LTER Scientists Testify Before Congress

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The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network was ably represented on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 when Tim Hollibaugh (Georgia Coastal Ecosystem LTER) and Mark Ohman (California Current Ecosystem LTER) testified before the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans in Washington, D.C., giving tutorials on ocean processes.

The LTER scientists were invited formally by the subcommittee chair, the Hon. Wayne Gilchrest in recognition of their expertise in various areas of ocean science-Tim for his expertise in marine microbial ecology and Mark for his expertise in the interactions of physical and biological processes affecting the California Current pelagic ecosystem. Their representation meant that LTER provided two out of seven invited panelists.

PDF versions of the presentations are available for download at (note that these sites are external to LTER):

For a brief summary of the Oversight Hearing on the Scientific Review of Ocean Systems please visit