Successional dynamics; primary productivity and disturbance patterns; nutrient budgets and cycles; climatic variation and the wetland/upland boundary; plant-herbivore dynamics.
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR), established in 1940, 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).
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.