Mountain Research Station Publications; 2014-2018


Andrus, R.A., Harvey, B.J., Rodman, K.C., Hart, S.J., Veblen, T.T. 2018. Moisture availability limits subalpine tree establishment. Ecology :1-9 , DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2134

Bowman, W.D. and S. Swatling-Holcomb.  2018.  The roles of stochasticity and biotic interactions in the spatial patterning of plant species in alpine communities. Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 25-33.

Fornwalt, P.J., Rhoades, C.C., Hubbard, R.M., Harris, R.L., Faist, A.M., Bowman, W.D. 2018 Short-term understory plant community responses to salvage logging in beetle-affected lodgepole pine forests, Colorado, USA.  Forest Ecology and Management 409 :84-93 , DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.10.056


Albert, L.P., Keenan, T.F., Burns, S.P., Huxman, T.E., Monson, R.K., (2017) Climate controls over ecosystem metabolism: insights from a fifteen-year inductive artificial neural network synthesis for a subalpine forest. Oecologia 184 :25-41 , DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3853-0
Bueno de Mesquita, C.F., Joseph E. Knelman, Andrew J. King, Emily C. Farrer, Dorota L. Porazinska, Steven K. Schmidt, Katharine N. Suding, (2017) Plant colonization of moss-dominated soils in the alpine: Microbial and biogeochemical implications. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 111 :135-142 , DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.008
Campbell, J.E., J.A. Berry, U. Seibt, S.J. Smith, S.A. Montzka, T. Launois, S. Belviso, L. Bopp, M. Laine, (2017) Large historical growth in global terrestrial gross primary production. Nature Research, Nature 544 (7648) :84-87 , DOI: 10.1038/nature22030
Conlisk, E., Castanha, C., Germino, M.J., Veblen, T.T., Smith, J.M., Moyes, A.B., Kueppers, L.M., (2017) Seed origin and warming constrain lodgepole pine recruitment, slowing the pace of population range shifts. Global Change Biology , DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13840
Conlisk, Erin, Castanha, Cristina, Germino, Matthew J., Veblen, Thomas T., Smith, Jeremy M., Kueppers, Lara M., (2017) Declines in low-elevation subalpine tree populations outpace growth in high-elevation populations with warming. Journal of Ecology , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12750
Cowie, R.M., Knowles, J.F, Dailey, K.R., Williams, M.W., Mills, T.J., Molotch, N.P., (2017) Sources of streamflow along a headwater catchment elevational gradient. Journal of Hydrology 549 :163-178 URL:,
Hart, S.J., Veblen, T.T., Schneider, D., Molotch, N.P., (2017) Summer and winter drought drive the initiation and spread of spruce beetle outbreak. Ecology , DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1963
Holtmeier, F, Broll, G, (2017) Layering in the Rocky Mountain treeline ecotone: clonal conifer groups’ distribution, structure, and functional role. Springer, Trees 31 (3) :953-965 , DOI: 10.1007/s00468-017-1520-z
Foley, P. , Roth, T., Foley, J., Ray, C., (2017) Rodent–pika parasite spillover in western North America. Journal of Medical Entomology, :1-7 , DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjx085
Holtmeier, F.-K., Broll, G., (2017) Feedback effects of clonal groups and tree clusters on site conditions at the treeline: implications for treeline dynamics. Climate Research , DOI: 10.3354/cr01431
Knowles, J.F., Lestak, L.R., Molotch, N.P., (2017) On the use of a snow aridity index to predict remotely sensed forest productivity in the presence of bark beetle disturbance. Wiley Online Library, Water Resources Research :4891-4906 , DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019887
Kohl, K.D., Varner, J, Wilkening, J.L., Dearing, M.D., (2017) Gut microbial communities of American pikas (Ochotona princeps): Evidence for phylosymbiosis and adaptations to novel diets. Wiley Online Library, Journal of Animal Ecology :1-8 , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12692
Lazarus, Brynne E., Castanha, Cristina, Germino, Matthew J., Kuppers, Lara M., Moyes, Andrew B., (2017) Growth strategies and threshold responses to water deficit modulate effects of warming on tree seedlings from forest to alpine. Wiley Online Library, Journal of Ecology , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12837
Lin, J.C., Mallia, D.V., Wu, D, Stephens, B.B., (2017) How can mountaintop CO2 observations be used to constrain regional carbon fluxes?. Copernicus GmbH, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (9) :5561-5581 , DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-5561-2017
McKnight, D.M., (2017) Debates—Hypothesis testing in hydrology: A view from the field: The value of hydrologic hypotheses in designing field studies and interpreting the results to advance hydrology. Wiley Online Library, Water Resources Research 53 (3) :1779-1783 , DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020050
Peterson ML, Doak DF, Morris WF. 2018.  Both life-history plasticity and local adaptation will shape range-wide responses to climate warming in the tundra plant Silene acaulis. Glob Change Biol. 24:16141625. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13990


