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Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Michael R. Willig and Lawrence R. Walker


The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program is, in a sense, an experiment to transform the nature of science, and represents one of the most effective mechanisms for catalyzing comprehensive site-based research that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and long-term in nature. The scientific contributions of the Program are prodigious, but the broader impacts of participation have not been examined in a formal way. This book captures the consequences of participation in the Program on the perspectives, attitudes, and practices of environmental scientists. The edited volume comprises thr ... More

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199380213
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199380213.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael R. Willig, editor

Lawrence R. Walker, editor

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Part One Introduction and Overview

Part Two H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (and) LTER Site

5 Data, Data Everywhere!

Susan G. Stafford

Part Three Arctic (ARC) LTER Site

9 Forty Arctic Summers

Gaius R. Shaver

Part Four Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) LTER Site

Part Five Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CDR) LTER Site

Part Six Central Arizona–Phoenix (CAP) LTER Site

Part Seven Coweeta (CWT) LTER Site

Part Eight Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER Site

Part Nine Jornada Basin (JRN) LTER Site

Part Ten Konza Prairie (KNZ) LTER Site

Part Eleven Luquillo (LUQ) LTER Site

Part Twelve Moorea Coral Reef (MCR) LTER Site

Part Thirteen Niwot Ridge (NWT) LTER Site

Part Fourteen North Temperate Lakes (NTL) LTER Site

Part Fifteen Palmer Antarctica (PAL) LTER Site

Part Sixteen Plum Island Ecosystem (Pie) Lter Site

Part Seventeen Santa Barbara Coastal (SBC) LTER Site

Part Eighteen Sevilleta (SEV) LTER Site

Part Nineteen Shortgrass Steppe (SGS) LTER Site

Part Twenty Virginia Coastal Reserve (VCR) LTER Site

Part Twenty One Analysis and Synthesis

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