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Spring 2002 Information Management Committee Report

1. NIS (Network Information System). Since its formation in 1988, the LTER IM (Information Mangers) Committee has worked to facilitate intersite research through the application of new techniques in computer science and the emerging field of ecoinformatics.

April 15, 2002
Introduction to the Mexican LTER Network (MEX-LTER)

A description of the concepts of the MEX-LTER Network and how it fits into the larger ILTER Network

April 12, 2002
2002 Presentation: The Role of Monitoring in Sustainable Ecosystem Management – Case Study for the

The Role of Monitoring in Sustainable Ecosystem Management: a Case Study for the Tropical Deciduous Forest in West Mexico – EMAN-ILTER Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. April 10-12, 2002 EMAN-ILTER Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. April 10-12, 2002 Manuel Maass, Víctor Jaramillo Angelina Martínez-Yrízar & Felipe García-Oliva Instituto de Ecología Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Campus Morelia

April 12, 2002
2002 French and US Network-to-Network Collaboration Workshop Report

Workshop Report – French (Zones Ateliers) And United States (Long Term Ecological Research) Network-To-Network Collaboration In Long Term Integrated Environmental Research And Management Different areas in integrated environmental research and management (IERM) have converged over the last twenty years along three broad lines of issues and themes, as reflected in the United States (U.S.) by changes in the scope and kinds of questions addressed by many sites in the U.S.

March 20, 2002
LTER Education Strategic Plan

Executive Summary – Beginning in 1998, the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network formally expanded its education efforts to include K-12 students and teachers mainly through the Schoolyard (SLTER) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Each LTER site designed its own program in relation to the ecological research conducted at the site and the particular need and resources of its local school district and community.

March 1, 2002
Education Committee Presentation: Schoolyard LTER Working Group

This small set of slides depicts the current status of the Schoolyard LTER Program

December 2, 2001
Winter 2001: Highlights from Mini-NIS meeting

This meeting was originally proposed as a post-Snowbird meeting by Baker and Henshaw, but was instead supported by the Network Office as part of the on-going IM mission.

December 1, 2001
LTER DataBits Fall 2001

DataBits: An electronic newsletter for Information Managers. Spring 2001 Featured in this issue: A Custom data management system, International LTER Information Management Workshop, The NASA Scientific Data Purchase Program, and Web-based data entry for dummies.

October 20, 2001
2001 Information Managers Meeting Report

Representatives from all 24 LTER sites attended and actively participated in the 2001 LTER Information Managers Meeting in Madison, WI. Other attendees included James Brunt, David Blankman, Owen Eddins, Troy Maddux, Bill Michener, and John VandeCastle from the Network Office , Judy Cushing and Erik Ordway from the Forest Canopy project, Matt Jones from NCEAS, Dick Olson from the Oakridge National Laboratory, Jens Schumacher from the German Biodiversity project at the University of Jena, and Phyllis Adams from the National Park Service.

August 25, 2001
LTER DataBits Spring 2001

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Spring 2001- Featured in this issue: A Custom data management system, International LTER Information Management Workshop, The NASA Scientific Data Purchase Program, and Web-based data entry for dummies.

April 25, 2001
Spring 2001 Education Committee Presentation: Schoolyard LTER

Education: Schoolyard LTER, April 2001 presentation of the Education Committee to the Coordinating Committee.

April 21, 2001
Spring 2001 Education Committee Report

Schoolyard Education of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program (SLTER)- Report to the LTER Coordinating Committee – Spring 2001

April 21, 2001
Education Committee Report Fall 2000

At the 2000 All Scientists Meeting, a subgroup of the education committe representing interests directly related to the Schoolyard LTER program, met and subsequently submitted a request to hold a post-ASM2000 workshop. This workshop was held Dec 1 and 2 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

December 2, 2000
LTER DataBits Fall 2000

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Fall 2000 – Featured in this issue: According to most of the plenary addresses of the 2000 All Scientists Meeting in Snowbird, Utah, ecological researchers must think outside the box. Sociologists, modelers, climatologists, paleoecologists, remote sensing specialists, and science administrators all emphasized the need of ecological scientists to become comfortable with multiple disciplines and define questions that are significant in each of these fields simultaneously.

