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…


Planning on joining us in Monterey for #LTER All Scientist Meeting this Oct? Submit a workshop/poster abstract now! It's a great chance to network & build shared research strategies: https://t.co/OKnciJmPBr
#LTERASM18 #NSFfunded @NSF @caplter @KonzaLTER @CedarCreekESR @fcelter

Billions of gallons of #water may be saved by thinning #forests, say #NSFfunded researchers. Find out how: https://t.co/YsvvAQ3fEF [Image: G. Dickman] @criticalzoneorg @SSCZO

Happy #WorldBookDay! Have you seen our #LTER schoolyard book series? Each story is written by scientists for children, with beautiful illustrations & topics from coral reefs to forests & deserts! https://t.co/rUAgo0HeuU
#NSFfunded #scicomm #sciart #STEMed #WorldBookDay2018

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