The MALS project is a collaborative effort to develop common methods for research on social-ecological systems at the LTER network scale.

We request funding to help support a cross-site comparative analysis, produce final products of the MALS collaborative effort, and build on the MALS experience to plan for future cross-site research.

To meet this objective we propose a 2.5-day workshop during the late summer or early fall (August-October) of 2010 that will result in:

  1. Two or more synthesis papers for submission to scientific journals
  2. A first draft of a large external research funding proposal