General Announcements

Congratulations to Lisa Garcia and Mariah Patton!

Lisa won second place for best presentation by a grad student at UNM BIO research days!

Bison rule

The reintroduction of bison at the Konza Prairie Biological station has resulted in a steady increase in native plant species richness, and this increase was resilient to an extreme drought. Cattle grazing also increased diversity, but not as much as bison and the grasslands were less resistant to drought. Here's the significance statement from the paper (

Long-term nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization has variable effects on soil carbon sequestration in temperate grasslands

A really nice study in Global Change Biology led by Adrienne Keller on soil SOC response to 10-years of N fertilization in a subset of NutNet plots across the US. From the abstract:

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