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…


Great science starts with great people.

Our annual #seagrass survey was a huge success only because of the dedication of our 35+ students, staff, and volunteers. I am super proud of this talented team! @USLTER @vcrlter #UVAcoastal

I had an AMAZING week working alongside @USLTER scientists at the #gcelter schoolyard program on Sapelo Island this week! My science heart is full 💚💙

Environmental factors mediate #dispersal of an encroaching woody species on an Atlantic barrier island. #shrubencroachment @CPELVCU @ebgoldstein @vcrlter


Are you part of the #LTERnetwork and presenting at the @ESA_org 2019 Meeting next month? We want to know! Fill out the form at this link so we can share out to the community: https://t.co/AnceGAvMNt

#scicomm #lterlove

Registration Open for Our Changing Forests Summer Institute for Teachers at Harvard Forest. Two day teacher workshop to get 7-12 graders out doing real science, guided by real scientists related to real issues. Aug. 22 and 23, 2019. Check it out at:


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  • ILTER Commitee Meeting

    July 22, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm | https://asu.zoom.us/j/387109054
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  • LTER Decadal Review Meeting

    July 30, 2019  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    August 7, 2019  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • Education/Outreach Committee

    August 8, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Zoom
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  • ESA Annual Meeting 2019

    August 11, 2019 - August 16, 2019  
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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    August 14, 2019  12:00 am - 1:00 am
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  • IM Executive Team Meeting

    August 20, 2019  1:00 am - 2:00 am
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    August 22, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • ILTER Meeting in Germany

    September 2, 2019 - September 6, 2019  
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  • Information Managers Watercooler

    September 9, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    September 17, 2019  9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Soil Organic Matter Working Group (Lajtha and Wieder)

    October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019   | NCEAS, Paseo Room
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