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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.
2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting - a working group was convened on phenology.
- Introductory presentation given by USA-NPN Executive Director, Jake Weltzin
- USA-NPN poster presented at 2009 LTER ASM
- Working group report, "Integrated Phenology Monitoring for the LTER Network"
- Working group participants list
- LTERNet working goup page
- Post-ASM Meeting request for proposals from working groups
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:
- An initial inventory of LTER phenology datasets
- "Phenology across LTER" website, hosted by South Dakota State University
- A white paper summarizing the findings of the workshop
Learn more about the history of these efforts on the "Phenology across LTER" website.
Last edited January 2010