2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting presentations available for viewing

Lead Principal Investigators for the 26 research sites in the LTER Network assemble for a group photo at the All Scientists Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 11, 2012.

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office has made available most of the plenary presentations from the 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting at Estes Park, CO, from September 10-13, 2012. The videos can be viewed using popular browsers with Microsoft Silverlight installed. You can view the 2012 ASM Video Catalog at http://mtsms.unm.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/fe4c458dcdd9432fada785d9556d602021 According to… Read more »

LTER scientists mull environmental challenges and solutions at Estes Park meeting

Lead Principal Investigators for the 26 research sites in the LTER Network assemble for a group photo at the All Scientists Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 11, 2012.

September 10, 2012 ESTES PARK, CO — Amidst growing global concerns for the effects of climate change and other large-scale environmental challenges, nearly 800 scientists associated with the US Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network are meeting this week in Colorado to discuss and exchange ideas on possible solutions to the collaborative and scientific challenges… Read more »

LTER gears up for ASM 2012

Group photo. 2006 LTER ASM

The 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting (ASM) is rapidly approaching. On the agenda are four full days of gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, with lots of time for working group meetings – seven sessions in total – plenty of ad-hoc meetings, and fun. The theme of this year’s meeting is “The Unique Role of the LTER… Read more »

Native plants in urban yards offer refuge to local birds

A study by scientists at the Central Arizona-Phoenix (CAP) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site found that residential yards in urban areas with native vegetation support local bird species better than those with traditional grass lawns, essentially providing “mini refuges.” The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, looked at residential landscapes in Phoenix,… Read more »

Network Office holds workshop on software tools for sensor networks

sampling from float in the middle of a calm lake

In early May, the LTER Network Office organized a training workshop on “Software tools for Sensor Networks” that was attended by 24 trainees, 10 trainers and speakers, and a diverse mix of researchers, graduate students, information managers, and other skilled professionals. The training was cost-shared among the LTER Network Office, the National Center for Ecological… Read more »

LTER at ESA 2012

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The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will once again be prominently represented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Oregon, August 5-10. The LTER exhibit will be spread through booths 319-320 and 419-420. The LTER Network Office will co-host the booth with the Andrews Forest, California Current Ecosystem,… Read more »

NWT LTER sponsors new PEER project in the Himalayas

The Niwot Ridge (NWT) Long Term Ecological Research program is sponsoring a new award project in the Himalayas. The Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is a new collaborative venture between the USAID and the National Science Foundation (NSF), administered by the National Academy of Sciences. Titled “Establishing a collaborative assessment of the impacts… Read more »

NEON breaks ground at the Harvard Forest

On June 8, 2012, a shovel thrust into the ground at the Harvard Forest (HFR) marked the dawn of construction for the 30-year, continental-scale National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Harvard Forest is the core site for NEON’s Northeast domain, one of 20 core sites slated to be built across the U.S. and one of several… Read more »