As a group, the 26 sites that comprise the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network are some of the most intensively studied ecosystems in the world.
The study of these ecosystems provides the scientific community, policy makers, and society with the knowledge and predictive understanding necessary to conserve, protect, and manage the nation's critical ecosystems, their biodiversity, and the services they provide.
This section provides those interested in the results of LTER research, particularly media professionals, a single point of entry for gathering information about LTER and a window into the broader Network.
Climate Ecosystem Dynamics Blog - First published in February, 1992, an exchange of ideas, information, data, bibliographies, and discussions of the scientific literature by Bruce Hayden, Virginia Coast Reserve Lead Principal Investigator
Because LTER is a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), many of the major LTER findings are reported through NSF news releases and can be found on the Foundation’s website (nsf.gov).