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
Defining Checks to Ensure High Quality LTER Data Packages 2011
The influence of precipitation variability on diversity and composition of North American grasslands 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Retrieving and using information from web services to improve EML content 2011
Acquisition and management of data from remote locations 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Drupal Environmental Information Management System (DEIMS) workshop: A workshop for new and advanced DEIMS users 2011 Final Report (PDF)
Land Use Institutions, Land Use Land Cover Change, and the Distribution of Ecosystem Services 2011
Integrating Local Knowledge into Long Term Ecological Research – MALS Training and Planning Workshop 2011 Final Report (PDF)
SiteDB redesign to accommodate ClimDB/HydroDB and StreamChemDB 2011
Synthesis and Establishment of Guidelines Toward the Management of Next-Generation Sequence Data , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Forecasting Rates of Riverine Leaf Litter Decomposition in Response to Inland Climate Change , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Web Services 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Development of a hydrochemical database – StreamchemDB , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Drupal Environmental Information Management System workshop: Data applications 2010 Final Report (PDF)
State Changes and Threshold Dynamics , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Developing Protocols for Cross-Site Research on Local Ecological Knowledge and Social-Ecological Systems , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Coordination and Reports related to EML Congruency Checker 2010
Cross-Site Synthesis between CCE, MCR and SBC: Working group to develop comparative regional ocean modeling effort , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Linking LTER sites via spatially explicit data: Creating a network-wide basemap and Interactive Cartographic Almanac 2010
The Influence of Precipitation Variability on Diversity and Composition of North American Grasslands , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Understanding Interactions within the LTER Network for Improved Collaboration , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Finding the Data: Enhancing the Utility of the LTER Controlled Vocabulary 2010
A Data Synthesis Working Group: Disappearing Snow in the Western US: Ecosystem Implications for the Rain-Snow Transition Zone , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Web Services Working Group (WSWG)- IM Buyout 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Long-term Experiments in the LTER Network: Synthesis and Hypothesis Testing , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Quantifying Uncertainty in Ecosystem Studies , 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Ecological information management for LTER graduate students and researchers 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)
LTERMapS Phase 2 2010 Final Report (PDF)
Develop an LTER NIS Best Practices for Designing and Writing Workflow Scripts in the PASTA Framework 2010 Final Report (PDF)
The Impacts of Within Season Rainfall Variability Across Ecosystems , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
CANCELED-A Role for the LTER Network in the Carbon–Offset Market Neville Millar, Stephen Hamilton , 2009
Facilitating cross-synthesis research 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)
Soil Organic Matter Dynamics: A Cross-Ecosystem Approach Kate Lajtha , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
From Molecules to Metadata: MIRADA LTERS Follow-up Working Group Meeting , 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)
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)
LTERMaps Internet Mapping Workshop , 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)
An LTER Unit Registry: In Support of Data Integration , 2009
Hydrologic effects from ecosystem responses to climate change and land use change , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Synthesis Papers and Research Proposal from the Maps and Locals (MALS) Project , 2009 Final Report (PDF)
Long Term Hydrologic change: Disturbance legacies in material flux , , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Socioecological dynamics of residential landscapes , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Future Scenarios of land change , , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Collaborative development of a project database 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Workshop to promote synthesis products from the EcoTrends project , , 2008
Ecosystem response to changing ice, snow and permafrost in a warming climate. Andrew Fountain, Hugh Ducklow , 2008
Design challenges and Solutions for establishing a Network of Socio-ecological Research sites , 2008 Final Report (PDF)