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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
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 »
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Network News Vol. 23 No.2 Fall 2010

Featured Story: LTER engages Arts and Humanities; Network News: The shooting of Gail Osherenko’s “Our Marine World Heritage” video clips, Moorea and Santa Barbara LTER scientists tour Chinese marine ILTER sites; Editorial: “Network News” going all digital; News Briefs: SGS LTER’s Jack Morgan awarded for work on climate science; Comings and Goings: Jeremiah Wright, Nancy Grimm; NSF News: LTER management team at NSF sees changes, makes changes; Site News: ARC, NWT study: Clim

December 20, 2010
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Network News Vol. 23 No.1 Spring 2010

Featured Stories: LTER Network Awarded 2010 AIBS Distinguished Scientist Award; LNO completes Operational Plan; NEON developing Airborne Spectrometer; EcoTrends update; Andrews RET Wins National Environmental Prize; Late breaking news; Long Term Trends in Ecological Systems: a basis for understanding responses to global change; Comings and Goings; LNO posts mini-symposium webcasts online; NSF News: NSF completes 2009 site reviews and initiates 30-Year review of the LTER program; Site News: Tornado touches down at SGS LTER; SGS hosts Danish researchers; SGS scientist co-authors special issue of

April 5, 2010
Network News Vol. 22 No.2 Fall 2009

In This Issue: Another successful All Scientists Meeting; View from the Chair; Barbara Benson retires; In Memoriam: Stanley Dodson; Digging in the dirt: trans-Atlantic studies on across-boundary systems; LTER at 30; I eat my words; but I won’t waste the new research opportunity; ENDURANCE excites MCM lake scientists; CAP LTER’s summer ecology program for low-income children; Harvard Forest Schoolyard LTER teacher published in Biology Letters; Mangrove forest recovery in the Everglades following Hurricane Wilma; Graduate students hold successful symposium at ASM; FCE student researcher gets pla

January 7, 2010
LTER DataBits Fall 2009
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Network News Vol. 22 No.1 Spring 2009

In This Issue: A User’s Guide to the 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting; LNO renewal nearly complete; How the Arctic LTER helped me prepare to be a mom; LTER Network embarks on Strategic Communication planning; Final NEON Observatory Design released; Science and Policy: Washington, D.C., in the Obama era; NSF announces ULTRA-Ex; Cedar Creek holds first Citizen Science Field Day; Andrews LTER partners ONRE; Warmer climate causing increase in tree mortality; Luquillo LTER studying recent environmental changes; Reinvigorating the LTER Climate Committee; Harvard Forest hosts workshop with an eye

May 4, 2009
LTER DataBits Spring 2009
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Network News Vol. 21 No.2 Fall 2008

In This Issue: Braiding perspectives on the Tanana—Bonanza Creek’s artist-scientist field trip brings “Reflections” to life; NSF grants LTER-CSU partnership $12.5 million for environmental literacy; Phenology across LTER; Eyes North—National Science Board visits Alaskan LTER sites; SGS LTER unveils new research, education, and outreach facility; Happy times, sad times as SGS dedicates new facility, honors scientists, and bids other scientists farewell; Unlocking the clues of ‘Sea Secrets’—New LTER Children’s book draws readers into the fascinating world of science exploration, field-work and o

January 20, 2009
LTER DataBits Fall 2008
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Network News Vol. 21 No.1 Spring 2008

In This Issue: EcoTrends Project comes of age; Evaluating performance of the Network Office; LTER Decadal Plan—Where are we now?; Call for proposals for LTER Working Groups ; LTER sites to get direct broadcast satellite data; Factors affecting the success of Collaboration at a distance; Publicizing your research results—The LINX experience: Long-Term Soil Observatories team up ; NSF–Looking back, reflecting on the future; Alaska fire sparks new research at Arctic LTER; Andrews Forest REUs study soil and climate change effects …[as]…others go wireless; FCE LTER website gets new look; Andrews

July 10, 2008
LTER DataBits Spring 2008

The theme of this issue is Updating Legacy Websites, and several feature articles describe recent upgrades to LTER web sites and supporting technology. Linda Powell describes a major redesign of the FCE web site, Wade Sheldon describes the development of a web-based document and imagery archive at GCE, Hung Nguyen and Corinna Gries describe a novel approach to enhancing the effectiveness of metadata keyword searching in the CAP data catalog, and James Connors and Mason Kortz describe Application Program Interfaces designed by PAL and CCE to support web development projects.

May 13, 2008
Network News Vol. 20 No.2 Fall 2007

In This issue: Wireless technology to the rescue; Decadal Plan for LTER now released; LTER sites engage the Arts and Humanities; LNO renewal proposal under development; Report on Integrating Social Science into NSF Environmental Observatories; OBFS data to be queried via ORNLDAAC’s search system; LNO cyberinfrastructure project gets NSF funding; Web logs catching on in LTER; NSF concludes 2007 LTER mid-term site reviews; current affairs at Andrews; NTL scientists providing leadership in GLEON; Shortgrass Steppe does Ag Day; VCR investigating carbon cycling in a lagoonal salt marsh; SEEDS progr

February 20, 2008
LTER DataBits Fall 2007

This issue features an article on career development in the field of Information Management by Karen Baker, a longtime LTER Information Manager who also conducts theoretical research in this field. We also hear critical opinions on the pros and cons and progress of networking in LTER, and learn of the status of a new and welcomed network project. The Editorial section has been renamed Commentary in order to capture the experience of community participants and to suggest that observations and opinions presented are open to dialogue.

