Winter is Not Coming

A warming climate, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the harsh conditions make research at the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER site remarkably interesting!

Hung out to dry: conducting ecological research in grassland streams during a historic drought

Molly Fisher and James Guinnip pen this entry for the SSALTER Blog, describing stream research in the Konza prairie Ecosystem.

Understanding Coral Bleaching: Research and Lessons from Mo’orea

by Jannine Chamorro, Moorea Coral Reef LTER Last September I had the opportunity to participate in a project studying coral bleaching in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. This was the first time I had ever worked in a remote field location. While initially the thought of flying to a place I could not see on a map… Read more »

A walk in the woods – 17 years later

by Ian Yesilonis (Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER) Walking through the woods and observing the trees and animals is something I have always loved to do growing up in Baltimore.  Our temperate deciduous forests in the city are typically smaller patches; however, one park, the Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park (1,216 acres), is quite large and also has big… Read more »

Cruising the Ocean off California: Wrangling the MOCNESS monster

Laura Lilly takes us along on a sampling cruise with the California Current Ecosystem Long Term Ecological Research site!

Roadblocks and Rocks:  How to Measure Soils in Forest Ecosystems

Karla Jarecke and Adrian Gallo take us through research at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, home of the Andrews Forest LTER.

Ironing out the arctic carbon cycle

Adrianne Trusiak takes us through sampling to decipher the carbon cycle at Toolik Lake, home of the Arctic LTER.

Illustrating three unexpected lessons we learned whilst studying diurnal patterns of light transmittance of leaves

Santa Neimane takes us through research in the Alps, part of a series of SSALTER blog posts from international long-term researchers!

Southwest Regional Student Meetup – Grasslands, Deserts, and Cities

Students from the Central Arizona-Phoenix, Sevilleta, and Jornada LTER visit and present posters at the CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting.

Understanding species’ responses to climate change

This month Cliff will be sharing some of his dissertation work from his beloved alpine field site at the Niwot Ridge LTER site in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.