Developing a predictive framework for the maintenance and restoration of native plant diversity in grasslands

Principal Investigators:

Katherine L. Gross

As a sabbatical fellow at NCEAS I plan to work on the synthesis and integration of data from several field projects in which I have been examining the factors that influence the composition and diversity of plant species in grassland-savanna communities in SW Michigan. My goal is to determine how spatial patterns of heterogeneity in resources and species pools influence these patterns and how to translate these results into an understanding of determinants of species diversity across communities and environmental gradients.

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st November 2002—30th June 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Katherine L. Grosskgross@kbs.msu.eduMichigan State University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Gross, Katherine L. 2002. Productivity-diversity relationships in the plant communities: Patterns, mechanisms and experiments. Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA.
Journal Article Gross, Katherine L. 2004. Promoting ecological research in National Parks by investing in the next generation of scientists. Ecological Applications. Vol: 14. Pages 15-17. (Online version)
Journal Article Suding, Katharine N.; Gross, Katherine L.; Houseman, Gregory R. 2004. Alternative states and positive feedbacks in restoration ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 19(1). Pages 46-53. (Online version)
Journal Article Wilson, Will G.; Lundberg, Per; Vazquez, Diego P.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Smith, Melinda D.; Langford, William T.; Gross, Katherine L.; Mittelbach, Gary G. 2003. Biodiversity and species interactions: Extending Lotka-Volterra community theory. Ecology Letters. Vol: 6. Pages 944-952. (Online version)
"Developing a predictive framework for the maintenance and restoration of native plant diversity in grasslands" is project ID: 5601