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…


Exciting new initiatives are emerging at @uvaevsc Coastal Research Center and @vcrlter via the Environmental Humanities Conservatory. #climatechange #listening

"I love knowing that plants and animals can survive the extreme winters on Niwot Ridge, including my fave study species, pikas - the only pikas in the LTER!" -Chris Ray, Niwot LTER researcher

#LTERlove #wildlifewednesday #alpine

"I love being surrounded by 13,000 ft peaks. When we are not bending over identifying plants, we enjoy the views during lunch and hiking to our various sites." Cliff Bueno de Mesquita, Niwot Ridge LTER grad student

#LTERlove #gradlife #colorado

2 positions open with @NSF_OPP! Program Director in Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems. One is a permanent (https://t.co/GhBscURzS9) and the other is for a rotator/ Fed Temp/ VSEE position (https://t.co/sUFUntkwHe).

1/2 "I really love the Niwot Ridge LTER's #limnology (lake science) program because it contains such a rare long record of mountain lake dynamics - these ecosystems are understudied when compared to most limnology research...
#LTERlove #alpinelake

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  • 40 year self study meeting

    February 25, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/533888623
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  • US-ILTER Committee Meeting

    March 1, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • LTER Executive Board

    March 7, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 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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