Germany (LTER-D)

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The German network for long term ecological research LTER-D is a platform for communication, documentation and collaboration of scientists in long-term, system-oriented and interdisciplinary environmental research in Germany. It covers more than 30 sites and platforms performing long-term ecological research in all relevant ecosystem types from the high mountains to the Wadden Sea and even a marine site in the arctic ocean. The German LTER was founded in 2004 and closely linked to the activities of the European (LTER Europe) and the global LTER network ILTER. The further development of LTER-D is tightly tuned with LTER-Europe in order to make both networks powerful.


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Research Topics
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hydrology Researched by 14 sites
community dynamics Researched by 13 sites
phenology Researched by 13 sites
water chemistry Researched by 12 sites
vegetation dynamics Researched by 12 sites
ecosystem function Researched by 12 sites
ecosystem service Researched by 12 sites
aquatic ecology Researched by 12 sites
chemistry Researched by 12 sites
geology Researched by 9 sites
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diversity index Researched by 15 sites
community composition Researched by 13 sites
nitrogen content Researched by 13 sites
dissolved nutrient Researched by 12 sites
species composition Researched by 12 sites
air temperature Researched by 11 sites
total organic carbon Researched by 11 sites
land use Researched by 11 sites
species abundance Researched by 11 sites
water temperature Researched by 11 sites




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