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Publications and Products Instructions
We are asking sites to provide a BibTex file of publications and products that could not have been produced without LTER support. Sites maintain records of their publications in different systems (Zotero, DEIMS, EndNote, custom databases), but everyone should be able to export a BibTex file. The Network Office will combine all the files from sites... Read more »
November 4, 2020
2020.01.22 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2019.12.05 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2019.11.13 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2109.09.25 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2019.08.07 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2019.07.23 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2019.06.13 Executive Board Meeting Notes
May 3, 2020
2019 Information Management Committee Meeting Report
Summary of the proceedings of the 2019 meeting of the full information management committee, held in conjunction with the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) annual meeting.
April 15, 2020
2019 Summer LTER DataBits
A full slate for the Summer 2019 Databits! Site Bytes makes a triumphant return after a long absence. There is also plenty of information on new initiatives, including upgrades to PASTA, Best Practices for using Zotero to manage bibliographic data, development of a core metabase for metadata management, a chance to catch up on a... Read more »
June 26, 2019
2019.04.05 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Minutes of the LTER Executive Board Meeting on April 5, 2019. Discussion topics include planning for the 2019 Science Council Meeting and Lead PI Meeting, planning for science council meetings going forward, the role of conceptual models in proposals.
June 6, 2019
Annual Committee Reports 2019
At the annual Science Council Meeting LTER committees submit reports of their activities for the year. Each committee report is filed individually under the appropriate committee. This page provides a set of links to the 2019 reports for the convenience of Science Council members and other interested members of the network. Information Management Committee Education... Read more »
May 29, 2019
Site Lightning Talks 2019
Each year at the annual LTER Science Council Meeting, site leaders present 5-minute lightning talks describing interesting new science at their sites. In 2019, in preparation for the decadal review of the program, principal investigators were asked to present a more detailed description of one finding or development that required long term observations or experiments... Read more »
May 29, 2019
International LTER (ILTER) Committee Annual Report (2019)
Prepared by the ILTER committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
Graduate Student Committee Annual Report (2019)
Prepared by the graduate student committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
2019 Publications Committee Annual Report
Prepared by the LTER publications committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
Communications Committee Annual Report (2019)
Prepared by the LTER communications committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
Education and Outreach Committee Annual Report (2019)
Prepared by the education and outreach committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
Information Management Committee Annual Report (2019)
Prepared by the information management committee for the 2019 LTER Science Council Meeting, May 14-16, 2019.
May 21, 2019
2019.03.07 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Agenda LTER Network Communications (Coordination) Office Proposal update Science Council planning Approval of to sign on to the FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) as a member of the Enabling FAIR Data Project Information Management update Environmental Data Initiative update Education Committee update AccelNet proposal submitted Midscale infrastructure program For discussion in April -- how... Read more »
March 20, 2019
2019.02.04 Executive Board Meeting Notes
No December meeting was planned. January meeting couldn't be scheduled until early February. Agenda Role of the Executive Board Chair going forward NCO proposal update 40-year review information request Plans for Science Council meeting
March 20, 2019
2018.11.27 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Agenda Plans for 2019 Science Council meeting Information Managers update Environmental Data Initiative update No plans to meet in December To discuss in January: the role of the Executive Board Chair going forward
March 20, 2019
2018.10.30 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Agenda All Scientists' Meeting Follow Up May Science Council (discussion deferred until November) ILTER (AccelNet plans) LTER-CZO proposal update 2019 NSF Symposium plans New Program Managers email list 40 year self-study committee
March 20, 2019
2018.09.24 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Agenda Review All Scientists’ Meeting PI meeting agenda Nominate and approve 40-year Self-Assessment Committee Ensuring a productive discussion at the October Science Council Meeting
March 20, 2019
Personnel Update Template
Please use the attached file for submitting NEW personnel updates. Use the existing entries as a guide, but delete them prior to submission. To update existing personnel, request a current download from Marty Downs, change any incorrect information and submit the updated file. When the LDAP is updated, changes will flow down to the website... Read more »
October 30, 2018
2018.08.15 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Discussion Topics: History of past decadal reviews How to approach 40-year self-assessment discussion Science Council Agenda at ASM EDI update IM update
September 25, 2018
2018.07.31 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Discussion Topics: ASM Plans Agenda for Science Council at ASM Letter from Dan Childers Request for a letter of commitment from ADVANCE Geo Request for a letter of commitment from Becky Irwin for a Bee Monitoring Network
September 25, 2018
2018.06.20 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Discussion topics: Site renewals, Science Council meeting structure and purpose, All Scientists' Meeting plans, Sexual Harassment subcommittee
September 25, 2018
Personnel Update Instructions
Updated August 30, 2018 Instructions: https://lternet.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Site-Personnel-List-Instructions-2018.08.30.pdf A general example template is presented here, but please request an updated personnel list from the Network Office before making major updates to site personnel -- otherwise changes made by the individual or by other sites with which they are affiliated may be lost. Template: https://lternet.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Template-LDAP-2018-08-30.xlsx
August 30, 2018
2018.05.15 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Includes minutes of LTER Executive Board and Science Council meetings, May 2018 at North Temperate Lakes LTER.
