LTER scientists at ASM field questions from visiting journalists and researchers during impromptu visit

Network News Fall 2012, Vol. 25 No. 3
ASM Reports

On the last day of the 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado, a team of LTER scientists including Scott Collins (SEV and chair of the LTER Science Council and Executive Board), Bob Waide (LNO), Nancy Grimm (CAP), Laura Ogden (FCE), and Morgan Grove (CWT) met a visiting group of journalists and researchers from around the world who were attending a conference on “Climate, Culture and Politics” at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder.

The group was interested in local environment change issues, particularly climate change, and some amongst them wanted to know how LTER research informs to such issues, including environmental policy. In an informal, impromptu meeting outside the Reusch Auditorium at the YMCA of the Rockies, the LTER team fielded a wide range of questions from the visitors, numberi about 20, and exchanged contact information for possible follow up questions.

The conference was organized by the CU-based Center for Environmental Journalism, which led the group on a field visit to the Rocky Mountain National Park and arranged the meeting with LTER scientists.

By McOwiti O. Thomas (LNO)