2020 LTER Research Roundup

Now that 2021 is here, most of us are ready to put last year behind us for good. However, 2020 wasn’t all bad from an LTER standpoint. Dozens of impressive research articles from across the network were published in top journals. We featured many of these in our monthly newsletters, but we couldn’t get to… Read more »

LTER Grad Student Spotlight: Emilia Grzesik

Emilia and her field tech, Elliot, in the field sampling black spruce forest fuel loads at Bonanza Creek LTER in Alaska.

This spotlight is part of an ongoing series featuring many of our wonderful LTER Network graduate student representatives who contribute valuable research and leadership across the network. To learn more about graduate research in the LTER network, visit this page. Emilia Grzesik is a second year Master’s student at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska (near completion)… Read more »

LTER Network Orientation

Each year, scores of new students, staff members, and investigators join the LTER Network. They dive right in to working on their site-based research, but sometimes don’t discover — until much later — the array of resources, colleagues, and expertise that the Network offers. This brief (90-minute) network orientation session serves to introduce new LTER… Read more »

Stop giving early and late Arctic seasons the ‘cold shoulder’, say LTER scientists

Streams LTER Research Assistant Frances Iannucci (a coauthor on the study) recording dissolved oxygen in a watershed associated with the Arctic LTER.

Climate change is hitting Arctic ecosystems hard – permafrost is rapidly thawing, releasing previously-frozen organic matter into the surrounding environment. Knowing not only how, but when, dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other nutrient concentrations are changing is important for predicting effects of climate change, but the picture is currently incomplete.  A new paper from Arctic… Read more »

LTER Network News | October 2020

We love seeing the creative art and science collaborations inspired by LTER sites. This month we spotted two artistic interpretations of LTER forest sites featured on Twitter. Keep the tweets coming and be sure to tag @USLTER.

LTER Graduate Student Spotlight: Charles Scaife

Credit: Andreas JozwiakThis spotlight is part of an ongoing series featuring many of our wonderful LTER Network graduate student representatives who contribute valuable research and leadership across the network. To learn more about graduate research in the LTER network, visit this page. Charles Scaife is a 5th year PhD candidate at the University of Virginia in… Read more »

LTER Network News | August 2020

We love welcoming new people and projects to our LTER sites, and are extra excited when we folks share about it on Twitter. Keep those Tweets coming and tag us at @USLTER so we don’t miss any!

LTER Graduate Student Spotlight: Brian Kim

This spotlight is part of an ongoing series featuring many of our wonderful LTER Network graduate student representatives who contribute valuable research and leadership across the network. To learn more about graduate research in the LTER network, visit this page. Brian Kim started his PhD in Marine Science from the University of Texas and is… Read more »

LTER Network News | June 2020

This month, as some LTER researchers made their way back into the field, lab, or just the outdoors, Jane Tucker and Eric Seabloom went the extra mile in protection and style with their LTER face masks! Be sure to tag @USLTER in your tweets for a chance to be featured in future newsletters.    … Read more »

LTER Graduate Student Spotlight: Allison Swartz

This spotlight is part of an ongoing series featuring many of our wonderful LTER Network graduate student representatives who contribute valuable research and leadership across the network. To learn more about graduate research in the LTER network, visit this page. Allison Swartz is in her first year of a PhD after completing her Master’s degree… Read more »