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Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office

Service Provider 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.


[Summary provided by Cedar Creek LTER.]
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