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  • SBC LTER researchers respond in force to the Refugio oil spill

    Traveling west along the Gaviota coast on the afternoon of May 19, 2015, Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists Mark Page and Jenny Dugan and graduate student Nicholas Schooler first noticed a very strong smell of oil starting about a mile east of Refugio State Beach. They decided to park along the highway to take a closer look. They knew what the smell meant; the local news had reported an oil spill from a broken pipeline a few hours earlier.

  • NSF highlights LTER projects to be featured at ESA

    The ecology of cities across the U.S., spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, worldwide forests under siege, and how life thrives in Earth's critical zone are among the topics featured at the 2015 meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), held Aug. 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md.

    Other subjects to be addressed include the role of long-term ecological research, Earth's coupled natural and human systems, and primary productivity--the base of the food web--across ecosystems.

  • LTER at ESA 2015

    The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will have a strong presence at the centennial meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Baltimore, Maryland, from August 8 to 14, 2015.

    A schedule of LTER-related presentations and events will be posted at the meeting. Browse the draft schedule and email any additions to hart3@fas.harvard.edu.

  • Important ASM deadlines approaching

    Preparations for the 2015 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists Meeting (ASM) from August 30 through September 2 are at an advanced stage and several deadlines are approaching. The meeting promises to be an interesting and important meeting for everyone associated with the LTER Program.

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  • Read the latest LTER Network News, Summer 2015, Vol. 28 No. 2

    The summer edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) newsletter, Network News Summer 2015, Vol 28. No. 2, is now available online. This volume is packed full of interesting new developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific meetings, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites.

  • 2015 LTER Mini-Symposium talks available for viewing and download

    Early this year the annual Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Mini-Symposium scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, had to be postponed when inclement weather forced the closure of the National Science Foundation (NSF) (see http://bit.ly/1NkuT9Q). At the time we reported that webcasts of the talks would be presented in blocks of two or three at a later date and time. Those webcasts and PowerPoint narrations are now available for viewing or download (see highlighted links in the detailed agenda below, after a brief introduction).

  • FCE's Gaiser appointed executive director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society

    Evelyn Gaiser, the lead Principal Investigator for the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program, has been appointed executive director of Florida International University (FIU) School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and associate dean in the .

  • FCE’s Evelyn Gaiser talks to NPR ahead of President Obama’s visit to the Everglades

    President Barack Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, to commemorate Earth Day and to highlight the threat of global warming to the U.S. economy and how rising sea levels are putting the economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry at risk.

  • Hot off the presses: ‪‎LTER Network News Spring 2015 edition

    The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network News Spring 2015 edition, Vol. 28 No. 1, has just been published. The newsletter covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific results, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites. Check it out at http://news.lternet.edu/spring-2015

  • LTER releases 2014 Annual Report

    The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Annual Report for 2014 has just been published. The report chronicles the research activities, key findings, publications, and other developments that occurred within the LTER network during the calendar year 2014.

    Contents:

  • In Memoriam: Marshall White

    Marshall White, a long-time employee of the LTER Network Office (LNO) in the Biology Department at the University of New Mexico passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015, after a long illness. Marshall was a colleague, but more than that he was a friend to all who worked with him. Anyone who had the privilege of working with Marshall knew of his extraordinary talent and big heart.

  • Get your hands on research with a Fellowship in the MBL Logan Science Journalism Program

    WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for research and education in biological and environmental sciences and an affiliate of the University of Chicago, invites journalists to apply for a fellowship in its Logan Science Journalism Program, to be held May 27 to June 5, 2015. The deadline to apply is March 2.

  • Now reading: Winter issue of LTER Network News

    The Winter edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter has just been published. The newsletter covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific results, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites. Visit Network News, Winter 2014, Vol. 27 No. 4 to read your copy.

  • CCE LTER’s Mark Ohman named AAAS Fellow

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the United States, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to Mark D. Ohman, the lead principal investigator of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site.

  • Andrews Forest LTER Receives $6.7M Grant from NSF

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research and education at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, one of the nation’s premier ecological science sites, has received a six-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

  • Konza Prairie LTER program receives $6.76 million NSF grant renewal

    MANHATTAN, KS — Long-term ecological research at Kansas State University's Konza Prairie Biological Station will continue for another six years with a $6.76 million grant renewal from the National Science Foundation.

    Konza Prairie, an 8,600-acre native tallgrass prairie research station, is jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy and managed by the university's Division of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences.

  • Read the latest LTER Network News

    The latest edition of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network quarterly newsletter, Network News, Fall 2014, Vol. 27 No. 3, is now online. The newsletter covers recent developments within the Network, as well as stories about research, education, scientific meetings, international LTER news, and social science activities from various LTER sites.

    Read the full issue, Network News, Fall 2014, Vol. 27 No. 3

  • Collins resigns as LTER Chair, Groffman takes over

    Scott Collins has resigned as Chair of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Science Council and Executive Board, and Peter Groffman, who as Chair-elect was scheduled to become Chair in May 2015, has assumed those duties, effective immediately. Dr. Groffman is a microbial ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and is associated with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and Hubbard Brook LTER sites. Dr. Collins served as Chair since May 2011.

  • LTER data key to studies in special issue of Biogeochemistry journal

    Long term studies by a number of Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites were the basis for some of the 14 papers in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry entitled "Tracking evolution of urban biogeochemical cycles: past, present, and future." The issue encompasses work by urban ecologists in different cities across the U.S. including three LTER sites, Baltimore, Luquillo, and Plum Island.

    Read a more detailed account of the studies

  • Nelson and Vucetich question new interpretation of the Endangered Species Act

    What exactly does the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent reinterpretation of the Endangered Species Act portend for endangered species? Michael P. Nelson, the Principal Investigator of H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program and John A. Vucetich (an ecologist at Michigan Technological University), tackle that question in a recent opinion piece in the New York Times (NYT).

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