Statement of Task: The overall goal of the Task Force was to develop findings and recommendations pertinent to the Next Generation of the LTER Network Office (NG-LNO), with particular attention to potential future developments in information technology. The specific objectives were to:

1) Consider the potential range of network-level services and activities and recommend general approaches and priorities for the future;

2) Solicit input from a broad range of current and potential constituents of the LTER program, including educators and professionals involved in resource management and environmental change adaptation;

3) Examine examples of other scientific network offices to identify successful models and useful innovations.

Committee Members: Diane McKnight, Aaron Ellison, Christine Goodale, Margaret Palmer, Lindsey Rustad, Ann Zimmerman (consultant), Jessica Ebert (PhD student