A phalanx of open-science advocates (including Harvard Forest LTER’s Aaron Elison) recently published a Science Policy Forum full of broad principles and specific proposals on how the scientific community might cultivate a more open, transparent, and collaborative approach to data archiving and sharing. And they didn’t give anybody a pass on physical samples either. Credit:… Read more »
In August 2015, UCSB’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the site of the first Network Communications Office (NCO) for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. Martha “Marty” Downs has been appointed as the Communications Officer of the NCO and brings a background in both ecological research and science communications.
The Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientist Christie Bahlai has been selected as one of the first Mozilla Fellows for Science. The four fellows selected represent a change in the process of scientific research, championing openness, collaboration and mentorship. More than 130 researchers applied for the 10-month paid fellowships that will… Read more »
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) as the site for the first national Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network communications office (NCO). “The LTER program faces new challenges as it enters its fourth decade: the increasing multi-disciplinarity of ecological… Read more »
The ecology of cities across the U.S., spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, worldwide forests under siege, and how life thrives in Earth’s critical zone are among the topics featured at the 2015 meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), held Aug. 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md. Other subjects to be addressed include… Read more »
The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will have a strong presence at the centennial meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Baltimore, Maryland, from August 8 to 14, 2015. A schedule of LTER-related presentations and events will be posted at the meeting. Browse the draft schedule and email any additions to firstname.lastname@example.org…. Read more »
The summer edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) newsletter, Network News Summer 2015, Vol 28. No. 2, is now available online. This volume is packed full of interesting new developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific meetings, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites.
President Barack Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to commemorate Earth Day and to highlight the threat of global warming to the U.S. economy and how rising sea levels are putting the economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry at risk. In advance of President Obama’s visit, Florida Coastal Everglades… Read more »
Marshall White, a long-time employee of the LTER Network Office (LNO) in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015, after a long illness. Marshall was a colleague, but more than that he was a friend to all who worked with him. Anyone who had… Read more »
The Winter edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter has just been published. The newsletter covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific results, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites. Visit Network News, Winter 2014, Vol. 27 No. 4 to… Read more »