LTER Is a Major Presence at 2017 ESA

The theme of the 2017 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting is “linking biodiversity, material cycling and ecosystem services in a changing world." It appears that long-term research and experimentation are apt tools for tackling this persistent challenge. Over 150 talks, posters, and workshops are being presented by scientists associated with the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network.

Highlights of the week's activities include a Tuesday morning symposium on "Advancing Ecological Theory through Synthesis of Long-Term Ecological Research," with talks focused on understanding how the timing and interdependence of shifting populations and resources may increase ecosystem stability or signal impending catastrophe.

A Thursday afternoon symposium presents 20 years of insights gleaned from the LTER Network's two urban sites and presents a vision for more fully integrating human influence into ecological theory and practice.

The Network is also contributing a variety of talks and workshops reflecting on the role of field experiences in ecological education, building data literacy, and connecting with stakeholder communities.

This year's meeting, held in Portland, Oregon, runs from August 6 to August 11. For a mid-week break from the fog of the Convention Center, please join LTER, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the Science for Nature and People Partnership at McMenamins Mission Theater for an evening of socializing and science-themed storytelling.

LTER-related presentations have been organized below by day and time. Please excuse any omissions or misattributions. We will continue to add to and adjust this list up until the start of the conference: please contact with corrections.

Click here for a PDF version of the ESA 2017 Schedule.

Saturday, Aug 5

Sunday, Aug 6

Monday, Aug 7

Tuesday, Aug 8

Wednesday, Aug 9

Thursday, Aug 10


Friday, Aug 11


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