Highlights of LTER
research being presented at the AGU Fall Meeting include:
Designer ecosystems are one of the major research themes in CAP LTER
This study reveals what short-term experiments have missed: that the effects of biodiversity loss on ecosystems are more complex, severe and unpredictable than previously thought," says Matt Kane, an NSF LTER
Learn more about the Harvard Forest LTER
Schoolyard Ecology program at http://harvardforest.
Our ARS national program in rangeland melds well with LTER
In November and December 1999, soils adjacent to 6 experimental plots at the Lake Hoare LTER
The National Science Foundation (NSF) began the LTER
program in 1980 with six sites representing such ecosystems as lakes, forests, and prairies.
Surprising and transformative results are common in LTER
, which comprises 26 sites in North America, Puerto Rico, the island of Moorea, and Antarctica.
Toolik Station, an LTER
base on Alaska's North Slope, did not have a community associated with it.
This research was supported by an REU fellowship through the Plum Island Sound LTER
program to JPL.
The research was carried out by scientists with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) LTER
(Long Term Ecological Research) program.
Scientists funded by NSF's Geosciences and Biological Sciences directorates conducted research at two dozen NSF LTER
sites around the world in ecosystems ranging from deserts and grasslands to coral reefs and Arctic tundra.