The MALs project and the workshop were motivated by the dramatic and rapid changes being observed across the LTER network and the need to understand these changes in the context of a “couple social-ecological systems” (SES) framework. The current state of SES science suggests there is a critical need for more robust interdisciplinary approaches to investigating human-environment interactions. Following from these needs, the MALs group hypothesized that the integration of spatial analysis (maps) and local knowledge provides an enhanced approach for 1) understanding change, 2) accounting for its complexity, 3) and achieving salience in research.
LTER at ESA, 2022
It’s not a trap: California MPAs lead to more lobster catches over time
Facilitating Participatory Workshops
LTER Photo Contest
2022 REU Webinar Series
NEON and LTER: A Long-Term Partnership for Ecological Observation
Undergraduate Travel Fellowships for ASM
DEIJ Storytellers Needed for the ASM
What is an urban ecosystem?
The Phoenix Area Social Survey shows how people drive urban-ecological change