LTER: Integrating plant community and ecosystem responses to chronic global change drivers: Toward an explanation of patterns and improved global predictions

Principal Investigators:

Kimberly J. La Pierre, Meghan L. Avolio, and Kevin Wilcox

Many global change drivers (GCDs) lead to chronic alterations in resource availability. As communities change through time in response to these GCDs, the magnitude and direction of ecosystem responses is also predicted to change in a non-linear fashion. We propose to examine whether plant community dynamics are predictive of shifts in ecosystem function across 101 long-term resource manipulation experiments (including 32 LTER experiments). Our working group will address three main objectives: 1) identify temporal patterns of plant community change... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group28th November—2nd December 2016Participant List  
Working Group23rd—27th October 2017Participant List  
Working Group15th—18th October 2018Participant List  
Working Group14th—16th February 2019Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Meghan L. Avoliomeghan.avolio@jhu.eduNational Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
William D. Bowmanwilliam.bowman@colorado.eduUniversity of Colorado
Scott L. Collinsscollins@sevilleta.unm.eduUniversity of New Mexico
Emily Grmanegrman@emich.eduMichigan State University
Gregory R. Housemangreg.houseman@wichita.eduWichita State University
Forest Isbellisbell@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota
David Johnsondsjohnson@vims.eduVirginia Institute of Marine Science
Alan K. Knappalan.knapp@colostate.eduColorado State University
Sarah E. Koernersekoerne@uncg.eduDuke University
Adam Langleyadam.langley@villanova.eduVillanova University
Kimberly J. La Pierrelapierrek@si.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Nathan Lemoinenate.lemoine@colostate.eduColorado State University
Christopher J. Lortiechris@christopherlortie.infoYork University
Melinda D. Smithmelinda.smith@colostate.eduColorado State University
Andrew Tredennickatredenn@gmail.comUtah State University
Kevin Wilcoxwilcoxkr@gmail.comUniversity of Oklahoma
Yang Xiayangx@ksu.eduLong Term Ecological Research (LTER)/Network Office (NET/LNO)
Jeffrey S. Dukesjsdukes@purdue.eduPurdue University
Trevor F. Keenantrevorkeenan@lbl.govLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lara M. Kuepperslmkueppers@lbl.govUniversity of California, Merced
Michael E. Loikmloik@ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Yiqi Luoyiqi.luo@nau.eduUniversity of Oklahoma
Brian McGillmail@brianmcgill.orgUniversity of Maine
Paul Moorcroftpaul_moorcroft@harvard.eduHarvard University
Peter B. Reichpreich@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Katherine Renwickkatie.renwick@gmail.comMontana State University
Osvaldo E. Salaosvaldo_sala@brown.eduBrown University
Anthony P. Walkerwalkerap@ornl.govOak Ridge National Laboratory
Ensheng Wengwengensheng@gmail.comUniversity of Oklahoma
Ethan Butlereebutler@umn.eduUniversity of New Mexico
Nancy Y. Kiangnancy.y.kiang@nasa.govNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Ben Poulterbenjamin.poulter@nasa.govNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Jackie Shumanjkshuman@ucar.eduUniveristy Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Langley, Adam; Chapman, Samantha K.; La Pierre, Kimberly J.; Avolio, Meghan L.; Bowman, William D.; Johnson, David; Isbell, Forest; Wilcox, Kevin; Foster, Bryan L.; Hovenden, Mark J.; Knapp, Alan K.; Koerner, Sarah E.; Lortie, Christopher J.; Megonigal, James; Newton, Paul C.D.; Reich, Peter B.; Smith, Melinda D.; Suttle, Kenwyn Blakeslee B.; Tilman, David. 2018. Ambient changes exceed treatment effects on plant species abundance in global change experiments. Global Change Biology. (Abstract)
Journal Article Wilcox, Kevin; Tredennick, Andrew; Koerner, Sarah E.; Grman, Emily; Hallett, Lauren M.; Avolio, Meghan L.; La Pierre, Kimberly J.; Houseman, Gregory R.; Isbell, Forest; Johnson, David; Alatalo, Juha; Baldwin, Andrew H.; Bork, Edward W.; Boughton, Elizabeth H.; Bowman, William D.; Britton, Andrea J.; Cahill, James F.; Collins, Scott L.; Du, Guozhen; Eskelinen, Anu; Gough, Laura; Jentsch, Anke; Kern, Christel; Klanderud, Kari; Knapp, Alan K.; Kreyling, Juergen; Luo, Yiqi; McLaren, Jennie R.; Megonigal, Pat; Onipchenko, Vladimir; Prevey, Janet; Price, Jodi N.; Robinson, Clare H.; Sala, Osvaldo E.; Smith, Melinda D.; Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A.; Souza, Lara; Tilman, David; White, Shannon R.; Xu, Zhuwen; Yahdjian, Laura; Yu, Qiang; Zhang, Pengfei; Zhang, Yunhai. 2017. Asynchrony among local communities stabilises ecosystem function of metacommunities. (Abstract)
"LTER: Integrating plant community and ecosystem responses to chronic global change drivers: Toward an explanation of patterns and improved global predictions " is project ID: 12751