Raczka, B., Biraud, S.C., Ehleringer, J.R., Lai, C.-T., Miller, J.B., Pataki, D.E., Saleska, S.R., Torn, M.S., Vaughn, B.H., Wehr, R., Bowling, D.R., (2017) Does vapor pressure deficit drive the seasonality of δ13C of the net land-atmosphere CO2 exchange across the United States?. JGR Biogeosciences , DOI: 10.1002/2017JG003795

Tobias, T.B., Farrer, E.C., Rosales, A., Sinsabaugh, R.L., Suding, K.N., Porras-Alfaro, A., (2017) Seed-associated fungi in the alpine tundra: Both mutualists and pathogens could impact plant recruitment. Fungal Ecology 30 :10-18 , DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2017.08.0

Treml, V., Veblen, T.T., (2017) Does tree growth sensitivity to warming trends vary according to treeline form?. Journal of Biogeography , DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12996

Waterhouse, M.D., Sjodin, B., Ray, C., Erb, L., Wilkening, J., Russello, M.A., (2017) Individual-based analysis of hair corticosterone reveals factors influencing chronic stress in the American pika. Ecology and Evolution :1-10 , DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3009

Wetherbee, G.A., (2017) Precipitation collector bias and its effects on temporal trends and spatial variability in National Atmospheric Deposition Program/ National Trends Network data. Environmental Pollution , DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.1

Wieder, W.R., Knowles, J.F., Blanken, P.D., Swenson, S.C., Suding, K.N. 2018 Ecosystem function in complex mountain terrain: Combining models and long-term observations to advance process-based understanding.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 122 (4) :825-845 , DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003704

Wilcox, K., Tredennick, A., Koerner, S., Grman, E., Hallett, L., Avolio, M., La Pierre, K., Houseman, T., Isbell, F., Johnson, A., Alatalo, J., Baldwin, A., Bork, E., Boughton, E., Bowman, W.D., et al., Ecology Letters 20 :1534-1545 , DOI: 10.1111/ele.12861

Yuan, X., Knelman, J.E., Wang, D., Goebl, A., Gasarch, E., Seastedt, T.R., (2017) Patterns of soil bacterial richness and composition tied to plant richness, soil nitrogen, and soil acidity in alpine tundra. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 49 (3) :441–453 , DOI: 10.1657/AAAR0016-05



Berkelhammer, M., Noone, D.C., Wong, T.E., Burns, S.P., Knowles, J.F., Kaushik, A., Blanken, P.D., Williams, M.W., (2016) Convergent approaches to determine an ecosystem's transpiration fraction. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30 (6) :933-951 , DOI: 10.1002/2016GB005392

Biederman, J. A., Scott, R. L., Goulden, M. L., Vargas, R., Litvak, M. E., Kolb, T. E., Yepez, E. A., Oechel, W. C., Blanken, P. D., Bell, T. W., Garatuza-Payan, J., Maurer, G. E., Dore, S., Burns, S. P., (2016) Terrestrial carbon balance in a drier world: the effects of water availability in southwestern North America. Global Change Biology 22 :1867-1879 , DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13222

Biederman, J.A., Scott, R.L., Goulden, M.L., Vargas, R., Litvak, M.E., Kolb, T.E., Yepez, E.A., Oechel, W. C., Blanken, P. D., Bell, T.W., Garatuza-Payan, J., Maurer, G.E., Dore, S., Burns, S.P., (2016) Terrestrial carbon balance in a drier world: the effects ofwater availability in southwestern North America. Global Change Biology 22 :1867-1879 , DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13222

Brown, SP, Ungerer, MC, Jumpponen, A, (2016) A COMMUNITY OF CLONES: SNOW ALGAE ARE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES OF SPATIALLY STRUCTURED CLONES. International Journal of Plant Science 177 (5) , DOI: 10.1086/686019

