As we celebrate Earth Day 2014, a new article in a series on the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network highlights LTER research that seeks to understand what our world will look like in the foreseeable future. “Earth Day in the Future: What Will It Be Like? is part thirteen in the Discovery… Read more »
Benefits to water and soil quality plus climate stabilization achieved with good crop yields By changing row-crop management practices in economically and environmentally stable ways, US farms could contribute to improved water quality, biological diversity, pest suppression, and soil fertility while helping to stabilize the climate, according to an article in the May issue of… Read more »
Welcome to the Spring 2014 Issue of Databits! This issue is dominated by two major themes – the past and the future. As we experience progressive changes in information management practices and technologies there is an illusory sameness, a sense that what “is now” always was and always will be. However, as articles in this… Read more »
The latest edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter, Network News, Spring 2014, Vol. 27 No. 1 (see http://news.lternet.edu/spring-2014) has just been published. The issue covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, and social science activities from various LTER sites.
The annual LTER Mini-Symposium was held Friday, February 21, 2014 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. The annual mini-symposium is a forum where LTER scientists share with colleagues from federal and non-government agencies, professional societies, and private organizations in Washington, D.C., the vision, relevance, and broader impacts of the scientific research undertaken by… Read more »
The USDA recently announced the formation of regional climate hubs at seven locations across the United States in an initiative aimed at helping farmers, ranchers and rural communities cope with the effects of climate change. Three of these hubs are associated with Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network sites—the Jornada LTER in southern New Mexico,… Read more »
The latest research findings from the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program suggest that biofuel production should be gauged by much more than the yield. Writing in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal, KBS researchers show that even though corn yields the greatest… Read more »
You can now read the latest edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter, Network News, Fall 2013 Vol. 26 No. 4 (see http://news.lternet.edu/fall-2013-0). This final issue of 2013 covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, and social science activities from various LTER sites.
Important findings reveal promise and peril of land-use decisions Petersham, MA – A groundbreaking study by Harvard University’s Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality,… Read more »
Human-induced changes may prevent wetlands from doing what they do best–mitigate expected sea level rise due to climate change, say Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists in a paper featured in the latest issue of the scientific journal, Nature. In a press release issued by the National Science Foundation (NSF), lead author Matthew Kirwan of… Read more »