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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…

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On the fourth day of #EarthWeek, T is for #tides. Salt marshes and other #wetlands between the tides are ever-changing #ecosystems. Over millennia, they've kept pace with sea level, but can they stay resilient today? Answers at: https://t.co/HS8oOZL0aT [Image: @USLTER] #gcelter

Useful paper on the role of "boundary spanners" in facilitating #sciencepolicy exchange: potential for greater efficiency, policy durability, enhanced legitimacy of science, & identification (+acting on) of policy windows https://t.co/86AKxu6YAZ #knowledgeexchange

#UCSB marine biologist Deron Burkepile will discuss the future of coral reefs in a warming world at this April 19th @NSF conference. https://t.co/LYDjZlMrCX

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