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Batista, Melanie (LTSER)  Plants and Nitrogen – a love & hate relationship Brandon, Jennifer (CCE)  What do you do at sea for a month without good internet? Bisson, Kelsey (SBC)  Contrast & Cadence Bueno de Mesquita, Cliff (NWT)  Understanding species’ responses to climate change Busato, Laura (LTSER)  (Don’t) judge an aquifer by its covering Chamorro, Jannine… Read more »

What is the Short Stories About Long TErm Research Blog?

Short Stories About Long Term Research is a blog created by graduate students involved in long term ecological research as a way to share our research experiences with each other and the public. The graduate students that follow and contribute to this site come from a variety of specialized fields, so our goal is to try… Read more »

SSALTERblog Submission Guidelines

We invite posts that primarily detail ecology being done at Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) but are open to posting blogs on topical subjects to the ecological community at-large. Blogs post monthly or bi-weekly. We invite folks to submit posts at any time so that we can schedule accordingly! Please see the submission guidelines below for… Read more »

LTER releases 2014 Annual Report

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Annual Report for 2014 has just been published. The report chronicles the research activities, key findings, publications, and other developments that occurred within the LTER network during the calendar year 2014. Contents: Guiding Principles Message From the Chair Building on the Past, Anticipating the Future Featured Sites Future Scenarios… Read more »


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Dr. Brandon Bestelmeyer

Brandon Bestelmeyer is research leader and ecologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Jornada Experimental Range and a co-PI of the Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research site at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. His research focuses on tipping points, strategies to promote resilience, and restoration in rangeland ecosystems. This work emphasize… Read more »

Dr. Karen McGlathery

Karen McGlathery is a Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia.  A specialist on effects of environmental change, including climate, sea-level rise, eutrophication and species invasions in coastal marine ecosystems, she has co-authored over 80 articles in journals including Nature, Limnology and Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, and Oceanography.  Her most recent research… Read more »

Dr. Peter M. Groffman

Peter M. Groffman is a Professor at the City University of New York Advanced Science Research Center and Brooklyn College Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.  He has research interests in ecosystem, soil, landscape and microbial ecology, with a focus on carbon and… Read more »

Dr. Charles T. Driscoll

Charles T. Driscoll is a Distinguished and University Professor at Syracuse University.  Driscoll’s scholarly work addresses the effects of disturbance on forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems, including air pollution (acid and mercury deposition), land-use, and climate change. Current research focuses on: recovery of eastern forest watersheds from elevated acidic deposition; atmospheric deposition, watershed and surface… Read more »