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Tuesday, September 20 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Temporal Trends in Nutritional Content of Primary Production

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Evidence suggests that there are long-term trends in primary production in relationship to climate and other forms of abiotic change. However, less is known about how these drivers impact the nutritional content (C:N) of these same primary producers. A recent synthesis of giant kelp tissue suggests that declines in C:N content are correlated with seawater temperature, and we propose that other LTER core datasets focused on primary production are well-poised to further investigate temporal changes in C:N content. These data may enable us to examine broader spatial and temporal scales as well as span aquatic and terrestrial biomes. In this workshop, we will aggregate and discuss patterns within and across LTER sites. Our longer term goal involves producing a cross-LTER synthesis on temporal dynamics of primary producer C:N content and examining significant trends in relationship to major climatic drivers (e.g., temperature).

Lead Organizer
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Heili Lowman

Postdoctoral Scholar, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Hello! I am an environmental data scientist and aquatic biogeochemist (both marine + freshwater) affiliated with the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research program. I am interested in the biogeochemistry of ecological margins - terrestrial/aquatic, wildland/urban - and... Read More →

Speakers
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Kyle Emery

Postdoc, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
I am currently and NSF-OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA with Kyle Cavanaugh. I am affiliated with the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. My research is focused on ecosystem connectivity and the implications for community structure and ecosystem functions. The majority of my research... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
08. Scripps Meeting Room