2016 LTER Synthesis Working Groups Selected

Lookout Creek at Andrews LTER

One strength of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is that it reveals patterns and connections that are only apparent over years and decades. As a national network, it also offers extraordinary opportunities to make comparisons among ecosystems. The Network Communications Office announces the funding of three LTER synthesis proposals, which combine existing data to yield… Read more »

Headwaters to Oceans: ASLO Special Issue

data recording buoy

Manuscripts due November 7, 2016 Limnology & Oceanography will be publishing a special issue in 2017, entitled “Headwaters to oceans: ecological and biogeochemical contrasts across the aquatic continuum.” With a special emphasis on connectivity across the landscape, this special issue is an especially good fit for LTER science. The editors note that they are particularly… Read more »

Rot: The Afterlife of Trees

Mossy log with id tag

For artists participating in the multimedia exhibit “Rot: The Afterlife of Trees” at the Corvallis Arts Center, rotting trees are inspiration.

Science Policy Forum: Liberating Data (and Samples)

samples stored at the hubbard brook archive for potential reuse

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 »

LTER Network Communications Office Appoints Lead Communications Officer

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.

KBS entomologist Christie Bahlai selected Inaugural Mozilla Fellow for Science

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 »

NCEAS selected as first LTER national communications office

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 »

NSF highlights LTER projects to be featured at ESA

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 »

LTER at ESA 2015

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 hart3@fas.harvard.edu…. Read more »

Read the latest LTER Network News, Summer 2015, Vol. 28 No. 2

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.