Long Term Ecological Research Network

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The Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) consists of a group of over 1800 scientists and students studying ecological processes over extended temporal and spatial scales. Twenty-six LTER sites cover a diverse set of ecosystems. It is part of the International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER)[1].

LTER sites[edit]

There are 28 sites within the LTER Network across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Antarctica, each conducting research on different ecosystems.[2] LTER sites are both physical places and communities of researchers. Some of the physical places are remote or protected from development, others are deliberately located in cities or agricultural areas. Either way, the program of research for each LTER is tailored to the most pressing and promising questions for that location and the program of research determines the group of researchers with the skills and interests to pursue those questions.[3]

While each LTER site has a unique situation—with different organizational partners and different scientific challenges—the members of the Network apply several common approaches to understanding long-term ecological phenomena. These include observation, large-scale experiments, modeling, synthesis science and partnerships.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home Page | ILTER". www.ilter.network. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  2. ^ "US Long Term Ecological Research Network - Sites". US Long Term Ecological Research Network. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "US Long Term Ecological Research Network - How We Work". US Long Term Ecological Research Network. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ "US Long Term Ecological Research Network - How We Work". US Long Term Ecological Research Network. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Andrews Experimental Forest LTER: Andrews Experimental Forest". Andrews Experimental Forest LTER. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Arctic Long Term Ecological Research Site". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Baltimore Ecosystem Study". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystem LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research". Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Central Plains Experimental Range". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  12. ^ "California Current Ecosystem LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  13. ^ "Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  14. ^ "Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  15. ^ "Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  16. ^ "Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  17. ^ "Harvard Forest". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  18. ^ "Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  19. ^ "Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  20. ^ "KBS LTER Site". Michigan State University. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  21. ^ "Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  23. ^ "McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  24. ^ "Moorea Coral Reef LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  25. ^ "Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research Site". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  26. ^ "North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  27. ^ "Northeast U.S. Shelf LTER". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Northern Gulf of Alaska LTER(NGA)". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Palmer Station, Antarctica Long Term Ecological Research". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  30. ^ "Plum Island Ecosystem LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  31. ^ "Santa Barbara Coastal LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  32. ^ "Sevilleta LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  33. ^ "Virginia Coast Reserve LTER". Retrieved 11 April 2012.

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