Three new LTER sites announced

The National Science Foundation has announced two new oceanic LTER sites, both based in regions with highly productive fisheries. In addition, the newly-announced Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems (BLE) LTER will focus on changes occurring both on land and in the ocean that affect Arctic ecosystems over time. The Northern Gulf of Alaska (NGA) LTER site, led… Read more »

Announcing 2017 Synthesis Working Groups

Gammarid amphipod.

With more than 36 years of continuous data collection across many biomes, the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a rich source of information for testing big-picture concepts about how ecosystems work. Luckily, the Network also brings together a group of scientists with creative ideas about how to wring new insights from diverse data… Read more »

LTER-NEON Synergies Workshop

The LTER and NEON Networks are seeking participants, especially early career scientists, for a workshop to explore synergies between the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. The workshop will take place at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis/LTER National Communications Office located in Santa Barbara, CA… Read more »

Video abstracts: where, when, why, and how?

The NCO will host a discussion of video abstracts and other forms of video shorts on November 17 at 10 a.m. Pacific time (11 a.m. Mountain/12 Noon Central/1 p.m. Eastern). The aim is to explore the popularity and utility of video abstracts, consider the advantages and disadvantages of several competing formats, and offer some resources… Read more »

2016 AGU Abstracts

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From December 12-16, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will hold its annual meeting. The LTER Network sites will be well represented with a total of 113 presentations and posters. LTER-related presentations have been organized below by day and time. Please excuse any omissions or misattributions. We will continue to add to and adjust this list up… Read more »

Distributed Graduate Seminar on Ecological Theory and Long Term Research

Following on the Ecological Theory working group at the 2015 All Scientists Meeting, please find attached an updated syllabus for a Fall 2016 distributed graduate seminar. The seminar series will engage scientists from key theoretical fields of ecology to speak about how long term research informs the evolution of that theory. Each week we will… Read more »

ESA By Topic: Presentations on Carbon Cycling

Of the approximately 400 Gigatonnes of carbon released into the atmosphere over the past 200 years, only half has remained in the atmosphere. The other half has been absorbed by the earth’s natural carbon sinks— global oceans, soils, and plants— slowing the amount of climate change we might otherwise observe. While the earth currently acts as… Read more »

ESA BY Topic: Presentations on Soil Ecology

The United Nations estimates that 33% of global soils are moderately to severely degraded, and that given average rates of erosion, topsoil could be gone in 60 years. In response, the UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Their goal: to take a decidedly prosaic topic — soil health — and make… Read more »

ESA By Topic: Presentations on Urban Ecology

Global population continues to grow: the United Nations expects an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, all of whom will be absorbed into urban areas. When demographers add rural to urban migrants to that number, they project an additional 3.1 billion city dwellers by mid-century. As the concentration of humans in cities surges, a better… Read more »