Although bacteria play a central role in processes affecting lake water quality, the taxa participating in these activities are largely undescribed. To address this knowledge gap, NTL LTER researchers have generated the largest freshwater microbial genome collection to date. These studies reveal a paradoxical pattern of large differences in community structure over time and among lakes, paired with the presence of specific taxa that are always present everywhere (the core lake microbiome), and communities that are surprisingly resilient to disturbance.
LTER Diversity Committee Hosts Community Building Seminars
Academic Careers Panel
Meet our LTER Graduate Student Science Writers for 2021!
DataBits: Winter/Spring Edition of Site Bytes
New Book: The Challenges of Long Term Ecological Research: A Historical Analysis
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A User’s Guide to the LTERHub
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Implementing a Virtual Site All-Scientists’ Meeting
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