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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Project Description

The working group is comparing stream chemistry data from 19 LTER sites, representing far-ranging biomes including tundra, desert, and tall-grass prairies, as well as boreal, temperate, and tropical rainforests. They aim to identify what factors affect the coupled breakdown and use of carbon and nitrogen in streams. While carbon and nitrogen are inextricably linked, scientists remain stymied by the considerable spatial and temporal variation in the relationships between the two. The unprecedented global database being assembled by the project will allow the team to examine energy and nutrient cycling across seasons and environmental and management gradients.
Working Group Participants

Principal Investigator(s)

Adam S. Wymore, Sujay Kaushal

Project Dates

Start: September 1, 2016

End: December 31, 2018



Alba Argerich
University of Missouri, Columbia
Rebecca Barnes
Colorado College
Susana Bernal Berenguer
Centre D'Estudis Avancats de Blanes
Emily S. Bernhardt
Duke University
Jack Brookshire
Montana State University
Ashley Coble
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.
Walter Dodds
Kansas State University
Hannah M. Fazekas
University of New Hampshire
Shahan Haq
University of Maryland
Ashley Helton
University of Connecticut
Penny Johnes
University of Bristol
Sherri L. Johnson
Oregon State University
Jeremy B. Jones
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Sujay Kaushal
University of Maryland
Pirkko Kortelainen
Finnish Environment Institute
Carla Lopez-Lloreda
Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory
William H. McDowell
University of New Hampshire
Bianca Rodriguez-Cardona
University of New Hampshire
Robert G.M. Spencer
Florida State University
Pamela Sullivan
University of Kansas
Aktekin Tevfik
University of New Hampshire
Adam S. Wymore
University of New Hampshire


  1. Journal Article / 2020

    Percentile-Range Indexed Mapping and Evaluation (PRIME): A new tool for long-term data discovery and application