The LTER Committee on Microbial Ecology – Microbes are essential for the functioning of ecological systems. Vital microbial processes include decomposition and mineralization, many aspects of the nitrogen cycle (e.g., nitrogen fixation, nitrification, denitrification), plant nutrient uptake via mycorrhizal associations, microbial nutrient immobilization, the production of biomass to fuel ecosystem food webs, and the breakdown of toxic materials. While ecologists have developed methods to measure many of the rates of these processes, most have effectively ignored the microbes themselves.
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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