Decades of research based on carbon stable isotope analyses supported the idea that macroalgal detritus, especially that of kelp, is a major source of food to coastal marine ecosystems, particularly suspension feeders. Comparative and experimental research from SBC LTER has overturned this paradigm, showing that phytoplankton, not kelp, are the main food resource for coastal benthic suspension feeders.
LTER at ESA 2021
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2021-2022 LTER Webinar Series
Slow Research to Understand Fast Change
Information Management Committee Bylaws Revision
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