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
Future Scenarios of land change , , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Long Term Hydrologic change: Disturbance legacies in material flux , , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Workshop to promote synthesis products from the EcoTrends project , , 2008
Socioecological dynamics of residential landscapes , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Collaborative development of a project database 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Design challenges and Solutions for establishing a Network of Socio-ecological Research sites , 2008 Final Report (PDF)
Ecosystem response to changing ice, snow and permafrost in a warming climate. Andrew Fountain|Hugh Ducklow , 2008
TRENDS , , 2006
Collaborative Research on Desertification between the Jornada Basin and Mongolian LTER , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
Linking phylogenetic history, plant traits, and environmental gradients to understand community organization at local and continental scales , , 2006
Trends in Long Term Ecological Data Working Group , , 2006
Effects of N-fixing plants on diversity and species interactions , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
Metabolic Theory of Ecology and Stream ecosystems , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
Phenology across LTER , , 2006
Workshop to define quality management standards for data completeness in derived data products Wade Sheldon|Donald Henshaw|kramsey , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
Characterizing the nature of the LTER network , , 2006
Ecosystem Services from Working Lands: Cross-site LTER Research , , 2006
Exploring the effect of scale-dependent processes on ecological systems using networked sensors , 2006
Status and Trends of ecosystems services: A Cross-Site comparison of LTER Sites , , 2006
Catalyzing cross-site comparisons of microbial diversity and function , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
Patterns and Consequences of Shrub Encroachment across North America , , 2006
Polyphenols across the LTER: assessing fractions, forms and functions , , 2006
Ecology and Environmental Justice Research across the LTER Network: long-term and multi-scale understandings of past, present and future , , 2006
Grass lands data Integration of aboveground net primary productivity across sites and time , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
The influence of changes in terrestrial plant community structure on aquatic ecosystem function across the LTER network , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
Toward a synthesis of LTER studies of small mammal populations and communities in arid and semiarid ecosystems , , 2006 Final Report (PDF)
DIRT – continuation of C1 meetings Kate Lajtha 2004 Final Report (PDF)
The response of watershed nitrogen retention to large-scale climate disturbance across the LTER network. , , 2004
Cross-site Synthesis of Soil Microbial Enzymes in Response to N Deposition , , 2004
Importance of Consumer-driven Nutrient Recycling in Streams Across a Climatic Gradient – San Juan, PR , , 2004 Final Report (PDF)
Continuation of Fertilization Synthesis , , 2004
Shrub Dynamics: A Cross-Site Examination for Patterns & Consequences , , 2004
LTER Education Outreach , 2003
Disturbance & Variance: Detecting Change in Terrestrial & Aquatic Ecosystems James Rusak (jrusak) , , 2003 Final Report (PDF)
Performing Network-level Synthesis by Quantifying Ecosystem Goods and Services (LTER Synthesis Workshop) Matt Wilson|Daniel Childers 2003 Final Report (PDF)
Decline of Dominant Species Due to Invasive Pests & Pathogens , , 2003
LTER -Based Student Research Symposium to Stimulate Cross-Site Student Lead Collaboration , , 2003
N Deposition to Forested Ecosystems , , 2003
Biogeochemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) , , 2003
Long-term Effects of Land Use History on Carbon & Water Balance , , 2003 Final Report (PDF)
Species Richness in Space and Time , , 2003
LTER Extreme Events Working Group Doug Goodin 2003 Final Report (PDF)
Biodiversity of Riparian Ecotones , , 2003
LTER Workshop on Litter Decomposition Synthesis , , 2003
Functional Response to Resource Change across LTER Sites (Biodiversity of Riparian Ecotones) Katharine Suding|Judy Li , , 2003 Final Report (PDF)
Synthetic Effort to Characterize the Controls on Nitrogen Transportation through Streams & Rivers Walter Dodds 2003 Final Report (PDF)
Metapopulation dynamics and Meta Community Structure , , 2003
A Functional Approach to Predicting Species Response to N Fertilization across LTER Sites , 2002
LINX-2 Workshop , 2002
Geospatial team 2002