Now reading: Winter issue of LTER Network News

The Winter edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter has just been published. The newsletter covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific results, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites. Visit Network News, Winter 2014, Vol. 27 No. 4 to… Read more »

CCE LTER’s Mark Ohman named AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the United States, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Mark D. Ohman, the lead principal investigator of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. A professor of biological oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ohman was… Read more »

Andrews Forest LTER Receives $6.7M Grant from NSF

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research and education at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, one of the nation’s premier ecological science sites, has received a six-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Funds will support a new round of projects through the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the 16,000-acre Andrews forest in the Cascades… Read more »

Konza Prairie LTER program receives $6.76 million NSF grant renewal

MANHATTAN, KS — Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation. Konza Prairie, an 8,600-acre native tallgrass prairie research station, is jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy and managed by the… Read more »

Read the latest LTER Network News

The latest edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter, Network News, Fall 2014, Vol. 27 No. 3, is now online. The newsletter covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific meetings, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites. Read the full… Read more »

Collins resigns as LTER Chair, Groffman takes over

Scott Collins has resigned as Chair of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Science Council and Executive Board, and Peter Groffman, who as Chair-elect was scheduled to become Chair in May 2015, has assumed those duties, effective immediately. Dr. Groffman is a microbial ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and is associated with… Read more »

LTER data key to studies in special issue of Biogeochemistry journal

Long term studies by a number of Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites were the basis for some of the 14 papers in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry entitled “Tracking evolution of urban biogeochemical cycles: past, present, and future.” The issue encompasses work by urban ecologists in different cities across the U.S. including… Read more »

Nelson and Vucetich question new interpretation of the Endangered Species Act

What exactly does the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent reinterpretation of the Endangered Species Act portend for endangered species? Michael P. Nelson, the Principal Investigator of H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and John A. Vucetich (an ecologist at Michigan Technological University), tackle that question in a recent opinion piece… Read more »

KBS LTER work helps shape USDA greenhouse gas policy

KBS LTER director Phil Robertson was part of team that authored a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities. Read more: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/msu-helps-shape-usda-greenhouse-gas-policy/

LTER Network News Summer 2014 now out

The latest edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter, Network News, Summer 2014, Vol. 27 No. 2 has just been published. The issue covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific meetings, and international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites. You… Read more »