244 , DOI: 10.1111/eva.12618


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

Niwot personnel authors: Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Marko J. Spasojevic, Emily Farrer, Samuel Sartwell, Jane G. Smith, Caitlin White, Katharine N. Suding, Steven K. Schmidt


Freezing degree-day thresholds and Lake ice-out dates: Understanding the role of El Niño conditions.

Beyene, M.T., Jain, S., International Journal of Climatology 38 (11) :4335-4344 , DOI: 10.1002/joc.5671


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

Bowman, W.D., Swatling-Holcomb, S., Journal of Vegetation Science 29 (1) :25-33 , DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12583

Niwot personnel authors: William D. Bowman


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

Lazarus, B.E., Castanha, C., Germino, M.J., Kueppers, L.M., Moyers, A.B., Journal of Ecology 106 (2) :571-585 , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12837


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

Niwot personnel authors: Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Noah P. Molotch, Katharine N. Suding


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

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


Short-term understory plant community responses to salvage logging in beetle-affected lodgepole pine forests, Colorado, USA.

Fornwalt, P.J., Rhoades, C.C., Hubbard, R.M., Harris, R.L., Faist, A.M., Bowman, W.D., Forest Ecology and Management 409 :84-93 , DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.10.056

Niwot personnel authors: William D. Bowman


Moisture availability limits subalpine tree establishment.

Andrus, R.A., Harvey, B.J., Rodman, K.C., Hart, S.J., Veblen, T.T., Ecology :1-9 , DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2134

Niwot personnel authors: Robert Andrus, Brian J. Harvey, Thomas T. Veblen

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