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The 2013 LTER mini-Symposium to highlight international collaboration

Published: Feb 11, 2013
Section: NSF News
Deserts and forests, grasslands, lakes and rivers.

KBS researchers see marginal lands as prime fuel source for alternative energy

Published: Jan 16, 2013
Section: Site News
Marginal lands unsuited for food crops can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation’s alternative energy production goals.

Christopher Neill Named Director of MBL Ecosystems Center

Published: Jan 15, 2013
Section: Network News
Christopher Neill, a senior scientist at the

Drupal Ecological Information Management System Training Begins

Published: Nov 6, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico -- Eleven site information managers (IMs) began the first day of a three-and-a-half day training on the LTER-sponsored Drupal Ecol

Sevilleta LTER’s Scott Collins named president of the Ecological Society of America

Published: Aug 28, 2012
Section: Top Stories
Scott Collins, Regent’s Professor of Biology and Loren Potter Chair of Plant Ecology at the University of New Mexico became President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) on August 10, 2012. Elected by the members of ESA for a one-year term, Collins will chair the ESA Governing Board, the elected governing body of the Society, which provides vision and guidance on ESA initiatives and future direction.

CAP LTER study says native plants in urban yards offer refuge to local birds

Published: Aug 23, 2012
Section: Site News
A study by scientists at the Central Arizona-Phoenix (CAP) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site found that residential yards in urban areas with native ve

Study by FCE scientists and others say seagrasses hold key to solving climate change

Published: May 22, 2012
Section: Network News
A number of scientists led by Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) Long Term Ecological Research scientist, James Fourqurean, have concluded that seagrasses may play a vital role in solving climate change.

Jenny Dugan featured in BBC radio science broadcast

Published: May 11, 2012
Section: Network News
A recent paper published in PLoS ONE by U.S. and international long term ecological research scientists quantifying the ecological effects of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Chile in 2010 is attracting a lot of attention from popular and scientific media.

Long-term research reveals causes and consequences of environmental change

Published: Apr 6, 2012
Section: Network News
WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 6, 2012—As global temperatures rise, the most threatened ecosystems are those that depend on a season of snow and ice, scientists from the nation's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network say.

Researchers look beneath the surface at McMurdo

Published: Mar 23, 2012
Section: Network News
National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers have successfully tested equipment to map the hidden distribution of groundwater and ice in the McMurdo Dry Valleys region for the first time in Antarctica.

Mark Williams interviewed for science blog

Published: Mar 15, 2012
Section: Network News
The Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program’s Principle Investigator Mark Williams was recently featured on a blog for PLoS (the Public Library of Science), a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization focusing on research communication.

2012 LTER NSF Symposium presentations available

Published: Mar 6, 2012
Section: Network News
The powerpoint files from the 2012 LTER Mini-symposium presentations are available in the intranet document library here: http://intranet2.lternet.edu/documents/154

LTER to hold annual mini-symposium March 1 at NSF

Published: Feb 22, 2012
Section: Network News
**This story has been updated to include the missing summary for Topic 6**

Konza study finds climate effects vary by time of occurrence

Published: Feb 14, 2012
Section: Network News
Researchers at the Konza Prairie (KNZ) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site have discovered that the severity of climate effects such as droughts and heat waves depends on when they occur.

MCR scientists win NSF grant to study effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs

Published: Jan 5, 2012
Section: Site News
Two lead scientists at the Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the effects of ocean acidification

VCR LTER student featured on National Public Radio

Published: Aug 30, 2011
Section: Site News
Charles Clarkson, a Ph.D student working at the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) LTER was featured on the local National Public Radio on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

Harvard Forest scientists say Asian longhorned beetle spreading in New England forests

Published: Aug 29, 2011
Section: Site News
PETERSHAM, Mass. (August 29, 2011) – New results from the first study of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in forests shows that the invasive insect can easily spread from tree-lined city streets to neighboring forests.

Kellogg Biological Station article featured on National Science Foundation website

Published: Jul 12, 2011
Section: Site News
Continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest and increased crop pest abundance and insecticide use,

John Moore to be awarded ESA's Odum Education Award

Published: Jun 29, 2011
Section: News Briefs
John Moore, the Lead Principal Investigator at the Shortgrass Steppe (SGS) LTER and Professor of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship and Director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, is the 2011 winner of the Eugene P. Odum Award.

Santa Barbara scientists use satellite technology to track environmental effects on giant kelp

Published: May 26, 2011
Satellite technology is enabling marine scientists at the Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC) LTER site to study how environmental factors and climate affect the giant kelp forests off the coast of Califor

Cedar Creek study finds lower than expected photosynthesis due to elevated carbon dioxide levels

Published: May 23, 2011
Section: Network News
A long term study by Cedar Creek LTER researchers has found that plants' capacity to absorb extra carbon from the atmosphere due to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels may be less than

Student who worked with NWT LTER mentors wins Goldwater Scholarship

Published: Apr 5, 2011
Section: Education News
Natasha Goss, a 14-year-old who worked with LTER mentors at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in Colorado, has been awarded a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates.<

Student who worked with NWT LTER mentors wins Goldwater Scholarship

Published: Apr 5, 2011
Section: K-12
Natasha Goss, a 14-year-old who worked with LTER mentors at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in Colorado, has been awarded a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates.<

LTER scientist wins 2011 Stockholm Water Prize

Published: Mar 24, 2011
Section: Site News
Stephen R. Carpenter, a Lead Principal Investigator at the North Temperate Lakes (NTL) Long Term Ecological Research site and Professor of Zoology and Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize. The Stockholm Prize is the most prestigious prize for outstanding achievement in water-related activities in the world.

LTER sites record tsunami event after massive quake off Japan

Published: Mar 14, 2011
Section: Top Stories
Oceanographic instruments deployed by the Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) and Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites were on hand to record the effects of the tsunami wave t
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