The LTER presently focuses on four Network-wide themes for scientific synthesis: future scenarios of change, inland climate change, the disappearing cryosphere, and coastal vulnerability. These common themes allow LTER sites to pool their knowledge of multiple ecosystems to achieve new understanding of fundamental ecological principles.

LTER Network Synthesis Prospecti

Coastal Zone Climate Change
Coastal Zone Climate Change: Understanding and Adaptation
The Disappearing Cryosphere
The Disappearing Cryosphere: Socioecological Consequences for Ecosystem Services
Future Scenarios
Future Scenarios: Landscape Vulnerability and Resilience to Climate and Land Use Change
Synthesis 4
Inland Climate Change: Social and Ecological Sensitivities and Responses