Nutrient Network: A Global Research Cooperative
Investigating the role of grazers or fertilization in controlling plant biomass, diversity, and composition
Buck Island Ranch is one of 130 sites worldwide implementing a coordinated research experiment that investigates the role of grazers or fertilization in controlling plant biomass, diversity, and composition. Two of the most pervasive impacts on ecosystems are alteration of global nutrient budgets and changes in grazing regime. The Nutrient Network (NutNet) is a grassroots research effort to address these questions within a coordinated research network comprised of more than 130 grassland sites worldwide.
Major Findings & Impact
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Data and Analysis Types
Plant composition and diversity, Plant biomass, Soil carbon and nutrients, Soil microbial composition
Buck Island Ranch
2016 - Present
"It has been rewarding to contribute data from Archbold’s Buck Island Ranch to large-scale analyses of global grasslands. We think that large collaborative networks of scientists working together are key to protecting grasslands for future generations." - Dr. Betsey Boughton.