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…


REMINDER: BES 2019 Annual Meeting 🎇 - https://t.co/cewEFGIhj1
Register by 9.20.19 to take advantage of our Hotel Indigo room block.
To present, register by 9.27.19 and submit a title and abstract for your talk or poster. See you there! @BESlter21 #urbanecology #Baltimore

Over a decade in the making, EML2.2.0 has been released 🚀 The community metadata standard built at @NCEAS and used by @USLTER , @NEON_sci, @arcticdatactr, @DataONEorg , & ++ sees a landmark update w/ #markdown 📝, data paper support, & more 🎉https://t.co/9zYfJbkRgS

Cynthia Parr of @USDA and Owen White of @UMmedschool conclude Day 1 of #SESYNCAccelNet with their discussion of “Tools to Build and Sustain Dispersed #NetworksofNetworks” @NSF https://t.co/LNIaLjSUuL


Another year of @DoaneUniversity students collecting data @SprCreekPrairie for the global @NutNetGlobal experiment! Our students are tackling 🌎 change through science!

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  • LTER Decadal Review Meeting

    September 16, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    September 17, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • ESA Symposia/Special Sessions/Inspire sessions due

    September 19, 2019
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  • IM Executive Team Meeting

    September 20, 2019  1:00 am - 2:00 am
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  • LTER Working Group: Biodiversity and Productivity

    September 23, 2019 - September 27, 2019   | Boulder, CO, USA
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  • LTER Exec Board conf call

    September 25, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    October 7, 2019  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    October 14, 2019  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • Soil Organic Matter Working Group (Lajtha and Wieder)

    October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019   | NCEAS, Paseo Room
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  • Communications Committee Meeting

    November 14, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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