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Information Management Virtual Watercooler

April 15, 2024 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm –

The LTER Information Management Committee meets monthly via video conference to share information and ideas relevant to information management in the LTER Network. Information Managers from all LTER sites are invited and encouraged to participate in these meetings.

Meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Monday of each month at Noon Pacific Time / 3 pm Eastern Time

Participants may obtain the zoom link by visiting the:

LTER Diversity Committee Monthly Meeting

April 16, 2024 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm –

The LTER Network DEIJ Committee meets monthly:

Second Tuesday of each month at
Noon Pacific Time / 3 pm Eastern Time

The purpose of the LTER Network DEIJ Committee:
Engagement, integration and retention of a diverse community of students, scientists, and educators within LTER. Provides concrete and deliberate actions and resources at individual sites and at the Network to foster diversity and inclusion.

Key links:
Shared google drive (current committee members may access zoom link here)
Committee web page
Join email list (diversity@lternet.edu) or change settings
LTER Forum Broadening Participation group

LTER Grad Student Representatives Monthly Meeting

April 17, 2024 @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm –

LTER Grad Rep Meeting

The LTER Graduate Student Committee was established to foster interaction among graduate students working at LTER sites and between students and senior LTER scientists, to create student opportunities for intersite research, and to develop interdisciplinary graduate student training programs. Membership includes student representatives from each of the LTER sites.

Shared Google Drive (request access from a google-associated email account)
2024 Meeting Notes
Committee Web Page
LTER Forum Group Page

LTER Visual Media Series: Kelso Harper

April 19, 2024 @ 10:00 am-11:30 am –

Communicating science through photography and videography with Kelso Harper, Multimedia Producer at Scientific American

Friday, April 19 at 1pm ET/ noon CT/ 11 am MT/ 10 am PT/ 9 am AKT

Kelso Harper works across visual media and science journalism, from photography to podcasts to video. They currently run Scientific American’s vertical video operation. They have previously worked as a writer, producer, editor, and host for outlets like WIREDSciencePopular Mechanics, Retro Report, and TED Ed, and has degrees in chemistry and science writing from Johns Hopkins University and MIT.

https://www.kelsoharper.com/

Webinar participants will also have the opportunity to submit their own work by Friday, April 12, and participate in a 30-min show-and-tell discussion. After the 1-hr lecture, participants who have submitted work will spend 30 minutes receiving feedback in a small-group setting to improve their own graphics.

IM Executive Team Meeting

April 22, 2024 @ 12:30 pm-2:00 pm –

Each third Monday of the month at 12:30 pm PT / 3:30  pm ET

The Information Management Committee Executive Team meets monthly and is responsible for tracking working group progress, liasing with the Environmental Data Initiative, the LTER Executive Board, the LTER Network Office, and developing agendas for the IM Virtual watercoolers.

Members of the IM Executive Team may find the meeting Zoom link on the shared google drive

Google Drive IMExec meeting notes

Trello Board: https://trello.com/b/FQq9KYib/imexec

Field Futures Anti-Harassment Workshop

April 23, 2024 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm –

This FieldFutures harassment and assault prevention workshop will help participants learn to prevent, intervene in, and report incidents of sexual harassment and assault in scientific or field settings. They will also learn prevention via positive organizational climate-setting activities matters for the movement toward safe, inclusive fieldwork. Grounded in the latest evidence-based research on harassment prevention and organizational psychology, each session is designed to help participants build knowledge, competency, and self-efficacy so they can set and enforce positive norms in fieldwork settings.

These workshops are designed for LTER researchers who expect to be in leadership roles in the coming field season. This includes, but is not limited to, investigators, graduate students, postdocs, and staff.

Two dates are offered in 2024:

  • Tuesday April 23 at 10:30-Noon PT (1:30-3:00 p.m. ET)
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30-Noon PT (1:30-3:00 p.m. ET)

LTER Community Call: International Opportunities

April 24, 2024 @ 9:00 am-10:00 am –

The International LTER Network connects national and regional networks similar to our own. In October 2025, the ILTER will hold the third ILTER open science meeting (OSM) in Xishuangbanna, China. In this community call, Tiffany Troxler, Chair of the ILTER and a co-PI with the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, will discuss the international LTER Network, the upcoming open science meeting, and opportunities to get involved in both or either.

Themes for the ILTER OSM–and topics for discussion on this community call, include:

  1. Sensitivity, mechanisms, and adaptation of biodiversity to climate change
  2. Environmental pollution, ecosystem restoration and management
  3. Social-Ecological Resilience against external shocks from pandemics to climate change
  4. New technologies and infrastructures for ecosystem research
  5. Application of ILTER science to environmental issues

LTER Education & Engagement Committee Monthly Meeting

May 2, 2024 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm –

LTER recognizes the value of sustained interactions between students, teachers, and scientists, and strives to integrate LTER science with K-12 education. Most LTER sites conduct individual programs at the local level, and the network supports centralized approaches to educational initiatives.

The LTER Education and Engagement Committee meets monthly:

First Thursday of each month at
Noon Pacific Time / 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

2024 Agenda/Notes document (current committee members can find the zoom link here)
Education and Engagement Committee Web Page
Join email list here (education@lternet.edu)
LTER Forum Group

 

Information Management Virtual Watercooler

May 13, 2024 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pm –

The LTER Information Management Committee meets monthly via video conference to share information and ideas relevant to information management in the LTER Network. Information Managers from all LTER sites are invited and encouraged to participate in these meetings.

Meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Monday of each month at Noon Pacific Time / 3 pm Eastern Time

Participants may obtain the zoom link by visiting the:

Field Futures Anti-Harassment Workshop

May 14, 2024 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm –

This FieldFutures harassment and assault prevention workshop will help participants learn to prevent, intervene in, and report incidents of sexual harassment and assault in scientific or field settings. They will also learn prevention via positive organizational climate-setting activities matters for the movement toward safe, inclusive fieldwork. Grounded in the latest evidence-based research on harassment prevention and organizational psychology, each session is designed to help participants build knowledge, competency, and self-efficacy so they can set and enforce positive norms in fieldwork settings.

These workshops are designed for LTER researchers who expect to be in leadership roles in the coming field season. This includes, but is not limited to, investigators, graduate students, postdocs, and staff.

Two dates are offered in 2024:

  • Tuesday April 23 at 10:30-Noon PT (1:30-3:00 p.m. ET)
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30-Noon PT (1:30-3:00 p.m. ET)