The Network calendar lists committee meetings, in-person events, major related conferences, and LTER working groups. To add a one-time event, contact Kristen Weiss. If you chair a committee and would like to add committee events and agendas directly, contact Marty Downs for permission.
Information Managers Watercooler February 8, 202112:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Information Managers Virtual Watercooler offers a way for all LTER information managers to share best practices, make decisions that require input from the entire committee and learn about new developments in the field and the organization.
All LTER Information managers are welcome.
COMMUNITY BUILDING WORKING GROUP SEMINARS February 9, 202112:00 pm - 1:30 pm
One goal of the LTER Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is to facilitate the formation of spaces for community-building among those of us who do not see our identities sufficiently represented in our professional spaces. The committee’s hope is that improving cross-site interactions can help LTER community members increase connections within their professional network, facilitate near-peer mentorship, and increase a sense of belonging within the network.
The committee would like to invite all members of the LTER community who self-identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in the network, their site, or their professional spaces to join a monthly conversation group via Zoom. Each month the group will highlight the work of underrepresented researchers from a different region within the network and discuss a topic of general interest in a safe, professional, but casual setting.
The group will kickoff their meetings on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 by highlighting work from colleagues in the Southwest and by talking about mentorship and the ways that we have found (or not found) the support and guidance we need to navigate mostly male, white, straight, cis, able bodied spaces in ecology and the academy. The Community Building Working Group has other ideas for topics that might be of broad interest but would like the group to self-direct and organically propose topics of need and interest for our communities.
Please join us on February 9th at noon PST/ 2 pm CST by registering here. This first hour-long session will feature Long-term research in the Southwest, with guest speakers Dr. Anny Chung and Dr. Laureano Gherardi speaking about plant and microbial ecology and using complementary data to understand a changing world.
IM Executive Team Meeting February 24, 20211:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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 Communications Office, and developing agendas for the IM Virtual watercoolers. Current membership of IM Exec Team is available on the committee webpage.