Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/KBS009: Pathogen Equilibria in Crop and Early Successional CommunitiesEntry ID: LTER_KBS009
Abstract: LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/Kellogg Biological
LTER/KBS009 (Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog):
Populations of Fusarium graminearum (corn stalk rot pathogen),
fungistatic capacity of soils, and suppressiveness of soils to F.
graminearum in main cropping system experiment (see KBS004).
Measurements taken to test effects of disturbance and litter ... cover on
pathogen presence and suppression.
The 1,000 ha W.K. Kellogg Biological Station has been administered by
Michigan State University as a primary research facility since its
1929 deeding to the university by Kellogg. In its early years the
Station was devoted to wildlife, forestry, and soil conservation
research; during the past 20 years a research emphasis on ecology,
production agronomy, and forest genetics has led to well-established
and internationally recognized programs in each of these fields. The
mission of the Station, supported by 10 year-round resident faculty
from several university departments, in addition to campus-based
faculty and visiting scientists, puts a primary emphasis on
maintaining an environment for interdisciplinary research in ecology,
agriculture, and natural resources.
KBS LTER research topics include ecological interactions underlying
the productivity and environmental impact of production-level cropping
systems; patterns, causes, and consequences of microbial, plant, and
insect diversity in agricultural landscapes; gene transfer, community
dynamics and biogeochemical fluxes.
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Start Date: 1989-05-01
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > PLANT DISEASES/DISORDERS/PESTS > CORN STALK ROT PATHOGEN
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > LITTER CHARACTERISTICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > PARASITISM > PATHOGENS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > PLANT SUCCESSION
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-02-09