LTER at ESA 2014

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will have a strong presence at the 99th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Sacramento, California, from August 10 to 15, 2014. A schedule of LTER-related presentations and events will be posted at the meeting. Browse the draft schedule and email any additions to…. 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 For more information please see

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, and selected key findings… 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 »

Harvard Forest carbon research featured on NSF “Science Nation”

The National Science Foundation’s online video magazine, “Science Nation,” has released a short video featuring long term research by scientists at the Harvard Forest (HFR) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program to determine how the forest responds to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The short video and the accompanying short article can be viewed at… 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 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 »