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…


The month of February is going to be @USLTER 28 days of celebrating the 28 LTER sites across the network! If you want to add some #LTERlove into your classroom, check out our table of @Data_Nuggets utilizing this long-term datasets! https://t.co/rYXCLCEMIi

Just 3 weeks left for college students from the US (including Puerto Rico, Guam, and other territories) to apply for the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, a paid, 11-week research internship for students from any major (including communications and conservation/planning).


Learn what it's like to do field research in tropical French Polynesia in this week's LTER Instagram takeover by PhD student Dana Cook!
#scicomm #lternetwork #gradlife

Tonight at 7 - it’s where scientists discovered acid rain. Long-term studies of air, water, soils, plants, and animals are happening at the @HubbardBrookNH Research Foundation. https://t.co/F0DaTyjgB9 #NH

Look at this! @USLTER has a nice social media directory! Check out https://t.co/AFsGRxyQcR and follow all your favorite sites. This list seems to be growing by the day!

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  • IM Executive Team Meeting

    January 22, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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  • LTER Schoolyard Book Series Meeting

    January 24, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am | Zoom
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  • LTER Executive Board Conference Call

    February 4, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    February 7, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Zoom
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