In 2017, the Haddad Lab moved to Kellogg Biological Station where we immediately engaged with the LTER. The LTER has run for three decades, with research at the intersections of basic and applied ecology. Our arrival was timed with renewal of LTER funding and the next phase of our research advances. We are actively building our research program to address issues of ecosystem services provided by bees, ants, and other animals in treatments that vary in land use intensity from conventional corn-soy-wheat agriculture to successional fields to forest. Our new efforts will focus on how animals affect the resilience of ecosystem function as climate and land use change.

Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program

The ecology of agricultural landscapes

This volume synthesizes two decades of KBS LTER research on the ecology of row-crop ecosystems of the U.S Midwest. Fifteen chapters provide overviews of the many components of agricultural ecosystems and landscapes that intersect to provide a rich variety of ecosystem services in addition to agronomic yield. Understanding these components is key to designing future production systems that meet society’s needs for abundant food and a clean environment.

View chapters here.