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…


Need some inspiration to get your creativity juices flowing for our #LTERASM18 T-Shirt Design Competition?? Here's some recent conference t-shirts. Simple can be good! Hurry, entries due Aug 27. Competition details here: https://t.co/9wVPz3Jrtf

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Data Nuggets are a great way to engage students in ecological questions using real-life data from the #LTERnetwork. Excited to see this newest nugget!

What's the best way to sample underwater vegetation at the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research Site? Dive of course! Scenes from Trout Lake. @USLTER #wisconsin #diving #ecology

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