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…


Check out the #BESlter #Research & #Employment #Opportunities page. We currently have a #faculty position, 2 #postdocs, #REU opportunities, and an #Urban #Ecosystem #Education #Program Assistant position advertised! What's next for you or your students? https://t.co/nIje05kQok

TONS of new #sciencejob opps, announcements, & research updates in our latest newsletter! https://t.co/blkJ3GEcDn
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Ready for some #FridayFeels? Our newest vid features many LTER friendly faces giving advice about getting involved in #undergrad research. Check out the preview below and follow this link for full video! https://t.co/PRlzuWfhwS

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2007 Annual Cooperators' Meeting vs. 2017 Annual Cooperators' Meeting #10YearChallenge

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

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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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  • Decadal Self-Study Committee

    February 1, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/533888623
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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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