SGS-LTER 1986 proposal
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We propose to continue the long-term ecological research project in the Shortgrass Steppe, at the Central Plains Experimental Range in north central Colorado. The theme of this work revolves around the ideas of the origin and maintenance of spatial pattern in shortgrass ecosystems and the rules for transforming information about a particular temporal or spatial scale to information about the next higher scale in a hierarchy. The research we are proposing is organized by a nested hierarchy of spatial scales ranging from a single plant up to the Central Grassland region of the United States. The ...