Group photo at Asilomar 2018 All Scientists Meeting)

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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…


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…


It’s here! Enjoy the premiere of “Turning the Tide” which highlights the CBSSC group effort to show how our marshes perform in the face of #sealevelrise. #CBSSCTurningTheTide #NationalEstuariesWeek #ChesapeakeBay @vcrlter @USLTER @uvaevsc

New paper with @lmhallett @KatharineSuding @TLAmphib and (presumed twitter less) Lawrence Sheppard, Lei Zhao, Richard Hobbs, & Dan Reuman in @JEcology https://t.co/JrS7H0fbjQ "Micro-scale geography of synchrony in a serpentine plant community"

Our Sept Science Update is out! Featuring stories about dust bowl mysteries, the effects of covid-19 on wildlife behavior, new projects to investigate earth's 'living skin', and more! https://t.co/coUkMJgl4g
#lterlove #scicomm #lternetwork


Check out Josiah O’Brien from the @WISE_YPB recent blog 'How to improve STEM workplace culture' where he looks at things we can all do to create workspaces where everyone feels welcome.

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“This is really a chance to welcome new voices and amplify those that have not been heard,” said one researcher taking part in Black In Microbiology Week, which starts on Monday https://t.co/qS1WDF8a05

Touring the @KBSLTER and @GLBioenergy plots today. Learned a lot from Nick Haddad and Caro Cordova about what’s going on there these days. Rainout shelters, prairie strips, poplar plantings, no till agriculture, and a trip to Plant Ecology Field Lab (PEFL).

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  • US LTER international committee

    October 5, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    October 7, 2020  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • IM Executive Team Meeting

    October 20, 2020  1:00 am - 2:00 am
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  • ILTER Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting

    November 9, 2020 - November 12, 2020   | Brasilia
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  • LTER Communications Committee

    November 12, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • AGU Fall Meeting - Shaping the Future of Science

    December 1, 2020 - December 17, 2020  
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  • American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

    December 7, 2020 - December 11, 2020  
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