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2015 Report of the Task Force to evaluate approaches for implementing the network level activities of the Long-Term Ecological Research Network
Statement of Task: The overall goal of the Task Force was to develop findings and recommendations pertinent to the Next Generation of the LTER Network Office (NG-LNO), with particular attention to potential future developments in information technology. The specific objectives were to: 1) Consider the potential range of network-level services and activities and recommend general... Read more »
October 6, 2020
1977 LTER Concept Conference
September 17, 2019
1978 LTER pilot project workshop
September 17, 2019
1979 LTER Concept Statement Workshop
September 17, 2019
A Long-Range Strategic Plan for the Long-Term Ecological Research Network: University of Washington 1989

University of Washington 1989 Strategic Plan

November 6, 2014
2010 Cyberinfrastructure Operational Plan External Review Report

Report of the 2010 External Advisory Panel review of the Operational Plan CI components

May 30, 2012
LTER Strategic Communication Plan

LTER Strategic Communication Plan

February 2, 2012
LTER Strategic and Implementation Plan

The Strategic and Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER): Research and Education 2011. This document summarizes and then details strategies for building on past success to realize the vision of the LTER. Activities are prioritized in five key areas: Research, Education, Communication, Information Management, and Coordination with other Networks. The time frame for this plan is five years, to be updated annually.

December 10, 2010
LTER Synthesis Portfolio October 2009

LTER Synthesis Portfolio October 2009

October 26, 2009
ISSE Brochure

ISSE Summary Brochure

April 29, 2008
Decadal Plan for LTER

The final release of the Decadal Plan for LTER – reformatted for book publication with citation as LTER Network Publication #24.

January 30, 2008
Decadal Plan for LTER

First public release of The Decadal Plan for LTER.

November 9, 2007
Integrative Science for Society and Environment

Integrative Science for Society and Environment: A Strategic Research Initiative – Final Version

September 4, 2007
LTER Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Plan version 4.2

LTER Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Plan version 4.2 – Version to be approved by the LTER Executive Board in August 2007.

August 22, 2007
LTER Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Plan

This is Version 4 of the LTER Cyberinfrastructure Strategic Plan released for general comments from the community on May 10, 2007 and representing the completed work of the Cyberinfrastructure Supplement to the Planning Grant.

May 11, 2007
2005 LNO Strategic Plan

Presentation of LTER Network Office Strategic Plan. March 1, 2005.

September 6, 2005
2005 LNO Implementation Plan

Presentation of LTER Network Office Implementation for Strategic Plan. March 1, 2005.

September 6, 2005
LTER 2000-2010: A Decade of Synthesis

The US LTER network has grown rapidly over the past 20 years, both in size and in the scope of its activities. This growth is generally welcomed and is viewed overall as a mark of the success of the network and its individual sites and investigators. From an initial group of 6 LTER sites and a few dozen investigators in 1980, the network has grown to 24 sites in 2001, involving the work of hundreds of scientists, students, and teachers from scores of institutions at all levels of research and education. The LTER enterprise is unique in the ecological community.

June 22, 2002
1998 LTER Network Microbial Ecology Vision Statement

The Vision statement for Microbial Ecology in LTER

August 9, 2001
LTER Education Strategic Plan

Executive Summary – Beginning in 1998, the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network formally expanded its education efforts to include K-12 students and teachers mainly through the Schoolyard (SLTER) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each LTER site designed its own program in relation to the ecological research conducted at the site and the particular need and resources of its local school district and community.

March 1, 2001
LTER Technology Report for the LTER Strategic Plan (The “Gosz Report”)

This report follows the Shugart Committee Report which identified the scientific issues being addressed by the LTER sites and made recommendations for network-wide capabilities to address those issues. The following is a summary of those issues and recommendations to lead to the charge given to the Technology Committee (TC).

April 6, 2000
LTER 2000: Creating a Global Environmental Research Network

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program is a highly successful endeavor in the collection and analysis of scientific data on ecological processes, especially over longer temporal and larger spatial scales. The LTER Network currently consists of 18 site-based projects that span a broad array of ecosystems, and a collective, multi-site program in data collection and sharing, experimentation, and synthesis.

December 1, 1993
1989 LTER Strategic Planning Exercise

This documents the Strategic Planning Exercise practiced by the LTER Network in 1989

December 1, 1989
1988 Report of the NSF Advisory Committee on Scientific and Technological Planning for LTER Projects (The “Shugart Report”)


January 31, 1988