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LTER Network Calendar

The Network calendar lists committee meetings, in-person events, major related conferences, and LTER working groups. To add a one-time event, contact Kristen Weiss. If you chair a committee and would like to add committee events and agendas directly, contact Marty Downs.

LTER Network News: 2018 December

LTER Network News is a forum for sharing news and activities from across the LTER Network. This is our water cooler. If you have personnel changes, new grants, cross-Network activities that might interest your LTER colleagues, please send them along to

Quantitative Forest Ecologist | Washington State University, Asst. Professor

The School of the Environment (SoE) at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a dynamic, motivated colleague with expertise in forest ecosystems to join a productive and innovative team of biological and physical science faculty building a new program in forest ecology and management. The applicant’s research foci may include application of statistics, field-based measurements… Read more »

Ph.D. Assistantship in Arctic Estuarine Ecology

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available (beginning summer 2019) in Ken Dunton’s lab at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute ( This position is part of an interdisciplinary program funded by the National Science Foundation to study the benthic ecology of Beaufort Sea lagoons within a newly established LTER located on Alaska’s… Read more »

Q&A with Lauren Alteio: First isolation of giant virus genomes in soil from a forest ecosystem

Researchers Frederik Schulz (US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute) and Lauren Alteio (University of Massachusetts) have discovered sixteen new giant viruses in soil samples from a long-term research site at the Harvard Forest LTER, described in a Nature Communications paper published in November 2018. Giant viruses are larger than most single celled organisms, and tend… Read more »

LTER Postdoc Coastal Food Web Ecology

Desired start date: January 1, 2019 Duration: 2 years Salary: $50,000 – $55,000/year plus full benefits Location: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER (FCE LTER) Institute of Water and the Environment Southeast Environmental Research Center Florida International University, Miami, FL Position Description:  We seek a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join our team of coastal consumer ecologists… Read more »

New Video: NSF LTER All Scientists’ Meeting Reflections

LTER-NCO staff interviewed a number of participants at the 2018 All Scientists’ Meeting (ASM) to capture their thoughts and experiences at ASM and as part of the LTER network. Watch below.

Director, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Island Reserve

APPLY ONLINE (only) at:    Job #20180586  or at: The Natural Reserve System (NRS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invites applications for the position of Reserve Director at Santa Cruz Island Reserve (SCIR) located on Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County, due south of the City of Santa Barbara, and twenty miles west of… Read more »