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…


Congrats to all ESA award recipients, esp. @UNM #Biology own Scott Collins @ESA_Prez2013 Well Deserved!!! @SEVLTER @USLTER

In the face of science skepticism, 11 researchers highlight the essential role of long-term monitoring in setting policy + cleaning up air pollution. @GaryLovett1 @RFF_org @NSF @uslter @HubbardBrookNH https://t.co/w2OXQjrh8V

"A Lesson from Darwin." As a foundation species, giant kelp plays a key role in coastal #biodiversity. New long-term #kelp forest #ecology study by @USLTER researchers at @ucsantabarbara.



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