Ice storms are powerfully disruptive to northeastern forests, but truly understanding their dynamics has proved challenging because they strike with little warning. Hubbard Brook LTER scientists took the matter into their own hands by creating an ice storm of their own making. The experiment, which was covered by NSF360 and Science Now, is allowing them to compare before and after conditions and take measurements on replicate plots, each the size of football fields.
Synthesis: What, Why, and How
Synthesis group: metacommunity dynamics and community responses to disturbance
Integrating plant community and ecosystem responses to chronic global change drivers: Toward an explanation of patterns and improved global predictions
2019 Synthesis RFP webinar is available for viewing
LTER Network News | 2019 August