Snow is the defining control on Niwot’s ecology. Through the winter, the white stuff builds with each passing storm; sometime in the spring, melting begins, flushing water and nutrients through the system. The annual snow survey tracks snowfall through time.
An LTER cross site synthesis effort reveals that soil carbon availability determines nitrogen mineralization and nitrification rates across a wide diversity of terrestrial ecosystems.
While glacial thawing shapes ecosystem processes in the Green Lakes Valley, long-term data shows that it alone cannot explain the changing spatiotemporal patterns of stream chemistries.
The shared spaces between LTER and NEON add value for both networks and for the research community at large.
We are excited to share with the broader R community a new collection of 8 data samples geared towards teaching environmental data science!
A new global data synthesis of stream chemistry indicates human activities reduce streams ability to retain and transform nutrients.
With just a phone camera, anyone can add to a growing dataset tracking environmental change at the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER.
Can plants dictate how soil microbes respond to nitrogen deposition? New research says no, and sheds light on plant-microbe dynamics.
At the Niwot Ridge LTER, community scientists expand the reach of pika research initiatives to understand how pikas might respond to climate change.
Long-term research at the Niwot Ridge LTER reveals alpine lakes are seeing longer ice-free periods in the summer, a consequence of a changing climate.