The Shortgrass Steppe (SGS) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project will end in 2014 after more than three decades of operation. Consequently, it is time to reflect upon past work and activities of the project, which is currently in the second of its final three years of decommission support. As part of decommissioning, our efforts in information management are focused on making data packages available to scientists and other end-users in the broader community through the LTER Data Portal.
The Harvard Forest (HFR) LTER sent its largest and most active contingent yet to this year’s All Scientists Meeting (ASM). Collectively, the group led or co-led nine working groups on topics such as communication, undergraduate student training, and forest foundation species. They also presented 13 posters, led several ad-hoc meetings, and participated in several meetings devoted to education site representatives, graduate students, and information managers.