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
Integration of Research on Biogeochemical cycles at LTER sites , 2000
Advancing the Sharing and Synthesis of Ecological Data: Guidelines for Data Sharing and Integration 2000 Final Report (PDF)
Defining the Schoolyard LTER Program: Priorities, Infrastructure, and Communications 2000
LTER-based Tropical Coastal Research Across the Caribbean Basin , 2000
Ecological Network Analysis for Cross Site Comparisons: Developing the Network of Users , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
A Cross-Site Synthesis of Biotic and Abiotic Agents of Decomposition and SOM Dynamics in LTER Sites , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
Integrating LTER Research into Ecosystem Management , 2000
The Long-term Intersite Decomposition Experiment Team (LIDET) , 2000
Preliminary Synthesis of Species Removal Experiments: Follow-up to the ASM “LTER/GCTE Workshop on Removal Experiments on the Role of Biodiversity in Ecosystem Functioning” , 2000
Effects of Decomposing Woods on Soil Carbon Accumulation and Chemistry, Fungal Diversity and Microbial Enzyme Systems , 2000
Sense-of-Place Attitudes in the World’s Temperate Lake Districts Richard Lathrop , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
East Asia-Pacific Organic Matter Decomposition Processes Workshop Eun-Shik Kim , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
East Asia Conference , 2000
Regulation of Organic Matter Preservation in Soils and Sediments Jim Morris , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
Scaling From Plots to Landscapes and Regions: Relevance of Landscapes to Current Issues in Ecology Debra Peters , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
Causes and Consequences of Invasive Species; Past and Future Contributions of the LTER Network Laura Huenneke , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
Scaling Carbon Flux to the Site Level in the Context of Validating Products from Earth Observing Satellites David Turner , 2000 Final Report (PDF)
NPP Data Workshop , 2000
DIRT – continuation of C1 meetings Kate Lajtha Final Report (PDF)
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Linking phylogenetic history, plant traits, and environmental gradients to understand community organization at local and continental scales , ,
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CANCELED-A Workshop to establish a large forest plot network across LTER and NEON sites
Inland Climate Change: Social and Ecological Sensitivities and Responses
Landscape Vulnerability and Resilience to Climate Change and Land Use Change Final Report (PDF)
Coastal Zone Climate Changes: Understanding and adaptation
Disappearing Cryosphere: Socioecological Consequences for Ecosystem services