Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office
Data Center Description
The long-term studies at Cedar Creek, which were begun in 1982 with the funding of the LTER proposal by the National Science Foundation, are focused on six major issues and questions. These six foci explore topics of fundamental scientific interest and of relevance to human-driven global environmental change, especially the impacts of elevated nitrogen deposition, of increased concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, and of the loss of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. In addition, we have performed other shorter-term related studies. These studies are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and other sources.