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…


Calling all researchers interested in advancing the science of #EcosystemAssessments! Exciting new opportunity to harness the power of #Microsoft #AIforEarth and #NCEAS for innovative #synthesisscience. https://t.co/ysaWcotVgw

Now more than ever it's important to think about how #SynthesisScience is relevant to our changing world. Lend your voice, help set the research agenda of the future. #WomenInAcademia #BlackAcademics #QueerSTEM #ECRchat #LatinProfessor #AISES Apply https://t.co/zu2H2EOVwh

Celebrating @kaitlyngaynor who not only leads fascinating human-wildlife coexistence research, but has helped spearhead our Strategic Plan for #DiversityandInclusion. Check out her @ScienceMagazine pub on how humans influence wildlife behavior https://t.co/iKAD9XaA34 #NPAW2020

Collaborative team, including @JenLauEvoEco from the @KBSLTER, awarded $12.5 million for new NSF Biology Integration Institute! The interdisciplinary team will integrate recent discoveries about the impact of microbial symbiosis on evolution and ecology. https://t.co/jAMx30gc7R

Are you a PhD scientist or engineer interested in working in California policy? JOIN US for an info session on the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Oct. 15 at 12pm (pacific).

Application opens Dec. 1!


#scipol #scicomm @CCSTorg

Video of Monarchs roosting in a tree at Konza Prairie en route to their winter nesting grounds much further south...

The team @CedarCreekESR @USLTER clipped & sorted to species > 6 km of 10 cm wide biomass strips this year! Thank you for maintaining these long-term data! @umncbs @ForestIsbell @e_seabloom @CavenderG9 @UMNFuN @ramontgomery_mn @e_borer
The maskless photo is not from this year!

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  • US LTER international committee

    October 5, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    October 7, 2020  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • IM Executive Team Meeting

    October 20, 2020  1:00 am - 2:00 am
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  • ILTER Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting

    November 9, 2020 - November 12, 2020   | Brasilia
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  • LTER Communications Committee

    November 12, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • AGU Fall Meeting - Shaping the Future of Science

    December 1, 2020 - December 17, 2020  
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  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

    December 7, 2020 - December 11, 2020  
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