Burns. SP, Maclean, GD, Blanken, PD, Oncley, SP, Semmer, SR, Monson, RK, (2016) The Niwot Ridge Subalpine Forest US-NR1 AmeriFlux site – Part 1: Data acquisition and site record-keeping. Geoscientific Instrumentation Methods and Data Systems 5 :451-471 , DOI: 10.5194/gi-5-451-2016

Carrell, AA, Carper, DL, Frank, AC, (2016) Subalpine conifers in two different geographic locations host highly similar foliar bacterial endophyte communities.. FEMS Microbiology Ecology , DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw124

Fan, Z, Neff, JC, Wieder, WR, (2016) Model-based analysis of environmental controls over ecosystem primary production in an alpine tundra dry meadow. Biogeochemistry 128 :35-49 , DOI: 10.1007/s10533-016-0193-9

Farrer, EC, Suding, KN, (2016) Teasing apart plant community responses to N enrichment: the roles of resource limitation, competition and soil microbes. Ecology Letters 19 :1287-1296 , DOI: 10.1111/ele.12665

Hinckley, E-L.S, Anderson, S.P, Baron, J.S, Blanken, P.D, Bonan, G.B, Bowman, W.D, Elmendorf, S.C, Fierer, N, Fox, A.M, Goodman, K.J, Jones, K.D, Lombardozzi, D.L, Lunch, C.K, Neff, J.C, SanClements, M.D, Suding, K.N, Wieder, W.R, (2016) Optimizing available network resources to address questions in environmental biogeochemistry. BioScience 66 (4) :317-326 , DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw005

Knowles, JF, Blanken, PD, Williams, MW, (2016) Wet meadow ecosystems contribute the majority of overwinter soil respiration from snow-scoured alpine tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research 121 :1118-1130 , DOI: 10.1002/2015JG003081

Kueppers, LM, Conlisk, E, Castanha, Cristina, Moyes, AB, (2016) Warming and provenance limit tree recruitment across and beyond the elevation range of subalpine forest. Global Change Biology , DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13561

Liu, Y, Wu, C, Peng, D, (2016) Improved modeling of land surface phenology using MODIS land surface reflectance and temperature at evergreen needleleaf forests of central North America. Remote Sensing of Environment 176 :152-162 , DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.01.021

Ladwig, LM, Ratajczak, ZR, Ocheltree, TW, Hafich, Katya, (2016) Beyond arctic and alpine: the influence of winter climate on temperate ecosystems. Ecology 97 (2) , DOI: 372-382

Maass, M., Balvanera, P., Bourgeron, P., Equihua, M., Baudry, J., Dick, J., Forsius, M., Halada, L., Krauze, K., Nakaoka, M., Orenstein, D.E., Parr, T.W., Redman, C.L., Rozzi, R., Santos-Reis, M., Swemmer, A.M., Vadineanu, A., (2016) The impact of biodiversity (ecosystem integrity) change on tradeoffs among ecosystem services, stakeholders and components of well-being. Ecology and Society 21 (3) , DOI: 10.5751/ES-08587-210331

Maurer, GE, Chan, AM, Trahan, NA, (2016) Carbon isotopic composition of forest soil respiration in the decade following bark beetle and stem girdling disturbances in the Rocky Mountains. Plant Cell and Environment 39 (7) :1513-1523 , DOI: 10.1111/pce.12716 Metzger, S, Burba, G, Burns, SP, Blanken, PD, (2016) Optimization of an enclosed gas analyzer sampling system for measuring eddy covariance fluxes of H2O and CO2. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 :1341-1359 , DOI: 10.5194/amt-9-1341-2016

Mikkelson, KM, Lozupone, CA, Sharp, JO, (2016) Altered edaphic parameters couple to shifts in terrestrial bacterial community structure associated with insect-induced tree mortality. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry 95 :19-29 , DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.12.001

Mikkelson, KM, Bokman, CM, Sharp, JO, (2016) Rare Taxa Maintain Microbial Diversity and Contribute to Terrestrial Community Dynamics throughout Bark Beetle Infestation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82 (23) :6912-6919 , DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02245-16

Molotch, NP, Barnard, DM, Burns, SP, (2016) Measuring spatiotemporal variation in snow optical grain size under a subalpine forest canopy using contact spectroscopy. AGU-Water Resources Research 52 :7513–7522 , DOI: 10.1002/2016WR018954

Moyes, AB, Kueppers, LM, Pett-Ridge, J, (2016) Evidence for foliar endophytic nitrogen fixation in a widely distributed subalpine conifer. New Phytologist 210 (2) :657-668 , DOI: 10.1111/nph.13850

