Plant Resistance against Herbivory
Every bite an herbivore takes comes at the expense of a plant. Are plants passive victims or do they actively resist these attacks?
Consequences of plant–soil feedbacks in invasion
Suding, K, W.S. Harpole, T. Fukami, A. Kulmatiski, A. MacDougall, C. Stein, W. van der Putten. (2013). Community-level consequences of plant-soil feedbacks in invasion. Journal of Ecology. 101:298–308.
Biochar and its effects on plant productivity and nutrient cycling: a meta-analysis
Biederman L., W.S. Harpole. (2013). Biochar and its effects on plant productivity and nutrient cycling: a meta-analysis. Global Change Biology–Bioenergy, Special Issue: Biochar. 5:202–214.
Congratulations to Paul Frater for successfully defending his Masters Thesis!
Factors affecting mycorrhizal colonization in Schizachyrium scoparium
Nutrients Destroy Niches
OOS 34 - Global Ecology to Address Global-Scale Environmental Change: Results From the Nutrient Network
Summary: Preserving and enhancing the Earth’s life-support systems requires a new, inter-disciplinary, global-scale approach to ecological research. This Special Session will explore a range of approaches to conducting large-scale ecology, representing regional to global efforts, with the objective to create opportunities for synthesis and collaboration.
Lauren in the News!
Prairie restoration project earns national conservation fellowship:
Featured article in Ames Tribune Green Together:
Read the entire article at ISU NEWS: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/dec/sullivantoyota
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University doctoral candidate is one of 40 students nationwide selected as a TogetherGreen fellow from The National Audubon Society and Toyota earning $10,000.
The award will go toward a community project to engage local residents, contribute to environmental health and conserve land, water, and energy.
Lauren Sullivan earned the fellowship through her work restoring a four-acre corn plot (located west of the corner of Ontario and Hyland in Ames) back to native prairie.
Wei is now an assistant professor at Yunnan Academy of Biodiversity, Southwest Forestry University, China. Congratulations Wei!