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.
The graduate student committee organizes the LTER Community Instagram account and occasional social media campaigns. 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 2022, the committee chairs are Brian Kim (Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems LTER) and Natasha Christman (Arctic LTER). For a listing of current graduate student representatives, please visit the LTER directory and filter by committee.