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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…

Research

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…

Education

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…

Tweets

Snow – that icon of #winter – blankets the land with a beautiful silence. Love it, hate it, we all depend on snow. In celebration of today's #firstsnow in many parts of the U.S. Northeast, an NSF special report looks at "The Science of Winter." https://t.co/7xPdfw6xvE

Nobody likes freeloaders. This week's snapshot features @skwinnicki's research into how competition w/Brown-headed Cowbirds, a freeloading brood parasite that outsources its parenting to other birds, affects the growth and development of grassland songbird nestlings @KonzaLTER

Did you know we have all our @Data_Nuggets in Google Maps so you can explore satellite images of the research sites? Great for #GISDay and for finding local data for place-based learning! https://t.co/Ja1B1gsAvo @USLTER @KBSLTER

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