Group photo at Asilomar 2018 All Scientists Meeting)

Who We Are

We are over 2000 researchers at 28 sites who apply long-term observation, experiments, and modeling to understand how ecological systems function over decades. Read All…


LTER research integrates many disciplines to understand ecological processes as they play out at individual sites, while synthetic studies reveal broader principles that operate at a global scale. Read All…


Long-term relationships with schools, community groups, resource managers, and landowners provide a foundation for innovative education and outreach programs. Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from working with a diverse and close-knit community of researchers. Read All…


Building Future Faculty Program Now Accepting Applications for 2020. This all-expenses paid experience is designed for graduate students and post-doctoral students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member.
Applications are due November 13, 2019

New paper: @SNAPPartnership team calls for a 'solution space' for soil, where the debate about feasibility of rebuilding soil carbon to combat climate change doesn't undermine policies to leverage carbon's other soil health benefits https://t.co/QkJSuZpwe4 @YaleFES @nature_brains

Very excited to share our recently published article in @NewPhyt, which explores the relative effects of substrate quality and community structure on driving ectomycorrhizal-mediated slowing of organic matter decomposition (Gadgil effect) @CedarCreekESR.

Check out this interview with @KBSLTER’s Phil Robertson. Agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and no-till farming could cut greenhouse gases significantly. https://t.co/SvMiWz1dMw

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  • LTER Executive Board Call

    November 13, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    November 14, 2019  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • Communications Committee Meeting

    November 14, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    November 18, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • NCO Team Meeting

    November 19, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Zoom: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/454145181 /Mesa Room
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  • IM Executive Team Meeting

    November 20, 2019  1:00 am - 2:00 am
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  • LTER Executive Board Call

    December 5, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    December 7, 2019  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

    December 9, 2019 - December 13, 2019  
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  • AdvanceGEO Train-the-trainers workshop

    January 9, 2020 - January 10, 2020  
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