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U.S. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network
Entry ID: LTER


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Summary
Abstract: The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative
effort involving more than 1100 scientists and students investigating
ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.

The LTER Network promotes synthesis and comparative research across
sites and ecosystems and among other related national and
international research programs.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the LTER program in
1980 to support research on long-term ecological phenomena in the
United States. The 24 LTER Sites represent diverse ecosystems and
research emphases:

LTER Network Office (NET)
H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest
Arctic Tundra
Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest
Cedar Creek Natural History Area
Central Arizona-Phoenix
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
Florida Coastal Everglades
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems
Harvard Forest
Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
Jornada Basin Experimental Range
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Konza Prairie
Luquillo Experimental Forest
McMurdo Dry Valleys (Antarctica)
North Temperate Lakes
Niwot Ridge/Green Lakes Valley
Palmer Station (Antarctica)
Plum Island Ecosystem
Santa Barbara Coastal
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
Shortgrasse Steppe
Virginia Coast Reserve

Each site contains data sets and information.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to LTER data


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: LTER Network home page and access to LTER sites.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 25.0  E: -67.0  W: -125.0
 N: -70.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 N: 19.0 S: 17.0  E: -65.0  W: -67.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > PUERTO RICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COLORADO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MINNESOTA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW HAMPSHIRE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OREGON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WISCONSIN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >BIOMASS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND TENURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >REFORESTATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOMASS DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Project
LTER >Long-Term Ecological Research    [Information]


Keywords
COMPARATIVE ECOSYSTEM ANALYSIS
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
ECOLOGY
ECOSYSTEMS
ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
GLOBAL CHANGE
GLOBAL CLIMATIC CHANGE
LAND AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
LAND CHARACTERISTICS
LAND RESOURCES
LIFE SCIENCES
REMOTE SENSING
SOCIAL SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY


Originating Center
LTER


Data Center
Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.lternet.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: LTER NETWORK OFFICE
Phone: 505-272-7316
Fax: 505-272-7080
Email: Office at LTERnet.edu
Contact Address:
LTER Network Office
University of New Mexico
Department of Biology
City: Albuquerque
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87131-1091
Country: USA


Personnel
LTER NETWORK OFFICE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 505-272-7316
Fax: 505-272-7080
Email: Office at LTERnet.edu
Contact Address:
LTER Network Office
University of New Mexico
Department of Biology
City: Albuquerque
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87131-1091
Country: USA


Publications/References
For a complete bibliography, see:
http://www.lternet.edu/biblio/

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21


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