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…


"When we expose streams to #pharmaceutical pollution, we are unwittingly altering their microbial communities. Yet little is known about what this means for ecological function & water quality." @DrRiverSci1 @NSF @USLTER @johnkellymicro @RiverGypsyAJ

Joint CZO / LTER / NEON / ISMC interactive webinar hosted by @NEON_sci on Data Resources and Accessibility Across Observation Networks and Platforms — Jan. 17. Learn more: https://t.co/oJL4IMMlJx

Interested in transdisciplinary, sustainability science? Futures of #cities ? Join us in #urbanecology social-ecological #systems #SETS #longterm #research #SES #resilience #participatory #scenarios in @caplter @USLTER - supervised by @DrNitrogen and @SustFutures https://t.co/eurWsI8ucs

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LTER-NCO Mid Term Review
January 17, 2018 - January 18, 2018
LTER Executive Board
January 19, 2018
IM Executive Committee
January 30, 2018
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