Munshi, J, (2016) Dilution of atmospheric radiocarbon CO2 by fossil fuel emissions. , DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2770539

Preston, DL, Caine, N, McKnight, DM, Williams, MW, Hell, K, Miller, MP, Hart, SJ, Johnson, PTJ, (2016) Climate regulates alpine lake ice cover phenology and aquatic ecosystem structure. AGU-Geophysical Research Letters , DOI: 10.1002/2016GL069036

Reynolds, RL, Munson, SM, Ferdandez, D, Goldstein, HL, Neff, JC, (2016) Concentrations of mineral aerosol from desert to plains across the central Rocky Mountains, western United States. Aeolian Research 23 :21-35 , DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.09.001

Sklenar, P, (2016) Seasonal variation of freezing resistance mechanisms in north-temperate alpine plants. Alpine Botany , DOI: 10.1007/s00035-016-0174-6

Wann, GT, Aldridge, CL, Braun, CE, (2016) Effects of seasonal weather on breeding phenology and reproductive success of alpine ptarmigan in Colorado. PLOS One , DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158913

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, (2016) Characterizing predictors of survival in the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Journal of Mammalogy :1-10 , DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyw097

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Varner, J, (2016) When can we measure stress noninvasively? Postdeposition effects on a fecal stress metric confound a multiregional assessment. Ecology and Evolution 6 (2) :502-513 , DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1857

Winchell, TS, Barnard, DM, Monson, RK, Burns, SP, Molotch, MP, (2016) Earlier snowmelt reduces atmospheric carbon uptake in midlatitude subalpine forests. AGU-Geophysical Research Letters :8160-8168 , DOI: 10.1002/2016GL069769

Winkler, DE, Chapin, KJ, Kueppers, LM, (2016) Soil moisture mediates alpine life form and community productivity responses to warming. Ecology 97 (6) :1553-1563 , DOI: 10.1890/15-1197.1

Xie, M, Mladenov, N, Williams, MW, Neff, JC, (2016) Water soluble organic aerosols in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA: composition, sources and optical properties. Nature , DOI: 10.1038/srep39339

Yuan, X, Knelman, JE, Gasarch, E, Wang, D, Nemergut, DR, Seastedt, TR, (2016) Plant community and soil chemistry responses to long-term nitrogen inputs drive changes in alpine bacterial communities. Ecology 97 (6) :1543-1554 , DOI: 10.1890/15-1160.1

Zhao, Q, Poulson, SR, Obrist, D, (2016) Iron-bound organic carbon in forest soils: quantification and characterization. Biogeosciences 13 :4777-4788 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-4777-2016

Zscheischler, J, Fatichi, S, Wolf, S, Blanken, P.D, Bohrer, G, Clark, K, Desai, A.R, Hollinger, D, Keenan, T, Novick, K.A, (2016) Short-term favorable weather conditions are an important control of interannual variability in carbon and water fluxes. Biogeosciences 121 (8) :2186-2198 , DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003503


Bhattacharyya, S., Ray, Chris, (2015) Of plants and pikas: evidence for a climate-mediated decline in forage and cache quality. Plant Ecology & Diversity 8 (5-6) :781-794 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1121520

Bourgeron, PS, Humphries, HC, Liptzin, D, Seastedt, TR, (2015) The forest–alpine ecotone: a multi-scale approach to spatial and temporal dynamics of treeline change at Niwot Ridge. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :763-779 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1126368

Bowling, D. R., Egan, J. E., Hall, S. J., Risk, D. A., (2015) Environmental forcing does not induce diel or synoptic variation in the carbon isotope content of forest soil respiration. Biogeosciences 12 (16) :5143-5160 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-5143-2015

Bowman, W.D., Nemergut, D.R., McKnight, D.M., Miller, M.P., Williams, M.W. , (2015) A slide down a slippery slope - alpine ecosystem responses to nitrogen deposition. Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.984786

Brown, SP, Olson, BJSC, Jumpponen, A, (2015) Fungi and Algae Co-Occur in Snow: An Issue of Shared Habitat or Algal Facilitation of Heterotrophs?. Arctic, Anarctic, and Alpine Research 47 (4) :729-749 , DOI:

Broxton, P. D., Harpold, A. A., Biederman, J. A., Troch, P. A., Molotch, N. P., Brooks, P. D., (2015) Quantifying the effects of vegetation structure on snow accumulation and ablation in mixed-conifer forests. Ecohydrology 8 (6) :1073-1094 , DOI: 10.1002/eco.1565

