Summer 2019

Volume 3, Issue 2

Summer 2019
A mule deer browses the sagebrush steppe of the NRS’s Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory. The velvet encasing its antlers supplies the nutrients required to regrow this tissue every year. The velvet is shed once the autumn rut competition for females begins. Image credit: Krikor Andonian

The effects of resource limitation on floral visitors of Monardella odoratissima
Isabelle Everhart, Ashish Kothari, Chris McCarron, and Tricia Nguyen

The adaptive value of leaf quaking in Populus tremuloides
Natalie Kim, Mark Makar, Alexander Osleger, and Juliana Shenouda

Succession and soil development of Pleistocene glacial remnants in a sagebrush steppe
Sophie Borison, Charlotte Bruggeman, and Sam Steuart

Impacts of fire suppression and drought stress on patterns of conifer mortality in Eastern Sierra Nevada montane forest
Josh Brandt, John Laux, Liber McKee, and Benjamin Weaver

Herbivory defense and growth tradeoffs along a moisture gradient in Lupinus latifolius var. columbianus
Lilly Boiton, James Powers, and Jordan Waits

Dietary preference of Formica obscuripes depends on role not time
Sarahi Arellano, Francisca C. Fazzio, Cal J. Huesby, and Zaira B. Sepulveda Ochoa

Cattle grazing decreases ant abundance but not foraging success in Great Basin desert steppe
Ines Anuncibay-Childs, Keitty Calderon-Chalco, Sanam Noorani, and Brandon Mukogawa