Internet Connectivity in LTER: Assessment and Recommendations
James W. Brunt, John Porter, and Rudolf Nottrott
February 12, 1990


Traditional forms of networking are no longer
sufficient to support the expanding needs of the ecological community. Fortunately, computer
networking technology is rapidly becoming available that can virtually eliminate the physical and
temporal barriers to productive collaboration. Almost 90% of the institutions that administer LTER grants have
existing or planned connections to the Internet (an association of high-speed, high- capacity, wide-area
networks, including NSFNet, a network established and funded
by the National Science Foundation)…