Bueno de Mesquita, Cliff, King, Andrew J., Schmidt, Steven K., Farrer, Emily C., Suding, Katharine N., (2015) Incorporating biotic factors in species distribution modeling: are interactions with soil microbes important?. Ecography 38 :001-011 , DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01797

Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Turnipseed, A.A., Hu, J., Monson, R.K., (2015) The influence of warm-season precipitation on the diel cycle of the surface energy balance and carbon dioxide at a Colorado subalpine forest site. Biogeosciences 12 :7349-7377 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-7349-2015

Burns, S.P., Blanken, P.D., Turnipseed, A.A., Hu, J., Monson, R.K., (2015) The influence of warm-season precipitation on the diel cycle of the surface energy balance and carbon dioxide at a Colorado subalpine forest site. Biogeosciences 12 (23) :7349-7377 , DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-7349-2015

Dean, S. L., Farrer, E. C., Porras-Alfaro, A., Suding, K. N., Sinsabaugh, R. L., (2015) Assembly of root-associated bacteria communities: Interactions between abiotic and biotic factors. Environmental Microbiology Reports 7 (1) :102-110 , DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12194

Farrer, E. C., Ashton, I. W., Spasojevic, M. J., Fu, S., Gonzalez, D. J. X., Suding, K. N., (2015) Indirect effects of global change accumulate to alter plant diversity but not ecosystem function in alpine tundra. The Journal of Ecology 103 (2) :351-360 , DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12363

Gasarch, EI, Seastedt, TR, (2015) The consequences of multiple resource shifts on the productivity and composition of alpine tundra communities: inferences from a long-term snow and nutrient manipulation experiment. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :751-761 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123319

Gasarch, EI, Seastedt, TR, (2015) Plant community response to nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment varies across an alpine tundra moisture gradient. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :739-749 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123317

Harpold, A. A., Molotch, N. P., Musselman, K. N., Bales, R. C., Kirchner, P. B., Litvak, M., Brooks, P. D., (2015) Soil moisture response to snowmelt timing in mixed-conifer subalpine forests. Hydrological Processes 29 (12) :2782-2798 , DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10400

Kittel, T.G.F., Williams, M.W., Chowanski, K., Hartman, M., Ackerman, T., Losleben, M., Blanken, P., (2015) Contrasting long-term alpine and subalpine precipitation trends in a mid-latitude North American mountain system, Colorado Front Range, USA. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :607-624 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1143536

Knowles, J. F., Harpold, A. A., Cowie, R., Zeliff, M., Barnard, H. R., Burns, S. P., Blanken, P. D., Morse, J. F., Williams, M. W., (2015) The relative contributions of alpine and subalpine ecosystems to the water balance of a mountainous, headwater catchment. Hydrological Processes 29 (22) :4794-4808 , DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10526

Knowles, J. F., Blanken, P. D., Williams, M. W., (2015) Soil respiration variability across a soil moisture and vegetation community gradient within a snow-scoured alpine meadow. Biogeochemistry 125 (2) :185-202 , DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0122-3

Launois, T, Peylin, P, Belviso, S, Poulter, B, (2015) A new model of the global biogeochemical cycle of carbonyl sulfide – Part 2: Use of carbonyl sulfide to constrain gross primary productivity in current vegetation models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 :9285-9312 , DOI: 10.5194/acp-15-9285-2015

Leopold, M, Lewis, G, Dethier, D, Caine, N, Williams, MW, (2015) Cryosphere: ice on Niwot Ridge and in the Green Lakes Valley, Colorado Front Range. Plant Ecology & Diversity 8 (5-6) :625-638 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.992489 1755-0874, 1755-1668,

Liptzin, D., Helmig, D., Schmidt, S. K., Seok, B., Williams, M. W., (2015) Winter gas exchange between the atmosphere and snow-covered soils on Niwot Ridge, Colorado, USA. Plant Ecology & Diversity :1-12 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1065925

Meromy, Leah, Molotch, Noah P., Williams, Mark W., Musselman, Keith N., Kueppers, Lara M., (2015) Snowpack-climate manipulation using infrared heaters in subalpine forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA. Agricultural and forest meteorology 203 :142-157 , DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.12.015

