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…


Aside the COVID-19 pandemic and all the current craziness it feels so nice when one can inspire the next generation to study #dryland plants and #biocrust. Thank you @TheJornada for supporting our amazing young REU scientists despite the current limitations of doing science.

From breakthrough cancer research to becoming the first black woman in #space: check out this list of 15 amazing Black women who conquered and redefined the #STEM field. https://t.co/doNVE6vLFL

Our 2020 RFP for Synthesis Working Groups is now open! Open to both LTER and non-LTER folks interested in broad ecological collaboration. Application details & materials available here : https://t.co/ryQDv2TV92



Don't miss out & join us ONLINE by applying today😊

Apps are due Aug. 1st😎

We hope to see you there!!

Application: https://t.co/5YlvAZGj6Y

Struggling with imposter syndrome in STEM? Join @sacnas on Friday 6/17 for a webinar dedicated to sharing strategies for how to identify and work through it. You DO belong in STEM! Register today: https://t.co/0FdK72qguI

We are back for field work @vcrlter - safe and socially distant - @laurenkate8 is studying #shrubexpansion microclimate and nitrogen input on adjacent grassland communities #summerfieldwork #lifeinthetimeofcorona #maskrequired

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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    July 14, 2020  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • LTER Executive Board Call

    July 14, 2020  9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • ESIP Summer Meeting

    July 14, 2020 - July 24, 2020   | https://2020esipsummermeeting.sched.com/
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  • Ecological Society of America Meeting

    August 2, 2020 - August 7, 2020   | Salt Lake City
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  • Information Managers Annual Meeting (deferred)

    August 2, 2020 | Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    August 7, 2020  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    August 14, 2020  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • LTER Communications Committee

    September 10, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Organization of Biological Field Stations Annual Meeting

    September 16, 2020 - September 20, 2020  
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