Integrative Biology 452 - Ecosystem Ecology - Required Readings

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Chapin FS et al. 2000. Arctic and boreal ecosystems of western North America as components of the climate system. Global Change Biology 6 (Suppl. 1):211-223.

Elser JJ et al. 2007. Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.  Ecology Letters 10, 1135-1142

Foley JA et al. 2003. Green surprises? How terrestrial ecosystems could affect earth’s climate. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1:38-44.

Hector A and Bagchi R. Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 448: 188-191.

Koch GW et al. 2004. The limits to tree height.  Nature 428: 851-854.

Mack MC et al. 2011. Carbon loss from an unprecedented Arctic tundra wildfire. Nature 475: 489-492.

Norby RJ et al. 2001. Forest response to elevated CO2is conserved across a broad range of productivity.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102: 18052-18056.

Post DM. 2002. Using stable isotopes to estimate trophic position: models, methods, and assumptions. Ecology 83:703-718.

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Schlesinger WH. 2006. Global change ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 348-351.

Tilman D et al. 2001. Diversity and productivity in a long-term grassland experiment.  Science 294:843-845.

Walther GR et al. 2002. Ecological responses to recent climate change. Nature 416:389-395

West JB et al. 2006. Stable isotopes as one of nature’s ecological recorders. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 7: 408-414.

Westerling AL et al. 2006. Warming and earlier spring increases western U.S. forest wildfire activity Science 313: 940-943.