The NIS Data Portal is the new interface to LTER data in the NIS.

Soil organic matter, also called soil carbon, is very important to farmers because it...

An ongoing experiment now in its third decade at Cedar Creek has shown that even very low levels...

Cedar Creek research demonstrates that anticipated atmospheric CO2 levels predicted for 2075...

Alpine environments are sensitive indicators of air pollution.

Scientists at NWT have documented how high-elevation mountain ecosystems serve as "water towers...

Predicting how ecosystems will respond to forecast environmental changes and to evaluate the...

Climate is a critical driver of grassland structure and function.

Understanding the ecological effects of fire and grazing in grasslands is an important aspect of...

Restoration ecology seeks to repair the diversity and dynamics of ecosystems degraded by human...

Grasslands and wooded grasslands cover around 40% of the Earth’s terrestrial surface and more...

Though Coweeta became one of the first LTER sites in 1980, the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory as...

Simple models predict that biodiversity of forests should be much lower than that actually...

Understanding how global change will affect patterns of nitrogen (N) loss from forests is an...

Ecologists have long been interested in how patterns of species distribution and diversity shift...

The growing population and increased consumption rates of the last hundred years make clear that...

Predicting the impact of climatic changes on biota and ecological processes hinges on accurate...

Invasive species are changing the structure and function of our native ecosystems, there is a...

Decades of experience with the conflicts concerning management of forests of the Pacific...

Tidal marshes play a vital ecological role in coastal landscapes.

VCR scientists are using this knowledge to forecast climate change effects on these fragile...

There is broad consensus among scientists that the ongoing increase in atmospheric CO2...

With widespread attention and national debate focused on the physical, biological and societal...

Classical approaches to fisheries stock assessment and thus management rely on methods that are...

There is a growing understanding of the need to restore coastal ecosystems to support both...

The observed changes in polar ecosystems require the research community to develop the capacity...

Some of the most pressing ecological issues are global in nature.

The annual timing of the formation and disappearance of ice in aquatic systems represents a...

Coral reefs are complex, biologically diverse and highly valued ecosystems that are under...

As the effects of human society on the global environment intensify, notably to elevate...

There is an obvious relationship between coral and the tropical fishes that live in close...

The ubiquitous dissolution of soils and sediments results in dissolved loads of major ions and...

The permanently ice-covered lakes studied in the MCM can be considered as an oasis for life in...

Cryoconite (cold dust) holes are small ~10 cm diameter, water-filled, cylindrical holes (~10^3...

MCM scientists are contributing to the recognition that ecosystem responses to climate change...

Ecosystems are increasingly subjected to combined natural and human disturbances.

Nitrogen is a key resource for plants and animals.

Through a variety of long-term studies, KBS LTER research has significantly advanced scientific...

Microbes in terrestrial environments are important catalysts of global carbon and nitrogen...

The soybean aphid Aphis glycines, an invasive insect pest, is the greatest threat to...

The LTER Network

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1980 to conduct research on ecological issues that can last decades and span huge geographical areas.

The largest and longest-lived ecological network in the United States, LTER provides the scientific expertise, research platforms, and long-term datasets necessary to document and analyze environmental change.

For more than three decades, the Network has generated rigorous site-based scientific research that has led to important findings on regional and continental scales. The Network brings together a multi-disciplinary group of more than 2000 scientists and graduate students. The 2014 LTER Annual Report contains important findings and research highlights from around the network.
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