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 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