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NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site - National Science Foundation (press release)


National Science Foundation (press release)
To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico.

The rise and fall of bees - The Economist


The Economist
A decade ago, stories of “colony collapse disorder” and crashing bee populations led to predictions of imminent ecological disaster. When the “beepocalypse” failed to materialise, humanity lost interest, but the insects' problems persist. Mr Hanson ...

How Laws to Protect Biodiversity Backfired on Scientists Trying to Save It - The Wire


The Wire
The legal fences around biodiversity research are so strong that it even thwarts basic research and international collaborations. The remedy, the signatories have argued, is a separate agreement to ensure fewer restrictions on academic research.

Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Site

Fairbanks - United States

Research program focuses on improving our understanding of the boreal forest ecosystem in interior Alaska, USA.

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Arctic Long Term Ecological Research Site
United States

Field research of the Arctic LTER is based at Toolik Lake, Alaska, in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range. Project is centered at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

United States

Eastern Colorado site for research in areas including floral and faunal dynamics and land-atmosphere interactions. Includes species list, publications database, project descriptions, current activities, and other information.

Auco Long-Term Ecological Research
Chile

This research project aims to model the ecosystem of a desert area in Chile (Auco, National Reserve "Las Chinchillas"). Features El Ni+-o and La Ni+-a effects on flora and fauna, list of published papers, and GIS maps.

Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research
United States

Ecological research site in the mountains of North Carolina. Research to evaluate, explain, and predict how water, soil, and forest resources respond to management practices, natural disturbances, and the atmospheric environment.

U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network
United States

A collaborative effort involving more than 1100 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. The network promotes synthesis and comparative research across sites and ecosystems and among other related national and international research programs.

United States

Established to conduct research on long-term ecological phenomena in an array of ecosystems within the United States. Niwot Ridge is the sole alpine tundra site and is located approximately 35 km west of Boulder, CO.

Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project Home Page
United States

The project focuses on changes in the distribution of soil resources as an index of the impact of vegetation change--desertification--on semiarid lands.

Long-term Killer Whale Database
United States

Part of North Gulf Oceanic Society's long-term study of killer whales in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

Ecological Planning and Research
United Kingdom

Ecological consultants in the UK specialising in providing ecological solutions for projects of all sizes. Provides details of services offered, past projects and a list of clients.

United States

Private, non-profit organization committed to long-term, ecosystem-wide research in the greater Yellowstone area.