Israel (LTER-Israel)

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Israel Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) was founded in 1997 and currently includes 12 sites across the countries climate and demographic gradients. The network’s foci include: 1) establishment of a common theoretical framework (ecological integrity); 2) harmonization of data collection to facilitate cross-site research; and 3) the implementation and operation of new socio-ecological (LTSER) research platforms. This agenda is aligned with the research activities of participating scientists, as well as with existing and developing collaborations with partners in the European LTER network. There are several scientific research projects at the LTER sites and LTSER platforms. Such projects include: 1. Quantification of variables of ecological integrity. 2. EcoPotential – Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits through Earth Observation. 3. Ecosystem integrity and self-organization of ecosystems and landscapes. 4. Critical zones.


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Research Topics
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vegetation dynamics Researched by 13 sites
ecosystem ecology Researched by 13 sites
biology Researched by 13 sites
ecology Researched by 13 sites
plant ecology Researched by 13 sites
biodiversity Researched by 12 sites
species diversity Researched by 12 sites
ecosystem function Researched by 12 sites
phenology Researched by 11 sites
ecosystem service Researched by 11 sites
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ecosystem parameter Researched by 12 sites
biological parameter Researched by 10 sites
diversity index Researched by 9 sites
ecosystem structure Researched by 9 sites
species composition Researched by 9 sites
soil parameter Researched by 8 sites
abiotic heterogeneity Researched by 8 sites
plant species composition Researched by 7 sites
landscape parameter Researched by 6 sites
soil moisture content Researched by 6 sites




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