Miller-Struttmann, Nicole, Geib, Jennifer C., Franklin, James D., Kevan, Peter G., Holdo, Ricardo M., Ebert-May, Diane, Lynn, Austin M., Kettenbach, Jessica A., Hedrick, Elizabeth, Galen, Candace, (2015) Functional mismatch in a bumble bee pollination mutualism under climate change. Science 349 (6255) :1541-1544 , DOI: 10.1126/science.aab0868

Moyes, A. B., Germino, M. J., Kueppers, L. M., (2015) Moisture rivals temperature in limiting photosynthesis by trees establishing beyond their cold-edge range limit under ambient and warmed conditions. New Phytologist 207 (4) :1005-1014 , DOI: 10.1111/nph.13422 URL:,

Ray, C., McKnight, D. M., Bidwell, M. D., Fourment, T., Flanagan Pritz, C., Rinehart, A. H., (2015) Children’s book series and associated curricula support elementary education and outreach in water resources. Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1050711

Reinhardt, K, Germino, MJ, Kueppers, LM, (2015) Linking carbon and water relations to drought-induced mortality in Pinus flexilis seedlings. Tree Physiology 35 :771-782 , DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpv045

Schmidt, S.K., King, A.J., Meier, C.L., Bowman, W.D., Farrer, E.C., Suding, K.N., Nemergut, D.R., (2015) Plant-microbe interactions at multiple scales across a high-elevation landscape. Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.917737

Seabloom, EW, Borer, ET, Buckley, YM, Cleland, EE, ..., Humphries, HC, et al., (2015) Plant species’ origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications 6 , DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8710

Smith, JM, Paritsis, J, Veblen, TT, Chapman, TB, (2015) Permanent forest plots show accelerating tree mortality in subalpine forests of the Colorado Front Range from 1982 to 2013. Forest Ecology and Management 341 :8-17 , DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.12.031

Sproull, Gregory J., Quigley, Martin F., Sher, Anna, González, Eduardo, (2015) Long-term changes in composition, diversity and distribution patterns in four herbaceous plant communities along an elevational gradient. Journal of Vegetation Science 26 (3) :552-563 , DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12264

Suding, Katharine N., Farrer, Emily C., King, Andrew J., Kueppers, Lara, Spasojevic, Marko J., (2015) Vegetation change at high elevation: scale dependence and interactive effects on Niwot Ridge. Plant Ecology & Diversity , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1010189

Trahan, NA, Dynes, EL, Pugh, E, (2015) Changes in soil biogeochemistry following disturbance by girdling and mountain pine beetles in subalpine forests. Oecologia 177 :981-995 , DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3227-4

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, Ramsay. N, Klingler, K, (2015) Alpine biodiversity and assisted migration: the case of the American pika (Ochotona princeps). Biodiversity 16 (4) :224-236 , DOI: 10.1080/14888386.2015.1112304

Wilkening, JL, Ray, C, (2015) Parks, pikas, and physiological stress: Implications for long-term monitoring of an NPS climate-sensitive sentinel species. Park Science 32 (1) :42-48

Wilkening, Jennifer L., Ray, Chris, Varner, Johanna, (2015) Relating sub-surface ice features to physiological stress in a climate sensitive mammal, the American pika (Ochotona princeps). PLOS one 10 (3) :e0119327 , DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119327

Williams, MW, Seastedt, TR, Bowman, WD, McKnight, DM, Suding, KN, (2015) An overview of research from a high elevation landscape: the Niwot Ridge, Colorado Long Term Ecological Research programme. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8 (5-6) :597-605 , DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123320


Barnes, R.T., Willliams, M.W., Parman, J.N., Hill, K., Caine, N., (2014) Thawing glacial and permafrost features contribute to nitrogen export from Green Lakes Valley, Colorado Front Range, USA. Biogeochemistry 117 (2-3) :413-430 , DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9886-5

Bowling, D.R., Ballantyne, A.P., Miller, J.B., Burns, S.P., Conway, T.J., Menzer, O., Stephens, B.B., Vaughn, B.H., (2014) Ecological processes dominate the 13C land disequilibrium in a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28 :352-370 , DOI: 10.1002/2013GB004686

Burns, S.P., Molotch, N.P., Williams, M.W., Knowles, J.F., Seok, B., Monson, R.K., Turnipseed, A.A., Blanken, P.D., (2014) Snow temperature changes within a seasonal snowpack and their relationship to turbulent fluxes of sensible and latent heat. Journal of Hydrometeorology 15 :117-142 , DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-026.1

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