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…


David Buoy in Lake Mendota. Various versions have been here since about 1995. Now live buoy data is available realtime via smartphone app #ntl @USLTER @EStanLimnology @jbcotner


Day 3 of #LTER science council meeting: learning about spiny flea, zebra mussel and other #invasivespecies impacts on Lake Mendota in WI.
#Limnology #aquaticecology


We know #kelpforests are full of biodiversity, but do we know WHY? New study dives into the details of diversity: https://t.co/lVko4gAOu4

#NSFfunded #biodiversity #LTER #ecology #scicomm @NSF_GEO

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