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protocols:long-term_ecological_research_lter [2014/04/02 12:49]
sfperry [What is LTER?]
protocols:long-term_ecological_research_lter [2014/04/02 12:53]
sfperry [Andrews Forest LTER]
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 The Jornada Basin LTER exists near the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces. It was established in 1982 to investigate desertification processes in the Chihuahuan desert. According to their website, significant progress has been made in understanding these processes. Specifically,​ research has been done on vegetation trends in 5 different habitats within the Chihuahuan desert: black grama grassland (Bouteloua eriopoda), creosotebush scrub (Larrea tridentata),​ mesquite duneland (Prosopis glandulosa),​ tarbush shrublands (Flourensia cernua)and playa. Another research focus has been on soil development within the Jornada Basin and Range. Studies have been done on alluvial materials that exist in broad valleys between parallel mountain ranges. These kinds of valleys exist not only in the basin and range, but throughout Arizona, Nevada and into the Mojave Desert of California. The Jornada Basin LTER exists near the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces. It was established in 1982 to investigate desertification processes in the Chihuahuan desert. According to their website, significant progress has been made in understanding these processes. Specifically,​ research has been done on vegetation trends in 5 different habitats within the Chihuahuan desert: black grama grassland (Bouteloua eriopoda), creosotebush scrub (Larrea tridentata),​ mesquite duneland (Prosopis glandulosa),​ tarbush shrublands (Flourensia cernua)and playa. Another research focus has been on soil development within the Jornada Basin and Range. Studies have been done on alluvial materials that exist in broad valleys between parallel mountain ranges. These kinds of valleys exist not only in the basin and range, but throughout Arizona, Nevada and into the Mojave Desert of California.
  
-Website: http://www.lternet.edu/sites/jrn+Website: http://jornada-www.nmsu.edu/
 ===== Andrews Forest LTER ===== ===== Andrews Forest LTER =====
 Located in the western Cascade mountains of Oregon, the Andrews Forest LTER was one of the original 6 LTER sites created by the National Science Foundation in 1980. It was originally established as an experimental forest by the US Forest Service in 1948 when most of the old- Located in the western Cascade mountains of Oregon, the Andrews Forest LTER was one of the original 6 LTER sites created by the National Science Foundation in 1980. It was originally established as an experimental forest by the US Forest Service in 1948 when most of the old-
 growth forest still existed. Throughout the years, research focus has ranged from old-growth harvest to the function and structure of forest ecosystems. Currently, research is being done on the ecological response of forests to land use, climate change, and natural disasters. growth forest still existed. Throughout the years, research focus has ranged from old-growth harvest to the function and structure of forest ecosystems. Currently, research is being done on the ecological response of forests to land use, climate change, and natural disasters.
  
-Website: http://www.lternet.edu/sites/and+Website: http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/
 ===== ILTER: International Long Term Research Network ===== ===== ILTER: International Long Term Research Network =====
 In addition to the U.S. LTER, the ILTER was established in 1993 to promote global long-term ecological research. The network consists of forty member networks from countries that span the globe, such as Brazil, South Africa, and Mongolia. The governing body of ILTER meets annually at a meeting hosted by one of the member networks. In addition to the U.S. LTER, the ILTER was established in 1993 to promote global long-term ecological research. The network consists of forty member networks from countries that span the globe, such as Brazil, South Africa, and Mongolia. The governing body of ILTER meets annually at a meeting hosted by one of the member networks.
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