In this issue: Unique LNO virtual training launches in cyberspace; Post-ASM funding announced; Shortgrass Steppe scientist named fellow of the American Geophysical Union; Cedar Creek study fuels excitement in bioenergy; LNO staff changes; transition—Bruce Lee Haines passes on; Santa Barbara Coastal’s Stu Levenbach received John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship; NSF hosts successful LTER mini-symposium; Virginia Coast LTER project gets a new home; McMurdo hosts NSF director, New Zealand PM; Collaborative research in coral reef biology—developing ties between Moorea Coral Reef LTER and Kenting Coral Reef ILTER in Taiwan; HJ Andrews LTER offers research experience for teachers, students, and artists; Report from the annual Shortgrass Steppe symposium 2007; Update on graduate student work in the LTER Network; GK-12 graduate student fellowships at Kellogg Biological Station; FCE’s RESSt program gives students chance to shine; Hurricane disturbance effects—FCE study on carbon sequestration by mangrove forests in the southwest Florida Everglades; LTER to meet metadata standardization milestone this summer; LTER intensifies IM interactions with Taiwan.