The Shortgrass Steppe occupies the middle of the productivity gradient along which the LTER grasslands lie. It is unique among North American grasslands for its long evolutionary history of intense selection by both drought and herbivory, leading to an ecosystem that is very well adapted to withstand grazing by domestic livestock (Mack and Thompson 1982, Milchunas et al. 1988).
2020 LTER Research Roundup
LTER Grad Student Spotlight: Emilia Grzesik
Fire Brings New Perspectives on Disturbance at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
LTER Network Orientation
The Edge of Agriculture: Pests and Crop Configuration
Seeing the forest for the shrubs in Southern Appalachia
LTER Road Trip: Boreal Forest Research Legacies
Databits: LTER Site Bytes 2020 Coastal Edition
LTER at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020
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