Grad students launch new blog

Network News Fall 2012, Vol. 25 No. 3

We would like to announce an exciting new initiative to encourage cross-site collaborations and connect graduate students across the LTER network.  The LTER Graduate Students now have a blog,, where graduate students from across the network will be posting stories about their research, their experience at LTER sites, and other interesting observations touching on their life as LTER grad students.  The blog will be active throughout the year, so bookmark us and check in regularly to hear from the graduate students!

The idea of a graduate student blog emerged from discussions at the Graduate Students Symposium at this year’s All Scientists Meeting. Many students felt that there was insufficient exchange of information between graduate students at the different LTER sites.  This blog will be a great way for students to get an idea of the research that is going on at each site, as well as serving as a forum for students to post their ideas for cross-site collaborations.  Graduate students who are interested in posting, please contact David Lagomasino ( or Kim La Pierre ( We welcome posts about your research, graduate student happenings at your site, or any other relevant stories you might have.

By Kim LaPierre, GSC co-chair (KNZ)