September 10, 2007
Network News Vol. 20 No.1 Spring 2007

In this issue: Unique LNO virtual training launches in cyberspace; Post-ASM funding announced; Shortgrass Steppe scientist named fellow of the American Geophysical Union; Cedar Creek study fuels excitement in bioenergy; LNO staff changes; transition—Bruce Lee Haines passes on; Santa Barbara Coastal’s Stu Levenbach received John A.

June 23, 2007
LTER DataBits Spring 2007

Featured in this issue: Welcome to the Spring 2007 issue of Databits! Twenty-two authors or coauthors submitted articles for this issue, which is a testament to the committment of Information Managers to sharing information. The articles represent the diversity of interests within the LTER IM community and highlight a number of current topics. Most notably, there is a discussion about proposed changes in the organizational structure of the IM committee that would better integrate the GIS working group and the Technology Committee.

April 23, 2007
Network News Vol. 19 No.2 Fall 2006

LTER 2006 Annual Scientists Meeting rated the best ever; The LNO year in review; Rapid network evolution prompts changes to LTER governance; Main components of the LTER Network governance structure; LTER planning process; News briefs; Updates from the National Science Foundation; Antarctic researchers mull climate change at CSU meeting; Teachers learning from Hubbard Brook science; ASM 2006 News Pictorial; Binoculars, bats and benefits of Community Service Learning; ‘The Lost Seal’ a big hit; Upsetting the balance of nature?; LTER advances Ecological Informatics; On the move: International LTE

March 30, 2007
LTER DataBits Fall 2006

Featured in this issue: This issue of Databits follows the September, 2006 LTER Information Managers’ Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado. The IM meeting was held in conjunction with the LTER All Scientists’ Meeting and included a number of Information Managers from around the world. In recent years, there has been an emphasis on establishing relationships among members of the International LTER community. This issue of Databits reflects this initiative with contributions from several ILTER participants.

September 23, 2006
LTER DataBits Spring 2006

Featured in this issue: Welcome to a robust issue of the Spring 2006 DataBits’!!! We had many submittals this issue and the articles really show the diversity of this group. We hope you have as much fun reading this issue as we did putting it together. As many of the LTER sites have EML documents being generated, the focus of the IM community has shifted from generating EML to working with EML. There is a series of four articles in this issue of DataBits’ that explore multiple approaches with differing timeframes that IM’s are developing that will lead to better data discovery within EML.

April 23, 2006
Network News Vol. 19 No.1 Spring 2006

Traditional Ecological Knowledge gains currency in LTER; Reflections on LTER beginnings, challenges, and the future; Engaging social scientists in LTER research; SEEDS of partnership; CCE holds first Annual Meeting Service at Salado; Harvard Forest Schoolyard science project featured in Boston Globe; BES teacher shares earthworm research with Maryland colleagues; HFR Schoolyard teachers present at Environmental Education Conference; NSF hosts 6th LTER mini-symposium; Lost Seal ‘found’ in McMurdo Dry Valley; Luquillo’s Journey to El Yunque curriculum gets excellent rating; SGS Schoolyard LTER s

April 18, 2006
Network News Vol. 18 No. 2 Fall 2005

Clutter Retires, Collins Takes Over as Head of Biological Sciences at NSF; NSF Completes Year 2005 LTER Site Reviews; LTER and OBFS Hail Benefits of Partnership; LNO Remote Sensing Data Archive Now Available Through Metacat; PIE LTER Facilitates Student-Teacher-Scientist Collaborations; Graduate Students Hold First Ever Conference; ILTER Network Hires New Coordinator; LNO, NSF Publish New Brochures

December 7, 2005
LTER DataBits Fall 2005

Featured in this issue: After most of the LTER sites have produced their Ecological Metadata Language (EML) packages up to Level 3, the subject still occupies a main line in our agendas. Not only do we want to share our methods to achieve this task with other communities, but we want to study the lessons that have we learned in the process.

September 23, 2005
Network News Vol. 18 No. 1 Spring 2005

New portal for the LTER Network Newsletter. Top Stories: NSF Director Dr. Arden Bement praises LTER, Planning Grant Activities, 2005 LTER Mini-Symposium.

April 27, 2005
LTER DataBits Spring 2005

Featured in this issue: Following years of efforts in developing a Network Information System (NIS), LTER information managers report on two of its completed components: CLIMDB/HYDRODB and Network All-Site Bibliography. More recently, the LTER sites started the process of exporting their metadata databases into Ecological Metadata Language (EML), a metadata specification developed by the ecology discipline and for the ecology discipline (

March 22, 2005
Network News Vol. 17 No. 2 Fall 2004

Top Stories: Editorial from the Executive Director; LTER Network Plans for the Future; LTER Grows to 26 Sites as NSF Grants $10 Million for Ocean Research SITE NEWS Coweeta Completes Major Facilities Improvement and Expansion; Jornada Helps BLM to Answer Land Management Questions; Newfound Grasshopper Takes to the Trees on Konza Prairie NETWORKING NSF News: Interdisciplinarity is the Key for ’04 Supplement Funding; LTER CC Holds Successful Meeting in Alaska; Climate Committee Takes Aim at Extreme Climatic Events; Informatics Bits and Bytes; NEON Design Process Energized

December 1, 2004
LTER DataBits Fall 2004

Linda Powell describes new IM System tools at FCE LTER. Dan Higgins and Matt Jones explain the Kepler system for scientific workflows. Teresa Valentine introduces the Watershed DB. Also, EML in Latin America and new forest service database.

September 16, 2004
LTER DataBits Spring 2004

John Porter talks about the latest regarding the National Environmental Observatory Network (NEON) program. Jonathan Walsh shares his experience at the Web Services Workshop (February 2-5, 2004). Karen Baker, Shaun Haber, and Marshall White discuss the Postnuke Portal Software.

June 28, 2004