October 26, 2000
LTER DataBits Spring 2000

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Spring 2000

April 17, 2000
List of International Projects Associated with Your LTER

List of international projects associated with your LTER

April 14, 2000
1999 Data Management Workshop Report

Representatives from 20 of the 21 LTER sites attended and actively participated in the 1999 LTER Information Managers Meeting, in Spokane, Washington, August 4-6, 1999. The Cedar Creek LTER was not represented for the second year in a row.

October 27, 1999
LTER DataBits Fall 1999

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Fall 1999 – Featured in this issue: an overview of the recently funded NSF/KDI Biodiversity partnership plans in addition to a variety of approaches to metadata, conferencing, visualization and training. DataBits continues as a semi-annual electronic publication of the Long Term Ecological Research Network. It is designed to provide a timely, online resource for research information managers and to incorporate rotating co-editorship. Availability is through web browsing as well as hardcopy output.

September 28, 1999
Education Committee Report Fall 1999

The suggestion to NSF to create a special RFP for LTER education was not accepted.

September 1, 1999
1999 North American Regional LTER Meeting

Announcing the First Annual Meeting of the THE NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL LTER NETWORK to be held in conjuntion with the ESA Annual Meeting 7 August 1999 Spokane, Washington

August 7, 1999
1999 Proceedings of the ILTER Regional Workshop

Cooperation in Long Term Ecological Research in Central and Eastern Europe. Proceedings of the ILTER Regional Workshop 22-25 June, 1999 Budapest, Hungary. Edited by Kate Lajtha and Kristin Vanderbilt Oregon State University

June 25, 1999
LTER DataBits Spring 1999

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Spring 1999

April 17, 1999
Graduate Student Committee Report Spring 1999

Graduate Student Committee Spring 1999 Report Christy Tyler (VCR) and Greg Hoch (KNZ) — Co-chairs

March 1, 1999
Education Committee Report Spring 1999

Report from the Spring 1999 Education Committee Meeting

March 1, 1999
The LTER Network Information System: A Framework for Ecological Information Managment

1998 presentation: Access to data and metadata distributed throughout collaborating national and international research sites is the focus of a development effort to support ecological research. The U.S. LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) Network informatics group is developing, along with national and international partners, a Network Information System (NIS). The mission of the working group is to design and develop a modular framework that builds on existing site functionality.

December 1, 1998
Graduate Student Committee Vision Statement 1998

The Vision statement for the Grad Student Committee as of 1998

December 1, 1998
1998 LTER Information Management Committee Vision Statement

Vision Statement for the Information Management group: LTER Network Ecological Informatics: Finding Answers for Long Term Ecological Research

December 1, 1998
1998 LTER Publications Committee Vision Statement

The Vision Statement for the LTER Publications Committee, as of 1998

December 1, 1998
1998 ILTER Vision Statement: Future Visions for ILTER

The Vision for International LTER Network

December 1, 1998
1998 LTER Education Committee Vision Statement

The Vision Statement for the LTER Education Committee

December 1, 1998
1998 North American Science Symposium Report

November 1-6. 1998. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico -This symposium provided an excellent opportunity for interactions among U.S. LTER, Canadian, and Mexican scientists for the facilitation of a North American Regional LTER Network. Excellent papers were presented by the following LTER scientists on behalf of LTER:

November 6, 1998
1998 Data Management Workshop Report

The annual LTER Information Managers Meeting was held July 30-August 1, 1998, hosted by the new, urban Baltimore LTER Site. Twenty of the 21 sites were represented with Cedar Creek not represented.

