GCE donates children’s book to Georgia public libraries

Book teaches children about importance of salt marshes By Jessica Luton (University of Georgia) Athens, Ga. – Over 400 Georgia public libraries received donated copies of an educational children’s book written by University of Georgia department of marine sciences professor Merryl Alber. “And the Tide Comes In” focuses on teaching children about salt marshes. The… Read more »

KBS entomologist Christie Bahlai selected Inaugural Mozilla Fellow for Science

The Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientist Christie Bahlai has been selected as one of the first Mozilla Fellows for Science. The four fellows selected represent a change in the process of scientific research, championing openness, collaboration and mentorship. More than 130 researchers applied for the 10-month paid fellowships that will… Read more »

GCE climate research featured in PBS Newshour story on ocean expansion

The PBS Newshour program is currently featuring a story about some of the climate research being conducted by the Georgia Coastal Ecosystem (GCE) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. The story is part of a series, The Wild Side of Sea Level Rise, which explores the basic research behind ocean expansion and its impacts on… Read more »

LTER holds another successful All Scientists Meeting

From all comments received by the Network Office, the 2015 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists Meeting (ASM) in Estes Park, Colorado, was a complete success! The meeting was held from August 30 through the evening of September 2. The Conference was organized around the theme: “From Long-Term Data to Understanding: Toward a Predictive… Read more »

NCEAS selected as first LTER national communications office

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) as the site for the first national Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network communications office (NCO). “The LTER program faces new challenges as it enters its fourth decade: the increasing multi-disciplinarity of ecological… Read more »

SBC LTER researchers respond in force to the Refugio oil spill

Traveling west along the Gaviota coast on the afternoon of May 19, 2015, Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists Mark Page and Jenny Dugan and graduate student Nicholas Schooler first noticed a very strong smell of oil starting about a mile east of Refugio State Beach. They decided to park along… Read more »

NSF highlights LTER projects to be featured at ESA

The ecology of cities across the U.S., spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, worldwide forests under siege, and how life thrives in Earth’s critical zone are among the topics featured at the 2015 meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), held Aug. 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. Other subjects to be addressed include… Read more »

LTER at ESA 2015

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will have a strong presence at the centennial meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Baltimore, Maryland, from August 8 to 14, 2015. A schedule of LTER-related presentations and events will be posted at the meeting. Browse the draft schedule and email any additions to hart3@fas.harvard.edu…. Read more »

Important ASM deadlines approaching

Preparations for the 2015 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists Meeting (ASM) from August 30 through September 2 are at an advanced stage and several deadlines are approaching. The meeting promises to be an interesting and important meeting for everyone associated with the LTER Program. Housing The deadline for housing reservations (room and board)… Read more »

Read the latest LTER Network News, Summer 2015, Vol. 28 No. 2

The summer edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) newsletter, Network News Summer 2015, Vol 28. No. 2, is now available online. This volume is packed full of interesting new developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific meetings, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites.