The 2022 Graduate Student Committee at the All Scientists’ Meeting 2022.
Credit: Gabriel De La Rosa, CC BY-SA 4.0

The LTER Graduate Student Committee was established to foster interaction among graduate students working at LTER sites and between students and senior LTER scientists, to create student opportunities for intersite research, and to develop interdisciplinary graduate student training programs. Membership includes student representatives from each of the LTER sites.

Recent activities include virtual career webinars for non-academic careers (in 2020) and for academic careers at a diversity of institutions (in 2021) and a visual media series in 2023-2024.

The graduate student committee organizes the LTER Community Instagram account, occasional social media campaigns, and contributions to the Short Stories About Long-Term Research (SSALTER) blog. Regional graduate student get-togethers began in 2019 with a gathering of Jornada, Sevilleta, and Niwot Ridge students. Additional regional events will resume when COVID pandemic travel restrictions lift.

As of 2023, the committee chairs are Moriah Young (KBS) and AJ Krieger Lodge (NWT). For a listing of current graduate student representatives, please visit the LTER directory and filter by committee.