August 1, 1998
1997 Data Management Workshop Report

Information Managers (IM’s) from the LTER Network met for a one-day annual business meeting at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 7, 1997.

August 7, 1997
1996 Data Management Workshop Report

The 1996 LTER Information Managers meeting was held at the Archbold Biological Field Station, Lake Placid, Florida, October 31 – November 3, 1996.

November 3, 1996
Spring 1996: Developing an LTER Network Information System for the 21st Century

The necessity of intersite research has driven the LTER mandate since intersite workshops in the early 1980’s. Since then the LTER data managers have been focusing on facilitating this research. Recently, the maturation of environmental information management, and advances in technology provide an impetus to accomplish more effectively the long-standing goal of facilitating intersite research (Stafford, et al. 1994). Although computers have come a long way, the fundamentals of managing research information and developing an appropriate system for management have remained relatively stable.

May 1, 1996
1995 Data Managment Workshop Report

Proceedings of the 1995 LTER Data Management Workshop, Snowbird, UT.

September 24, 1995
1994 Data Management Workshop Report

Proceedings of the 1994 LTER Data Management Workshop held September 21-24 in Seattle Washington.

September 24, 1994
LTER DataBits Spring 1994

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Spring 1994

April 25, 1994
1993 Data Management Workshop Report

Proceedings of the 1993 LTER Data Management Workshop held July 23-31 in Madison WI.

July 31, 1993
LTER DataBits Summer 1993

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Summer 1993

July 25, 1993
LTER DataBits Fall 1992

This issue has a good balance of technical and non-technical features. There are reports on the use of interactive data access and data management policies within the LTER network. There are also plenty of hints on how to better use the computers at your site, including software reviews and technical hints. Finally, there are articles on conducting GPS campaigns and some solutions to common problems in scientific information management. There have also been some superficial format changes to DATABITS. Its now created using Framemaker software on a Sun Workstation.

October 1, 1992
1992 Data Management Workshop Report

Proceedings of the 1992 LTER Data Management Workshop held August 7-9 in Honolulu Hawaii

August 9, 1992
1991 Data Management Workshop Report

1991 LTER Data Management Meeting San Antonio, TX; 1-3 August 1991 Prepared by William Michener (NIN) and James Brunt (SEV) 25 scientists (at least one from each LTER site) attended the annual meeting.

August 3, 1991
LTER DataBits Summer 1991

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Summer 1991

July 25, 1991
LTER DataBits Spring 1991

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Spring 1991

April 25, 1991
LTER DataBits Fall 1990

LTER Databits – Information Management Newsletter of the LTER Network – Fall 1990 Archival storage at LTER sites, using PC-NFS and a review of two optical disks. Reports on the LTER Data Managers Meeting(s) and the ESA Long-Term Ecological Research Section, news from the sites and two new columns: GIS corner and I learned it the hard way.

September 25, 1990
1990 Data Management Workshop Report

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1990 LTER DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP (Held in Snowbird, Utah July 26-28, 1990)

July 28, 1990
LTER DataBits Summer 1990

1990 Summer Databits newsletter from the LTER Information Managers. The agenda of the upcoming data manager’s meeting, a report on the most recent LTER Coordinating Committee meeting, reports from the sites and some hints on using Unix and MS-DOS.

July 4, 1990
LTER DataBits Fall 1989

This is the premier issue of an LTER-wide version of DATABITS. Its purpose is to disseminate information relevant to data manangement between data
managers and PI’s within the LTER network. DATABITS can only be as successful as members of the LTER community make it. If you come across a
tidbit of news, a good software package or a hardware hint that might be of some general interest, please send a paragraph or two to the editor for
inclusion in the next DATABITS.

October 1, 1989
1989 Data Management Workshop Report

The August 1989 LTER Data Managers’ workshop focused on developing solutions and avenues of communication to solve commonly experienced problems and meet future technological challenges.

August 6, 1989