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The LTER Network Communications Office (NCO) announces a call for Synthesis Working Group proposals to promote analysis and synthesis of LTER data. Proposals must be submitted by the end of the day Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with research to begin before October 2016.

The LTER NCO was launched in 2015 to foster enhanced communication, collaboration, synthesis, training, and engagement across the LTER network and is based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS).

Synthesis Working Group proposals must include the analysis and synthesis of LTER data from two or more sites, and may include data from other sources as well. Anyone can take advantage of this opportunity to collaborate across the network, but Working Group members should include one or more LTER researchers who are familiar with the LTER sites and the data that will be used in the analysis.

Funding is available for 2-4 projects of up to 2 years in duration. The Project Selection Committee is most interested in proposals anticipated to return high impact results in the five core LTER thematic areas — primary production, population studies, organic matter dynamics, mineral cycling, disturbance patterns and processes — but proposals in other areas will also be considered.

For additional information, please visit the LTER Call for Proposals page. If you have further questions please contact

The LTER Network Communications Office held an informational webinar on February 12. The webinar presentation and questions and answers are posted below for your reference.

Webinar presentation

Webinar questions