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…


Deborah Steinberg describes movement and activity of zooplankton off Palmer Station #Antarctica #LTER site.
#OSM18 #NSFfunded @NSF


2018 @NA4BI Summit site is live! If you can spare a few days to talk about *Creative Communication and Scholarship* in beautiful Providence, RI, you'll get a lot out of it. April 25-27, 2018

Sea level rise is outpacing Everglades restoration — but scientists from Coastal Florida Everglades #LTER say there’s a solution:
#NSFfunded @NSF #sealevelrise

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