Group photo at Asilomar 2018 All Scientists Meeting)

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…


Our terrific #REU-based Summer Research Program needs live-in proctors for 13 weeks from May to August. These folks are vital to helping us manage a good program. Know someone who might be interested? Please send them our way! https://t.co/730bCA7uem

March 22 is #WorldWaterDay! Visit https://t.co/oqfN0mhYUs to explore what's happening with the water cycle at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in near real-time.

Check out the #WaterViz for #HJAndrewsForest to celebrate #WorldWaterDay Real data power this animation which accurately reflects water moving through a small forested watershed in Oregon. https://t.co/QLeZ7hzPO4 @USLTER @NSF_BIO @HJA_Live

Had an amazing time at @TheJornada botany workshop led by @kirromig this week! It was so fun to get outside & #botanize with fellow desert plant nerds 🌼🌵 #chihuahuandesert #biodiversity

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  • 40 year self study meeting

    March 27, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/533888623
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  • LTER Executive Board

    April 5, 2019  8:00 am - 9:00 am | https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/706470284
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  • LTER Science Council Meeting

    May 13, 2019 - May 16, 2019   | Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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