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Collaborative efforts between the USA-NPN and the Long Term Ecological Research Network

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative effort involving scientists investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales.

The USA-NPN and LTER have acknowledged the importance of combining efforts to collect plant and animal phenology data and are working to identify ways to most effectively and efficiently work together. More information can be found in the draft MOU between LTER and USA-NPN. 

USA-NPN and several LTER sites, including Jornada and Hubbard Brook, are working to develop and implement methodologies and tools to cross-walk historical and contemporary datasets.  There are some ongoing activities to incorporate phenology into education and outreach, e.g. at Shortgrass Steppe.

Search the LTER data portal for phenology datasets.

Recent Activities

2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting - a working group was convened on phenology.

History

2006 LTER All Scientists Meeting - a working group was convened on phenology.

A follow-up workshop took place at the Sevilleta Field Station in 2007. Products included:

Learn more about the history of these efforts on the "Phenology across LTER" website.

 

 

Last edited January 2010