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).
Detailed agenda with linked talks where available:
Welcome and Opening Comments
Grasslands and multi-year drought: using long-term data to inform past mysteries and minimize future surprises
Timing is everything: Understanding short- and long-term variability in light and temperature on inter-biome freshwater ecosystem production
Primary production in human-dominated ecosystems: Responses to human activities and provisioning of ecosystem services