The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Symposium, Discovering the Nature of Ecosystem Change, will be held at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia on March 21, 2017. Featuring five talks from researchers across the LTER Network, the symposium will highlight the role of long-term research in recognizing what stresses may allow ecological systems to recover and which are more likely to irreversibly transform them. Events such as sea-level rise, drought, and fire cause changes to ecological systems that can be further exacerbated by a changing climate. Visit the symposium website for more information.
The five talks include:
- Beyond desertification: new models for state change in drylands
- Speaker: Brandon Bestelmeyer, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Jornada Basin LTER
- Fire and ice: carbon cycling feedbacks to climate in a warming Arctic
- Speaker: Dr. Michelle Mack, Northern Arizona University, Bonanza Creek LTER
- Climate-Resilient Coasts: How long-term research and restoration informs management
- Speaker: Dr. Karen McGlathery, University of Virginia, Virginia Coast Reserve LTER
- Legacy of acid rain: A tale of two species
- Speaker: Dr. Charles Driscoll, Syracuse University, Hubbard Brook LTER
- Plausible freshwater futures: Yahara watershed, Wisconsin, USA
- Speaker: Dr. Christopher Kucharik, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Northern Temperate Lakes LTER
To attend, please RSVP to Cheryl Dybas, NSF Public Affairs (cdybas [at] nsf.gov), at least 24 hours in advance.