Introducing the International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) network

TitleIntroducing the International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsPeters DC, Sprott P., French C.
Conference NameLAND Open Science Conference
Date PublishedDecember 2, 2004
Conference LocationMorelia, Mexico
ARIS Log Number156263
AbstractLong-term, broad-scope research is important for revealing trends that cannot be detected with traditional short-term, small-scale research. Global scientific interest in developing networks of long-term ecological research programs is expanding rapidly, acknowledging the utility of this model for research in assessing and resolving complex environmental issues. Through the International Long-Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER), investigators around the globe exchange expertise, develop and share knowledge and information resources and research methods, thus integrating their research and placing it in a global context. This poster will offer an introduction to the methods used to develop and grow the ILTER Network, address the impact of global-scale science, and inspire discussion about these topics.