August 28, 2018
Education/Outreach Committee Annual Report (2018)
Presented by Kari O'Connell Education/Outreach Committee Representative to the LTER Executive Board, May 2018
June 7, 2018
Information Management Committee Annual Report (2018)
Presented by Wade Sheldon, Information Management Committee Representative to the LTER Executive Board, May 2018
June 7, 2018
Guidelines for Website Design and Content
These website guidelines were developed by a committee composed of information managers, communications professionals, educators and investigators. They were distributed to Information Management, Education, and Communication Committees and the Science Council for comments from March 22 to May 1, 2018. Comments were addressed and guidelines were reviewed and approved by the LTER Executive Board and Science... Read more »
May 23, 2018
2018 Graduate Student Committee Annual Report
May 21, 2018
2018 Publications Committee Annual Report
May 21, 2018
2018 Diversity Committee Annual Report
May 21, 2018
2018.04.13 Executive Board meeting notes
NSF Symposium update, Science Council chair, ASM Social Media Policy, Comment on NSF's proposed rule on sexual harassment?, Science Council format
May 21, 2018
2018.03.06 Executive Board meeting notes
Plans for All Scientists Meeting and Science Council Meeting
May 21, 2018
2018 LTER Communications Committee Annual Report
The annual report of the LTER Communications Committee, reviewed at the May 2018, Science Council Meeting is attached.
May 4, 2018
2018 LTER Education Committee Annual Report
The 2018 Annual Report of the LTER Education Committee, presented at the 2018 Science Council Meeting, is attached.
May 4, 2018
2018 Information Management Committee Annual Report
The annual report of the LTER Information Management Committee, presented at the 2018 Science Council Meeting, is attached.
May 4, 2018
2017 Information Management Committee Meeting Report
The 2017 LTER Information Managers Meting was held in association with the Earth Science Information Partnership meeting in Bloomington, IN. A meeting report is attached.
May 4, 2018
Science Council Meeting 2018
2018 LTER Executive Board Meeting (May 15, 2018) 2018 LTER Science Council Meeting (May 16-17, 2018) 2018 Lead PI Meeting (May 18, 2018) Madison, Wisconsin Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites 440 West Johnson Street Madison, WI 53703 (608) 255-0360 Hampton Inn Website Meeting Locations: Center for Limnology (5/15) Room 210, Hasler Laboratory of Limnology, 680... Read more »
May 3, 2018
2018 Terms of Reference LTER Information Management Committee
Terms of Reference LTER Information Management Committee updated and approved by the committee April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018
2018 Spring LTER Databits
The spring issue of the newly-revived DataBits is out, thanks to a reinvigorated editorial team. The full issue is available as a pdf and individual stories will also make their way onto the Network website over the next few weeks. Table of Contents Spring 2018 DataBits Featured Articles The International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Global... Read more »
March 22, 2018
Workshop Report: N2O Emissions in Various Ecosystems
International Workshop on N2O Emissions in Various Ecosystems: Site-Based Research and Global Synthesis An ILTER Nitrogen Initiative workshop When: 27 Nov, 2017 12:00 AM to 01 Dec, 2017 12:00 AM Where: Taiwan The goals of the workshop are: to discuss the recent advances in measurement and modelling of N2O emissions, to conduct global synthesis of... Read more »
February 21, 2018
2018.02.08 Executive Board Meeting Notes
Discussion Topics: Affiliate site status, NSF-LTER Symposium, 2018 Science Council,  2018 All Scientists Meeting update, committee reports
February 10, 2018
2018.01.19 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
Discussion topics: Network Communications Office mid-term review, LTERNET website launch, 2018 Science Council, request for affiliate status
February 9, 2018
2017.12.20 Executive Board Meeting notes
Discussion Items for December 20, 2017 Meeting Sexual Harassment Policies (10 minutes) Science Council 2018 (20 minutes) Date: May 15-18 at NTL Recruiting suggestions for program committee We discussed many possible changes to the structure of this meeting at this year's science council. (bringing data , setting up working groups before the meeting, defining who... Read more »
February 8, 2018
Information Management System Guidelines 2018 revision
The attached LTER information management system guidelines were updated in the fall of 2017 and approved at the December 2017 Executive Board Meeting. They reflect the current state of LTER information management and the establishment of the Environmental Data Initiative.
January 29, 2018