Brochures provide information on research and education at each LTER sites and the Network Office. Printed copies are available from
  • Network BrochureLNO-Network Office - LNO's primary goal is to facilitate and support efforts to achieve the goals of the LTER Network. The four core areas of LNO operation are Research Synthesis, Cyberinfrastructure Support, Development and Outreach, and Core Services.
  • AND-Andrews - Since its establishment in 1948, the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest has grown to be a major center for research and education about the ecology and management of forests and streams.
  • ARC-Arctic - The Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research (ARC LTER) site is located in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska.
  • BES-Baltimore Ecosystem Study - The Baltimore Ecosystem Study aims to understand metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system. Interactions between the project and the Baltimore community are important components.
  • BNZ-Bonanza Creek - The Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program (BNZ LTER) focuses on the interactions between climate and disturbance, and their effects on ecosystem processes in the boreal forests of interior Alaska.
  • CCE BrochureCCE-California Current Ecosystem - The California Current Ecosystem LTER site focuses on the planktonic food web. Researchers seek to understand how climate variability, both natural and anthropogenic, alters this key ocean upwelling ecosystem.
  • CDR-Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve - We use long-term experimental and observational studies and related theory to determine the effects of the loss of biodiversity, invasions by exotic species, elevated atmospheric nitrogen deposition, elevated greenhouse gases, climate change, and fire frequency on prairie grassland and savanna ecosystems.
  • CAP-Central Arizona-Phoenix Urban - CAP LTER provides a unique addition to LTER research by focusing upon an arid-land ecosystem profoundly influenced, even defined, by the presence and activities of humans.
  • CWT-Coweeta - Coweeta LTER research combines short-term with long-term studies on the responses of forested watersheds and streams to natural and human-induced disturbances.
  • FCE-Florida Coastal Everglades - We are interested in determining how long-term changes in freshwater flow, which will occur primarily through the Everglades Restoration Project, will interact with long-term changes in the climatic and disturbance regimes and ultimately modify ecological pattern and process in coastal landscapes.
  • GCE-Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - The goal of the project is to understand how this spatial and temporal variation in the physical environment affects the chemical and biological processes in the marshes and tidal creeks.
  • HFR BrochureHFR-Harvard Forest - Harvard Forest LTER (HFR) is an integrated program that studies forest response to natural and human disturbance and environmental change over broad spatial and temporal scales. Involving more than 25 senior researchers, 150 undergraduate and graduate students and a dozen institutions, HFR embraces the biological, physical, and social sciences to address fundamental and applied questions in dynamic ecosystems.
  • HBR-Hubbard Brook - The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES) is among the longest-running and most comprehensive ecosystem studies in the world. The goal of the study is to better understand the ecological patterns and processes that characterize the Northern Forest in eastern North America, and its response to both natural and human disturbances.
  • JRN-Jornada Basin - The basic goal of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program in the Jornada Basin is to understand the causes and consequences of desertification in the lower Rio Grande valley of New Mexico.
  • KBS-Kellogg Biological Station - Research at the Kellogg Biological Station LTER site is directed towards understanding the ecology of intensive field crop production and its environmental consequences.
  • KNZ-Konza Prairie - The Konza LTER Program addresses the responses of grassland ecosystems to key environmental and anthropogenic drivers at a variety of scales, from site-based watershed- and plot-level experiments to regional studies of changing land-use and land-cover, hydrology and water quality.
  • LUQ-Luquillo - The Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program studies how changes in hurricanes, climate, and land-use alter ecosystem structure, function, and services in Puerto Rico.
  • MCM BrochureMCM-McMurdo Dry Valleys - The overall objectives of the McMurdo LTER are to understand the influence of physical and biological constraints and climatic legacies on the structure and function of McMurdo Dry Valleys ecosystems, and to understand the modifying effects of material transport on these ecosystems.
  • MCR-Moorea Coral Reef - The MCR LTER Research Program focuses on improving our understanding of the long-term consequences of disturbance and climate regimes in coral reef ecosystems. Our objective is to identify major controls over reef dynamics and how they are influenced jointly by climate and disturbance.
  • NWT-Niwot Ridge - The basic goal of the Niwot Ridge (NWT) LTER is to understand the causes and ecosystem responses of climate change in high elevation, seasonally snow-covered catchments.
  • NTL-North Temperate Lakes - The North Temperate Lakes LongTerm Ecological Research (NTLLTER) program seeks to understand the long-term ecology of lakes and their interactions with terrestrial, atmospheric, and human processes, at multiple scales of space and time.
  • PAL-Palmer Station - Research focuses on the Antarctic coastal and open-ocean marine ecosystem, terrestrial sea-bird nesting sites and regional oceanography along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. A primary research objective is to understand this marine ecosystem's natural variability in order to discover and define long- and short-period natural cycles as well as the changes brought about by human activities.
  • PIE BrochurePIE-Plum Island Ecosystems - The Plum Island Ecosystems (PIE) LTER is an integrated research, education and outreach program. Its goal is to be able to predict the long-term effects of human activities on land, climate change, and sea level rise on the health of estuaries.
  • SBC-Santa Barbara Coastal
  • SEV-Sevilleta - SEV LTER addresses ecological concepts and theory through a comprehensive and interdisciplinary research program in desert grassland, shrubland, forest and riparian habitats in central New Mexico. Our studies are linked by an overarching aim to understand how abiotic pulses and constraints affect species interactions, community structure and ecosystem processes in aridland ecosystems.
  • SGS-Shortgrass Steppe - The Shortgrass Steppe LTER focuses its research on understanding the long-term processes that affect the structure and function of shortgrass steppe ecosystems.
  • VCR-Virginia Coast Reserve - The goal of the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) LTER program is to develop a predictive understanding of how slow, progressive changes in climate, sea level, and land use, and short-term disturbances like hurricanes influence the dynamics and biotic structure of coastal barrier systems.
  • 1998 Ecological Informatics in Long Term Ecological Research Brochure
  • LTER Network: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence in Long-Term Ecological Research

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