August 2019

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.

Announcements

LTER Network Office and Environmental Data Initiative Secure NSF Funding

The Network Communications Office (LNCO), established at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2015, will continue to be funded under a 5-year cooperative agreement with NSF.  The name of the office will change to LTER Network Office, to better reflect the scope of synthesis, collaboration, coordination, and administrative activities of the office.

The Environmental Data Initiative has also won continued funding through grants from the Division of Biological Infrastructure to the University of Wisconsin and the University of New Mexico. Congratulations to Corinna Gries and Mark Servilla, who lead those joint efforts.

LTER Site RFPs

NSF’s LTER Site Renewal RFP is now live. NSF has also released a new urban site solicitation.

New Call for LTER Synthesis Working Group Proposals!

The 2019 synthesis working groups competition has been released. Find the RFP and new resources for developing collaborative proposals on the LTER Network website under “synthesis.” The first informational webinar is scheduled for August 22, this Thursday. Register online!

Attending the ILTER open Science Meeting in Leipzig?

All U.S.-based participants in the ILTER Open Science Meeting are invited to attend a webinar to help maximize opportunities for building collaborations from the meeting. The webinar will cover what to expect at the meeting, including the structure of the meeting, workshops plans, and strategizing about developing new international research efforts.

Wednesday 21 August at 9:00 am PST/ 12noon EST.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/636884522
Meeting ID: 636 884 522; Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adFKUddBeU

ESA 2020 Session Deadline

The Ecological Society of America’s 2019 Annual Meeting just wrapped up, but the September 19 deadline for symposia and oral session proposals for the 2020 meeting is already looming. The LTER Network celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020 and an ESA symposium is a great way to mark the occasion.

ILTER Survey on Site and Dataset Registry

The ILTER Network is evaluating their information architecture as the move DEIMS-SDR (Site and Dataset Registry) to a new system. Please help them define the most useful metadata fields to include by taking the survey.

IUCN Member Consultation on Invasive Species

IUCN invites member consultation (second round) on a proposed IUCN standard classification of the impact of invasive alien species. Deadline for input is September 2.

Save the Dates

LTER Committee Meetings and LTER-related events are available for your reference at any time on the LTER Network Calendar.

16-21 February, 2020: The AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting is scheduled for 16-21 February, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Abstract submissions are open until 11 September, 2019. Heidi Sosik, who leads the Northeast Shelf LTER site will be keynoting.

May 5-7, 2020: The 2020 LTER Science Council Meeting is scheduled for May 5-7, 2020 in Tempe Arizona.

Around the Network

A Friend Passes

The LTER Network and the ecological community are mourning the passing of Tony Janetos, an active participant in the former LTER External Advisory Board, Professor of Earth and Environment and Director of the Pardee Center at Boston University, co-chair of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, and all-around strong advocate for the inclusion of ecology in policy making within the federal government and the National Academies. He will be missed by many.

An Urban Ecology E-Book

An interdisciplinary team of urban ecologists, including members of Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER, recently released an eBook: The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities. The book focuses on the development and structure of an exemplary urban project.

Butterflies on Air

Dr. Nick Haddad was featured in the People Behind the Science podcast on Aug 5. The episode is titled: Recovering Rare and Endangered Butterfly Populations through Conservation Corridors and Other Strategies.

Society for Range Management Honors Joel Brown

Congratulations to Dr. Joel R. Brown, Rangeland Ecologist for the USDA-NRCS at Jornada Experimental Range and a Jornada LTER collaborator, for receiving the Fredric G. Renner Award at the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) 72nd Annual Meeting. This prestigious award is presented with the belief that such recognition will foster better use of rangeland resources and a broader understanding of the contributions that these resources make to the welfare of all people.

Recent Papers

The most recent LTER-related papers are available on the LTER Network web site and the full Network bibliography is available at the LTER Network Zotero Group Library. Listed here is just a small sampling of the 30-40 LTER related papers that are published each month.

Recent Press

Jobs and Graduate Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

LTER Synthesis Working Groups

The 2019 LTER synthesis working groups competition has been released. Findthe RFP and new resources for developing collaborative proposals on the LTER Network website under “synthesis.” Register online for the August 22  informational webinar. Proposals due October 23.

LTER Site Renewals & New Urban Site Opportunity

NSF’s LTER Site Renewal RFP is now live. Due date: March 5, 2020.

NSF has also released a newUrban Site solicitation. Preliminary proposal due date: December 4, 2019; Full proposal: June 15, 2020.

Additional Opportunities (by due date)

Committees and Interest Groups

The following committees are actively seeking new members. Please reach out to the designated contact people if you have interest. The listing of active LTER committees and their membership is always available on the LTER Network website.

REU Mentors: Do you mentor REU’s at an LTER site? Either as part of an active REU site or as a supplement to an LTER or other grant? Would you like to receive occasional emails with mentoring resources and opportunities for your REUs? Please email Sam Norlin, norlin@nceas.ucsb.edu, who is compiling a list.

Diversity Committee: Interested in helping develop a set of resources and best practices to apply across the Network? Alan Berkowitz (berkowitza@caryinstitute.org) co-chairs this committee.

Communications Committee: Clarisse Hart (hart3@fas.harvard.edu) and Lina DiGregorio (lina.digregorio@oregonstate.edu) chair this committee that is building a community of practice among LTER communicators and investigators.

August 2019

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.

