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Tales from a “Lifer” in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Debra P. C. Peters

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0033
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

As a long-time member of the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network, first as a graduate student and scientist at the Shortgrass Steppe (SGS) site ... More


Networking: From the Long-Term Ecological Research Program to the National Ecological Observatory Network

Bruce P. Hayden

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0062
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

As a scientist, the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has been on my mind for more than three decades. As an educator, I have served in the ... More


From the Long-Term Ecological Research Program to the National Science Foundation and Back: A Personal History of Long-Term Ecological Research Science and Management

Scott L. Collins

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

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2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0057
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

I have been formally associated with the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program since 1988, spanning most of my research and teaching career. The ... More


Born and Bred in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network: Perspectives on Network Science and Global Collaborations

Melinda D. Smith

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0037
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

I am a plant community and ecosystem ecologist who has conducted research within the context of the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network from the ... More


Exploring the Scientific and Beyond-Science Interactions of Long-Term Ecological Research Scientists

Courtney G. Flint

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0067
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The essays in this volume are analyzed to assess the degree to which they portray scientific and beyond-science interactions. The Long-Term Ecological ... More


Long-Term Ecological Research Over the Long Term: A Historian’s Perspective

Christopher Hamlin

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

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2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0068
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There are many precedents for long-term research in the history of science. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program’s current identity reflects ... More


Sustaining Long-Term Research: Collaboration, Multidisciplinarity and Synthesis in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Robert B. Waide

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage comparative study of ecological ... More


Streams and Dreams and Cross-site Studies

Sherri L. Johnson

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The influence of the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program on my science has been to broaden my scope through exposure to long-term research and to ... More


Long-Term Ecological Research on the Urban Frontier: Benefiting from Baltimore

Steward T. A. Pickett

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

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2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0019
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has made me a more effective scientist because I have had to learn about disciplines that are very distant ... More


A Glimpse of the Tropics Through Odum’s Macroscope

Ariel E. Lugo

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0040
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The philosophy of research in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program expanded what I learned in graduate school from H. T. Odum by providing an ... More


The Long-Term Ecological Research Construct for Understanding Dynamics of Coral Reef Ecosystems and Its Influence on My Science

Russell J. Schmitt

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0044
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program facilitated my scientific growth in terms of the questions I can address; the tools, approaches, ... More


Perspectives on a 30-Year Career of Salt Marsh Research

James T. Morris

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0053
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

A hallmark of my career has been the development of a model of the responses of salt marsh vascular plants to changes in sea level. This discovery would ... More


Data, Data Everywhere!

Susan G. Stafford

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
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November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

My association with the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (AND) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program defined my research and shaped my professional ... More


A Dryland Ecologist’s Mid-Career Retrospective on Long-Term Ecological Research and the Science–Management Interface

Brandon Bestelmeyer

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0032
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

My association with the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has encouraged a multidisciplinary scientific approach emphasizing broad spatial ... More


The Long-Term Ecological Research Stimulus: Research, Education, and Leadership Development at Individual and Community Levels

James R. Gosz

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0058
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Through the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, I have learned to appreciate the complexity of environmental dynamics when they are analyzed at ... More


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