LTER at ESA 2020

The year 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network and we were looking forward to grand celebration at the Ecological Society of America’s 2020 Meeting. While we cannot share our enthusiasm in person this year, meeting participants will find a cornucopia of pre-recorded talks, online posters and live-online discussions…. Read more »

Live from the Field Opportunity

The Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) is creating a series of virtual field experiences, including “Live from the Field” events, which combine three 8-minute prerecorded videos from researchers at three research sites.

Recent boreal wildfires are changing forest communities in Interior Alaska

Bonanza Creek LTER boreal forest after a fire

As boreal forest wildfires increase in severity and frequency, new patterns of post-fire recovery are emerging. Research led by Jill Johnstone at Bonanza Creek LTER has found that recent wildfires led to changes in tree species dominance that are persisting through post-fire succession in Alaskan boreal forests, indicating the potential for a widespread shift in… Read more »

The Ups and Downs of Coastal Marsh Elevation Modeling

VCR LTER Coastal Bay

The frequency of large coastal storms and hurricanes is on the rise, impacting the biological services that wetlands and marshes provide. Modeling makes it possible to predict how future storms may affect these ecosystems, but accurately modeling widespread impacts of large storms like Hurricane Sandy, which bombarded much of the U.S. eastern shoreline, requires significant… Read more »

LTER Graduate Student Spotlight: Dana Cook

This spotlight is part of an ongoing series featuring many of our wonderful LTER Network graduate student representatives who contribute valuable research and leadership across the network. To learn more about graduate research in the LTER network, visit this page. Dana Cook has been a graduate student with the Moorea Coral Reef LTER for the… Read more »

Presenting at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting?

ESA 2020 Logo

The 2020 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Meeting will be 100% virtual. One advantage of the online-only format is being able to hope from session to session and see as many talks as you might like.  Attendees will be able to spread their viewing out over months!  Many symposia and organized sessions will also be… Read more »

Virtual Career Panel Series for LTER Grad Students

The LTER Network Office hosted three virtual opportunities in Spring 2020 for graduate students to learn more about careers outside of academia. Each webinar consists of brief introductions by 5-6 panelists who work in a particular type of career, followed by opportunities for participants to ask questions. Detailed descriptions of each webinar and panelist bios… Read more »

LTER Network News | June 2020

This month, as some LTER researchers made their way back into the field, lab, or just the outdoors, Jane Tucker and Eric Seabloom went the extra mile in protection and style with their LTER face masks! Be sure to tag @USLTER in your tweets for a chance to be featured in future newsletters.    … Read more »

LTER Graduate Student Spotlight: Allison Swartz

This spotlight is part of an ongoing series featuring many of our wonderful LTER Network graduate student representatives who contribute valuable research and leadership across the network. To learn more about graduate research in the LTER network, visit this page. Allison Swartz is in her first year of a PhD after completing her Master’s degree… Read more »