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  • Call for Proposals: Synthesis Working Groups

    The LTER Network Communications Office (NCO) announces a call for Synthesis Working Group proposals to promote analysis and synthesis of LTER data. Proposals must be submitted by the end of the day Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with research to begin before October 2016.

  • LTER Network Communications Office Appoints Lead Communications Officer

    In August 2015, UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as the site of the first Network Communications Office (NCO) for the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. Martha "Marty" Downs has been appointed as the Communications Officer of the NCO and brings a background in both ecological research and science communications.

  • GCE donates children’s book to Georgia public libraries

    Book teaches children about importance of salt marshes

    By Jessica Luton (University of Georgia)

    Athens, Ga. - Over 400 Georgia public libraries received donated copies of an educational children's book written by University of Georgia department of marine sciences professor Merryl Alber. "And the Tide Comes In" focuses on teaching children about salt marshes.

  • KBS entomologist Christie Bahlai selected Inaugural Mozilla Fellow for Science

    The Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientist Christie Bahlai has been selected as one of the first Mozilla Fellows for Science. The four fellows selected represent a change in the process of scientific research, championing openness, collaboration and mentorship.

  • GCE climate research featured in PBS Newshour story on ocean expansion

    The PBS Newshour program is currently featuring a story about some of the climate research being conducted by the Georgia Coastal Ecosystem (GCE) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. The story is part of a series, The Wild Side of Sea Level Rise, which explores the basic research behind ocean expansion and its impacts on coastal ecology.

  • LTER holds another successful All Scientists Meeting

    From all comments received by the Network Office, the 2015 Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists Meeting (ASM) in Estes Park, Colorado, was a complete success!

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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