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Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve - CDR


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NSF Award(s) DEB-0080382 , DEB-0620652 (View all sites)

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR), established in 1942, was designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1975. In 1977 it was included as an Experimental Ecology Reserve in a proposed national network, and in 1982 it was one of 11 sites in the United States selected by the National Science Foundation for funding of Long Term Ecological Research (LTER).
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Contact Information
Site Contacts
Principal Investigator: Eric Seabloom
Primary Contact: Elizabeth Borer
Information Mgr: Dan Bahauddin
Education Contact: Caitlin Potter
Graduate Student Representative: Siddharth Iyengar
Social Science Representative: Stephen Polasky
Climate Science Representative: Rebecca Montgomery
Communication Representative: Susan Barrott
100 Ecology Building
1987 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-5740
Fax: 612-624-6777
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Site History
Early History of Cedar Creek - Background Events and Early Use and Development (1929-1947) Excerpted from Hodson, A.C., 1985. History of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. University of Minnesota Field Biology Program Occasional Papers Number 2.

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Research Topics
Successional dynamics; primary productivity and disturbance patterns; nutrient budgets and cycles; climatic variation and the wetland/upland boundary; plant-herbivore dynamics.
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Institutional Affiliations Research Sites

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Site Location
Lat: +45.40100 | Long. -93.20100

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Climate Info.
Annual High Mean Low
Temperature c 6.7c c
Precipitation mm/year 801 mm/year mm/year