Announcements

LTER Network Office and Environmental Data Initiative Secure NSF Funding

The Network Communications Office (LNCO), established at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2015, will continue to be funded under a 5-year cooperative agreement with NSF.  The name of the office will change to LTER Network Office, to better reflect the scope of synthesis, collaboration, coordination, and administrative activities of the office.

The Environmental Data Initiative has also won continued funding through grants from the Division of Biological Infrastructure to the University of Wisconsin and the University of New Mexico. Congratulations to Corinna Gries and Mark Servilla, who lead those joint efforts.

LTER Site RFPs

NSF’s LTER Site Renewal RFP is now live. NSF has also released a new urban site solicitation.

New Call for LTER Synthesis Working Group Proposals!

The 2019 synthesis working groups competition has been released. Find the RFP and new resources for developing collaborative proposals on the LTER Network website under “synthesis.” The first informational webinar is scheduled for August 22, this Thursday. Register online!

Attending the ILTER open Science Meeting in Leipzig?

All U.S.-based participants in the ILTER Open Science Meeting are invited to attend a webinar to help maximize opportunities for building collaborations from the meeting. The webinar will cover what to expect at the meeting, including the structure of the meeting, workshops plans, and strategizing about developing new international research efforts.

Wednesday 21 August at 9:00 am PST/ 12noon EST.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/636884522
Meeting ID: 636 884 522; Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adFKUddBeU

ESA 2020 Session Deadline

The Ecological Society of America’s 2019 Annual Meeting just wrapped up, but the September 19 deadline for symposia and oral session proposals for the 2020 meeting is already looming. The LTER Network celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020 and an ESA symposium is a great way to mark the occasion.

ILTER Survey on Site and Dataset Registry

The ILTER Network is evaluating their information architecture as the move DEIMS-SDR (Site and Dataset Registry) to a new system. Please help them define the most useful metadata fields to include by taking the survey.

IUCN Member Consultation on Invasive Species

IUCN invites member consultation (second round) on a proposed IUCN standard classification of the impact of invasive alien species. Deadline for input is September 2.

Save the Dates

LTER Committee Meetings and LTER-related events are available for your reference at any time on the LTER Network Calendar.

16-21 February, 2020: The AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting is scheduled for 16-21 February, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Abstract submissions are open until 11 September, 2019. Heidi Sosik, who leads the Northeast Shelf LTER site will be keynoting.

May 5-7, 2020: The 2020 LTER Science Council Meeting is scheduled for May 5-7, 2020 in Tempe Arizona.

Around the Network

A Friend Passes

The LTER Network and the ecological community are mourning the passing of Tony Janetos, an active participant in the former LTER External Advisory Board, Professor of Earth and Environment and Director of the Pardee Center at Boston University, co-chair of the U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, and all-around strong advocate for the inclusion of ecology in policy making within the federal government and the National Academies. He will be missed by many.

An Urban Ecology E-Book

An interdisciplinary team of urban ecologists, including members of Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER, recently released an eBook: The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities. The book focuses on the development and structure of an exemplary urban project.

Butterflies on Air

Dr. Nick Haddad was featured in the People Behind the Science podcast on Aug 5. The episode is titled: Recovering Rare and Endangered Butterfly Populations through Conservation Corridors and Other Strategies.

Society for Range Management Honors Joel Brown

Congratulations to Dr. Joel R. Brown, Rangeland Ecologist for the USDA-NRCS at Jornada Experimental Range and a Jornada LTER collaborator, for receiving the Fredric G. Renner Award at the Society for Range Management’s (SRM) 72nd Annual Meeting. This prestigious award is presented with the belief that such recognition will foster better use of rangeland resources and a broader understanding of the contributions that these resources make to the welfare of all people.

Recent Papers

The most recent LTER-related papers are available on the LTER Network web site and the full Network bibliography is available at the LTER Network Zotero Group Library. Listed here is just a small sampling of the 30-40 LTER related papers that are published each month.

Recent Press

Jobs and Graduate Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

LTER Synthesis Working Groups

The 2019 LTER synthesis working groups competition has been released. Findthe RFP and new resources for developing collaborative proposals on the LTER Network website under “synthesis.” Register online for the August 22  informational webinar. Proposals due October 23.

LTER Site Renewals & New Urban Site Opportunity

NSF’s LTER Site Renewal RFP is now live. Due date: March 5, 2020.

NSF has also released a newUrban Site solicitation. Preliminary proposal due date: December 4, 2019; Full proposal: June 15, 2020.

Additional Opportunities (by due date)

Committees and Interest Groups

The following committees are actively seeking new members. Please reach out to the designated contact people if you have interest. The listing of active LTER committees and their membership is always available on the LTER Network website.

REU Mentors: Do you mentor REU’s at an LTER site? Either as part of an active REU site or as a supplement to an LTER or other grant? Would you like to receive occasional emails with mentoring resources and opportunities for your REUs? Please email Sam Norlin, norlin@nceas.ucsb.edu, who is compiling a list.

Diversity Committee: Interested in helping develop a set of resources and best practices to apply across the Network? Alan Berkowitz (berkowitza@caryinstitute.org) co-chairs this committee.

Communications Committee: Clarisse Hart (hart3@fas.harvard.edu) and Lina DiGregorio (lina.digregorio@oregonstate.edu) chair this committee that is building a community of practice among LTER communicators and investigators.