LTER Network News | 2019 August

LTER Network News is a forum for sharing news and activities from across the LTER Network. This is our water cooler. Please share personnel changes, new grants, cross-Network activities that might interest your LTER colleagues.

Understanding Farmer Attitudes Can Help Address Water Quality Issues

satellite view of gulf of mexico dead zone

The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is predicted to be a near record size in 2019. By the end of summer, the hypoxic region at the mouth of the Mississippi River is expected to occupy over 22,000 square kilometers—an area the size of Massachusetts. The culprit? Nitrogen-based fertilizers applied to crops across the Midwest that… Read more »

Connecting Communities: LTER at ESA 2019

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LTER presents two plenary talks, plus results from synthesis working groups.
Individual talks and posters are listed and cover topics as diverse as the ecology of segregation, connectivity in barrier island communities, and modeling complex landscapes using machine learning.

Can corals ride the tide of climate change?

Damselfish and their coral host (Pocillopora eydouxi).

Researchers at Mo’orea LTER did not observe evidence that corals acclimatize to ocean acidification, but they did observe that some are more sensitive to it than others.

LTER Related Oral Sessions at American Geophysical Union Meeting (2019)

AGU Centennial logo The organized oral sessions below are being convened at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting 9-13 December by LTER investigators and students. Abstract submissions are open until midnight EDT 31 July, 2019. Want to add a session to the list? Contact Marty Downs, downs@nceas.ucsb.edu. Workshop: Metrics that Make a Difference: How to analyze change and... Read more »

Fire and Form on the Konza Prairie (KNZ)

Photographer Edward Sturr documenting a controlled burn. Photo: Elizabeth Dodd

Kansas State University photographer Edward Sturr documented prescribed burns on Konza Prairie for a decade between 2001 and 2012, focusing on the dynamic and formal qualities of fire and how it interacts with the tallgrass prairie. Sturr’s photography has been combined with an article by John Briggs (former KPBS Director) and poems by KSU Professor… Read more »

DataBits | 2019 Summer

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The community of LTER Information managers publishes the DataBits Newsletter approximately twice a year, with updates on information activities at sites and deep dives into topics of interest to LTER and other Environmental Information Managers. In the Summer 2019 issue, Site Bytes makes a triumphant return after a long absence. There is also plenty of… Read more »

LTER Network News | 2019 June

LTER Network News is a forum for sharing news and activities from across the LTER Network. This is our water cooler. If you have personnel changes, new grants, cross-Network activities that might interest your LTER colleagues, please send them along to weiss@nceas.lternet.edu.