LTER at ESA, 2024

The LTER has a strong presence at this year’s Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA. See the talks, sessions, and join us at the LTER mixer!

See the LTER talks!

LTER Community Call: Network Orientation

The Network Orientation Call provides an orientation to the sites, science, and structure of the LTER Network as well as ways to connect with colleagues and get involved. It is most appropriate for investigators, students, and staff who are new to the network, including RETS and REUs, but all are welcome.

July 24, 2024
Noon EST/9:00 a.m. PST
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Check out the LTER’s Photo Sharing Site

We collect beautiful photos of all twenty-seven sites across the network in one easy to access place. Go check it out!

Interested in contributing photos? It’s easy—get in touch with the Network Office!

Who We Are

We are over 2000 researchers at 27 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…