Virtual Career Panel Series for LTER Grad Students

The LTER Network Office hosted three virtual opportunities in Spring 2020 for graduate students to learn more about careers outside of academia. Each webinar consists of brief introductions by 5-6 panelists who work in a particular type of career, followed by opportunities for participants to ask questions. Detailed descriptions of each webinar and panelist bios… Read more »

New Toolkit from CAISE on Inclusion in STEM

Informal Science (formerly the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education) has released a new toolkit: Broadening Perspectives on Broadening Participation in STEM. Key practice briefs, such as these on Cultural Norms of STEM and Modeling Workplace Inclusion serve as discussion-starters for identifying the issues and solutions for each site. Find information on this and many other resources for increasing… Read more »

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 »

LTER Road Trip: Teaching the Next Generation of Ecologists

Nate Vandiver has now experienced fieldwork first-hand, a memory he can take to his environmental studies courses in college.

Nate Vandiver arrived at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) offices early on a Friday morning. Pulling on knee-length boots over his long work pants, he helped gather sampling equipment and load it into a van for a day of stream monitoring. Vandiver is a high school senior at the Friends School of Baltimore, and at… Read more »

Science of Team Science Webinar 2018

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Webinar 1: Science of Team Science: Lessons from Synthesis Centers Stephanie Hampton January 12, 2018 Resources Hampton, S.E., Parker, J.N., 2011. Collaboration and productivity in scientific synthesis. BioScience. Heidorn, P.B., 2008. Shedding Light on the Dark Data in the Long Tail of Science. Library Trends. Borgman et al 2008. Little Science confronts the data deluge…. Read more »

Telling the Right Story, for the Right People, at the Right Time

Telling the Right Story, for the Right People, at the Right Time January 8-March 4, 2017 Trying to set priorities for communicating your sites’ work? Or developing your first professional profile as you search for a job? Building a global reputation or breaking into a new area of research? Come join your LTER colleagues for 8… 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 »

Call for Working Group Proposals

To promote analysis and synthesis of LTER data, the NCO requests proposals for Synthesis Working Groups, with research to begin before May 2017. Funding is available for 2-4 projects of up to 2 years in duration. The Project Selection Committee is most interested in proposals anticipated to return high impact results in the five core… 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 »