Workshop Report – French (Zones Ateliers) And United States (Long Term Ecological Research) Network-To-Network Collaboration In Long Term Integrated Environmental Research And Management Different areas in integrated environmental research and management (IERM) have converged over the last twenty years along three broad lines of issues and themes, as reflected in the United States (U.S.) by changes in the scope and kinds of questions addressed by many sites in the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network ( and by the proposed National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) initiative, and in France by the newly launched Zones Ateliers (ZA) network