Long-Term Ecological Research, Author: James T. Callahan

Source: BioScience, Vol. 34, No. 6 (Jun., 1984), pp. 363-367

Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences

Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1309727

Research in ecology has traditionally been funded for short periods of time and performed at single sites, conditions not conducive to projects addressing much greater time and geographic scales. NSF’s support of an experimental emphasis on longterm ecological research seeks to alleviate this discontinuity and use available research resources more effectively t