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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…

Research

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…

Education

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…

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“Long-term data allows us to really hone in on areas of concern by understanding the needs of an ecosystem in different places and at different points in time.” - @JohnKominoski

Read about how long-term data is critical to understanding our ecosystems: https://t.co/14AJg28OWP

How Synthesis Shapes a Scientist - In our first-ever #podcast episode of NCEAS Portraits, ecologists @e_borer & @drake_lab share how their early career experience conducting #SynthesisScience influenced their work and views on science. Listen here: https://t.co/bWtG0VKwps

How will climate change and sea level rise impact coastal communities? @CPELVCU researchers look to Virginia’s barrier islands for clues #ClimateChange @VCUCHS https://t.co/zb85CYaETS

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