Webinar series on 21st century field education

Fiona Jevin in the field at Harvard Forest in 2010.

The Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network (UFERN) is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on 21st century field education. The webinar series will bring expertise to our discussions and thinking that support the goal of UFERN by moving field learning experiences into the 21st century. Please join us for the first webinar in this series… Read more »

Inaugural LTER Idea Cafe Generates Innovative Pitches

The All-Scientists’ Meeting only happens every 3 years. The workshops offer an amazing smorgasbord of fresh results, new theory, tools, and opportunities to make progress on old challenges. But as the organizing committee contemplated the 2018 All Scientists’ Meeting, we also wanted to create a space for the Network to look toward the future–a way… Read more »

The Many Faces of Synthesis at LTER ASM 2018

Sunshine, sand, and surf greeted participants of the 2018 LTER All Scientists’ Meeting as they arrived at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. For four days, Asilomar was abuzz with the excitement of nearly 600 people sharing new scientific ideas and discussions. The theme of the 2018 meeting, Next Generation Synthesis: Successes and Strategies,… Read more »

LTER ASM 2018 Merchandise!

T-shirts and hats will be available for purchase on-site* at the All Scientists Meeting. Special thanks to Rebecca Atkins for designing this year’s fabulous meeting graphic. If you can’t attend the meeting, remember to coordinate with your colleagues to make sure they come back with extra merch for you! *Merchandise is not available for pre-ordering or… Read more »

Bruce Hayden: a remarkable scientist, leader, and educator

The Network received some sad news from the Virginia Coast Reserve LTER this week. They shared the following remembrance of Bruce Hayden, who passed away on September 10. A memorial service will be arranged later in the year. The family asks any donations in lieu of flowers be contributed to your local volunteer rescue squad or to support research at the Department of Environmental Sciences, UVA. 

Into the Woods and Back Again: Former Harvard Forest REU Student Fiona Jevon Returns to Mentor New Undergrads

Fiona Jevin in the field at Harvard Forest in 2010.

Every summer, NSF funds research opportunities for undergraduate students at many LTER sites across the country. These Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) expose students, often for the first time, to the world of ecological research through meaningful participation in ongoing research projects and tutelage under faculty. For many students, a summer spent participating in an… Read more »

LTER Network News: 2018 August

August 21, 2018 LTER Network News is a forum for sharing news and activities from across the LTER Network. This is our water cooler. If you have personnel changes, new grants, cross-Network activities that might interest your LTER colleagues, please send them along to downs@nceas.lternet.edu. 2018 LTER All Scientists’ Meeting: Next Generation Synthesis: Successes and Strategies… Read more »

Announcing the LTER ASM 2018 T-Shirt Design Competition!

  We are excited to announce the LTER #ASM2018 T-Shirt Design Competition! This competition is an opportunity for students, researchers, and others affiliated with any of the 28 LTER Network sites to showcase their artistic ability, creativity, and communication of the conference theme through graphic design. The T-shirt should incorporate the theme of this year’s… Read more »

2018 LTER All Scientists’ Meeting – Workshop Schedule Announced

glass-walled meeting room

The preliminary workshop schedule for the LTER All Scientists’ Meeting is now available. Login or create an account on Sched to build your personal meeting schedule. For full meeting information and registration, visit the All Scientists’ Meeting webpage. Simple view is below. Alternatively, view the schedule as a grid. (Drag right to see all 11 concurrent workshops.)… Read more »

2018 ESA Annual Meeting Presentations

researcher up to her armpits in marshwater

2018 ESA Annual Meeting Presentations In the past year alone, extreme events including hurricanes, droughts, and extensive fires have impacted significant regions of the United States—affecting the health of both natural habitats and human communities. Fittingly, the theme of this year’s Ecological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting is ‘Extreme events, resilience and human well-being.’… Read more »