Harvard Forest researchers say whitebark pine tree’s future may be at risk

New research by Harvard Forest (HFR) LTER scientists suggest that widespread death of the whiteback pine tree from beetle infestations and tree disease outbreaks may be affecting seed production and hence the future of the tree–a mountain tree important to wildlife and water resources in the western United States and Canada. In a paper published… Read more »

Science360 Radio interviews focus on LTER

A series of interviews with Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists conducted by Science360 Radio to commemorate Earth Day continues with Mark Williams’ research at the Niwot Ridge LTER program. The interviews will be up all week and are available on the Science360 radio home page at http://science360.gov/radio/episodes/. For more information please see http://news.lternet.edu/Article2747.html

Where Does Charcoal, or Black Carbon, in Soils Go?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Where Does Charcoal, or Black Carbon, in Soils Go? Scientists find surprising new answers in wetlands such as the Everglades April 18, 2013 — Scientists have uncovered one of nature’s long-kept secrets–the true fate of charcoal in the world’s soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge… Read more »

Read the LTER Network News Spring 2013

The latest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network newsletter is out. The first this year, LTER Network News Spring 2013, Vol. 26 No. 1 includes stories about the recent LTER min-symposium and the Ecological Reflections exhibit at NSF, various news items from around the Network and sites, education, a scientific report, a new children’s book,… Read more »

NSF publishes Discovery booklet

The National Science Foundation (NSF) publication has published a booklet of ten collected LTER Discovery articles written by Cheryl Dybas in NSF’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. The booklet is now available for download in PDF form on the LTER Network website (http://intranet2.lternet.edu/sites/intranet2.lternet.edu/files/documents/Network%20Publications/Brochures/Discoveries%20in%20Long-Term%20Ecological%20Research.pdf).

DataBits Newsletter, Spring 2013

It’s a busy time for LTER information managers, as the 21 articles from 27 authors in this Spring 2013 issue of Databits can attest. We have an astounding number of workshop reports and announcements and network working group project updates this time, running from information management systems to sensor networks to GIS to NIS components…. Read more »

LTER annual report published and available for download

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is pleased to announce the publication of the 2012 LTER Annual Report. This inaugural report highlights important LTER accomplishments during 2012, summaries of the talks presented during the 2012 LTER mini-Symposium at the National Science Foundation (which can also be viewed online at http://bit.ly/12dZ4Le), and selected key findings… Read more »

U.S. and French long-term ecological research networks agree to share knowledge and skills

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***Correction*** In our press release of February 28, 2013 entitled “U.S. and French long-term ecological research networks agree to share knowledge and skills,” we reported that the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., was attended by François Delattre, the French Ambassador. We would like to point out… Read more »

2013 LTER mini-symposium to be webcast

The 2013 LTER mini-symposium themed on "The Globalization of Long Term Ecological Research" at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC., on Thursday, February 28, will be broadcasted live on the web beginning 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The live webcast, a joint effort between the LTER Network Office and NSF can be viewed at… Read more »

The 2013 LTER mini-Symposium to highlight international collaboration

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NSF Forum: The Globalization of Long Term Ecological Research Scientists conduct long-term studies of Earth’s ecosystems through international collaborations Fire moves through grasslands at NSF’s Konza Prairie LTER Site in Kansas February 11, 2013 Deserts and forests, grasslands, lakes and rivers. Over the past 33 years, long-term ecological research has been conducted at a network… Read more »