The LTER Network has grown from a handful of independent sites to a true network with cross-site experiments, synthetic science, coordinated data management, and standard community practices. LTER community members managed a great deal of that growth, with modest financial support from the LTER Network Office in the form of working group funds. The record of past working groups is – in many ways – a record of the focus and priorities of the LTER Network through time.

Working Group Title Principal Investigator Type Award Year Final Report
Bi-stability in North American ecosystems: analyzing woody plant cover for temporal stable-state dynamics 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Land Use Institutions, Land Use Land Cover Change, and the Distribution of Ecosystem Services 2011
Climate effects on ANPP of saltmarshes of the North American Atlantic coast – a hierarchical model approach 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Development and analysis of a database of Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery to support cross-site research 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Responses of ecosystem productivity to Critical Climate Periods; understanding the role of fine-scale temporal climate patterns on ecosystem productivity 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Wet Atmospheric Deposition 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Synthesizing long-term records and eco-hydrologic modeling to quantify structural legacy effects 2011 Final Report (PDF)
SiteDB redesign to accommodate ClimDB/HydroDB and StreamChemDB 2011
EML Diagnosis and Best Practice Implementation Mentor 2011
Integrating Local Knowledge into Long Term Ecological Research – MALS Training and Planning Workshop 2011 Final Report (PDF)
LTER Personnel Database Web Services Development 2011
Tools and training for sensor network establishment and management 2011
Acquisition and management of data from remote locations 2011 Final Report (PDF)
LTER Metabase Software-as-a-Service development 2011
Data Management for LTER Ecologists Shortcourse , 2011 Final Report (PDF)
State Changes and Threshold Dynamics , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Development of a hydrochemical database – StreamchemDB , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Synthesis and Establishment of Guidelines Toward the Management of Next-Generation Sequence Data , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Social and Ecological Responses to Climate Change and Land-use Effects on Water Availability: Contrasting Resilience Among Major River Basins of the US and Canada , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Long-term Experiments in the LTER Network: Synthesis and Hypothesis Testing , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Forecasting Rates of Riverine Leaf Litter Decomposition in Response to Inland Climate Change , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
A Data Synthesis Working Group: Disappearing Snow in the Western US: Ecosystem Implications for the Rain-Snow Transition Zone , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Understanding Interactions within the LTER Network for Improved Collaboration , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
The Influence of Precipitation Variability on Diversity and Composition of North American Grasslands , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Cross-Site Synthesis between CCE, MCR and SBC: Working group to develop comparative regional ocean modeling effort , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Developing Protocols for Cross-Site Research on Local Ecological Knowledge and Social-Ecological Systems , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Drupal Environmental Information Management System workshop: Data applications 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Web Services 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Finding the Data: Enhancing the Utility of the LTER Controlled Vocabulary 2010
Develop an LTER NIS Best Practices for Designing and Writing Workflow Scripts in the PASTA Framework 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Ecological information management for LTER graduate students and researchers 2010 Final Report (PDF)
LTERMapS Phase 2 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Web Services Working Group (WSWG)- IM Buyout 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Coordination and Reports related to EML Congruency Checker 2010
Linking LTER sites via spatially explicit data: Creating a network-wide basemap and Interactive Cartographic Almanac 2010
Synthesis Papers and Research Proposal from the Maps and Locals (MALS) Project , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Invertebrate Impacts on Ecosystem Services under Climate Change: A Synthesis Using Insights from the LTER Network Angela Laws , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Hydrologic effects from ecosystem responses to climate change and land use change , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
CANCELED-A Role for the LTER Network in the Carbon–Offset Market Neville Millar|Stephen Hamilton , 2009
LTERMaps Internet Mapping Workshop , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Engaging Arts/Humanities in Future Scenarios Work , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Identifying the benefits and barriers to graduate student urban cross‐site socioecological research Michele Romolini , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Towards a Predictive Understanding of Coastal Wetland Response to Sea Level Rise: Synthesis of Data to Test a Model of Tidal Marsh Accretion Christopher Craft , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
From Molecules to Metadata: MIRADA LTERS Follow-up Working Group Meeting , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Soil Organic Matter Dynamics: A Cross-Ecosystem Approach Kate Lajtha , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Predicting the Influence of Inland Climate Change on Continental-Scale Carbon and Nutrient Processing in River Networks , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
An LTER Unit Registry: In Support of Data Integration , 2009
The Impacts of Within Season Rainfall Variability Across Ecosystems , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Facilitating cross-synthesis research 2009 Final Report (PDF)